50 years ago in Soul Music:

Could my love for the Osmonds, number 14 on this chart, planted the seed for my love of Soul Music?

Listen to the songs from Prince’s Dirty Mind Tour on Apple Music

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The wonderful children of National Dance Institute dance to a song from one of the top ten albums on Rolling Stone’s latest list of the Best Albums of All Time.

Neo Soul is a name for Alternative R&B:

WHAT IS alternative R&B? Rap-free
jazz and R&B. This music combines
traditional R&B elements and
contemporary lyrics without the
hard-driving rhythms and lyrics of hip-hop
(Source: Janine Coveney, “The Rhythm and
the Blues,” Billboard, p. 34,
December 27, 1997).

or is Neo Soul different than Alternative R&B?

According to Wikipedia, neosoul describes a style of music that emerged from SOUL and contemporary R&B. D’Angelo, Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, and Maxwell are usually mentioned as examples of neo-soul artists.