Playlist: R&B

Welcome to our latest M playlist. This week Chantelle Fiddy compiles a selection from the best new R&B stars taking on the charts and winning. Check out prime cuts from Route 94, Sam Smith and Ella Eyre...

Featured artist: Joel Compass

Writer-producer Joel Compass must’ve graced a dozen Ones to Watch lists already, as tastemakers queue up to tip his songwriting skills and pop prowess. But it’s not all empty hype – the 21-year-old Londoner has already proved his merit through his own solo work (top pick being last autumn’s Run featuring Pusha T) plus work with artists including Girls Aloud’s Nicola Roberts, John Legend and Rita Ora.