Originally Posted by SilK
Still doesn't work!
Thankfully I know most of babygirl's videos!
There seems to be a real difference between music genres everywhere. At times it's confusing. I mean, where does R&B end and does Pop start? Is only airplay related? And who makes the 'rules'? Is Beyoncé or Kelly Rowland R&B because they get support from Black Radio? Are they pop because they dominate the hot100?
Out here in the Netherlands we didn't even have black or urban radio/tv until fairly recently.
In America when you consistently have bigger hits on the pop charts then on the R&B charts, you are a pop artist with an R&B edge.
When you consistently have bigger hits on the R&B charts then the pop charts, your an R&B artist with crossover potential.
Beyonce and Kelly are pop artists with an R&B edge who mostly get support from urban radio from their early days with DC when they were an R&B group.
Their support from urban radio varies form song to song.
A song like "Soldier" was embraced by urban radio.
A song like "Stand Up For Love" wasn't.
Joss Stone to me is a R&B/Soul artist. People can deny her that status if they like but noone really said anything until they found out she was white and a Brit.
She was a big hit on the urban AC radio stations in Philadelphia until some people found out she was white.
I guess they thought she lied to them.
She got no airplay from the pop stations and still doesn't.