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 Franklin

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!

Queen of soul

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5Tina Turner

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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6Rihanna

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 Wonder

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!

That man can sang

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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

His is supposed to be number one!

Deserves to be 3 not 7 - Jufin

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9Chris Brown

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 is so so adorable and cute

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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!

Luther is at no2...right after Aretha. Luther is the best male vocalist ever!

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The Newcomers

?Lou Rawls
?George Benson

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.

Beautiful voice she has

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14Ella Fitzgerald

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.

What an awesome voice I am a newbie to hear music and still listening

How is she 8th she is better than Beyonce

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15Janet Jackson

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.

JANET JACKSON IS THE BEST FEMALE POP STAR ON THIS PLANET MICHAEL JACKSON IS THE QUEEN AND ILL TELL YOU WHY... JANET IS THE QUEEN BECUASE EVERY SINGLE SON G, ALBUM AND FILM SHES DONE IS BRILLIANT FEATURING DIFFERENT STROKES AS A FILM GOOD TIMES POETIC JUSTICE, NUTTY PROFESSIOR, JANET, VELVET ROPE, CONTROL AND LOTS AND LOTS AND LOTS MORE THIS IS WHY AND R@B, SOUL, FUNK, POP ARTIST IS ON THIS PLANET MICHAEL IS THE KING FOR PROBLEY THE SAME REASONS BUT EVEN BETTER HIS MUSIC IS BRILL THRILLER BEST SELLING ALBUM OF ALL TIME 65 MILLION COPIES WORLDWIDE AND BAD AND SO MANY OTHERS LONG LIVE THE KING AND ALSO CARRY ON MISS JACKSON CAUSE YR THE BEST FEMALE BY FAR EVEN BETTER THEN THAT MONSTER (MADONNA)

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16Ne-Yo

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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17Usher

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.

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18Patti Labelle

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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