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5 Emerging Contemporary R&B/Soul Artists You Should Know

Classic R&B artists such as Aaliyah, Usher, and Prince have all trail blazed a path for new stars who are carrying on their legacy. The new wave of alternative R&B has made it a genre almost impossible to define. As long as the music is this good, the rest is fine with us!

Check out the following short list of emerging contemporary modern-day soul and R&B artists we compiled:

Charlotte Day Wilson

The Toronto-based singer-songwriter, Charlotte Day Wilson may be fresh on the map, but she’s got the type of slow-burning, smoldering jazz and R&B-influenced sound that already feels classic.

A must-hear: “Doubt”


Xavier Omar

Soulful R&B crooner from Texas who rose to fame from his The Everlasting Wave EP. He was formerly known under the alias SPZRKT.

A must-hear: “If This Is Love”

Bobii Lewis

Bobii Lewis is a singer/ songwriter from North London. His sound is modern, borrowing techniques from across the Atlantic but incorporating British subtlety and soul.

A must-hear: “Day By Day”


Markus Mann


Fusing the genres of reggae, neo-soul, and funk, Markus Mann’s sound is as original as it is

powerful. Having grown up in Trinidad and the United States, and now relocated to Amsterdam,

Markus Mann’s music draws inspiration from his travels and experiences around the world.


A must-hear: “On The Inside”


Rachel Foxx

Rachel Foxx is an R&B singer from East London who you’re gonna wish you started listening to sooner.

A must-hear: “To You”