Rhythm and blues, commonly abbreviated as R&B, is a genre of popular music that originated in African American communities in the 1940s. The term was originally used by record companies to describe recordings marketed predominantly to urban African Americans, at a time when "urbane, rocking, jazz based music with a heavy, insistent beat" was becoming more popular.
In the commercial rhythm and blues music typical of the 1950s through the 1970s, the bands usually consisted of piano, one or two guitars, bass, drums, one or more saxophones, and sometimes background vocalists. R&B lyrical themes often encapsulate the African-American experience of pain and the quest for freedom and joy, as well as triumphs and failures in terms of relationships, economics, and aspirations.
R&B singer R. Kelly pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to a raft of federal charges accusing him of running a scheme to force women and girls to provide sex for himself and others, and a judge ordered that.. Reuters - Published
Grammy Award-winning singer R. Kelly has been arrested in Chicago on federal sex crime charges after having been indicted there and in New York, his lawyer and a law enforcement source said on Friday. Reuters - Published
R. Kelly has been arrested on sex charges in Chicago for the second time this year. Newser reports that Kelly was arrested by Federal Authorities on Thursday. The R&B singer was walking his dog around..
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CBS News legal analyst Rikki Klieman joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss newly announced charges against R. Kelly. The R&B singer was arrested Thursday night and is facing a 13-count indictment.. CBS News - Published