Features Archives - Rated R&B


R&B Album Release Dates: August 2015


August looks like it will be an exciting month for R&B lovers. Artists such as Teedra Moses and Jordin Sparks will be releasing their respective comeback album. Cognac & Conversation is Moses’ […]

5 Reasons We Love Janet Jackson


Having stepped out of the spotlight a few years ago, it was unclear if we’d ever get another album from Janet Jackson. She certainly has enough success to make for […]

Mary J. Bliges’ Most Uplifting Songs


Mary J. Blige has recorded 13 studio albums in her two decade career. With every song recorded, the Yonkers native displayed a transparent spirit and opened up about her love […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Kenny Lattimore – ‘Anatomy of a Love Song’


To get an idea of the mindset that must have driven Kenny Lattimore as he crafted his new album, Anatomy of a Love Song, the track “Built to Last” is […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Case – ‘Heaven’s Door’

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“Timeless” is the appropriately named opening track on Case’s solid new album, Heaven’s Door, a 13-song set that proves the veteran R&B singer’s staying power. But despite his longevity, the […]

R&B Albums That Turn Ten This Year


Where were you in life ten years ago in 2005? R&B music was still thriving in the mainstream world. Artists like Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige and Mario were dominating […]

R&B Albums To Be Released In March 2015


Who’s excited for new music? The soundtrack for season one of Empire will arrive on Tuesday, March 10. The hit show’s soundtrack features new music from Estelle, Jennifer Hudson, Mary […]

R&B Albums To Be Released In February 2015


After several great R&B releases last month, the month of February looks even more promising. R&B veterans Tank and Sisqo will release new music on the same day. The latter […]

Rated RnB’s Editorial Team Predicts 2015 Grammy Winners


It’s that time again! On Sunday night, artists of all genres come together to celebrate the biggest night in music — The Grammys. Many artists work long and hard to […]

GRAMMY HISTORY: Natalie Cole First R&B Artist To Win Best New Artist


As the 2015 GRAMMY Awards approaches, we conclude our fact rundown with Natalie Cole and the Best New Artist category. Similar to the gramophone for Album of the Year, Best […]