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"R&B is not a fad; it's the truth." - Aretha Franklin

"I like music. Country, hip-hop, R&B, sometimes classical." - Zaha Hadid

"I like R&B. I listen to music, not singers." - Tim Duncan

"I think there's always been progressive R&B music." - Miguel

"The music that I hate the most is R&B." - Marjane Satrapi

"I like music. Country, hip-hop, R&B, sometimes classical." - Zaha Hadid

"I feel like R&B is really based off of emotion and truth. R&B is a conversation." - Sevyn Streeter

"A lot of people forget that R&B put hip-hop on, R&B put rock on." - Miguel

"A lot of people forget that R&B put hip-hop on, R&B put rock on." - Miguel

"I feel like R&B is really based off of emotion and truth. R&B is a conversation." - Sevyn Streeter

"I feel like R&B as a genre has become a caricature of itself." - Miguel

"I really like all music, but mostly Country, older R&B, and the good classic rock." - Brett Favre

"I'm not a boy band kind of girl. I like hip-hop, I like R&B." - Bella Thorne

"It's a bore - B-O-R-E - when you find you've begun to rot." - Katharine Hepburn

"I've been a jazz artist playing pop and R&B my entire career." - Brian Mcknight

"I can see more naturalness in basic blues, basic R & B, basic rock 'n' roll." - Van Morrison

"I not only listen to country music - I have a like for R&B music." - Danielle Bradbery

"I really like all music, but mostly Country, older R&B, and the good classic rock." - Brett Favre

"My favorite type of music to sing would be between R and B and opera." - Stefano Langone

"When we do R&B midtempos or ballads, there's an Underdogs sound." - Harvey Mason Jr

"I feel like R&B as a genre has become a caricature of itself." - Miguel

"I realize that R&B is what I do best, and I'm comfortable with that." - Stephanie Mills

"I really like all music, but mostly Country, older R&B, and the good classic rock." - Brett Favre

"I'm this strange kind of fusion of jazz, pop, and R&B." - Al Jarreau

"R&B is never going to be dead, it's just going to evolve." - Keith Sweat

"I like a lot of old-school R&B, soul, and classic rock." - Wiz Khalifa

"When I say R&B is dead, I'm pretty much saying the creativity is gone." - Sisqo

"I also combined the R&B feel with the pop music of Taiwan... I wanted to bring the R&B flavor and other Westernized sounds to my music, because that's the type of music I grew up listening to." - Coco Lee

"I was never an R&B artist. People coined me one, but that's because, especially if you're in the States, if you're black and you sing, then you're R&B." - Kelis

"Hip-hop and R&B are especially fertile bases of collaboration. It always makes good records and good music." - John Legend

"As far as R&B, I listen to a lot of old school like the Temptations and Chris Brown." - Jacob Latimore

"From the music I make, to the things I do in my life, I'm true to my R&B core." - Trey Songz

"Mayer Hawthorne's old school pop-R&B homages are so meticulous that it's tempting to overrate his pipes." - Chuck Eddy

"I fell in love with music by listening to R&B, & it's the core of who I am." - Beyonce Knowles

"I'm really into mainstream rap and R&B, but I never saw myself as intertwined in that world." - Hudson Mohawke

"I was definitely inspired by gospel music, or old-school R&B; I got into some Good God gospel compilations." - Yannis Philippakis

"Mayer Hawthorne's old school pop-R&B homages are so meticulous that it's tempting to overrate his pipes." - Chuck Eddy

"be aggressive, BE-BE Aggressive! B-E A-G-G-R-E-S-S-I-V-E" - Laurie Halse Anderson

"I love the sounds of Latin jazz, R&B, hip-hop, alternative, all that stuff. I'm a radio kid." - Mario Vazquez

"As far as R&B, I listen to a lot of old school like the Temptations and Chris Brown." - Jacob Latimore

"I've never been into the typical R&B voice, with runs and bluesy sounding words. That doesn't suit me." - Fka Twigs

