|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|
|New jack swing – Hip hop soul – Neo soul – 2-step – Grime - G-funk – Crunk&B – Snap&B - PBR&B - Zouk R&B|
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.