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Rhythm and blues music on the radio

Rhythm and blues, commonly known as R&B, is a music genre that emerged in the African American communities during the 1940s. It combines elements of jazz, gospel, and blues to create a distinct sound characterized by strong rhythms, soulful vocals, and a deep emotional resonance. R&B has influenced many other genres of music, including rock and roll, hip hop, and pop.

Some of the most popular R&B artists of all time include Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and Whitney Houston. These artists helped define the sound of R&B and paved the way for future generations of musicians.

Today, R&B continues to thrive with a new generation of artists putting their own spin on the classic sound. Some of the most popular contemporary R&B artists include Beyoncé, Usher, Rihanna, Bruno Mars, and The Weeknd.

There are many radio stations that specialize in R&B music, including SiriusXM's Heart & Soul, KJLH-FM in Los Angeles, and WBLS in New York City. These stations play a mix of classic and contemporary R&B, providing listeners with a diverse selection of music to enjoy. R&B remains a popular and influential genre, and its impact can be felt in many other forms of music today.