|Stylistic origins||Soul, R&B, hip hop, quiet storm, funk, jazz, electronic, pop, jazz-funk, jazz fusion, African|
|Cultural origins||1980s—early 1990s, United States, United Kingdom|
|Typical instruments||Guitar, bass, electric piano, organ, drums, vocals (singing, rapping), synthesizers, horns, drum machines|
|Mainstream popularity||Late 1990s – early 2000s|
|Acid jazz, alternative hip hop, African-American music, hip hop soul, nu jazz, rare groove|
Neo Soul is a genre (style) of music. It combines soul, hip hop soul, alternative hip hop and quiet storm. Some notable artists that make this kind of music are Frank Ocean, Adele, Beyonce, and Miguel. The term neo soul was created by the record producer Kedar Massenburg.