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PBR&B (also known as Alternative R&B), is an emerging stylistic alternative to Contemporary R&B that's risen in The New '10s. The genre essentially combines R&B with a wide variety of genres. Basically, it's R&B meets everything else.


Many PBR&B artists present themselves in a Darker and Edgier fashion when compared to their contemporary counterparts. While they sing about sex, it's not entire focus of their lyrics. Many sing about spirituality, dark things that trouble them, failed relationships, and for some, drug use.

Note that while "PBR&B" is the common term, many of the artists under that label are against it. Reasons vary, but some think the term has a negative connotation while others, fitting of what it's about, don't like being held down to a single genre.


Artists generally agreed to be PBR&B include:



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