Everyone has something to say about R&B. From saying the genre is dead to throwing singers to the side, it seems naysayers always have something to say about the music category that has produced greats like Anita Baker, Pattie LaBelle, Whitney Houston, and Beyoncé to name a few.
Since what was labeled as the "golden era of R&B" in the 90's, it seems Rhythm and Blues as a genre has had to prove itself again and again.
The most influential R&B artists have been relabeled as "Pop artists," like Usher, Beyoncé and Adele, but those three styles are rooted in soul and rhythm & blues. However, R&B just doesn't get the credit.
Check out what some people think about the genre.