Mary J. Blige cites SZA, Ari Lennox, Ella Mai and more as the best artists in current R&B

During her ‘Strength of a Woman’ Festival, Mary J. Blige released some R&B artist names that she was impressed

On the weekend, Mary J. Blige organized the opening of their festival, “Strength of a Woman” in Atlanta, in partnership with Live Nation Urban and the Pepsi. The event was the talk of the town, as it featured special guests such as, Chaka Khan, city ​​girls, Ella Mai, queen naija, Omeretta The Great, Kiana Ledé and more, but in addition to the star-studded appearances, Blige once again spoke about his journey.

In recent years, the Queen of Hip Hip-Soul has become even more transparent about learning to accept and love herself, especially after her highly publicized divorce. “I now have control over what I really am, how I really look, how I really feel, where I’m going and I move slower because that’s part of loving myself,” she said.

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The Grammy-winning singer also spoke about the current state of R&B, which is a hot topic among fans and professionals alike. In recent years, complaints have arisen about the evolution of the genre and its impact on musical culture. Some have lamented that R&B has reigned the world over, but according to Blige, she’s impressed with the voices that have found success and others that are just starting to take hold in the music.

“Right now, I love the state of R&B because of people like Ella Mai, Kiana Lede, Summer Walker, HER, Jazmine [Sullivan], SZA, Ari Lennox – there are so many delicious things that they sing,” he said. Mary J. Blige.

“I am also very proud of the duo, Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars what they did before they were Silk Sonic. Music is heading in the right direction, R&B is back. I remember one time I was worried about the genre, ‘Uh-oh my God this kind of music is over’ But no, the [nova] generation revived us”, concluded the owner of the single “Good Morning Gorgeous”.

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