“Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Kenyon Dixon pays homage to the timeless charm of late 90s/Early 2000s R&B.” – YouKnowIGotSoul
“While the seductive tune was made for the bedroom, it certainly sets the mood for a slow dance on the dancefloor as well.” – Rated R&B
“If Kenyon Dixon is going to do anything, it’s make sure that R&B is alive and well.” – VIBE
After reigniting the public’s demand for passionate lyrical content, Watts native Kenyon Dixon presents his highly-anticipated new album, The R&B You Love, out today.
The 17-track opus finds the Grammy-nominated phenom recreating the magic of the late ‘90s/Early 2000s R&B. As he deftly guides listeners through a trip down memory lane, Kenyon pays homage to the slow-burning groove of yesteryear while contributing to the genre’s resurgence. Alongside the album, Kenyon unveils his latest visual for “2000s R&B.” Watch above.
On the new album, Kenyon Dixon shares: “I’ve been on a mission to make people demand & expect more from modern R&B. It’s such a sacred genre & deserves the best representation all around; from the studio, to your speakers to the stage. I hope this album makes you fall back in love with R&B. Cheers to ‘The R&B You Love.’”
From the opening chords on the first track, “In Your Head,” the stage is set, as Kenyon’s dreamlike melodies bring the hook to life. The production on the album oozes with nostalgia, with songs like “Good Love” and “2000s R&B” featuring RL providing the basis for something special. He initially paved the way for the project with a pocket of pre-released gems: “Slow Dancing” feat. Kincy, “Lucky” and, most recently, the Tiffany Gouché-assisted “98 Vibes (Do You Right).” The latter was praised by VIBE, describing Kenyon’s soulful score as an “amorous record” that’s “a perfect cuffing season soundtrack.”
The R&B You Love is the follow-up to 2022’s acclaimed Closer LP, and the expanded edition, Closer (Deluxe). Kenyon continues to envelop listeners with earworm melodies that remind us of R&B’s golden era. The expansive body of work also includes features from Cozz and Alex Isley.
Over the years, Kenyon has routinely delivered next level collaborations while reserving some ink in the pen for his own solo efforts. In fact, the accomplished songwriter just teamed up with international superstar Justin Timberlake to score his new pop gem “Keep Going Up” with Timbaland & Nelly Furtado.
Elsewhere, R&B Kenny has been active on social media, bringing fans closer to the R&B they love with each post. His #thernbyoulovemashups have continued to climb online, and now, Kenyon offers impassioned pieces of his reality on wax.
The R&B You Love Tracklist:
1. In Your Head
3. Fantasy (feat. Cozz)
4. The R&B You Love (Interlude)
5. Good Love
6. & Then Some (feat. Alex Isley)
7. Slow Dancing (Interlude)
8. Slow Dancing (feat. Kincy)
9. Lucky Prelude (ILY)
11. ‘98 Vibes (Interlude)
12. ‘98 Vibes (Do You Right) feat. Tiffany Gouché
13. 2000s R&B (Interlude)
14. 2000s R&B (feat. RL)
16. Again (Interlude)
About Kenyon Dixon:
In a world where the existence of “Quality R&B” is constantly questioned, newly GRAMMY nominated artist Kenyon Dixon reminds us that it is most definitely alive and thriving. As one of this generation’s emerging songwriters, working with a range of artists from R&B legends Mary J Blige, Tyrese & Ginuwine to Pop Superstar Justin Timerblake, Dixon has still managed to reserve some ink for his own catalog of timeless music. Having toured as a supporting vocalist for Nick Jonas, Jill Scott, Kelly Rowland, Kirkland and more. The proud Los Angeles native has smoothly transitioned to center stage and proven that he is destined to become a household name. Following the release of his 2021 LP, Expectations, which garnered a tremendous amount of support from the industry elite such as Brandy, Jermaine Dupri, Timbaland as well as Grammy Award Winner Ledisi who Dixon joined as support on her WILDCARD tour. He later collaborated with R&B artists PJ Morton & BJ The Chicago Kid to pay homage to the King of Soul, Sam Cooke, with a remake of the soulful classic “Bring It On Home To Me.” The collaborative effort landed the trio, accompanied by Guitarist Charlie Bereal, a nomination for Best Traditional R&B Performance at the 2022 GRAMMY Awards. Closer (Released May 5, 2022) debuted at #4 on the US iTunes R&B Charts, while comfortably sitting in both Top 50 and Top 100 positions on iTunes R&B Charts in over 15 other countries. The effort gained praise from artists such as Joe Budden, Ty Dolla $ign, and Anita Baker, who took to twitter to share her stamp of approval stating: “R&B is alive & well. @kennygotsoul with the melodies, lyrics, and vocals.” But there’s more to unpack here. Elsewhere, Dixon has continued to shine as a trusted collaborator. He penned records for Justin Timberlake (“Keep Going Up”); earned an arrangement and vocal production credit for Coco Jones’ “ICU (remix),” and took on a leadership role as the music director for Revolt TV’s “The Link Up II.” With his smooth and sultry vocals, vulnerable lyrics and undeniable records – that are bound to leave you with all of the feels – Dixon delivers the R&B we love every single time.