It's a genre where retro and futurism nestle cozily side by side. Here are the 15 best. You may not know the name — unless you are a fan of British Northern Soul - but you have probably heard P. Arnold's voice.
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This summer was a wild one. We struggled to keep up with Megan Thee Stallion, the captain of "hot girl summer," and the nationwide White Claw shortage was enough to have us worried. The thriving genre gave us a summer full of slow creepers that weren't driven by the success of the same platinum-selling artists, with singers like Snoh Aalegra and SiR rising to cultural consciousness. Snoh Aalegra is a Swedish-Iranian singer with a voice summoning you to lean into your feelings. She's experiencing an emotion so overwhelming, and she doesn't need many words to express how deep she's fallen.
The genre is in the midst of a colossal comeback and is looking brighter than ever. From honey-smooth heavyweight Chris Brown to rising sweetheart Ella Mai , your favourite artists have been delivering countless hits that are dominating the charts worldwide. You ready to update your '19 playlist? We've got you covered. After finally squashing their long-running beef, Breezy and Drizzy reunited to create this smooth summer banger. Queen Bey treated her fans to a surprise bonus track which featured on her Homecoming Netflix documentary, and was produced by Tay Keith. Kehlani is back! Cardi and Bruno Mars link up for their latest infectious banger, the follow-up to their chart-smashing collaboration 'Finesse'.