Top Ten Black Singers of the 80s


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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 more.
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 more.

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

3Rick James

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

4Billy 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.

5Gladys Knight
6Lionel Richie
7James Brown
8Chuck BerryCharles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music.
9PrincePrince Rogers Nelson was born on June 7, 1958, and died on April 21st, 2016. he was a music legend from the 80s up until his death, best known for songs such as "Purple Rain", "Little Red Corvette", "1999", and "When Doves Cry".
10Marvin GayeMarvin Gaye was an American singer, songwriter, and musician, and is regarded as one of the greatest singers of all time .

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11Diana 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.

12Ralph Tresvant

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

13Janet JacksonJanet 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.
14Luther Vandross
15Tina 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.
16Stevie WonderStevland Hardaway Morris, known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist.
17Johnny Gill

The other Luther Vandross

18Bobby Brown

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

19Chaka KhanChaka 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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Top Remixes

1. Michael Jackson
2. Whitney Houston
3. Prince
1. Michael Jackson
2. Whitney Houston
3. Rick James



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