Topic: r&b soul

Chromeo, dvsn, Riit and Shopé: songs you need to hear this week

4 fresh tracks to add to your playlist right now.

CBC Music presents Decade of Drake

Get ready for a big retrospective on one of Canada's most influential musicians of the 2010s.

Louise Burns, Caribou, Jon Vinyl and more: songs you need to hear this week

5 fresh tracks to add to your playlist right now.

Tegan and Sara, Scott Helman, Safia Nolin and more: songs you need to hear this week

6 fresh tracks to revive your playlist right now.

Watch Searchlight winner Shopé's set at the 2019 CBC Music Festival

He entertained the crowd with a joyful fusion of hip hop, R&B and Afro-pop.

Charlotte Day Wilson, Hubert Lenoir, Lights and Conro: songs you need to hear this week

4 fresh tracks to revive your playlist right now.

Haviah Mighty, Robbie Robertson, Drake and more: songs you need to hear this week

Six fresh tracks to add to your playlist right now.

Love & marriage: wedding song wrongs

I don’t. From abstinence ballads to butterfly kisses to badonkadonks, 20 songs to never play at your wedding.

'It's a battlefield': how Canadian music festivals have survived an unstable decade

2019 has already claimed Roxodus, Rifflandia and Woodstock 50. Why do some festivals fail while others triumph?

Swae Lee and Drake, Jenn Grant, Safia Nolin, more: songs you need to hear this week

Looking for new tunes? Here are 6 fresh tracks from Canadian artists.

Denzel Curry feat. F--ked Up, Carly Rae Jepsen, Garçons and more: songs you need to hear this week

Looking for new tunes? Here are four fresh tracks from Canadian artists.

Alessia Cara, Tenille Townes, Faber Drive and more: songs you need to hear this week

Looking for new tunes? Here are six fresh tracks from Canadian artists.

Jessie Reyez is 'Beyoncé approved' on new Lion King-inspired song

The newly Polaris shortlisted artist teamed up with rapper 070 Shake for ‘Scar.’

Lights, Tasha the Amazon, Rae Spoon and more: songs you need to hear this week

6 new tracks to add to your playlist right now.

Sheila E.: 5 songs that changed my life

The world-famous drummer and former Prince collaborator talks about the music that shaped her.

Daniel Caesar, Louise Burns, Chris LaRocca and more: songs you need to hear this week

Four new tracks to add to your playlist right now.

40 facts about the Montreal International Jazz Festival on its 40th anniversary

Did you know that Wilson Pickett once did a 60-minute encore in his dressing gown?

Here are the songs for the 2019 Canadian Music Class Challenge

Shawn Mendes? Avril Lavigne? Scott Helman? Whose song will your music class choose?

Céline Dion, Trevor Guthrie, Valley and more: songs you need to hear this week

Pop bangers, sex songs, breakup songs and summer anthems to add to your playlist right now.

Song of the summer: 9 Canadian contenders for the season's top tune

Shawn Mendes? Carly Rae Jepsen? Lights? Justin Bieber? Who's it going to be?

CBC Music Festival: watch the q stage performances now

Enjoy sets by Hubert Lenoir, Shopé, Narcy, Peach Pit, DJ NDN and others.

Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen, Dizzy and more: songs you need to hear this week

Six fresh tracks to add to your playlist right now.

Tenille Townes, Kallitechnis, Missy D and more: songs you need to hear this week

Five new songs to add to your playlist right now.

Carly Rae Jepsen, Lou Phelps, Jahkoy and more: songs you need to hear this week

Five new songs to add to your playlist right now.

Here's what you'll find on CBC Music's new website

We're excited to show you our brand new website revamp.

New Game of Thrones compilation includes track from the Weeknd, SZA and Travis Scott: listen now

"Heavy is the crown/ but never for a queen" sounds about right.

Kaytranada, Jessie Reyez with 6lack, Bülow and more: songs you need to hear this week

Six new tracks to add to your playlist right now.

