Perhaps one of the century’s most underrated R&B artists is Bilal, who was part of the famed Soulquarians collective during their heyday. Now an independent artist, Bilal turns 36 years old today (Aug. 11).
In this edition of Songs of the Week, Bilal taps Big K.R.I.T. for a soulful groove, King Los welcomes R. Kelly to praise the man above and Omarion teams up with Kid Ink and French Montana for another banger.
It’s time to honor the singers who topped the charts and crafted the soundtrack to many of your celebratory moments last year. The competition for R&B Artist of the Year in The Boombox Fan Choice Awards is steep as each artist made a strong impact in 2013 with their respective music and movements.
In the past year or so, interest in alternative R&B has skyrocketed. Maybe Bilal was just ahead of his time. Because while critical acclaim has never been hard to come by for the Philadelphia-bred crooner, he's spent a bulk of his career -- now spanning more than a decade -- flying under the radar of the populace.
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Crooners Bilal and Miguel were accompanied by Atlanta rapper Donnis on stage last night (Oct. 5) at the Canal Room for the third installment of the Hennessy Artistry series in New York City. The event, presented by Hot 97 and hosted by
Grammy-nominated neo-soul singer Bilal released his seminal debut '1st Born Second' nearly a decade ago, but after label entanglements and years of being relegated to guest appearances on others' songs, he's finally getting a second shot. The falsetto crooner has signed a deal with P
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