The best R&B songs of 2019

4 November 2019, 17:02 | Updated: 24 December 2019, 12:14

Khalid unleashes his sophomore album 'Free Spirit'.
Khalid unleashes his sophomore album 'Free Spirit'. Picture: Getty

Turn up the biggest, best and most played R&B songs of 2019, featuring the likes of Chris Brown, Ella Mai, Khalid and more of your favourite artists.

You ready for some huge R&B bangers? The genre is in the midst of a colossal comeback and 2019 is looking brighter than ever.

From honey-smooth heavyweight Chris Brown to rising sweetheart Ella Mai, your favourite artists have been delivering countless hits that are dominating the charts worldwide.

You ready to update your '19 playlist? We've got you covered. Check out the biggest R&B songs of 2019 below.

  1. Summer Walker Feat. Bryson Tiller - 'Playing Games'

    Summer Walker - Playing Games (with Bryson Tiller) [Official Music Video]

    R&B princess Summer Walker comes through with a classic slow jam, with a little help from fellow smooth crooner Bryson Tiller.

  2. Mahalia Feat. Ella Mai - 'What You Did'

    Mahalia - What You Did (feat. Ella Mai)

    These British queens are killing the game! Mahalia and Ella are a dream team this mellow banger.

  3. Teyana Taylor Feat. Kehlani - 'Morning'

    Teyana Taylor, Kehlani - Morning (Official Video)

    Teyana and Kehlani link up for the ultimate all-girl R&B crossover. Sultry af.

  4. Chris Brown Feat. Drake - 'No Guidance'

    Chris Brown - No Guidance (Audio) ft. Drake

    After finally squashing their long-running beef, Breezy and Drizzy reunited to create this smooth summer banger.

  5. Majid Jordan Feat. Khalid - 'Caught Up'

    Majid Jordan - Caught Up (feat. Khalid) [Official Video]

    An R&B dream! Power duo Majid Jordan team up with hitmaker Khalid for this infectious song.

  6. Mahalia - 'Grateful'

    Mahalia - Grateful

    Mahalia delivers another honey-sweet lullaby with the elegant 'Grateful.'

  7. Jhené Aiko - 'Triggered' (Freestyle)

    Jhené Aiko - Triggered (freestyle)

    Jhené opens up her heart on this honest, story-telling freestyle.

  8. Summer Walker Feat. Drake - 'Girls Need Love' (Remix)

    Summer Walker - Girls Need Love Remix (with Drake)

    Drizzy lends his honey-smooth bars to Summer Walker's luscious R&B slow-jam.

  9. Beyoncé - 'Before I Go'

    Before I Let Go (Homecoming Live Bonus Track)

    Queen Bey treated her fans to a surprise bonus track which featured on her Homecoming Netflix documentary, and was produced by Tay Keith.

  10. Khalid - 'My Bad'

    Khalid - My Bad (Audio)

    Taken from his sophomore alum 'Free Spirit', Khalid sends a message to his other half on 'My Bad'.

  11. Kehlani - 'Nights Like This' (Feat. Ty Dolla $ign)

    Kehlani - Nights Like This (feat. Ty Dolla $ign) [Official Music Video]

    Kehlani is back! The R&B princess has treated fans to a delectable new single featuring Ty Dolla.

  12. Cardi B & Bruno Mars - 'Please Me'

    Cardi B & Bruno Mars - Please Me (Official Audio)

    Cardi and Bruno Mars link up for their latest infectious banger, the follow-up to their chart-smashing collaboration 'Finesse'.

  13. Khalid feat. Disclosure - 'Talk'

    Khalid - Talk (Audio)

    R&B crooner Khalid delivers his stellar lead single off his upcoming sophomore album, featuring production from electronic duo Disclosure.

  14. Chris Brown - 'Undecided'

    Chris Brown - Undecided (Official Video)

    Breezy teams up with frequent collaborator and hit producer Scott Storch for a 90's sounding bop that samples Shanice’s iconic hit 'I Love Your Smile.'

  15. Anderson .Paak - 'King James'

    King James

    Anderson .Paak comes through with another funk-laden banger, which is set to feature on his surprise new album 'Ventura.'

  16. Jessie Reyez & 6LACK - 'Imported'

    Jessie Reyez & 6LACK - Imported

    R&B crooners Jessie and 6LACK have teamed up for a moody new one, taken from her from her upcoming studio album.

  17. Kehlani Feat. Dom Kennedy - 'Nunya'

    Kehlani - Nunya (feat. Dom Kennedy) [Official Video]

    Taken from her new project 'While We Wait', released shortly before the birth of her first child, Kehani dropped the laid-back 'Nunya'.

  18. Ty James x unheard - 'Splash'

    Ty James x unheard - Splash (Official Lyric Video)

    Newcomer Ty James comes through with a future song of the summer. A chilled one.

  19. Ella Mai - 'Shot Clock'

    Ella Mai - Shot Clock

    The 'Boo'd Up' songstress delivered another delightful slice of R&B with the latest single from her debut album.

  20. Pink Sweat$ - 'Honesty'

    Pink Sweat$ - Honesty (Official Music Video)

    A Philadelphia native, soulful songwriter Pink Sweat$ is a newcomer to the scene, and he's about to win you over with his silky voice and sensitive lyrics.

  21. Trey Songz Feat. Chris Brown - 'Chi Chi'

    Trey Songz - Chi Chi feat. Chris Brown [Official Music Video]

    The R&B crooners have linked up for a streamy new single.

  22. Russ - 'Nobody Knows'

    Russ - Nobody Knows (Official Audio)

    Genre-blending rapper and singer Russ brings things down to Earth with this mellow, introspective number.

  23. Ella Mai - 'Trip'

    Ella Mai - Trip (Audio)

    Originally released in 2018 and taken from her chart-smashing debut album, 'Trip' stands out as one of Ella's biggest songs and tides all the way over into 2019.

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