A list of the 100 greatest R&B songs of the century (!) published on Spotify the magazine Rolling Stone.

For many decades, since the 1940s, artists from the world of R&B could not boast of mainstream success unless they crossed the TOP 40 of the radio and pop charts. But “the 21st century feels more like the world of pop has moved on to R&B. Never before has the music genre been so successful, relevant or ambitious.”

Many of the best-selling albums of our century are R&B records, the famous music magazine points out: from the singer-songwriter’s Confessions – 10 times platinum Usher until her Lemonade Beyonceher The Emancipation of Mimi Mariah Careyher Anti Rihanna.

R&B hits now dominate the Top 10, leaving little room for anything else.

See HERE the list

Hip-hop and R&B began to merge in the 1990s with such popularity that in December 1999 Billboard renamed its own R&B chart “Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks.”

As the magazine argues, through all these musical versions, what makes R&B great today is what made it great all the time: incredible singers putting their stamp on memorable songs.

And he explains: “To make our list of the 100 Greatest R&B Songs of the 21st Century, Rolling Stone convened a panel of magazine staffers and critics with deep knowledge of the genre… And we included a playlist to help tell the story. story and make the atmosphere…