"Country music has always been about as close to R&B as you can possibly get. We're storytellers." - Lionel Richie

"I love the sounds of Latin jazz, R&B, hip-hop, alternative, all that stuff. I'm a radio kid." - Mario Vazquez

"By growing up in Alabama, I had a melting pot of the whole pie: R&B, gospel, country." - Lionel Richie

"It was important for me to remind people that there's no formula... there's no boundary to R&B music." - Miguel

"In the late '90s, R&B was dominant in the radio, and the white kids were taking it mainstream." - Pink

"Country music has always been about as close to R&B as you can possibly get. We're storytellers." - Lionel Richie

"I grew up listening to Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf and lots of blues, R&B and Motown." - Lwren Scott

"Radio is being dominated by records that are 120 beats per minute. R&B is about groove and soul." - Trey Songz

"In the '90s, it was cool to just like R&B. But I liked Nirvana and stuff, too." - Autre Ne Veut

"My guitar playing is a synthesis of traditional American acoustic style and Urban Pop and R&B." - John Oates

"A lot of the hot music today comes from what's being done in R&B and hip-hop." - Damon Thomas

"Our songs did not transcend being R&B hits. They were R&B hits that white kids were attracted to. And if people bought it, it became rock & roll. That's marketing. Why couldn't it still be R&B? The bass pattern didn't change. The song didn't change. It was still 'Yakety Yak' and 'Searchin'.'" - Jerry Leiber

"Plan B. You've always got to have a Plan B." - Sylvester Stallone

"I'd like to say I'm R&B's savior. Whether that's the truth or not, I'm definitely going out there with my mic and my shield to declare, 'I am here to save R&B.' I will have the people saying, 'Sir, there is a man at the musical gates saying he is here to save R&B." - Jamie Foxx

"I'd like to say I'm R&B's savior. Whether that's the truth or not, I'm definitely going out there with my mic and my shield to declare, 'I am here to save R&B.' I will have the people saying, 'Sir, there is a man at the musical gates saying he is here to save R&B.'" - Jamie Foxx

"R. Kelly is one of the pioneers that I grew up listening to. If he's classified as an R&B artist, then I want to be like that. I don't want to have limits either." - Jeremih

"I think certain people may make it to sexual; and then others will offset that with the depth of R & B and all of its substance it has to have, in order to be called R & B or, known for an looked at to be called R & B and I kind of straddle the fence on that one because in my earlier years I was the 'Nasty Man,'." - Ginuwine

"Regarding R. H. Blyth: For translations, the best books are still those by R. H. Blyth. . . ." - Reginald Horace Blyth

"I have my diehard R&B fans on one side of the spectrum and my diehard pop and dance fans on the other side of the spectrum." - Ne-Yo

"I pride myself on being the type of artist who can work half in the R&B world and half in the pop world." - Ne-Yo

"I mean, there's plenty of artists who are making R&B music, but because of their ethnicity, it's considered something else." - Miguel

"I don't think I live the lifestyle that's expected of a quote unquote R&B artist. I'm just not that dude." - Miguel

"Classical music is a genre of music. It's no more complex or less complex than pop music or R&B. The elitism is weird." - Theo Hutchcraft

"The biggest honor of my career was when I won R&B Artist of the Year back in the 1970s. I look at that as a major honor." - Daryl Hall

"There's many different genres, and when you see R&:B and pop and house, as well as electronic, come together, that's the reality of what music is." - David Guetta

"I wanted to bring the R&B flavor and other Westernized sounds to my music, because that's the type of music I grew up listening to." - Coco Lee

"I can relate to soul, R&B... whatever people want to call me is fine. I just hope it makes them feel something." - Amos Lee

"For me, jazz, R&B, jump swing, Chicago blues, country blues, early hillbilly music, and honky tonk all stem from the same source" - Duke Robillard

"There's top 40 R&B/hip-hop, which is probably sexy but you wouldn't listen to it for a musical awakening." - Lotic

"I don't remember saying nothing about me crossing over. I did R&B collaborations but I never tried to do no pop stuff." - Big Daddy Kane

