R&B (acronym) Type: noun, music, acronym Pronunciation: /r-n-b/ Also spelled: RnB What does R&B mean? Rhythm and Blues. R&B Synonyms: Rap, Hip-Hop, Manager, Producer, DJ Coined by: Jerry Wexler Origin: R&B started in the late 1940s as a term to describe African American popular music. “Rhythm & Blues” was coined by Jerry Wexler in 1947, […]