Top Ten Best Black Male Music Artists of All Time
The Contenders: Page 2
21 Robert Johnson
22 Luther Vandross
23 Johnny Gill
Johnny Gill started out as a solo artist in the 1980s, releasing two albums that didn't garner much attention. It was not until later, when Gill became a member of the r&b/pop group New Edition, that people started to take notice of his music and his talent. He went on to release his most successful ...read more.
24 B.B. King
Riley B. "B.B." King was an American blues singer, electric guitarist, songwriter, and record producer.
Best blues singer ever to walk and grace planet earth.
Where is Luther Vandross on this list?
KANYE WEST HIGHER THAN THE KING - InsertCleverName
25 Joey Badass
Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott, better known by his stage name Joey Badass, is an American hip hop recording artist and actor.
26 Muddy Waters
McKinley Morganfield, known by his stage name Muddy Waters, was an American blues musician who is often cited as the "father of modern Chicago blues".
Lawrence "Kris" Parker, better known by his stage names KRS-One, and Teacha, is an American rapper and occasional producer from The Bronx, New York City, New York.
Ice T should not be ahead of krs on any list and krs should definitely be higher
Usher 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.
I accidentally voted for him. - RalphBob
My son loves his tunes
The guy is talented
Better than Kanye
29 Ronald Isley
30 John Lee Hooker
will.i.am is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, and actor known for being the lead vocalist in The Black Eyed Peas. He was born in Los Angeles, California. He has released several solo albums such as "Songs About Girls" and "Will Power" .
He is awesome
32 Smokey Robinson
William "Smokey" Robinson, Jr. is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and former record executive.
34 The Notorious B.I.G.
Christopher George Latore Wallace, better known by his stage name, The Notorious B.I.G (a.k.a. Biggie Smalls), is consistently ranked as one of the best rappers of all time. The Notorious B.I.G was born May 21, 1972, he was born in Brooklyn, New York. At the age of 24 The Notorious B.I.G was murdered ...read more.
Biggie biggie biggie can't you see... there are so many haters in the streets and I just love you rapping ways. I guess that's why their broke and you were so paid
Great rapper, king of NYC, at least in top five
Jay-z at the top ten and Biggie 12? Unfair! He realesed one album while alive and the 2nd 15 days after his death but his the G.O.A. T like his released over a hundred..R.I.P.. you the BEST
36 Nat King Cole
Nathaniel Adams Coles, known professionally as Nat King Cole, was an American singer who first came to prominence as a leading jazz pianist.
He broke boundaries and gave us more good music through his daughter
37 Bruno Mars
Peter Gene Hernandez, professionally known by his stage name Bruno Mars, is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and choreographer.
I love him but he's not black - RnBLover
38 Jason Derulo
Jason Joel Desrouleaux, better known by his stage name Jason Derulo (an alternate spelling of his surname), is an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. He is best known for his singles such as "Wiggle", "Talk Dirty", "Trumpets", "Want To Want Me", "In My Head", and "Whatcha Say", all of which have ...read more.
The guy is magic, he is fit, his moves are fitter and what a voice
39 Teddy Pendergrass
Theodore DeReese Pendergrass was an American singer–songwriter and composer. He first rose to fame as lead singer of Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes in the 1970s before a successful solo career at the end of the decade.
40 Tinchy Stryder