Neo soul is a genre of popular music. The term was coined by music industry entrepreneur Kedar Massenburg during the late 1990s to market and describe a style of music that emerged from soul and contemporary R&B.

Neo soul developed during the 1980s and early 1990s, in the United States and United Kingdom, as a soul revival movement. It earned mainstream success during the 1990s, with the commercial and critical breakthroughs of several artists, including D’AngeloErykah BaduLauryn Hill, and Maxwell. Their music was marketed as an alternative to the producer-driven, digitally approached R&B of the time.

Since its initial mainstream popularity and impact on the sound of contemporary R&B, neo soul has been expanded and diversified musically through the works of both American and international artists. Its mainstream presence declined during the 2000s, although newer artists emerged through more independent means of marketing their music. According to music journalist Mark Anthony Neal, “neo-soul and its various incarnations has helped to redefine the boundaries and contours of black pop.”

Though it’s roughly analagous to contemporary R&B, Neo-Soul artists pay more devotion to the era of classic soul, often seeking a sound and a style of songwriting with few concessions to events in the music world post-1975. The work of Lauryn Hill, first in the Fugees and later with her 1998 solo debut The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, proved very important to the neo-soul scene, as did the debut of Erykah Badu in 1997. Several more females made splashy debuts around the turn of the millennium, including Macy Gray, Jill Scott, India.Arie, and Alicia Keys, but only the latter broke through to broad stardom. Other figures pursuing the neo-soul sound include Raphael Saadiq, Remy Shand, Sunshine Anderson, Musiq Soulchild, Peven Everett, and Jaguar Wright.

References & More Additional Information :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neo_soul

https://www.allmusic.com/subgenre/neo-soul-ma0000004426

Here’s a list with the artists , Songs & albums Highlights of Neo-Soul :

Neo-Soul Artists Highlights

Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys
Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill
Jill Scott
Jill Scott
Erykah Badu
Erykah Badu
D'Angelo
D’Angelo
India.Arie
India.Arie
Maxwell
Maxwell
Tony! Toni! Toné!
Tony! Toni! Toné!
Raphael Saadiq
Raphael Saadiq
Macy Gray
Macy Gray
McAlmont & Butler
McAlmont & Butler
Musiq Soulchild
Musiq Soulchild
Sharon Jones
Sharon Jones
Cee Lo Green
Cee Lo Green
Sunshine Anderson
Sunshine Anderson
Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse
Adele
Adele
Remy Shand
Remy Shand
The Brand New Heavies
The Brand New Heavies
Lucy Pearl
Lucy Pearl
Floetry
Floetry
Corinne Bailey Rae
Corinne Bailey Rae
Tweet
Tweet
Joss Stone
Joss Stone
Rahsaan Patterson
Rahsaan Patterson
Anthony Hamilton
Anthony Hamilton
José James
José James
Nikka Costa
Nikka Costa
Amos Lee
Amos Lee
Angie Stone
Angie Stone
Jaheim
Jaheim
Charles & Eddie
Charles & Eddie
Kristina Train
Kristina Train
Clairy Browne & the Bangin' Rackettes
Clairy Browne & the…
Bad Rabbits
Bad Rabbits
Nneka
Nneka
Ledisi
Ledisi
Elizabeth Shepherd
Elizabeth Shepherd
Emily King
Emily King
Little Jackie
Little Jackie
Syleena Johnson
Syleena Johnson
Mali Music
Mali Music
Duffy
Duffy
Ava Luna
Ava Luna
Cody ChesnuTT
Cody ChesnuTT
Allen Stone
Allen Stone
Beverley Knight
Beverley Knight
Mamas Gun
Mamas Gun

