Top Ten Black Singers of the 80s

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The Top Ten

1 Michael Jackson Michael Jackson Michael 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.
2 Whitney Houston Whitney Houston Whitney 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.

She was phenomenal. She's an icon and a legend.

3 Rick James

One of the Greatest Entertainers ever! he invented his own kind of music that many artists copied-PUNK FUNK!

4 Billy Ocean

What a true legend, a great solid voice, subtle but unique, consummate performer live and consistently in the charts. Under rated in the UK for too long.

5 Gladys Knight Gladys Knight
6 Lionel Richie Lionel Richie
7 James Brown James Brown
8 Chuck Berry Chuck Berry Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music.
9 Prince Prince Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 - April 21st, 2016) was an American musician, best known for being one of the most popular and influential artists from the 80s, with songs such as "Purple Rain", "Little Red Corvette", "1999", and "When Doves Cry" .
10 Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye was an American singer, songwriter, and musician, and is regarded as one of the greatest singers of all time .

The Contenders

11 Diana Ross Diana Ross

The boss, this lady raised the bar, made men take notice and only now so many have realised this lady crossed more boundaries than the USA going into war! USA sadly only now have realised this lady is a legend.

12 Ralph Tresvant

Was confused with Michael Jackson as a teenager when making songs with new edition such as Candy Girl and Popcorn Love

13 Janet Jackson Janet Jackson Janet Jackson is a singer and dancer who is well known for her sexually graphic records, iconic performances, and slightly weak voice. She is regarded as a sex symbol through her songs and videos.
14 Luther Vandross Luther Vandross
15 Tina Turner Tina Turner Tina 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.
16 Stevie Wonder Stevie Wonder Stevland Hardaway Morris, known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist.
17 Johnny Gill Johnny Gill V 1 Comment
18 Bobby Brown

Sold 12 million copies! That don't Be Cruel album in 1989 was crazy

19 Chaka Khan Chaka Khan Chaka Khan is an American singer-songwriter whose career has spanned four decades, beginning in the 1970s as the frontwoman and focal point of the funk band Rufus.
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