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Get ready for the ultimate R&B playlist, filled with huge new tunes from the likes of Alicia Keys, Kehlani and more.
2017 is looking like a big year for R&B, with huge tracks dropping every week from some of your favourite artists.
Kehlani and Alicia Keys are leading the way for women in urban music, whilst Sampha and August Alsina are representing the men with some smooth R&B tunes.
In addition, Drake's 'More Life' is on the horizon, as well as new music from Chris Brown due very soon.
We've rounded up the best R&B tracks of 2017 so far, updated regularly with all of the latest and biggest tunes of the year.
Trey Songz - 'Nobody Else But You'
Jeremih Feat. Chris Brown & Big Sean - 'I Think Of You'
Tory Lanez - 'Bodmon Song'
Alicia Keys - 'That's What's Up'
In celebration of her 33rd birthday, Alicia Keys shared a soulful R&B single that contains a familiar Kanye West sample - 'So Alive' by Kings of Tomorrow - which was used on Yeezy's TLOP song 'Low Lights'.
Kehlani - 'Undercover'
Kehlani dropped an amazing throwback R&B track, taken from her impressive debut album 'SweetSexySavage'.
Sampha - '(No One Knows Me) Like The Piano'
Sampha hit us right in the feels with this emotional track. '(No-one Knows Me) Like The Piano' is a stunning, piano-driven song written from the heart.
August Alsina - 'Drugs'
Def Jam signee August Alsina dropped this slick R&B tune at the start of the year and it's making huge waves. Expect big things!