Here & Now pop culture critic Renee Graham has noted a trend recently: for the most part, the biggest acts in mainstream R&B music are white men.
In the past, "blue eyed soul" might have been viewed with derision.
But Graham says nowadays "people just want to hear good R&B — they don't really don't care who's making it, so long as the music's there."
- Renee Graham, pop culture critic for Here & Now. She tweets @reneeygraham.
This segment aired on August 20, 2013.