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  • Jasmond Hatch

The Pick of the Litter: 8 Male R&B Artists Who are Taking Over the Industry

To make it big in the music industry, it takes talent, discipline, drive and tough skin. The music industry can be one that will literally make or break an artist if they don’t make the right moves. These few male R&B artists on this list are either on the rise or have been for a long time now. These men have taken over R&B and they will continue to do so as long as they keep bringing us the fire sounds that soothe and pleasure our ears. From up and coming singers and songwriters, to an artist that needs no introduction on how lit he is. Here’s my pick on male R&B artists who are taking over the industry.



khalid



Talk about a young star on the extreme rise! Khalid has shown us that you can be different, sing how you want and make hits by just being you. The singer came on the rise in March 2017 with his debut album American Teen. This album produced one of Khalid’s US top 20 hits Location. This young man has also topped the Billboard Hot 100, Billboard 200 charts, and has been nominated & won several awards. The takeover is real when it comes to Khalid.


giveon


Giveon is a contemporary R&B singer who rose to prominence with his feature on Drake's 2020 single Chicago Freestyle, which peaked at number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100. In March of 2020, Giveon released his debut EP Take Time, which is nominated for Best R&B Album at the upcoming 2021 Grammy Awards. With his deep baritone smooth vocal ability, Giveon is a contemporary artist that came out of Long Beach, California and is wrecking this industry with his sound. I mean come on, a Grammy nomination from your debut EP says a whole lot about his style and ability.



elijah blake



Keyshia Cole, Usher, Rick Ross, and Rihanna all have one thing in common, and that’s Elijah Blake. The Dominican American singer/songwriter is primarily known for his songwriting. This talented gentleman co-wrote one of Usher’s number one hits Climax. In 2012, Elijah Blake released his debut mixtape, Bijoux 22, which included the song "X.O.X", co-written and featuring Common. Still relevant today, Elijah Blake continues to write and recently released his feel-good single Sweet Love in December 2020.


daniel caesar


We can't talk about men taking over R&B without highlighting Daniel Caesar. Best known to me with his single with H.E.R. titled Best Part, Daniel Caesar, he has a smooth tone and uses it to capture his listeners every time. The Canadian-born singer rose to fame after releasing his two critically acclai