As its new, diverse, and endlessly exciting sounds drew inspiration from across the musical spectrum, R&B came to define American mainstream music in the '90s. Here are the key tracks from R&B's most vital decade.
Sassy, sexy and soulful, these are the essential anthems by the all-female R&B groups that dominated the '90s pop charts. Scrubs are, naturally, not welcome.
Listen to the most popular hip hop and R&B songs in America as determined by the Billboard charts.