There are a lot of fairly new, young R&B artists running around these days. There's Teairra Mari, Omarion, Ciara, Trey Songz, Rihanna (hold up, is she R&B?), LeToya, Mario and a lot of other people. Vibe magazine dubbed Chris Brown the "future of R&B" in their February 2006 issue. In a special issue of XXL magazine, their "Hip Hop Soul" issue, they've name Keyshia Cole and Neyo the "Leaders of the New School". I'm still not sure about Chris Brown being the future of R&B, (he's really talented, I just think it's a little premature to call him "the future"), but I'm kinda feeling Keyshia and Ne-yo as the "Leaders of the New School". I love Keyshia's sound and Ne-yo is definitely doing his thing right now (in front of and behind the scenes). You can check out their magazine cover below. What do you think about this new school of R&B artists???