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American rnb music on the radio

American R&B, or rhythm and blues, is a genre of music that has roots in African American communities in the United States. It emerged in the 1940s and 1950s and was heavily influenced by blues, jazz, and gospel music. Some of the most popular artists in this genre include legends like Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, and Marvin Gaye, as well as contemporary artists like Beyoncé, Usher, and Chris Brown.

Aretha Franklin, known as the "Queen of Soul," had a string of hits in the 1960s, including "Respect" and "Chain of Fools," which helped define the sound of American R&B. Stevie Wonder, a blind musician who began his career as a child prodigy, had numerous hits in the 1970s and 1980s, including "Superstition" and "I Just Called to Say I Love You." Marvin Gaye, known for his smooth, soulful voice, had hits like "What's Going On" and "Sexual Healing."

Today, American R&B continues to be a popular genre, with many contemporary artists adding their own unique spin on the classic sound. Beyoncé has become one of the most successful artists in the genre, with hits like "Crazy in Love" and "Drunk in Love." Usher has also had a string of hits, including "Yeah!" and "Love in This Club," while Chris Brown has had success with songs like "Forever" and "No Guidance."

There are many radio stations that feature American R&B music, both traditional and contemporary. Some popular stations include WBLS in New York City, KJLH in Los Angeles, and WVEE in Atlanta. Additionally, streaming services like Pandora and Spotify offer curated playlists of American R&B music.