When: Thu., June 15, 8 p.m. 2017
It seems like the 1990s was when R&B started to land more in the arena of pop-culture. There was more representation, especially when heavy hitters like Aaliyah, Missy Elliott, Usher and Musiq Soulchild were snagging spots on music video countdowns. But, lately, it seems like there’s less of it and that’s a shame really, considering there are artists like Anthony Hamilton still pushing the genre forward through the 2010s. Born and raised in Charlotte, NC, Hamilton got his start singing in his church choir before moving to NYC to pursue a singing career. From there, he toured as a back-up singer for D’Angelo, and eventually started releasing records and collaborating with other artists in the hip hop and R&B world, like in 2004 when he won a Grammy for a song he performed with Al Green. Since then, Hamilton has continued to lull audiences with his incredibly soulful vocals that should serve as a reminder that R&B is far from over, and deserves some more of our attention.