There is set to be 12 episodes of Cheryl’s “You, Me & R&B” podcast on BBC Sounds
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The BBC has been slammed online for selecting singer Cheryl to front a new R&B podcast from BBC Sounds.
The podcast called You, Me & R&B launched on 27th August, and the “Call My Name” singer described it as her “love letter to the greatest music genre there’s ever been.”
She added: “‘I’ve always had an absolute love and passion for R&B and I’m so excited to share my new show with you on BBC Sounds.”
During her first show, Cheryl plays music from Mary J Blige, Blackstreet, TLC, Jorja Smith, Aaliyah, Brandy, DonellJones and Alicia Keys and provided explanations for some of her chosen tracks.
After revealing her “slow jam” of the week - Usher’s ‘Nice and Slow’, Cheryl said: “Every show, I will be dipping into the steamy end of the R&B pool to find the sexiest anthems around. If you’re anything like me, I’m sure you’ll agree there isn’t anything quite like R&B for getting you in the mood of love, of feeling good, of feeling sexy.”
I’ve always had an absolute love and passion for R&B and I’m so excited to share my new show with you on @BBCSounds… https://t.co/ggMdPlo3y8
While many have also pointed out that Cheryl - who started out in the pop girl group Girls Aloud and then went on have a solo career in pop music - has never released any music of her own within the R&B genre.
@CherylOfficial @BBCSounds So you have never dropped a single R&B album or song yet you get paid to talk about it ?NEXT
A BBC spokesperson told Indy100: “We feature a wide range of voices spanning different genres across our extensive music output. Many of our shows are fronted by DJs who are experts in their fields, others are hosted by people with a passion for their topic. Cheryl’s ‘You, Me and R&B’ shares personal stories from her youth, soundtracked by her favourite genre.”
During her career spanning almost two decades, Cheryl released five studio albums with Girls Aloud between 2003 and 2008 and four solo albums with 2014’s Only Human being her latest album to date.