By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
R&B might seem like a dying music genre amid a music industry that pretty much seems to have been overtaken by Pop music, but it hasn’t died out completely thanks to the dedicated artists who refuse to jump on the Pop bandwagon just yet. Trey Songz happens to consider himself to be one of those artists, as the singer has stayed true to the fan base that made him the big star he is today. While Trey makes it clear that he doesn’t feel there is a such thing as real R&B and fake R&B, he feels it’s important for him to stick with the genre, even if it’s not as popular as it was a couple of decades ago.
In a recent interview with Billboard, Trey explains why he’s not jumping on the Pop music bandwagon like some of his peers:
“People were in need of real R&B and really appreciated this body of work from me when there aren’t a lot of your favorite R&B artists giving you R&B albums. It’s not even that it’s real R&B or fake R&B; it’s that you have a lot of your favorite R&B singers making pop music right now. And in this time it was very important for me to stay true to myself and stay true to the music that’s gotten me to the point where I am right now.”
Trey Songz is in a good place in his career. The singer was just recently nominated for a Grammy Award for Best R&B Song for his hit single “Heart Attack,” and he will be in the upcoming film Texas Chainsaw 3D.