"Dance music was really leading the way in the U.K., Europe and Australia. America was always about hip-hop and R&B." - TyDi

"R&B is everything. Hip Hop, Soul, Gospel and Classical Blues are everything. All of that makes sense in BJ The Chicago Kid and what we do." - B.J. The Chicago Kid

"So from Jazz, Blues, R&B, Soul, Classical and Country music, Hip Hop has introduced us to a little bit of everything." - B.J. The Chicago Kid

"I definitely see myself making classic R&B records with somewhat of a trendy vibe to it. I definitely wouldn't say trap." - Mario

"[Big Pun] loved the fact that I could sing, everybody around us were rappers. A lot of people didn't know that Pun really, really loved r&b music." - Tony Sunshine

"I try to keep the music fresh in my head. And I don't always listen to rap; I listen to a little bit of everything: R&B, rock." - Chamillionaire

"Anything Vince Clarke, whether it's Erasure, Yaz, or Depeche Mode. It's basically R&B with synths. It's very sexy music and perfect for gay sex." - Margaret Cho

"House, rap, R&B, disco rock, they are all part of hip-hop culture. Why you ain't playing Kraftwerk along with Jay-Z? That's hip-hop." - Afrika Bambaataa

"Nobody wants to hear R&B. It's sad. If you want to be on the radio you got to stay young." - Jamie Foxx

"House, rap, R&B, disco rock, they are all part of hip-hop culture. Why you ain't playing Kraftwerk along with Jay-Z? That's hip-hop." - Afrika Bambaataa

"Whitney Houston, one of my biggest inspirations, also had that same mindset because her songs vary from R&B, hip hop, pop, and gospel." - Heather Headley

"It quickly becomes apparent that in the gray area between jazz, R&B and soul, Tony Adamo is one of the top voices." - Scott Yanow

"I love what Alabama Shakes is doing - it's kind of like what grunge did to rock 'n' roll, they're doing to R&B." - John Oates

"See, I'm a Pisces, so I get down with love songs. I'm totally into slow jams and old-school R&B, all that." - Blake Anderson

"I would actually like to play Bobby Brown. To me, he was just the King of R&B at one point." - Lance Gross

"There's many different genres, and when you see R&B and pop and house, as well as electronic, come together, that's the reality of what music is." - David Guetta

"Popular culture - above all rock 'n' roll, with its African-American R & B roots - did far more to radicalize us than did any feminist leader." - Camille Paglia

"Nobody wants to hear R&B. It's sad. If you want to be on the radio you got to stay young." - Jamie Foxx

"I love inspirational R&B, like Mary J. Blige and Jennifer Hudson. I want to do that. That kind of music stays with you." - Ashthon Jones

"I can relate to soul, R&B... whatever people want to call me is fine. I just hope it makes them feel something." - Amos Lee

"I wanted to bring the R&B flavor and other Westernized sounds to my music, because that's the type of music I grew up listening to." - Coco Lee

"I mean, there's plenty of artists who are making R&B music, but because of their ethnicity, it's considered something else." - Miguel

"My music is a direct reflection of the eclectic person I am. I don't like to be stuck in an R&B box." - Tinashe

"Hip-hop and R&B is mostly what I listen to. I don't have a connection with punk rock - I just never had that experience." - Cat Power

"Growing up with country, R&B, gospel, and classical music from my grandmother and pop, Tuskegee was the perfect melting pot for my influences as a writer." - Lionel Richie

"Hip-hop and R&B is mostly what I listen to. I don't have a connection with punk rock - I just never had that experience." - Cat Power

"Growing up with country, R&B, gospel, and classical music from my grandmother and pop, Tuskegee was the perfect melting pot for my influences as a writer." - Lionel Richie

"I don't think I live the lifestyle that's expected of a quote unquote R&B artist. I'm just not that dude." - Miguel

"I love Lady Gaga and I love Katy Perry and R&B and rap music... I love big, American pop music." - Florence Welch

