Top Ten Best Black Singers

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41DrakeAubrey Drake Graham, known professionally as Drake, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor, born and raised in Toronto, Ontario.
42John LegendJohn Roger Stephens, better known by his stage name John Legend, is an American singer, songwriter, musician and actor.

I love his song All Of Me! I basically memorized the lyrics just from listening to it!

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43Chuck BerryCharles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music.

How can be Chuck Berry so low!? This guy just invented rock'n'roll! He inspired the greatest bands, like the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. And he is also, according to me, one of the greatest guitarist on earth.

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44Nina SimoneNina Simone was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist who worked in a broad range of musical styles including classical, jazz, blues, folk, R&B, gospel, and pop.

I think she is one of the best musicians of all times, she ain't just a singer!
her wit, surprises every single show she has had... she a storyteller, an actress, a drama queen a diva! RIP

Its actually sad that she's so low on this list

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45Phyllis Hyman

, Phyllis... even when she had to sing trash like "Riding The Tiger"... she turned it into something majestic. "You know how to love me... and I know that you do... spent my time in the streets every day"... best ad libbing of the disco era!

46Donny Hathaway
47Smokey RobinsonWilliam "Smokey" Robinson, Jr. is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and former record executive.

Still got the Voice I remember when I was a kid in the 60's.

48Johnny Mathis

The best natural voice

Far better than #41

One of my all time favorites. Smooth style, glowing voice

Wonderful voice

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49Lionel Richie

Lional Richie is one of the best singers in the world, any singer whose music makes you feel good, is just that bit special! And Lionel is very special indeed...

Better then any of the newer singers he has the best voice!

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50Fantasia Barrino

Fantasia I love your songs bittersweet and free your self you be killin it and you need some more songs girl you been Mia but I still love you and like you inspire me cause your voice is raspy like mine but you don't let it get to you and your voice let me just say I love it yyaaasss

51Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix (born November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter . Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated more.

"Hey joe" that song is just amazing people.

Jimi is the musician others try to be.

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52AkonAliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam, better known as Akon, is an American singer, rapper, songwriter, businessman, record producer and actor.

This guy is very good, his song "Right now" (Na na na) is beast. Listen to it and rate it people

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53Sam CookeSam Cooke was an American singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. He is mostly known for being a part of the soul movement.

Sam Cooke, arguably has the most smooth and controlled voice in this list..

Such a shame that such an iconic music legend, is lower than some singers above who can't do either of these feats; relying on their dance moves and auto tune to offset that..

You have to be kidding. You apparently know very little about music. Cook was simply great!

Sam was one of the BEST all time singers around. He could do a romantic ballad that would curl your toes!

Best black male singer

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Very underrated love his music

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55Harry Belafonte
56Issac Hayes
57Dobie Gray
58Dr. DreAndre Romelle Young, better known by his stage name Dr. Dre, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He is the founder and current CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics.
59Bill Withers
60R. KellyRobert Sylvester Kelly, known professionally as R. Kelly, is an American recording artist, songwriter, record producer, and former professional basketball player.

Now first of all when it comes to pure singing R. Kelly is right at the top, top 10 - 15 maybe. He sure is better than Rihanna, Ne-yo or Chris Brown, that's for sure. The Man is the King Of R&B! And yes, I love Jay-Z and 2-Pac but they are not SINGERS...

He is the best pure singer hands down

The best to ever do it! A trend setter!

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