2022 is swiftly coming to an in depth, so now’s a good time to mirror on the most important and brightest R&B songs of the yr. However which one was your favourite?
Rihanna made her long-awaited return to music after a five-year break by contributing not one, however two tracks to Black Panther: Wakanda Perpetually. The primary, “Carry Me Up,” serves as a shocking and serene ballad for the pop star, in addition to a tribute for late star Chadwick Boseman, who died at age 43 in 2020 after a battle with colon most cancers. The observe, co-written by Tems, made Billboard‘s listing of 10 finest R&B songs of 2022.
SZA additionally made the listing. She launched “Shirt” because the third single from her critically acclaimed — and at the moment No. 1 on the Billboard 200 — sophomore album, S.O.S. The sultry observe sees the star waxing poetic a few poisonous love affair, and remembers hits from her debut LP CTRL.
Nobody on Billboard‘s listing had a much bigger breakout yr than Steve Lacy, who was named our Rookie of the Yr after “Unhealthy Behavior” entered the stratosphere by going viral by way of TikTok. The singer’s album Gemini Rights went on to safe the highest spots on a number of charts following its July launch.
The Weeknd, Chris Brown, Beyoncé and extra spherical out Billboard‘s 10 Finest R&B Songs of 2022 listing, however which was your favourite? Vote in our ballot under.