Centric Certified Award

Luke James

Luke James

Born in the Big Easy, James’ aptitude for hitting high notes make sultry love joints like “I Want You” that much more unique. 

Joss Stone

Joss Stone

A decade after her debut, the UK import’s soulful vocals keep our ears bent in her direction, and the songstress takes command of every note.

Lyfe Jennings

Lyfe Jennings

Jennings weaves a balance of gritty but gentle notes in a collection of R&B standouts that keeps fans coming back for more. 

Solange

Solange

Like the funky yet serene beat pumping through her “Losing You” single, Solo embodies an eclectic confidence and isn’t shy about stepping outside the box.

Stacy Barthe

Stacy Barthe

After penning hits for a variety of music stars, Barthe’s gaze is locked on a voyage to solo superstardom. 

Talib Kweli

Talib Kweli

The Brooklyn-born word architect centers his material on poetic storytelling. He’s so well versed, he’s probably your favorite MC’s favorite MC.