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ThisisRnB Presents: The 20 Best R&B Albums of 2016

#Blessings 2016, we out!

Across the board it’s been a very interesting year for music, and R&B played a major role in adding unique projects to 2016. From our perspective–over the past couple of years–there appears to be a stronger push to return certain elements of traditional R&B to the mainstream public, even coming from the new generations. However, the genre is still evolving, continuing to grow and change, and creative progression is what we want to see.

What we heard this year, is a vast variety of R&B sounds, styles, and inspirations across many releases; from new breakout voices to mainstream megastars to long overdue comebacks from some of our most beloved singers. 2016 was the year for it all, whether you love buttery smooth soul, gritty blues, sinfully dark seduction, dance and sing-along anthems, retro funk and anything in-between, there was something for every taste in the many albums that were released this year.

Now, instead of offering our critical album rankings this year, we’ve taken a different approach to the list, and not placed the albums in number order, but just alphabetical. So click below to check out our list of The 20 Best R&B Albums of 2016, and also check out the results of our Readers’ Choice Poll on the last page as well!

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Listen: K. Michelle Connects with Nick Cannon on “Baby On The Way”

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We didn’t see this one coming.

After showing some real love with Chilli in the video for “If I Were Your Man,” Nick Cannon calls on R&B siren K. Michelle to have a “Baby On The Way.”

Over the Zaytoven production the rapper/actor reflects on unprotected sex with a new girl and how his ex-wife Mariah Carey might feel about it.

“Uh-oh, what we gon’ do? / My baby mama don’t know about you / But I love you / Ever since we met in 20-02…First came love, sex was unprotected / Now we got a baby in a baby carriage,” sings an autotuned Nick.

K. Michelle lends her powerful vocals adding the female perspective.

“I’m having your baby and it means so much to me,” she sings. “There’s nothing more precious than to raise a family / I wonder what your ex gonna say, when she find out I got a baby on the way / I wonder what my ex gon’ say when he find out I got a baby on the way.”

Nick and K’s new collabo appears on the “Wild ‘N Out” host’s new mixtape The Gospel of Ike Turn Up: My Side of the Story, which is due out Wednesday (Nov. 16).

Check it out below.

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Listen: K. Michelle, Ne-Yo, Trey Songz, Leon Bridges & More Fight Back on ‘Birth of a Nation’ Album

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Next Friday, Nate Parker’s highly-anticipated The Birth of A Nation film will hit theaters nationwide. This week, however, some of today’s biggest artists have teamed up to give listeners and fans theme music for the rebellion to come.

Friday morning saw the release of a surprise album of sorts, The Birth of A Nation: The Inspired By Album. As its title implies, the album isn’t so much a soundtrack to the movie, as it is a compilation album of tracks inspired by the film’s message and subject matter. The Inspired By Album features rappers and even a gospel choir, as well, but R&B artists make their mark on the 16-track LP as well. For many of the R&B singers on the project, it’s a departure from their usual sound, and it pays off nicely.

On “Stand,” for example, Trey Songz sidesteps his usual lothario fare by calling for listeners to “stand for the future.” Leon Bridges, meanwhile, pairs up with Lecrae on the anthemic, encouraging “On My Own.” Ne-Yo beholds the regal figure and beauty of a Black woman on “Queen.” And K. Michelle aims to inspire and channels gospel on “Forward,” over which her lovely voice soars.

Hear these tracks, and the full album below.

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Video: K. Michelle – Ain’t You

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Hey K!

Memphis songstress K. Michelle is back seducing the camera in the sexy video for “Ain’t You,” the latest single off her third album More Issues Than Vogue.

The R&B vixen shows off her assets in the risque visuals as she performs a lap dance for her man in revealing lingerie and swings from a chandelier. The new lovers hit the sheets and K sets a S&M mood by dripping hot candle wax on his chest. The intimate show continues when she sits him down in a chair, while she and her girls seduce him.

“These dudes mad ’cause they really ain’t you,” she sings while undressing him.

