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15 R&B groups that changed the game

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Formed from a fusion of soul, funk and jazz influenced by gospel and rock, R&B roots It has always been rooted in group performance.

soul groups like The Temptations And the Supremes spawned the funk and disco bands of the ’70s and ’80s, groups reminiscent of the doo-wop of yesteryear singing songs of love, loss and desire. production with hip hop The 80’s and 90’s created the sound we have today.

R&B groups are few these days, some exceptionsthese pioneers gave us the classics of singing and dancing at brunch and in the living room while shaping notions of independence, relationship and introspection, defining the sound that continues to this day.

15 R&B groups that changed the game
Singer Cisco and his group Dru Hill attend the 8th Annual MTV Movie Awards June 5, 1999 at the Barker Hangar, Santa Monica Aviation Center in Santa Monica, CA. (Photo credit: Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)

you jagged edges Inspire nostalgic 112 followers new jack swing Or bump a 90s classic like it came out last week. This list is for you. Move the needle and check out the R&B groups that defined the genre.



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