Neo-Soul Albums

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill
The Miseducation of Lauryn…
Juslisen
Musiq Soulchild
Juslisen
Acoustic Soul
India.Arie
Acoustic Soul
Songs in A Minor
Alicia Keys
Songs in A Minor
Voodoo
D’Angelo
Voodoo
Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds, Vol. 1
Jill Scott
Who Is Jill Scott? Words…
Baduizm
Erykah Badu
Baduizm
On How Life Is
Macy Gray
On How Life Is
Love in Stereo
Rahsaan Patterson
Love in Stereo
The Colored Section
Donnie
The Colored Section
Back to Black
Amy Winehouse
Back to Black
Lewis Taylor
Lewis Taylor
Lewis Taylor
The Brand New Heavies
The Brand New Heavies
The Brand New Heavies
Comin' from Where I'm From
Anthony Hamilton
Comin’ from Where I’m From
Bring It Back
McAlmont & Butler
Bring It Back
Rising Son
Takuya Kuroda
Rising Son
Kamaal the Abstract
Q-Tip
Kamaal the Abstract
For Pleasure
Omar
For Pleasure
Brown Sugar
D’Angelo
Brown Sugar
The Dynamic Sound of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
Sharon Jones / Sharon…
The Dynamic Sound of…
The Daily News
Donnie
The Daily News
Golden Moments
Jill Scott
Golden Moments
Stoned, Pt. 1
Lewis Taylor
Stoned, Pt. 1
Umsindo
Georgia Anne Muldrow
Umsindo
Ain't Nobody Worryin'
Anthony Hamilton
Ain’t Nobody Worryin’
The Way I Feel
Remy Shand
The Way I Feel
Landing on a Hundred
Cody ChesnuTT
Landing on a Hundred
Green Eyed Soul
Lari White
Green Eyed Soul
Lioness: Hidden Treasures
Amy Winehouse
Lioness: Hidden Treasures
Spirit
Amos Lee
Spirit
Experience: Jill Scott 826+
Jill Scott
Experience: Jill Scott 826+
Olesi: Fragments of an Earth
Georgia Anne Muldrow
Olesi: Fragments of an…
Rockferry
Duffy
Rockferry
The Soul Sessions
Joss Stone
The Soul Sessions
Concrete Jungle
Nneka
Concrete Jungle
Mama's Gun
Erykah Badu
Mama’s Gun
The Stepkids
The Stepkids
The Stepkids
Balancing Act
Balancing Act
Balancing Act
My Soul
Leela James
My Soul
All Hits at the House of Blues
Raphael Saadiq
All Hits at the House of…
On the Jungle Floor
Van Hunt
On the Jungle Floor
Coming Back to You
Melinda Doolittle
Coming Back to You
Back to Basics
Christina Aguilera
Back to Basics
Cee-Lo Green...Is the Soul Machine
Cee Lo Green
Cee-Lo Green…Is the Soul…
Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds, Vol. 2
Jill Scott
Beautifully Human: Words…
Instant Vintage
Raphael Saadiq
Instant Vintage
Soul
Seal
Soul
The Lady Killer
Cee Lo Green
The Lady Killer
Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder)
Maxwell
Ascension (Don’t Ever…
Denials Delusions and Decisions
Jaguar Wright
Denials Delusions and…
The Vault, Vol. 1.5
Eric Roberson
The Vault, Vol. 1.5
Mind, Body & Soul
Joss Stone
Mind, Body & Soul
Stone Hits: The Very Best of Angie Stone
Angie Stone
Stone Hits: The Very Best…
Pebble to a Pearl
Nikka Costa
Pebble to a Pearl
Icon
D’Angelo
Icon
Icon
Erykah Badu
Icon
Luvanmusiq
Musiq Soulchild
Luvanmusiq
Love Behind the Melody
Raheem DeVaughn
Love Behind the Melody
Some Kinda...
Dwele
Some Kinda…
Loving You More...In the Spirit of Etta James
Leela James
Loving You More…In the…
McKay
Stephanie McKay
McKay
Lewis II
Lewis Taylor
Lewis II
Music Fan First
Eric Roberson
Music Fan First
The Real Thing: Words and Sounds, Vol. 3
Jill Scott
The Real Thing: Words and…
Aquarius Songs
Joseph Malik
Aquarius Songs
Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams
Solange
Sol-Angel and the Hadley…
Live at the Jazz Cafe, London
D’Angelo
Live at the Jazz Cafe,…
The Defamation of Strickland Banks
Plan B
The Defamation of…
Studio Confessions
Peven Everett
Studio Confessions
Black Diamond
Angie Stone
Black Diamond
Soul Organic
Hil St. Soul
Soul Organic
Sagala
Georgia Anne Muldrow
Sagala
The Headphone Masterpiece
Cody ChesnuTT
The Headphone Masterpiece
The Stoop
Little Jackie
The Stoop
Lady
Lady
Lady
This Is Not a Love Song
Omar
This Is Not a Love Song
Original Raw Soul, Vol. 3
Various Artists
Original Raw Soul, Vol. 3
Soné Ka-La
Jacques Schwarz-Bart
Soné Ka-La
Facts of Life: The Soul of Bobby Womack
Calvin Richardson
Facts of Life: The Soul of…
Heavy Rhyme Experience, Vol. 1
The Brand New Heavies
Heavy Rhyme Experience,…
Terence Trent d'Arby's Wildcard!
Terence Trent D’Arby
Terence Trent d’Arby’s…
Soulife
Anthony Hamilton
Soulife
NPR Discover Songs: Soul Revival
Various Artists
NPR Discover Songs: Soul…
The Dreamer
José James
The Dreamer
Last Night
His Name Is Alive
Last Night
Supply and Demand
Amos Lee
Supply and Demand
Rahsaan Patterson
Rahsaan Patterson
Rahsaan Patterson
Brown Sugar
Original Soundtrack
Brown Sugar
Worldwide Underground
Erykah Badu
Worldwide Underground
Get Lifted
John Legend
Get Lifted
Rewind
Ricky Fanté
Rewind
Waltz of a Ghetto Fly
Amp Fiddler
Waltz of a Ghetto Fly
Amos Lee
Amos Lee
Amos Lee
Live in London & New York
Corinne Bailey Rae
Live in London & New York
Subject
Dwele
Subject
Shelter
The Brand New Heavies
Shelter

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