Massachusetts R&B

Best Massachusetts and City of Boston R&B Artists

The famous Boston R&B artists of New Edition, a group of Bobby Brown, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Johnny Gill, Ronnie DeVoe, and Ralph Tresvant, somewhat kickstarted modern day rhythm and blues music. As R&B music exploded during the 1990s, New Edition went their separate ways, creating the careers of Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill, and Bell Biv Devoe. Fast forwarding into the 2020s, R&B has had a resurgence, with several Massachusetts R&B artists being among the top contributors.

Talented, gifted, and all adding their own unique value to R&B, the roster of Massachusetts R&B artists is not the average. Starring artists like JoJo, who is one of the very few teen sensations that transitioned their careers into adulthood, becoming one of the top R&B artists of 2022. The inconspicuous talent of Che Ecru, possibly R&B’s greatest kept secret. The veteran Sebastian Mikael showcasing years of talent since debuting in 2012. The multitalented The Bonfyre, singer and dancer who debuted in 2018 with the EP Ready to Love.

TeaMarr spilling the tea by offering a dose reality, love, and overall, a remedy for good feelings. The up and coming artist of Jesenia, a rising talent that has only displayed a preview of what’s to come. Fall River native Rasandra gaining notoriety with the Lil TJay collaboration, “In Too Deep.” Palestinian artist Neemz providing an unique and an unconventional approach to R&B.

From R&B’s next star of Raiche to multiple veterans and up and coming artists, Massachusetts R&B singers have created one of R&B’s best music scenes. Whether from the small towns and cities of Massachusetts or from the city of Boston, talent travels throughout the state. As music has grown, Massachusetts is destined to produce the next face of rhythm and blues.

Top 10 Massachusetts and Boston R&B Artists

Massachusetts R&B Artists Jojo

1. Jojo

Jojo, one of America’s most renowned singers, gained prominence in the music world at a young age with her pop and R&B music style. Her breakthrough came in 2004 with her self-titled debut album that included hit singles such as “Leave (Get Out).”

Since her debut, she has continually demonstrated her versatility by showcasing growth in her music, long removed from her early days with the Bow Wow featured track “Baby It’s You.”

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Boston R&B Singers Che Ecru 

2. Che Ecru 

Che Ecru is among the most talented of the Boston R&B artists. Often inconspicuous, he is overall approach to music leaves him second to none. Born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, Che Ecru takes a hands-on approach to his music, ensuring that every aspect of his songs reflects his artistic vision.

Releasing one of his first songs in 2015, “2 Ya,” Che Ecru has continued to display an unique style that has landed him into the view numerous music fans.

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Sebastian Mikael 

3. Sebastian Mikael 

Born in Sweden and based in the US, Sebastian Mikael brings a blend of soul, R&B, and pop to his music. He debuted in 2011 with his first project J’Adore, and would officially release his first album in 2014, Speechless.

Mikael’s musical journey is marked by his versatility, which accounts for his longevity of over ten years in the music industry. A standout talent, Sebastian Mikael’s most notable listens have been “Time,” “Exit,” and “Scene 1.”

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4. TeaMarr 

One of the most explosive talents of Boston R&B artists, TeaMarr is a compelling artist who has been making waves in the music industry with her unique sound and striking lyrics. With a voice that is both soulful and powerful, she has managed to provide R&B lovers with some of the best.

Her talent has been on display through albums like Before I Spill Myself (2020) and Thanks for Chapstick (2017), with songs like “One Job,” “Chasing Amy,” and “Kinda Love” being among her most popular.

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5. Raiche 

Debuting several years ago showcasing her talent on YouTube, Raiche would eventually drop her first record, the hit song “Money Pies” in 2018.

Consistently building her career, the Pittsfield, Massachusetts R&B artist has continued on her path by giving the world a multitude of songs, this includes “Complicated,” “Pick A Side,” “Fool,” and “Drive.”

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Massachusetts R&B Artists TeaMarr 

6. The Bonfyre 

The Bonfyre is recognized for her dancing skills and performance, and also her ability to fuse R&B with pop elements. She has already set herself apart from the crowd following her debut EP Ready to Love.

The 2018 release highlighted her dynamic ability of crafting catchy tunes. Following her debut, she has produced one EP, Love, Lust & Let Downs: Chapter One, and several hit songs, “U Say” with 6lack, “Automatic,” and “Ready To Love.”

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7. Jesenia 

Jesenia, a rising star in the R&B scene, is slowly making a name for herself. Her music is deeply rooted in classic R&B influences alongside her Latin heritage and hip-hop, incorporating contemporary elements that appeal to a broader audience.

Her single “Rodeo” is her most accomplished hit, but she has also debut singles like “Do Me Like That” and “I Need Me,” which are equally as captivating.

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8. Rasandra 

Rasandra’s soulful melodies, paired with her compelling storytelling, make her music both engaging and relatable. She has a remarkable ability to blend traditional R&B sounds with contemporary beats, creating a unique soundscape that is truly her own.

The Fall River native has some of her most acclaim songs to include tracks like “In Too Deep” with Lil TJay, “Pull Up,” “Mix Up,” and several others.

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9. Neemz 

Neemz, who is unapologetically herself, has been active releasing music since 2020 with the release of her debut single, “Runnin’ Thru the City.”

One of the eccentric and gifted Boston R&B artists, Neemz has released one album, It’s Above Me in 2021, that has featured some of her best work, songs like “Lifethativebeenlivin,” “Plan A,” and “Damaged Feelings.”

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SALYSE, an aspiring artist that has showcased her skills to only a limited audience, but is arguably one of the most gifted from Massachusetts. She made her debut in 2021 with the songs “Babygirl” and “Retrograde.” While only a sample size, much is anticipated.

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