The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 114 *Revisiting The Year 2003 In R&B*

On this week of the #SoulBackPodcast, we revisit R&B in 2003 and what was going out during that era of R&B. Names that will pop up during this conversation are Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Anthony Hamilton and R Kelly. 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.

0:00:01 – Reflecting back on the state of the industry of 20030:05:40 – Looking at the success of the Willy Wonka album0:09:15 – Reflecting on Alicia Keys’ second album0:14:28 – Big success for Anthony Hamilton’s “Comin’ from Where I’m From”0:18:40 – Albums from Musiq Soulchild and Ginuwine0:22:32 – Albums from Ashanti, Mya, Monica, Mary J. Blige0:32:45 – Albums from Jagged Edge, 112 and 7020:38:50 – Looking at the 2003 rookies in R&B0:43:51 – Looking back at Beyonce’s debut album0:49:53 – Most slept on albums of 20030:51:44 – Most anticipated album of 20030:52:58 – Top 3 albums of 2003