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The 20 Best R&B Songs of 2018 | Billboard News

The 20 Best R&B Songs of 2018 | Billboard News


Don’t miss Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest. Is Jacquees the King of R&B? While the debate rages on about the genre’s royalty, ‘Billboard’ has compiled a list of their 20 best tracks from the past year, so let’s take a look at the top 5. Give it up for Toni Braxton who is still doing her thing in 2018. Her track “Long As I Live” lands at No. 5 per ‘Billboard’s’ critics, who say Ms. Braxton “flawlessly weaves her signature, deep-toned vocals around this soulful, mid-tempo track…” In the 4 spot is 6lack and J Cole with “Pretty Little Fears.” 6lack has been holding it down for the Atlanta R&B scene for a number of years now and is aided here by one of Hip-Hop’s premier lyricists. You may be surprised this isn’t No. 1. The third best R&B jam of 2018 according to ‘Billboard’ is the record-breaking “Boo’d Up” from Ella Mai. The track which actually originally dropped back in 2017 hit No. 1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart and went top five on the Hot 100. Kali Uchis, Tyler the Creator and Bootsy Collins offer us the second best R&B song of the year according to Billboard’s critics thanks to “After the Storm.” The song comes courtesy of Uchis’ debut album ‘Isolation’ and serves fans a “light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel” message. The best R&B song of the year in ‘Billboard’s’ opinon? “I Like That” from Janelle Monae. Monae proudly came out as a pansexual woman in ‘Rolling Stone’ earlier this year and also put out her most honest project to date, ‘Dirty Computer.’ On “I Like That” ‘Billboard’ says she “embraces her full being in all its complexities and out-of- this-world flair.” For the full list of all 20, head to billboard.com and until next time – for Billboard News, I’m Kevan Kenney.

30 thoughts on “The 20 Best R&B Songs of 2018 | Billboard News

  1. Mariah carey is the best
    Queen of music
    Queen of rnb
    Queen of divas
    Queen of christmas
    Queen of comebacks
    Queen of queens

  2. Mariah carey is the best
    Queen of music
    Queen of rnb
    Queen of divas
    Queen of christmas
    Queen of comebacks
    Queen of queens

  3. Bueno como es de R&B no puedo reclamar el porque BTS no está, pero por favor en otros TOP que hagan BTS ESTARIA PRESENTE!! 😋BTS los reyes siempre!! 😘😋❤❤💖

  4. I'm an army but
    We shouldn't be talking about bts here if bts isnt on the list. Army please stop other fandoms will start to hate and I dont want that.

  5. Mariah Carey deserved to be in the Top 5 list. Her album was one of the best critiqued albums of this year. And "With You" "A No No" "The Distance" and "GTFO" was a whole hit so I am so confused.

  6. I am an army but bts wasn’t here……
    Why is everybody spamming bts
    I hope we don’t start hater and fan wars…

  7. Billboard, SERIOUSLY? I haven't heard of the #1 song nor the others except Bood Up? Best RnB song means a masterpiece that has touched so many hearts – not obscure songs like these. This list is WACK 😬

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