Originally termed ‘race music,’ R&B music – also referred to as Rhythm and Blues – is a combination of blues, funk, hip-hop, gospel, and jazz. It originated in the 1940s, having a heavy African-American influence.
While the genre has evolved over the years to spawn more contemporary sounds, the original R&B focused on ‘boogie’ rhythms. After World War II, surprisingly new sounds emerged, and R&B as a music genre took off.
Today, R&B celebrities are famous enough to afford luxurious homes with just about all the amenities one could think of. These homes are extremely expensive and, of course, massive in size. Who wouldn’t want to live in these mansions?!
That being said, in this article, we have rounded up a list of the top 5 most luxurious homes of the most renowned R&B celebrities in the world:
Compared to other R&B celebrities on this list, Nelly’s mansion is relatively cheaper mainly because of its location. Instead of choosing California or Miami, he settled in Eureka, Missouri, which is why the six-acre property was considerably cheaper. However, the mansion is lavish and features 9000-square feet of luxurious living space, a basketball court as well as a large swimming pool, to keep Nelly in top shape.
Although Tyga is only 29 years old, he has already joined the big guys with his 9,200 square-foot home in Calabasas, California. The R&B celebrity lived here with his former girlfriend, Kylie Jenner, before their breakup in 2017. The residence has a swimming pool with a waterfall, lush landscape throughout the grounds, a movie theater, 8-bathrooms, and 7-bedrooms, and a gym.
Drake purchased his house in 2012 from the owner of Saddle Ranch, Larry Pollack, for an estimated $7.7 million. Situated in Hidden Hills, a place where celebrities like Denise Richards and Ozzy Osbourne also formally lived, the mansion has a hot tub with a fireplace, swimming pools with a grotto, a built-in library, arched wood beams, a home theater, and a wine cellar, all of which have been designed in an aesthetic manner, combining rustic and organic features.
2. Pharrell Williams
Pharrell Williams formally called this penthouse in Miami home until he sold the place for $9.25 in 2016. The house had all the elements that truly made the R&B celebrity unique. The 9,080-square feet waterfront property features a home theater, 6-bathrooms, 5-bedrooms, a living area that is spread over three levels and connects to the rooftop terrace, swimming pool, and outdoor kitchen.
1. Kanye West
Kayne, along with his wife Kim Kardashian, purchased this house in Calabasas, California for $20 million back in 2014. Staying in the region where other rich rappers and R&B celebrities reside, the mansion spreads over 16,000-square feet and has its own vineyard, eight bedrooms, two swimming pools and a game room.
And that’s about it! These were the top 5 luxurious homes of some of the most renowned celebrities in the R&B game.