|Cultural origins||Early 1970s North America; New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Montreal, Toronto|
|Typical instruments||Synthesizers, keyboard, drum machine, vocals, talkbox piano|
Contemporary R&B is a music genre of R&B. It mixes rhythm and blues, soul, funk, pop, hip hop, electronic and dance. Contemporary R&B is currently a dominant music genre for the Top 40 radios. Artists of this type of music includes, Whitney Houston, Beyoncé, Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, and Stevie Wonder. 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 record contemporary R&B.