Top Ten Best Black Singers

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1Michael JacksonMichael Joseph Jackson was born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. Michael Jackson was a singer, songwriter, producer, choreographer, entertainer and humanitarian. He donated (at least) a remarkable 300,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King ...read more.

I love him! He has died but he still lives in my heart!
he was amazing! The way he danced was just brilliant! He was my inspiration!

He was #1 in fame, charisma, best albums, best dance, you name it. No one has come along yet that can top him off. Name anyone you know, if possible, that could have stood next to Michael Jackson and be as good as he was for just 50 seconds. Anyone!

He is the best! He defied the saying once you go black you never go back and look at him he is pale white! That man could sing and dance his ass off on stage! - PePsMeX

I love your songs.i love you

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2Whitney HoustonWhitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time. Houston is one of pop music's best-selling music artists of all-time, with an estimated 170–200 ...read more.

Whitney top of the angels in heaven singing there is no greater voice God knows how to send us angels of talent then he calls them back to heaven when they start to mess up... THEN HE WILL SEND DOWN ANOTHER ONE JUST WHEN YOU THOUGH YOU HEARD IT ALL HEAVEN IS FULL OF TALENT.. BUT DRUGS ALWAYS RUINS EVERYTHING TALENT AND DRUGS DON'T MIX... SOME HOW STARS WITH GREAT TALENT ALWAYS LOSE IT ALL TO A MAN MADE DRUG... TALENT IS NOT MAN MADE IS A GIFT FROM GOD... YOU ARE BORN WITH IT THEN YOU PERFECT IT. I AM SAD YOU ARE GONE MISS HOUSTON RIP BUT YOU ARE BACK WHERE YOU WERE SENT FROM SO IS NOT THAT BAD... IF EARTH WOULD HAD APPRECIATED YOU RIGHT, YOU STILL BE HERE' BUT SOME BAD PEOPLE FED YOU POISON. AND HEAVEN TOOK YOU BACK JUST LIKE M.J. aND THE REST OF ALL THE GREAT TALENT THAT GODS SENDS US FROM HEAVEN BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL AND POWERFUL BUT WE JUST GET CAUGHT UP IN THE HYPE AND I AM PR BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN ANYTHING, WE ARE ALL ONE THINK OF ALL THE TALENT THAT LIVES TODAY, WE MOST RECOGNIZED ...more

I can't believe Beyonce is above Whitney Houston. Compare their versions of the Star Spangled Banner, then anything of Beyonce to "I Will Always Love You". Thank you very much - insanedocumentarian

How on EARTH is Beyonce #2 laugh out loud. Like really, this is only a popularity vote, because Beyonce doesent even reach Whitney's toes.

She had the most powerful voice

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3Beyonce

TRIPLE THREAT! QUEEN OF R&B! AWESOME VOICE! And the list goes on and on...

Probably one of the most humble artists in the industry to date. Beyoncé writes her songs and places her hooks and melodies. She is always present when it comes to the creation of her music, videos, performances, and documentaries. People may go on and on saying that she is fake, etc. But Beyonce is one of the most iconic and legendary voices and figures in the music industry, period, not just in the black community, but in the human race.

She is the best singer in the world she is awesome she does not have a bad mouth she is kid aportit and a very good person she does not do drugs or smoke and does not get got drank so you go go beyonce

She is beautiful and she can sing and she can dance I wanna sing and do all them things like her cause I want to be the exact thing and I'm already a good singer and dancer and I make my own songs already and I'm young

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4Aretha FranklinAretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer–songwriter and musician. Franklin began her career singing gospel at her father, minister C. L.

These people were the foundation of music, had it not been for them where would music be? And also these people like aretha, ella and gladys really have made the impact, I only have a simple question 4 you, which set of music had soul (listen to common-i use to love her)

She has been copied by every other females singer since she started her career. That's why she is the Queen and the others are her subjects. Long live the Queen Ms. Aretha!

Aretha Is the best. I am a singer and I learned from the best. She exemplifies feeling and control in her music. She is the truth. the the true soul singer. Without feeling you have nothing. all hail the queen!

When she bellows out those notes its like heaven

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5Tina TurnerTina Turner, née Anna Mae Bullock, is a singer, dancer, actress and author, whose career has spanned more than half a century, earning her widespread recognition and numerous awards.

She is an awesome woman! Strong willed. Great singer. I love all her songs! That woman can dance! Up in age, but still kickin' butt!

Tina Turner is a legend. when she covers a song she makes it her own. She has a great voice and energy.

She brought a new style to music.

I love you Tina you are my role model I wanna be just like you except skip out the beatings

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6RihannaRobyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian singer and songwriter. Born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, she first entered the music industry by recording demo tapes under the direction of record producer Evan Rogers in 2003. She ultimately signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings after ...read more.

I LOVE her! shame on CHRIS BROWN! she has this voice which is sexy yet it can be serious and have fun. I love you

She can sing and act. I love her in battleship.

She is fantastic she should be number 4

She is so amazing

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7Stevie WonderStevland Hardaway Morris, known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist.

Stevie wonder is the most prestigious black star ever for he's endowed with qualities rarely found despite his impairment. I consider him above the other four stars Michael jackson, bob marley, ray charles and jimmi Hendrix. improvisor, multilingual, cheerful and modest, there can't be a better singer in the whole world of black music? For me, he's the one, the only one.

Bey and Aretha I understand, but Rihanna or Chris Brown (and i�'m 19, I should like them) being higher than him is ridiculous. All his songs are so uplifting, have so much music and Stevie can do absolutely anything with his voice. This is sad. - Ange014

Damn! Beyoncé and Rihanna are in the Top Ten but Stevie Wonder is only the 14th! He's the best before MJ so stop talking about Ne-Yo or Chris Brown!