The Beaches, Haviah Mighty, Jon Vinyl with Tash and more: songs you need to hear this week

Five new tracks to add to your playlist right now.
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Alvvays, Stars, Buffy Sainte-Marie, more to perform at 2019 CBC Music Festival

Our annual music fest will take place at Toronto's RBC Echo Beach on Saturday, May 25.

The amazing story of 2019 Searchlight winner Shopé

Shopé was born in Nigeria and came to Canada as an impressionable 11-year-old in 2000.

Dan Mangan, Murray Lightburn, Ellis and more: songs you need to hear this week

Five hot new Canadian tracks to add to your playlist right now.

First Play Live: Adria Kain, When Flowers Bloom

Adria Kain joined us with her band in Studio 211 to perform songs off her upcoming album When Flowers Bloom.

The musical meet-cute: 15 adorable stories of bandmates falling for each other

From Sharon and Lois to Snotty Nose Rez Kids to Partner to Quantum Tangle, we find out what drew everyone together.

Safia Nolin, Jenn Grant, Chris LaRocca and more: songs you need to hear this week

Six brand new Canadian tracks to add to your playlist now.

Broken Social Scene, Hannah Georgas, Pup and more: songs you need to hear this week

Here are six new tracks that grabbed our attention.

Clairmont the Second, Robin Thicke, Neon Dreams and more: songs you need to hear this week

Here are four new Canadian tracks that grabbed our attention.

CBC Music's top 100 Canadian songs of 2018

From Drake to Hubert Lenoir to Daniel Caesar to Jess Moskaluke, we rank the most popular songs of the year.

In memoriam: A tribute to the musicians who left us in 2018

A salute to the talented, inspiring, groundbreaking artists who passed on this year.

Bigger than the Beatles? How Drake's historic year solidified him as one of music's biggest stars

The Toronto rapper set new streaming records and broke decades-old Billboard records in 2018.

Rage, revolution and joy: 2018 was a powerhouse year in protest music

Liberating and inspiring words and songs from Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Too Attached, Shad, Janelle Monáe, Childish Gambino and more.

Canadian artists reveal their favourite albums of 2018

Find out which albums your favourite Canadian musicians had on repeat this year.

Here are the biggest Canadian music stories that shaped 2018

The good, the bad and the ugly: here are all the biggest stories of 2018.

First Play Live: HMLT and Kei-Li and Joyia, Wednesday EP

HMLT, Kei-Li and Joyia play songs from their collaborative EP.

The most underrated Canadian songs of 2018

We look at the hidden gems that stuck with us this year — ones you may not have heard, but will want on your playlist.

The 20 best Canadian music videos of 2018

Grab some popcorn: let's take a look back at the year's most captivating, funny and viral music videos.

2019 Grammys: Drake, Shawn Mendes and Diana Krall lead Canadian nominations

Kendrick Lamar's Black Panther soundtrack leads with 8 nominations, but Canadian rapper Drake is not far behind.

10 new Canadian artists who ruled 2018

From Polaris Music Prize nominees to artists breaking out with brand new solo projects, 2018 was filled with incredible new Canadian talent.

First Play Live: Shay Lia

The Montreal R&B artist has yet to release a full album, but we were lucky enough to get her in studio for a session.

Best new Christmas music for a festive and fabulous 2018

Kick-start your holiday party playlist with new music from Begonia, Serena Ryder, Whitehorse and more.

Kaytranada, Jean-Michel Blais, Grimes and more: songs you need to hear this week

Here are four new Canadian tracks that grabbed our attention.

First Play Live: Shagabond and Noah, Everything All at Once

The Toronto-based producer and L.A.-based singer play songs from their new EP.

10 best Canadian francophone albums of 2018

From Hubert Lenoir's bold, unifying debut to new albums from veteran artists: this year has been a big one.

