List: The Best of October – Top 12 Records


Where has the year gone?! We’re already in the last two months of 2015 and it feels like we were literally just waiting on summer to hit! However, reality has set in and we’re well aware that it’s time for colder days, longer nights, and change of leaves for your delight. Along with all of those great things, R&B didn’t half-step when it came to what it offered up in October.

From the surprise re-emerging of Adele to the apologetic pleas of Chris Brown and Rick Ross, October delivered some pretty solid releases for us to cuddle up to. Others responsible for giving us what we needed this month were Ariana Grande, Keke Palmer, Miguel, and more.

So, while you binge on all of your younger relatives’ candy from this weekend’s Halloween festivities, get one last treat in with our “Best of October – Top 12 Records” list below!

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List: Best of September – Top 10 Records


New month, same order of business! Yes, we’re talking about none other than our “Best of” list! While September always brings mixed emotions due to the seasons changing, that doesn’t mean it changes the way we feel about receiving some good ol’ R&B!

Although there were still a few bangers that made us wish Summer was still in place, the transition into Fall has been even easier with the low-key tunes that we’ve been blessed with this month. From the euphoric sounds of Naughty Boy and Beyoncé to the newest party anthem from Chris Brown, September’s round-up is here to add a little heat to your life one last time before the cool air blows in.

Turn up the dial, open up your windows, and get ready for our Best of September – Top 10 Records” below!

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List: The Best of August – Top 12 Records


As our last full month of summer came to a close, we now have to start saying goodbye to the hot days, short shorts, weekend day parties, and trips to the beach on a consistent basis. While this was something we’re definitely not looking forward to doing entirely, the good thing about the month of August is that it gave us some dope tunes to enjoy summer to just a little bit longer.

Whether it was the smooth sounds of Robin Thicke, or the positive tunes of Timbaland and V. Bozeman reminding us to just “Smile,” August brought us some of the best ways to segue into closing out the hottest season of the year.

So now that you know what you’re getting, dive right into our “Best of August – Top 12 Records” list below!

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List: The Best of July – Top 15 Records


It’s that time of year where parents are boggled down with back to school shopping, kids are living their last weeks of freedom, and the working world is dreading the increased traffic that comes along with school beginning. For us good people over at ThisisRnB though, it’s nothing more but another month of solid R&B.

Whether you were here for Janet and J. Cole’s steamy remix to “No Sleeep” or clutching your pearls at Keri Hilson’s raunchy lyrics to “Scream,” there’s no denying that July brought ThisIsRnB listeners some pretty lovable and sultry singles. Bringing along with it new tunes from Bridget Kelly, CeeLo Green, an official single from Tory Lanez, and a new project from Sevyn Streeter, July really gave us a surprising set of tracks from different avenues of R&B.

While we know we can’t please every single person with our lists, we’re hoping that you find enjoyment in this one.

So without further adieu, grab your wine cooler, open your windows and get ready to be rocking all night long with our “Best of July – Top 15 Records” below!

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List: The Best of June – Top 12 Records


The first month of summer gave us some real heat and its the kind we won’t complain about! From new artists to a few coming out of hiding, we’ve been overwhelmed with the sounds that have been pouring through our speakers.

Most notably from the releases was the return of Janet Jackson with her new single “No Sleeep,” but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t some tough competition for the legendary songstress. Veteran singer Ginuwine made a solo appearance in the month of June and many newcomers spread their wings to soar right on the list too. From Ginette Claudette’s heavenly tunes to the debut of The Artizonals, June turned out to be a pretty dope month musically.

If you know us well enough, you know we’d never steer you wrong.  So, take a seat and get ready to find your new favorite song with our “Best of June – Top 12 Records” below:
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Exclusive: “Just Gotta Make It: The 10 Year Evolution of Trey Songz”


Looking at the climate of today’s music industry it’s hard to believe that any artist has the potential to last a full decade. We’ve witnessed labels invest millions of dollars in artists off a single hit record, but neither party has the means to sustain the success longer than the record’s lifespan. We’re in a space where it’s bigger than just the song — hell, it’s bigger than just the music. A full on connection needs to be made between the artist and the people for any type of sustained success, and honestly, that’s how it always should be. It needs to be authentic, it needs to be real.

Ten years ago, a young emerging R&B singer from Petersburg, Virginia named, Tremaine “Trey Songz” Neverson, released his debut studio album I Gotta Make It on Atlantic Records, and it by no means shattered sales records in its first week. In fact the record debuted at #20 on the Billboard 200 chart and slipped off the charts soon after, but what really stuck with R&B fans was his dedication to the music and his followers. It’s that support and relationship that pushed Trey to produce successful follow-up albums, each one charting higher than the last, until he finally grabbed that #1 spot on Billboard more than seven years later.

It was his evolution from that scrappy, scrawny singer belting out “Gotta Go” to the confident, successful veteran on “Slow Motion” that the public admired. People were invested in this talented singer’s journey and eventually when he did make it, it was met him with open arms and unwavering support.

The rise of Trey Songz is worth documenting because the genuine support for him is as palpable as it is powerful, with each album adding a new layer and dimension right before our eyes. Peep our dissection of Trey’s rise through each and every album as we celebrate a decade of his work.

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List: Best of May – Top 12 Records


Summertime is almost here and we absolutely cannot believe how we’re back here so quickly! Officially halfway through 2015, R&B has done nothing less than impress us and make us remember why we do what we do.

From the official return of veteran songstress Monica to another incomparable release from Tamia, May has produced some of the most praiseworthy releases of the year thus far. While the ladies held it down for sure, so did the fellas. From Jamie Foxx and Miguel to newcomers Jordan Bratton and Maurice Moore, R&B blessed us with some great pickings for the month of May.

Now that we’ve given you fair warning of what to expect, get into the “Best of May – Top 12 Records” below!

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List: The Best of April – Top 12 Records

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To keep with the swift movement of the year, our job has been to continuously and rapidly supply you with the latest and greatest of R&B, and the month of April will prove no different.

Adding a few new faces as well as some familiar ones, this month’s round-up of the top picks will keep you along the lines of the mellow and blossoming sounds that Spring brings with it.

Although there were many tracks that were considered, it was the fresh sounds of RCA Records newcomer Jordan Bratton, indie artist Gallant, buzzing duo Lion Babe, and more that eventually pulled us in and captured our hearts. While we’re definitely not negating the talent of all those who released something new to vibe to this month, these specific artists resonated with us a little more.

Ready to see if your favorite jam made the cut this month? Jump into our “Best of April – Top 12 Records” below!

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