Editors’ Notes Bound together by soul, these stars and fast-rising artists are remaking the R&B sound in their own image—with a proud British twist. Pushing things forward while saluting their heritage, these acts draw on Afrobeats, dancehall, house, garage, UK rap, and jazz to create inventive new flavors. Chart the irresistible rise of UK R&B right here, and remember: This playlist is updated regularly, so when you hear something you’re into, add it to your library.

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