Alicia Keys
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Juslisen
Lauryn Hill

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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, Peven Everett, and Jaguar Wright.

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

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Neo-Soul Album Highlights

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 ...

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Neo-Soul Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Fallin' Alicia Keys
Doo Wop (That Thing) Lauryn Hill
Brown Sugar D'Angelo
A Long Walk Jill Scott
Just Friends (Sunny) Musiq Soulchild
I Try Macy Gray
On & On Erykah Badu
Heard It All Before Sunshine Anderson
It's Alright Now Rahsaan Patterson
Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder) Maxwell

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