Ari Lennox might be the most endearing soul singer, period. Her humbleness is striking, but it also warms your heart. Lennox, 28, never expected her debut album, Shea Butter Baby, to ever come out, but now that it's here, she also cannot believe people actually like it. Imagine that.
Take a listen to her collaboration with J.Cole below.
Jorja Smith is getting attention for blending R&B and jazz sounds. The young singer is also your favorite rapper's favorite newcomer. According to Rolling Stone:
Smith’s fans include Drake, who slid into her DM’s after hearing her spare, hypnotic breakout song “Blue Lights” and recruited her for two tracks on his 2017 mixtape More Life. After that, Kendrick Lamar enlisted her to co-write and sing on his Black Panther stomper “I Am.” Smith was surprised to hear Lamar had wanted to work with her for a while. “[I said] but you don’t fuck with me on Instagram so how was I supposed to know that?” Smith says with a grin.