Get into Your Groove with Our R&B Playlist
Rhythm and blues. It’s sensual, alluring, edgy, and above all, addictive. And there’s no denying the talent for this category of music in the Latinx community. Thanks to the smashing hit success of Alex Rose’s EP Sexflix last year, he’s now put Latinx artists in the R&B spotlight. To honor the one year anniversary of Sexflix, we’ve compiled a list of today’s best Latin R&B hits in our monthly Spotify playlist for you. But before you delve into it, let me highlight a few of my favorites:
“BAGDAD – Cap.7: Liturgia” by ROSALÍA
Rolling Stone calls Rosalía “the heroine of a supernatural Spanish period drama.” While she grew up actually singing flamenco, the Barcelona-born singer never shied away from her roots, using palmas against her melisma-like singing. “BAGDAD” works to highlight her melancholic voice with music echoing “Cry Me a River” by Justin Timberlake.
“Not Steady” by Paloma Mami
“Not Steady” spiraled Paloma Mami’s career into new heights just after its release in June 2018. Its calm and stylish approach to Latin R&B is a direct reflection of Mami’s musical intentions. “My music is a more elegant, urban style, without reference to drugs and sex,” she says in her biography on Spotify. “It’s smooth and sophisticated with a strong impact.”
“No Fue” by Chita
Chita is a rising Latinx R&B artist everyone should be on the lookout for. “No Fue” radiates all things R&B and mirrors the style of Jorja Smith, but still retains “Chita”-esque elements with her velvet-like Spanish. Born in Buenos Aires, Chita studied jazz and piano before moving to London, where she now resides to develop her career in the music industry.