"I went to Berlin to study psychology but decided that I was more interested in music and started an R and B band." - Gary Wright

"House, rap, R&B, disco rock, they are all part of hip-hop culture. Why you ain't playing Kraftwerk along with Jay-Z? That's hip-hop." - Afrika Bambaataa

"The biggest honor of my career was when I won R&B Artist of the Year back in the 1970s. I look at that as a major honor." - Daryl Hall

"Out of all the R&B artists that have come out, I think my name has been used most in hip-hop songs." - Keith Sweat

"I'd like to do a pop album with an R and B influence. I definitely want to have those big ballads with the uptempo hits as well." - Pia Toscano

"People who love R&B will love my music, people who love rock will love my music. It's soulful, it's pop. It's a sound that relates to everyone." - Jessica White

"It's unfortunate that a lot of people think African-American female artists are monolithically R&B this-or-that, don't have to do anything by default." - Janelle Monae

"I pride myself on being the type of artist who can work half in the R&B world and half in the pop world." - Neyo

"I have my diehard R&B fans on one side of the spectrum and my diehard pop and dance fans on the other side of the spectrum." - Neyo

"It's not just hip-hop that's dead. Mostly every form of American music is dead. It's been dead. R&B isn't really good." - Nas

"I have a lot of friends who are involved in everything from Americana to blues to R&B to pop to country." - John Oates

"When you sing R&B songs in front of an audience, you look out and there's 85% women. I think R&B music is sort of designed for a man singing to a woman. I don't sing it like the sexy thing, but sort of pseudo-sexy. We rally the women together because it's about being independent and things like that." - Jamie Foxx

"There wasn't a lot of R&B cats doing songs at 120 beats per minute before 'Closer,' which I take full credit and responsibility for. That's all good, but it was an experiment. You experiment with something, if it goes good, cool, but you never forget where you come from and R&B is where I come from." - Ne-Yo

"With the way music is going right now, it's difficult for an r&b singer to make real music. If it's not with a trap beat and you're not mumbling, no disrespect to all of the great artists out there doing what they're doing, I'm not hating, I'm just saying it's difficult for r&b singers right now to make quality music." - Tony Sunshine

"People keep putting limitations on themselves and creating this reality that soul music is dead. That's only in their reality. It's not true. To me, Adele is R&B. Bruno Mars is R&B. It's just good songwriting and songs. That is going to last." - Ester Dean

"There were a lot of R&B groups that were my heroes, but the funny thing about my career and the way it went and where it went, at first I didn't really want to do pop music. I was a little bit more into jazz and R&B." - Frankie Valli

"When you sing R&B songs in front of an audience, you look out and there's 85% women. I think R&B music is sort of designed for a man singing to a woman. I don't sing it like the sexy thing, but sort of pseudo-sexy. We rally the women together because it's about being independent and things like that." - Jamie Foxx

"Aretha Franklin's 'Let Me in Your Life' is one of the few recent R&B albums that places the emphasis entirely and deservedly on a voice. Many R&B producers have been making records on which the singer is outshined by the song, the arrangement and the sound." - Jon Landau

"There is no plan B for passion" - Chris Gardner

"There is always a plan B." - Triple H

"Vol. 4 (1948), part B, p. 6." - Arnold Toynbee

"Movie 43 is about the hardest R Rated comedy ever." - Peter Farrelly

"[R]eligious concepts are parasitic upon moral intuitions." - Pascal Boyer

"C:COFFEE.POT missing (A)bort (R)etry (F)all asleep?" - Anonymous

"Gazzy: "Captain, like the captain of a ship. And then Terror, you know, T-E-R-O-R." - James Patterson

"One thing George R. R. Martin does is surprising things to main characters. But he says so himself." - Nikolaj Costerwaldau

"The key of D is daffodil yellow, B major is maroon, and B flat is blue." - Marian Mcpartland

"We usually say there is always a 'Plan B,' but there is no 'Planet B'." - Jan Eliasson

