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Why did soul music decline in the 2000s?

Why did soul music decline in the 2000s?

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Asked by L. Gibson, Last updated: Nov 03, 2020

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K. Myers

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K. Myers, Blogger, Chicago

Answered Jul 12, 2018

The year 2001, in particular, that summer has been described as the golden age of R&B and urban soul music. Artists such as Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey and Destiny’s Child paved the way for Alicia Keyes, Blu Cantrell, and Aliyah. Other top acts included Mary J Blige and Rhianna.

The year 2001, in particular, that summer has been described as the golden age of R&B and urban
The industry, as a whole, had no idea what to do with all these enormously talented individuals who rejected entire marketing campaigns designed to break them to the record-buying public. As such, albums were shelved or delayed, and artists were dropped from major labels all the time.

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