R&B made a mark in 2012. There were many album releases from R&B veterans and newcomers such as Brandy (“Two Eleven”), Monica (“New Life”), Tamia (“Beautiful Surprise”), SWV (“I Miss Us”), Miguel (“Kaleidoscope Dream”), Elle Varner (“Perfectly Imperfect”), and Frank Ocean (“Channel Orange”), to name a few. Additionally, the newer artists like Miguel, Varner, Ocean, and Luke James represented the genre well, all earning Grammy nominations. 2013 is expected to be an even better year for R&B music. We selected five R&B artists who are missed by fans and will be releasing albums this year.
See who we picked below.