R&B/Soul NPR Music stories that feature R&B and soul music.

R&B/Soul

Celia, Tiwa Savage's third studio album, is her American debut. Lakin Ogunbanwo hide caption

toggle caption
Lakin Ogunbanwo

On 'Celia,' Tiwa Savage Celebrates Powerful Women

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/921865020/922688850" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Clockwise from upper left: Masego, Adrianne Lenker, La Dame Blanche, Theo Alexander and Waylon Payne. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of the artists

NPR Music's No. 1 Albums And Songs Of September

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/918705463/918925401" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

The War and Treaty David McClister/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
David McClister/Courtesy of the artist

The War & Treaty On World Cafe

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/916883154/916886817" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Alicia Keys' seventh album, Alicia, is out now. Milan Zrnic/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
Milan Zrnic/Courtesy of the artist

Alicia Keys Wants You To Know You're Doing Great

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/914379001/914519573" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Pops Staples, Rhiannon Giddens, Mavis Staples and Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers perform on Mountain Stage. Mountain Stage Archives hide caption

toggle caption
Mountain Stage Archives

'Why Am I Treated So Bad' Special On Mountain Stage

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/913281793/914324233" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Ronald "Khalis" Bell, performing with Kool & The Gang on March 29, 1974. ABC Photo Archives/Walt Disney Television via Getty hide caption

toggle caption
ABC Photo Archives/Walt Disney Television via Getty

The Clark Sisters in August, performing an online concert from a church stage in Detroit. Left to right: Elbernita "Twinkie" Clark, Jacky Clark Chisholm, Dorinda Clark-Cole and Karen Clark Sheard. Stephanie Kamera hide caption

toggle caption
Stephanie Kamera

Don Bryant Lawrence Matthews/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
Lawrence Matthews/Courtesy of the artist

Don Bryant On World Cafe

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/908143568/908146549" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Bettye LaVette Joseph Rosen/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
Joseph Rosen/Courtesy of the artist

Betty Lavette On World Cafe

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/907036078/907045079" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">