Respected to the very end

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8Tupac ShakurTupac Amaru Shakur, also known as 2Pac, was an American rapper and actor born on June 16, 1971 in East Harlem, New York. Tupac sold over 75 million records worldwide and has been referred to in multiple major publications such as Rolling Stone as one of the greatest music artists of all time.

Tupac was a legend along with everything he stood for. He had a good flow and lyrics that spoke to you

Okay why the hell is 2pac #27 when he should be at least top ten jay z is not better than 2pac if you think he's is well your high

He is like one of the best artist the world has ever seen

Deserves to be 3 not 7 - Jufin

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9Chris BrownChristopher Maurice "Chris" Brown (born May 5, 1989) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actor. Born in Tappahannock, Virginia, he was involved in his church choir and several local talent shows from a young age. He is most well known for his physical assault towards the singer Rihanna in ...read more.

He is the best ever... I don't care what others were saying... Anyway it's their choice...
But it wasn't a nice thing to hate chris brown for what he had done to rihanna, hey! He's just nineteen on that time. He's still young, so, he can still change his attitude. You know, just forgive & forget.
I love chris brown...!

I love chris brown except that he is wit rihanna which is wrong but I just love him

He deserves the second position after Michael Jackson, he also dances like Michael Jackson and will be the Michael Jackson of present era...

He has a lot going for him, could turn to be legendary if takes his career another level

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10Luther Vandross

Luther Vandross has the strongest male vocals of any black male. Whitney Houston once said, "No one can hold a note like Luther can" Mhmm thats pretty much sums it up. Luther had the soul, the groove, the voice, and the passion... Luther for Life! rest in paradise brother

Michael Jackson's voice is vastly overrated, there is no way he can have more emotions and sound better then Luther

Luther's voice is just one in a million, gets you emotional. Beautiful voice and beautiful man!

Now if whitney houston thought he was great, than he was great

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The Contenders

11Gladys Knight

The Empress of Soul is still great, better than all of her contemporaries, Aretha, Diana etc.

Gladys has never got her due. Should be for sure in top three, with Aretha and Ella

12Teddy Pendergrass

Teddy during his Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes and first solo years will probably never be topped when it comes to sheer power, sexiness and soul in my humble opinion his debut solo album is the best soul album of all time.

Awesome sauce total soul and realism

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13Mariah Carey

I don't understand why this beautiful talent is not in the top 3 of this list. Her voice is beyond amazing. Her talent is equivalent to Whitney's and I know damn well that Mariah has way better vocals than Beyonce and Rihanna's combined! They wish they could sing like her. Besides Mimi's voice, she is also highly acclaimed song-writer; all of her hits are written by her. Mariah's music is a true work of art and it has inspire thousands of people to cultivate their own style of music similar to mariah's. She, Whitney, Michael, Prince, and Janet are the creators of today's contemporary music. Stevie Wonder needs to be on this list as well. I have nothing against Rihanna, Chris Brown, and Beyonce, I actually love them, but they are not true geniuses of music like what Michael, Whitney, Mariah, Prince, Janet, and Stevie Wonder are.

Her runs are the best runs I ever heard in my life.

Mariah Carey is only 15% to 25% black, she looks and acts white to most.

She is one of the most successful voices in music, why is not in the top three

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14Ella FitzgeraldElla Jane Fitzgerald was an American jazz singer often referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz and Lady Ella.

She is the First lady of Music, she is just the best and a real Humble Lady.

Anybody wanting to learn how to become a vocalist should listen to The First Lady of Song.

How is she 8th she is better than Beyonce

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15Janet JacksonJanet Damita Jo Jackson is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress. Known for a series of sonically innovative, socially conscious and sexually provocative records, as well as elaborate stage shows, television and film roles, she has been a prominent figure in popular culture for over 30 ...read more.

Janet jackson is a idol. She should be on top without her there is no rihanna, pink or beyonce. Plus she is a jackson. Oh yea this is number one.

Janet Jackson is the legend and idol she can dance and sing and always was such a hit with her voice and moves. She needs to be number 2 because without her there ain't no beyonce.

No one can sing or dance like her... She's a legend.

She is the reason why rihanna and beyonce are here beside whitney and mariah

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16Ne-YoShaffer Chimere Smith, better known by his stage name Ne-Yo, is an American R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer and actor.

This guy should be the best love singer of all time. He can really inspire you. His songs are lyrical compare to other love singers nowadays. He is like "The Apprentice of Michael Jackson"

He is talented, smart looking and he is like a young handsome man! His voice flows like a melody without music. His classic rapping songs are always engraved in your hearts

He makes some of the greatest songs that will ever be made.

Very talented person, he's amazing

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17UsherUsher Terry Raymond IV is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor. Born in Dallas, but raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee was where he lived until moving to Atlanta, Georgia at the age of 12 where his mother put him in local singing competitions all over the city.

Usher is super awesome and he knows Justin Bieber

I'm 57 yrs old and I think usher is should a great man. He love and respect his mother a father to his boy and have a beautiful smile. and no matter what he go though god his there for him he just have to go to that quiet place. I have a son his age mommy good job.

He is black I like him, that's is all

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18Patti LabellePatricia Louise Holt-Edwards better known under the stage name Patti LaBelle, is an American singer, author, actress, and entrepreneur.

She is amazing, her voice is so powerful, and she can reach amazing high notes, its almost sobre natural!

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20Al Green

Just amazing and I was born to one of his songs

Hottest male R&B voice ever... even a simple pop song like "Sha La La (Make Me Happy)" turns into a love making, heart breaking emotional turmoil.

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