The Weeknd Toronto ON CANADA4.80 0.00 Emotional R&B artist Abel Tesfaye sings in a soaring falsetto that he sets against a dark and smokey down-tempo background to create pure sexiness
Rhye Los Angeles CA4.80 2.12 Chill, well-produced, R&B tunes from a male duo. Singer sounds very much like a sexy Sade female voice.
The New Respects Nashville TN4.67 3.55 Much respect to this family band who pump out high energy rock + soul jams with a powerful lead vocal.
Art School Girlfriend Wrexham UK-WALES4.60 0.00 Every lyric sung by the vocalist against the subtle percussion and synths is effortlessly pulled off with reserved emotion. This is dark.
Blood Orange New York NY4.50 3.50 Dev Hynes is a bit of a musical renaissance man. With this project, he creates R&B groove music that you might turn on after moving to a darkened back room with a stranger you just met at a house party.
Cautious Clay Brooklyn NY4.50 0.00 R&B/soul with a silky smooth groove
Leon Bridges Fort Worth TX4.50 0.00 Old skool lo-fi rhythm & blues from Fort Worth. Think lo-fi Aloe Blacc.
Har Mar Superstar Brooklyn NY4.43 3.60 Har Mar is mesmerizing live but careful getting too close unless you want to get a special package delivered to your face. It's pop meets late 80's R&B meets funk and it's sexy as all hell.
Sam Smith London UK-ENGLAND4.40 3.65 British R&B/pop vocalist already recognized with Disclosure and Naughty Boy, with debut album dropping in 2014