The term "rhythm and blues" has undergone a number of shifts in meaning. In the early s, it was frequently applied to blues records. By the s, the term "rhythm and blues" changed again and was used as a blanket term for soul and funk. It combines rhythm and blues with elements of pop , soul , funk , disco , hip hop , and electronic music.
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This list includes artists who have either been very important to the genre or have had a considerable amount of exposure such as those that have been on a major label. Bands are listed by the first letter in their name not including articles , and individuals are listed by last name. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article does not cite any sources.
The genre features a distinctive record production style, drum machine -backed rhythms, pitch corrected vocals, and a smooth, lush style of vocal arrangement. Electronic influences are becoming an increasing trend and the use of hip hop or dance -inspired beats are typical, although the roughness and grit inherent in hip hop may be reduced and smoothed out. Richard J. The synthesizer-heavy rhythm tracks of new jack swing were replaced by grittier East Coast hip hop -inspired backing tracks, resulting in a genre labeled " hip hop soul " by Mary J. Blige and producer Sean Combs who also had mentored group Jodeci in the beginning and helped them with their unique look. The style became less popular by the end of the s, but later experienced a resurgence. In , Mariah Carey released " Vision of Love " as her debut single. It was immensely popular peaking at number 1 in many worldwide charts including the Billboard Hot , and it propelled Mariah's career. During the mids, Whitney Houston's " The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album " sold over 40 million copies worldwide becoming the best-selling soundtrack of all time. Carey also released a remix of her single " Fantasy ", with Ol' Dirty Bastard as a feature, a collaboration format that was unheard of at this point.