Rhythm and blues (also known as R&B or RnB) is a popular music genre combining jazz, gospel, and blues influences, first performed by African American artists.. In 1948, RCA Victor was marketing black music under the name Blues and Rhythm. The words were reversed by Wexler of Atlanti Records, the leading label in the R&B field in the early yearsIn Rock & Roll: An Unruly History (1995) Robert Palmer defines “Rhythm & Blues” as a catchall rubric used to refer to any music that was made by and for black Americans. Lawrence Cohn, author of Nothing but the Blues, writes that rhythm and blues was an umbrella term invented for industry convenience, which embraced all black music except classical music and religious music, unless a gospel song sold enough to break into the charts. Nowadays it is not a black music anymore, because people from all over the world listen to it, but still the main characters on the R’n’B arena are still black americans. In Kazakhstan there are no R’n’B musicians and singers, but the steps towards that music stile are made very intensivly especially in the modern days.