Contemporary R&B

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Contemporary R&B
Stylistic origins Rhythm and blues, pop, soul, funk, hip hop
Cultural origins Early 1980s North America; New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Montreal, Toronto
Typical instruments Synthesizers, keyboard, drum machine, vocals, talkbox piano
Mainstream popularity Moderate since 1980s worldwide, mainstream in the 1990s and 2000s especially in the United States, declining in early 2010s
Subgenres
Quiet storm
Fusion genres
New jack swingHip hop soulNeo soul2-stepGrime - G-funkCrunk&BSnap&B - PBR&B - Zouk R&B
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Musicians

Contemporary R&B is a music genre of R&B. Contemporary R&B mixes pop music, hip hop, funk, soul music and electronic music. Contemporary R&B is currently a dominate music genre for the Top 40 radios. Artists of this type of music includes, Beyoncé, Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Stevie Wonder, and Whitney Houston. Contemporary R&B became a popular music genre after the disco era in the 1980s. Contemporary R&B is an African American type of music, however, there has been other artists who are not African American that records contemporary R&B.