This summer, K. Michelle will embark on her “Hello Kimberly Tour,” kicking off July 12 in Boston.

Check out her sexy new video below.

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Beyoncé, Rihanna, Drake Lead 2016 BET Award Nominations

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The BET Awards are coming!!

Drake is leading the list of nominees this year with an impressive nine noms including ‘Best Male Hip Hop Artist,’ ‘Video of the Year,’ and ‘Best Collaboration’ for his hit “Where Ya At” with fellow hip hop artist Future.

Beyoncé and Rihanna follow with five nods each. Beyoncé is nominated for top nods of the night including ‘Best Female R&B/Pop Artist,’ ‘Video of the Year,’ and ‘Best Collaboration’ for “Feeling Myself” with Nicki Minaj. Rihanna is in the running for awards including ‘Best Female R&B/Pop Artist,’ ‘Video of the Year,’ and ‘Best Collaboration,’ for “Work” featuring Drake.

Other nominees include newcomer Bryson Tiller who is up for four awards including ‘Best Male R&B/Pop Artist.’ Chris Brown is nominated for the same number including ‘Best Male R&B/Pop Artist’ and ‘Video Director of the Year.’ Future could also walk away with four awards including ‘Best Male Hip Hop Artist’ and the ‘Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award.’

“These nominees represent depth and diversity in achievement over the past year and we look forward to recognizing them next month,” said BET’s President of Programming, Stephen Hill. “This show will be innovative and special; in addition to celebrating the best in entertainment, we’ll also spend time throughout the show remembering Prince as only BET can. You can count on memorable performances and moments in honor of a true legend.”

The 2016 BET Awards will air live on Sunday, June 26, from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. ET.

Check out the full list of nominations below.

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K. Michelle Announces “Hello Kimberly Tour”

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K. Michelle‘s touring schedule is not slowing down anytime soon! With consistently selling out shows surrounding her latest album More Issues Than Vogue, the R&B firecracker has announced a brand new summer tour is on the way.

Titled, “Hello Kimberly Tour,” the singer’s latest trek is set to kick off July 12 at the “House of Blues” in Boston and travel across 20 U.S. cities, including Philadelphia, Baltimore, Detroit, Atlanta, Houston and others before closing out Aug. 14 at The Novo in Los Angeles.

K. Michelle unveiled the tour dates with a message to her fans.

“Let’s go Rebels! Y’all have been asking and it’s officially tour time! 🎤 I can’t wait to see everyone on the #HelloKimberlyTour for my third #1 album #MoreIssuesThanVogue starting this July! Y’all always sell out and show out! Third time’s the charm! I’m ready to have some fun! 😘 ”

Pre-sale tickets are available starting Thursday (May 19) prior to the general on sale on Friday at noon local time. See her itinerary below.

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Watch: K. Michelle Drops Bootylicious “Got ‘Em Like” Video

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Dammmn Baby, K. Michelle is coming with the goods! 

While she has been touring North America in support of her stellar new album More Issues Than Vogue, the R&B diva premieres the music video for “Got ‘Em Like.”

Producer Jazze Pha mans the turntables in the opening of the club themed visuals. Taking us back to her early days as an erotic dancer, the Memphis native belts out the lyrics in a strip club dressing room, then posts up against a pool table, and ends by taking the stage to show off her assets.

“I need stacks, otherwise motherf**ka you can get back,” proclaims K as she sings the views of those ladies who only chase the money.

Check out the NSFW video below.

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Watch: K. Michelle Performs “Not A Little Bit” on ‘Wendy Williams,’ Talks Plastic Surgery, Love Life & More

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K. Michelle is having an excellent run so far with the release of her third studio album, More Issues Than Vogue.

As the big voiced, petite diva continues to tour the country in promotion of the LP, she swung by “The Wendy Williams Show” for a performance and brief chat with Wendy. Taking the stage and delivering another powerful performance, K belted out her single “Not A Little Bit.”

Following the performance, she spoke with Wendy about her feelings on plastic surgery, “Love & Hip Hop,” her love life and more.

Check out K’s appearance below.

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