Will 2013 be the year we take a break from fist-pumping, head knocking, hard rock, and raunchy rap music? According to Ne-Yo, it should be! The R&B hit maker rang in the New Year with MTV’s Club NYE 2013 celebration, sporting a sharp red suit and fedora, and performing his smash dance record “Let Me Love You.” After the festivities, he relayed his hopeful vision for R&B in the New Year. “You know what?” Ne-Yo said, “R&B music. Y’all remember slow jams? I want R&B to make a comeback in 2013 and I’m gonna try and have something to do with that.” Being vice president of A&R at Motown, the smoothest R&B record label out, should help him with his goal. Others contributing to the return of R&B – Tamar Braxton, Ashanti, Akon, Kelly Rowland, and of course Beyonce! Posthumous albums slated for release include Michael Jackson’s “Bad 25,” Teena Marie’s “Beautiful,” and even one from R&B princess, Aaliyah. Sounds like this could be the year of the slow jam!
Music is beneficial to our well-being in more ways than one, and I’m sure most people could attest to that. When it comes to studying for those finals or concentrating on an important task, music can help some but may serve as a loud distraction for others. However, for those of us with ADHD, music can help us concentrate more than we may know–and that’s thanks to our unique neurological makeup, which reacts exceptionally well to patterns and sensory-engaging stimuli. So, how can music help, and what type of music helps? Below are some of the ways it can help, along with input from leading ADHD experts.