Our favourite Canadian albums of 2018

Drake, the Sorority, Bonjay, Charlotte Day Wilson, Milk & Bone and more are on our minds as we end the year in music.

Kira Isabella, Patrick Watson, Safia Nolin and more: songs you need to hear this week

Here are five new Canadian tracks that grabbed our attention.

Celebrate Christmas with this stunning new version of Aretha Franklin's 'Silent Night'

Nobody needs to sing "Silent Night" again, ever, OK?

'He's killin' it!': Watch Nile Rodgers listen to Daniel Caesar for the first time

The famous musician and producer has some nice words for one of Canada's newest R&B stars.

Michael Bublé, Jennah Barry, Odie and Said the Whale: songs you need to hear this week

Here are four new tunes that grabbed our attention this week.

A Tribe Called Red, the Beaches, Alessia Cara, more: songs you need to hear this week

Here are six new tunes that grabbed our attention this week.

Daniel Caesar, Scott Helman, Arkells and more: songs you need to hear this week

Here are seven new Canadian tracks that grabbed our attention this week.

Shawn Mendes, BadBadNotGood, Nikki Yanofsky and more: songs you need to hear this week

Here are seven new Canadian tracks that grabbed our attention this week.

Harrison, Classified, Diana Krall with Tony Bennett and more: songs you need to hear this week

Check out hot new tracks — and why you need to hear them.

Metric, Munya, Majid Jordan and more: songs you need to hear this week

Check out hot new tracks — and why you need to hear them.

Mac DeMarco, Jessie Reyez, Tyler Shaw and more: Songs you need to hear this week

Check out hot new tracks from a l l i e and the Kount, Paul Brandt, F--ked Up and others.

Aretha Franklin dead at 76

The Queen of Soul was reported as 'seriously ill' earlier this week.

One of Aretha Franklin's greatest covers was a Canadian classic

Looking back at the Queen of Soul's cover of the Band's 1968 song, 'The Weight.'

Jessie Reyez, Ryan Hemsworth and more: Songs you need to hear this week

New music from Jessie Reyez, Ryan Hemsworth, Busty and the Bass featuring Pierre Kwenders, and Milk & Bone.

'I'm not a star, I'm the lady next door': revisit Aretha Franklin's first Canadian TV interview

CBC host Laurie Brown sat down with the "Queen of Soul" in 1998 to discuss music, staying grounded and getting bumped from The Ed Sullivan Show.

Drake, Jazz Cartier, falcxne and more: songs you need to hear this week

Drake's "In my Feelings" has an official new music video — and you'll want to watch it.

Metric, Desiree Dawson and more: Songs you need to hear this week

Check out new songs this week from Metric, Desiree Dawson, Sylo Nozra and more.

Jessie Reyez, Deadmau5, Tory Lanez and more: songs you need to hear this week

Check out the new songs we're adding to our playlists.

Watch Charlotte Day Wilson's chill performance at the 2018 CBC Music Festival

The Toronto R&B artist brought her Stone Woman EP to this year's CBC Music Festival.

2018 Polaris Music Prize: Arcade Fire, Daniel Caesar, Gord Downie make this year's long list

Here are the 40 albums up for the title of this year's best Canadian album.

Shawn Mendes, La Force, Colin Stetson and more: Songs you need to hear this week

Check out the new songs we've added to our playlists.

Premiere: Rhye's Mike Milosh brings a storm to life in new 'Phoenix' music video

Rhye's Mike Milosh breaks down his latest music video and discusses his foray into directing.

Frazey Ford, Witch Prophet and more: Songs you need to hear this week

Check out new songs by Witch Prophet, falcxne, Lou Phelps and a cover by Frazey Ford.

Kinnie Starr, Ebhoni, Michael Feuerstack, more: Songs you need to hear this week

Find out what new songs you should add to your playlist.

