It seems like there’s not enough time in the day, week, month or even year to listen to all of the best new R&B songs dropping these days. Fans are currently provided with a plethora of artists and styles to enjoy on their streaming service of choice.
But amid the overabundance of music, certain songs always find a way to stand out from the pack. So, HipHopDX is putting the spotlight on these tracks, highlighting everything from mainstream successes to essential album cuts.
The following list is part of DX’s monthly “Best of The Year” series. Check out some of DX’s other lists to stay up-to-date with all of the new music dropping this year. This month’s article includes albums released between December 1, 2019 – January 28, 2020. Albums from January 31 will be added during the next update.
- The Best Hip Hop Songs of 2020… So Far (January – February)
- The Best Rap Songs of 2020 … So Far (January – February)
- The Best Hip Hop Albums of 2020… So Far (January – February)
- The Best R&B Albums of 2020… So Far (January – February)
- The Best Mixtapes & EPs of 2020… So Far (January – February)
Check out the Top R&B Songs of 2020 so far.
070 Shake – “Guilty Conscience”
070 Shake delivers a unique blend of nostalgic synths and modern drums on “Guilty Conscience,” which comes from her Modus Vivendi project. Shake bends genre’s on this track, mixing R&B vocals with pop hooks and memorable melodies. There’s no denying the singer has found her sound and “Guilty Conscience” is the perfect sonic display.
dvsn – “A Muse”
dvsn returned from their hiatus to deliver a new single, preparing fans for their upcoming release. “A Muse” is a fresh twist on a classic sample. On the song, the Toronto duo sampled Lonnie Liston’s “A Garden of Peace,” which was infamously sampled on JAY-Z’s “Dead Presidents.”
Jhené Aiko – “P*$$Y Fairy”
Jhené Aiko followed up 2019’s “Triggered (Freestyle)” with a more loving ode to a partner who can’t seem to spend enough time with her. Aiko’s vocals flow smoothly over “P*$$Y Fairy’s” instrumental and gives fans plenty of quotable lines for Instagram captions.
Kehlani f. Keyshia Cole – “All Me”
Kehlani teamed up with R&B great Keisha Cole for this collaboration to end off 2019. The chemistry between the two on the track is hard to deny. Lyrically, both singers provided a unique perspective on influencing a significant other within a relationship.
Dreamville & Ari Lennox – “BUSSIT”
Ari Lennox shined bright on Dreamville’s Deluxe version of their Revenge Of The Dreamers III project, where she delivered the beautiful single “BUSSIT.” Ari seems so comfortable with her art right now, and this song displays that comfort level perfectly.
Below is a list of more songs that are still on repeat. Check back monthly for more of the best R&B songs of 2020.
- H.E.R. – Slide (Remix)
- 070 Shake – Rocketship
- Khalid – Eleven