There were thousands of incredible artists to choose from but only 10 slots for our most slept-on R&B artists list. So, naturally, we made a Pt. 1, Pt. 2 and now a Pt. 3—the finale. Here are the last ten hidden gems in the game. Take a look.
Anthony David There’s a gritty sophistication to the Savannah, Georgia native’s distinctive voice that gives his charming Southern gentleman Soul an authenticity that’s rare in today’s plastic-hearted R&B/Soul.
Yukimi Nagano (Little Dragon) She’s easily the dopest artist that you’ve never heard of but NEED in your life. For those looking for heart-stopping vocals with subtle nuances and depth, we highly-recommend Yukimi Nagano. Photo credit: Instagram
Coco O. (Quadron) Her voice is pure Heaven that oozes through your speakers with raw elegance. Best overall album of the Super June releases this year? (Coco O. + producer Robin Hannibal) Quadron “Avalanche.”
Algebra Blessett Why an artist so stunning and vocally-alluring remains widely-unknown, we simply don’t know, but she’s perfectly-eclectic without gimmicky additives and preservatives. Photo credit: Instagram
PJ Morton He’s the incredibly-talented son of a (famous) Preacher man who found his niche in feel-good R&B/Soul despite backlash from his church community. And yes, that’s him you see on the keys in Maroon 5’s band.
Lalah Hathaway Living in the shadow of a legendary parent seems stressful but Lalah is far more than just Donny Hathaway’s daughter and proves this with every effortless run.
Mara Hruby Breezy. Alluring. Vocally-enchanting. That’s Mara Hruby, whose intoxicating cover of Mos Def’s classic “The Panties” is truly amazing.
Nikko Gray Looking for sensual electrosoul to zone out to after a long day at work? Get familiar with Nikko Gray. She's beyond dope.
Daley Essential Blue-eyed Soul: Justin Timberlake, Robin Thicke, Allen Stone, Mayer Hawthorne, Miles Bonney…and Daley? No question. Check his monstrous duet with Marshia Ambrosius (“Alone Together”) and you’ll see why.