Although R&B’s golden age really stood out in the 90s and early 2000s, we can see waves of it coming back through the voices of many strong female singers who are putting out music today. Female singers have historically dominated the R&B game with artists like Monica, Brandy, Alicia Keys, Jill Scott, Angie Stone, and many many more. But there is a new wave of female R&B singers that are coming up in the Kehlani, Summer Walker, and H.E.R. era of artists and we are here for it. This new age of R&B is bringing forth many young talented female singers that will lead this new movement and become the next R&B icons. Check it out.
Ambré is a young singer/songwriter from New Orleans, Louisiana. She is currently signed to Roc Nation and has been since 2019. At the beginning of her career, Ambré collaborated with fellow R&B singer Kehlani and this led to Kehlani bringing her on tour. Ambré built up her fanbase by going on various tours and showing off her unique style and charisma. She is also a fantastic songwriter as she has co-written songs “Changes” and “U” on H.E.R.’s grammy-winning album H.E.R. Ambré brings a great aesthetic to her music with her beautiful voice and it lures the listener in. Stay updated with Ambré on her Instagram @ambre.
Oakland native Samaria is one of the many strong R&B singers coming out of the Bay Area. Samaria has a very powerful and equally beautiful voice that sets her apart from other R&B singers. She has been recognized and given praise by publications such as The Fader, This is Rnb, and many more. Her heartwrenching delivery creates a very immersive listening experience. Keep up with Samaria on her Instagram @samaria.
Gwen Bunn is a producer/artist from Los Angeles, California. Her infatuating instrumentals and pleasant vocals come together to make beautiful R&B. Although she has a more modern R&B sound, she does incorporate older 80s and 90s elements in her instrumentals which make a perfect blend between the two eras. Stay up on Gwen Bunn on her Instagram @gwenbunn.
Joyce Wrice is an amazing R&B singer from Los Angeles, California. She has a very soft voice that fits perfectly over her slow and dreamy instrumentals. She has collaborated with artists like Westside Gunn, Jay Prince, and Oakland singer/rapper Elujay. Her voice is bound to make a splash in the R&B arena in the near future. Stay in the loop by following Joyce Wrice on her Instagram @joycewrice.
Amber Olivier is a new R&B singer from North London, UK. The UK vocalist flaunts her seemingly effortless singing capability over slow and very comfortable instrumentals. She has been working very closely with singer/producer Brent Faiyaz. Brent produced many songs for Amber and contributes the occasional background vocals on her tracks as well. Amber Olivier has a beautiful voice that pairs perfectly with Brent’s production – she is bound to make an impact on the world of new-age R&B. Stay involved with Amber Olivier by following her on her Instagram @amberolivier.