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Radio Station Format Definition: Urban Contemporary

This format is popular with young urban audiences who are into rap, hip-hop, soul, and R&B. However it may also include selections of house and dance mixes. The format has developed primarily in the last two decades.

Typical artists heard on Urban Contemporary stations include: Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, R. Kelly, Sunshine Anderson, 112, Tyrese, Janet Jackson, Destiny's Child, Redman, Ginuwine, Tank, Faith Evans, Snoop-Dog, Ja Rule, Dave Hollister, Usher, 2Pac

See also: Hip Hop, Rhythmic Oldies


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