Hot R&B Singles: November 2012
R&B's heavyweights usually come to the fore at the end of the year, and this year is no exception. Our current collection of the latest R&B singles brings new teasers from Alicia Keys, whose "Girl on Fire" is a prelude to her November 27 album of the same name; Rihanna, whose "Diamonds" is the lead hit for Unapologetic, due November 19; The Weeknd, whose "Wicked Games" previews his November 13 release, Trilogy (which compiles his critically lionized EPs from 2011); Keyshia Cole, whose "Trust and Believe" is a prelude to Woman to Woman, which drops November 19; and Solange Knowles, whose November 27 EP True is preceded by "Losing You." In the where-have-you-been category, there's a new track from India.Arie ("6th Avenue"), but no word on an album yet. The same goes for Jeremih ("773 Love"), despite his well-received mixtape Late Nights with Jeremih; Ciara ("Sorry" and "Got Me Good"); Charlie Wilson ("My Love Is All I Have"); Lloyd ("All of Me"); Cassie ("Balcony"); and Avant ("You & I"). Teena Marie finished an album before she passed away in 2010, and it drops on January 15, 2013; the first single from Beautiful is "Luv Letter." Listen to the playlist for these and more worthwhile recent R&B singles.