"There's a lot of situations where I feel irony involved when R&B and hip-hop is expressed in the indie worlds. There's a lot of times when I feel like the juxtaposition becomes a thing." - Solange Knowles

"There's just so, so many overlooked R&B artists and I think it's really about, again, being sensitive to whatever you're addressing culturally. I just always try to have a sensitivity to it and what that might make someone feel." - Solange Knowles

"The blues echoes right through into soul, R&B and hip hop. It's part of the make-up of modern music. You can't turn your back on the blues." - Ronnie Wood

"I think my style is kind of a cross between a skater hippie and an R&B star. If there were something I was going to endorse, it would probably be something like sneakers. Something that would be me." - Justin Timberlake

"When it came to music growing up, it wasn't just gospel and R&B. My uncle brought rock 'n' roll to me when I was younger, and I loved it. I was open to all music." - Aaron Dontez Yates

"How d'you spell 'belligerent'?" said Ron, shaking his quill very hard while staring at his parchment. "It can't be B - U - M -" "No, it isn't," said Hermione. "And 'augury' doesn't begin O - R - G either." - J K Rowling

"I really didn't know a lot of rock 'n' roll until I moved to L.A. Before that, when I was in New York, I grew up listening mostly to R&B and soul and jazz." - Lenny Kravitz

"All these ways we classify things as R&B and hip-hop and rock... It's bullshit. It's all music. If you put yourself in that box, then you won't be able to hear that it's all music at its soul." - Jay-Z

"How d"you spell "belligerent"?" said Ron, shaking his quill very hard while staring at his parchment. "It ca' be B - U - M -" "No, it is'," said Hermione. "And "augury" does' begin O - R - G either." - J K Rowling

"I don't only like rap music. There's everything from R&B to crazy gangster rap, hip hop... everything! But it all blends together nicely. It's like a magical music rainbow." - Kreayshawn

"When I got my first guitar, I played along with everything I heard that had guitar in it, like the Ramones, Nirvana and Sublime, as well as whatever hip-hop and R&B stuff was on the radio." - Gary Clark Jr

"I think I always felt a connection to music and to movement. Growing up, I was surrounded by R&B and Hip-Hop, and the closest thing I could find to dance was gymnastics which I watched on TV." - Misty Copeland

"You could split hairs and bring up words like 'doo-wop' and terms like 'soul' or 'R&B', but I think pop music is what you want it to be - that's why it's pop." - Henry Rollins

"You basically have to play everything (in New Orleans), because you're getting calls to play gigs of all different styles, from classical to R&B to funk; modern jazz to traditional jazz." - Harry Connick Jr

"African American music can't happen in Germany or in Italy or in Mumbai. If America disappeared off the face of the Earth today, the greatest single cultural loss would be blues, jazz, hip-hop, R&B, rock-and-roll." - David Simon

"By the time you get into other kinds of music - R&B, country, or whatever - it becomes something that's romantic. It becomes something unattainable. Never-ending undying love. And in hip hop, we're still taking direct inspiration." - Talib Kweli

"I have so many songs, it's ridiculous. I love so many different types of music and tend to write all over the map, style-wise. R&B, rock 'n' roll, screamers, pop, good-time songs." - Taryn Manning

"I'm working with a producer, Scott Jacoby, who co-wrote "Trouble" off No Beginning No End. Without giving away too much, it's a definite pop/r&b vibe, pretty strong melodies, and definitely about songs." - Jose James

"I think doing shows with other R&B artists like myself brings the attention to the crowd. You can't just do those one artist shows anymore. I don't like just me being on the show." - Ginuwine

"My love of R&B and hip-hop has influenced my life not even as a musician, but generally in terms of growing up and looking to America as an inspiration." - James Vincent Mcmorrow

"I think if anyone looks at the history of So Solid, you'll see that we've never stuck to one sound. We've always created from other genres, from R&B, hip-hop, bashment, jungle." - Lisa Maffia

"I was appearing on the reality show R&B Divas and when I started to fall apart it was very public. But I am glad that it happened that way. It made me see myself. And it made me transparent." - Michel'le



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