The Best R&B Songs Of 2017 So Far

Get ready for the ultimate R&B playlist, filled with huge new tunes from the likes of Alicia Keys, Kehlani and more.

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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.

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.

TLC Feat. Snoop Dogg - 'Way Back'

These old-school legends are serving up some serious throwback vibes with this nostalgia-inducing jam.


Frank Ocean Feat. Jay Z & Tyler The Creator - 'Biking'

Frank is back with another surprise release, with this introspective track featuring Hov and Tyler.


Bruno Mars Feat. PARTYNEXTDOOR - 'That's What I Like' (Remix)

PND added his smooth vocals to Bruno Mars' pop single and made it his own! This is big...

Chris Brown - 'Privacy'

Following his feud with Soulja Boy, Chris Brown released a smooth new single called 'Privacy', featuring a reference to Red Rat's Dancehall classic 'Tight Up Skirt'.

Nicki Minaj - 'Regret In Your Tears'

In March, Nicki Minaj unleashed a trio of songs including 'Regret In Your Tears', which hears Nicki show off her vocals over a Caribbean-themed single.

Frank Ocean - 'Chanel'

Frank surprised fans with his stand-alone track 'Chanel'. Is he hinting at a potential new album for 2017?


MiC LOWRY - 'Whiskey Kisses'

With their precise vocal harmonies and catchy hooks, Liverpool natives MiC LOWRY have killed it with their latest single.


Future Feat. Rihanna - 'Selfish'

Future and Rihanna followed up their 2012 collaboration 'Love Song', with an smooth single taken from his album 'HNDRXX'.

Kanye West Feat. The Dream - 'Bed Yeezy Season 5'

Kanye West released the soundtrack to his impressive Yeezy Season 5 collection featuring vocals from The Dream.

Trey Songz - 'Nobody Else But You'

Trey Songz warmed up for the release of his long awaited album 'Tremaine The Album', with a single called 'Nobody Else But You'.

Jeremih Feat. Chris Brown & Big Sean - 'I Think Of You'

Jeremih linked up with Chris Brown and Big Sean for a remake of Montell Jordan's classic 90s song 'Get It On Tonite'.

Tory Lanez - 'Bodmon Song'

Tory Lanez kicked off 2017 with a bang, releasing two mixtapes 'The New Toronto 2' and 'Chixtape 4'. The former featured an R&B anthem which cleverly features a reversed sample of his popular 'Controlla' remix.

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!

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