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Nu soul music on the radio

Nu soul is a genre that combines elements of soul, R&B, jazz, and hip hop with a contemporary twist. It emerged in the mid-1990s and has since gained a significant following, with artists infusing traditional soul elements with electronic and hip-hop beats. The genre is characterized by its use of modern production techniques, smooth vocals, and a focus on lyrical content that tackles social issues and relationships.

Some of the most popular artists of the nu soul genre include D'Angelo, Erykah Badu, Maxwell, Jill Scott, and Anthony Hamilton. D'Angelo's debut album "Brown Sugar" (1995) is considered a landmark in the genre, as it introduced a new sound to soul music with its fusion of funk, hip-hop, and R&B. Erykah Badu's "Baduizm" (1997) also had a significant impact, incorporating elements of jazz and hip-hop into soul music.

In terms of radio stations, there are a few that focus specifically on nu soul. One such station is SoulTracks Radio, which features a mix of classic soul and new releases from contemporary artists in the nu soul genre. Another is Soulful Radio Network, which offers a diverse range of soul music, including nu soul, R&B, and neo-soul. Additionally, some mainstream radio stations feature shows or segments that highlight nu soul music, such as BBC Radio 1Xtra's "Soul Sessions" and KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic."