These are the Best R&B Wedding Songs to get people on the dance floor! R&B, aka rhythm and blues, started as a combination of jazz, gospel and blues. R&B is a genre of smooth pop music that is entirely centered on the vocalist. In later years, R&B branched off to create different music styles such as funk, hip-hop, rap, soul and different styles of R&B than its beginnings.
Top R&B Wedding Songs
Our list includes some recent hits and many classics too. We try and give you a wide variety of tempos and eras. Pick your favorites to include into your wedding including party songs, first dance songs and father-daughter dance songs.
Best R&B Songs
Best R&B Songs started in the U.S. in the 1930’s with the migration of African Americans to urban cities like Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York City. Early rhythm and blues stars included Count Basie, Cab Calloway and Louis Jordan. In 1949 Billboard started using the R&B music style in their charts. Paul Williams had the first R&B song to reach #1 on the Billboard charts.
The 1960’s and 1970’s had created a new style of R&B called Funk. Funk became popular with artists such as George Clinton and Sly and the Family Stone. In the 1990’s a new style of R&B was created and stayed with acts like Jodeci, Boyonce and Ashanti. The late 90’s gave birth to a new form of R&B with artists like D’Angelo, Lauryn Hill and John Legend.