Michael Jackson and the Sound of R&B
March 29, 2018

“I think people have always admired black music since the beginning of time, if you want to go back to Negro spirituals. Today, the market is just accepting of the fact that that’s the sound. From Britney to ‘N Sync, they’re all doing the R&B thing. Even Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees he always tells me [imitating a British accent], ‘Man, we do R&B.’ I say, Barry, I don’t categorize it, but it’s great music. I understand where he’s coming from. I love great music – it has no color, it has no boundaries.” – Michael Jackson in an interview with Vibe Magazine, March 2002