Charlotte Day Wilson's 'Work' wins 2018 Prism Prize for best Canadian music video

The Toronto R&B artist and her music video director have pledged to give away their $15,000 Prism Prize money.

Mother's Day: a tribute from Bahamas, Jenn Grant, Martha Wainwright, more

Happy Mother's Day!

Céline Dion, Lou Val, Yukon Blonde and more: songs you need to hear this week

Céline Dion joins the 'Deadpool 2' soundtrack, plus new summer songs and makeout jams for your playlists.

Jill Barber, Hannah Georgas and more: Songs you need to hear this week

Jill Barber returns with a new song, Hannah Georgas covers an old song, and more in this week's songs you need to hear.

5 stories about Marvin Gaye on the 34th anniversary of his death

April 1 marks the 34th anniversary of Marvin Gaye's death so this week on Marvin's Room we celebrate the late, great R&B legend.

3 songs to add to your protest playlist

Every revolution needs a soundtrack, and this week on Marvin's Room we're listening to three songs that are perfect for these political times.

'It made me feel like I could do anything': artists reveal the women who inspired them to make music

Zaki Ibrahim, Lindi Ortega, Hannah Georgas, Weaves' Jasmyn Burke and others discuss the seminal women who made an impact on them and their decision to get into music.

Nuela Charles, Kae Sun, Young Galaxy and more: Songs you need to hear this week

Check out hot new songs from Milk & Bone, Brave Shores, Jean-Michel Blais and others.

William Prince, Maddee, Lou Phelps and more: Songs you need to hear this week

Check out hot new songs from Charlotte Day Wilson, Rich Aucoin, Tory Lanez and others.

Celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Erykah Badu's album New Amerykah: Part One

This week marks 10 years since the release of one of Erykah Badu's most political albums: New Amerykah Part One.

Suuns, Iskwé, Black Atlass and more: Songs you need to hear this week

Check out hot new songs from Whitney Rose, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, Iskwé feat. Tanya Tagaq and others.

Celebrating 20 years of Destiny's Child

Feb. 17 marks the 20th anniversary of Destiny's Child's debut album. We celebrate the iconic group this week in Marvin's Room.

U.S. Girls, Dan Mangan and more: Songs you need to hear this week

Check out new songs by U.S. Girls, Dan Mangan, Tasha the Amazon and more.

The making of a pop icon: Remembering Whitney Houston

On the six-year anniversary of Whitney Houston's death, Marvin's Room looks back on the singer's rise to fame.

How 'Dancing in the Street' became an accidental civil rights anthem

In summer 1964, Motown released a song that was supposed to make people feel good — but it also became a soundtrack for people to rise up.

Charlotte Day Wilson, Rich Aucoin and more: Songs you need to hear this week

Check out new songs by Charlotte Day Wilson, Saya, Tambour and more.

How Alessia Cara and The Weeknd made history at this year's Grammys

The Canadians who won big at the 2018 Grammy Awards.

The 10 best covers of '(You Make me Feel Like) a Natural Woman'

The hit single from Aretha Franklin's "Lady Soul" has been covered by Céline Dion, Kelly Clarkson and many others.

Kick-start your day with these energizing R&B songs

It can be a challenge getting out of bed. Here's an R&B soundtrack to give you the energy boost you need.

5 songs that will get you excited about Canadian R&B in 2018

If you thought Canadian R&B was impressive in 2017, there is a lot to look forward to in 2018.

10 Canadian albums to look forward to in 2018

From Bahamas to Laila Biali, we preview some of the most anticipated albums of 2018.

The 17 best Canadian albums of 2017

Including Alvvays, Drake, Arcade Fire, Gord Downie, Feist, Jessie Reyez and more.

Watch Zaki Ibrahim play live at the 2016 CBC Music Festival

Zaki Ibrahim performs live at the CBC Music Festival in Toronto in May 2016.

18 Canadian R&B artists you need to hear

These artists are set to lead the charge as the country's R&B scene begins to take off.