soulback episode 109

On this week of the #SoulBackPodcast, we revisit R&B in 2008 and what was going out during that era of R&B. Names that will pop up during this conversation are Usher, Mariah Carey, Beyonce, Ne-Yo and Keyshia Cole. We talk about some of our favorite albums and songs from that year and also discuss some of the sleepers that people may have forgot about. We also discuss the industry during that time and some of the trends were happening during that time.

0:00:25 – Reflecting back on the state of the industry of 2008
0:01:40 – The impact of T-Pain and Kanye West
0:04:34 – Usher’s “Here I Stand” and Mariah Carey’s “E=MC^2” albums and them trying to match the success of their previous albums
0:08:42 – Beyonce’s “Sasha Fierce” era
0:10:58 – Reflecting on Keyshia Cole changing her sound on “A Different Me”
0:13:01 – Brandy and John Legend direction change with “Humans” and “Evolver”
0:15:40 – Ne-Yo was the King of R&B in 2008
0:17:11 – Looking at debut albums DAY26, Jazmine Sullivan, Jennifer Hudson and more
0:27:43 – Most anticipated album of 2008
0:31:50 – The Twitter Thriller of 2008
0:34:12 – Most slept on albums of 2008
0:39:15 – Top 3 albums of 2008

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