Top Ten Best Black Singers
The Top Ten
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
He is the greatest singer and dancer no one can be like himV 66 Comments
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.
The greatest of all time, we will never see another talent like Whitney Houston. Rest in peaceV 25 Comments
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!
When she bellows out those notes its like heavenV 6 Comments
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
Hell no, she sucks. She's not the best at all, and definitely not better than Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross, Donny Hathaway or Marvin Gaye. - DaWyteNightV 30 Comments
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!
Beyoncé above him is an insult to music - DaWyteNightV 10 Comments
Tina Turner is a legend. when she covers a song she makes it her own. She has a great voice and energy.
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!
She brought a new style to music.
TINA IS JUST SO AMAZINGV 8 Comments
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
Luther's voice is just one in a million, gets you emotional. Beautiful voice and beautiful man!
Michael Jackson's voice is vastly overrated, there is no way he can have more emotions and sound better then Luther
Beyoncé higher than him is an insult to music! - DaWyteNightV 12 Comments
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 so amazing
She is the queen of musicV 15 Comments
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.
He was the tops, no doubt
Awesome sauce total soul and realism
Should be higher than beyonce! - DaWyteNightV 1 Comment
Tupac was a legend along with everything he stood for. He had a good flow and lyrics that spoke to you
Tupac belongs in the top 5
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
2Pac is amazing, but I believe this list is for singers. - DaWyteNightV 9 Comments
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 EllaV 1 Comment
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.
How is she 8th she is better than Beyonce
What an awesome voice I am a newbie to hear music and still listeningV 1 Comment
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...
Hell no he ain't the best at all - DaWyteNightV 24 Comments
I am sorry but no one come even close to Marvin, a true legend RIP, he had the best voice and his songs had a massage not just OH Ah or I will kill you Mother F
My second best has to be Gil Scott Heron who his father was the first Black Soccer player at Celtic football club in Scotland, listen to Gil's songs such as the Bottle, Home Where the hatred is, New York is Killing me and The Revolution will not be Televised
Having rihanna and beyonce above him is just insulting! I guess 12 year olds vote the most on this list! - DaWyteNight
Meghan Trainor ruined his name by writing that annoying Marvin Gaye song.
Got to give it upV 2 Comments
Usher is super awesome and he knows Justin Bieber
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.
He is black I like him, that's is all
Usher is better than 18 he should be higherV 1 Comment
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.
I love his songsV 3 Comments
Why is this amazing man not in the top 5 or at least the top 10? And to make it worse, he is under beyonce the pretentious mainstream artist, rihanna who can't sing, chris brown who objectifies women in most of his songs, and Usher, Ne-Yo and other good singers who are good but not as great as Donny was. R.I.P. - DaWyteNight
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)
She is the reason why rihanna and beyonce are here beside whitney and mariahV 3 Comments
She is amazing, her voice is so powerful, and she can reach amazing high notes, its almost sobre natural!
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.
Mariah Carey is only 15% to 25% black, she looks and acts white to most.
She isn't black and her voice is annoying. The woman lacks soul. - RnBLover
Only 25% black - DaWyteNightV 6 Comments
Louis Armstrong should be number 1 there never has been nor will there ever be another one like him.
I love Louie Armstrong. I found out about him in my music class. I wish I'd knew earlier who he was. He's a great trumpet player and an awesome man.
One of the greats
Great voice with a lot of soull
Just amazing and I was born to one of his songs
YES! Let's Stay Together
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.
Yeah he should be top 10
No. - DaWyteNight
KING. <-(notice the full stop)
With no disrespect to the other artists on this list, Prince is in a league of his own, and his placement on this list is embarrassing for whoever wrote this list to have placed him in the 20s. It reveals a huge lack of knowledge on the part of the author. It makes the entire list lack credibility, There isn't a more talented artist, in the entire list, from his voice, to the range of instruments he plays, to his incredible and prolific writing and composing. He even had incredible business savvy, in producing and distributing his music, first negotiating for complete control over his songs and albums, as a teenager, in his first contract with Warner Brothers. Most don't realize the number of songs he wrote and let others sing, which ended up topping charts. Despite the list of incredible talent, here, Prince is incomparable -- even against
Michael Jackson who, while amazingly talented, wasn't half as prolific as Prince.
As much as I absolutely love MJ I feel Prince blows everyone on this list out of the water. His vocal range is crazy, his lyrics are thought provoking, his talent is undeniable and he is still creating and re-inventing himself all the time. Prince is by far the most inspirational artist I have ever seen. Have a blessed day. Jeremy.
Prince is just amazing. He rights his own songs, heplays about a billion instruments he's just awesome! - zibblewits
Should at least be in the top five.V 4 Comments
Chris brown, rihanna, beyonce and most of these people above him can't touch this man! When talking about the best, Joe needs to be in the top 10 or at least the top 20! He's stayed true to r&b for his whole career, beyonce, chris brown and rihanna are not r&b. - DaWyteNight
You guys have this lady too low on the list. Her voice is spectacular even without music
He is very good singer just listen to growing can be a pain he killed it he should be in top 20
He's the other Luther Vandross, just listen to the song Boys to Men by New Edition
Barry White's music is so smooth and powerful. It puts him at the top of his peers
His music is all about loving women. Very sexy music. It will put your lady in the mood!
A part of my life!
GreatV 1 Comment
SMH. Why is this musical genius not in the top 10, or even the top 20? - DaWyteNight
At last is an amazingly good song
I love etta james one of the greatest jazz singers of all time.
RIP etta she did so much for the music industry and opend so many doors
Totally the best! Don't Wanna Go Home, It Girl, In My Head... All the best songs I've EVER heard! I listen to his music everyday! And on his Future History album cover he looks AWESOME! Go Jason Derulo!
Amazing singer and dancer!
Love his songs like: Don't Wanna Go Home, In My Head, Watcha Say and Breathing!
She has grown on me in the last couple of years.
Alicia keys is amazing and deserves to be up in the top 10 at least. I bet more than 3/4 of the people who voted are white.
Piano player and singer she is goodV 2 Comments
Leona was born with a gift: HER VOICE. She's just amazing and she deserves recognition from the public.
A genuine special lady. !
She is not black - DaWyteNight
I agree that Nat King Cole should be among the Top Ten pop singers of all time.
His voice was as good as Sinatra's, his phrasing and style, just as cool.
But unlike Frank, Nat was a black man. In those days, America was utterly unable to love him the way they loved Sinatra. Later black women singers were allowed 'in' -- but it was still harder for a sexy male singer like Nat to break the racial barrier. Michael Jackson, that genius!, was able to catapult over racial 'labels'. Perhaps Michael was given a 'pass' also because of his apparent androgyny -- he was not sexually threatening. There was something 'sweet' about him. Nat King Cole, on the other hand, was a tall beautiful black man singing romantic ballads that made women swoon! He is UNFORGETABLE!
Nat King Cole broke through all barriers, before anyone else... And had perhaps the most memorable voice of all... He deserves to be in the top 5 for certain. His piano playing was superb.
Singer with a divine voice that's wraps your sole around like a warm blanket on on a cold winter night. You feel this guy not only singing his songs but it is almost as he is acting them like a stage actor.
Nat's voice was one of the best of all time. He should be No. 1. Every ballad was a love song for the ages, plus he was that rare person who could accompany himself on the piano as he sang, Any professional musician will tell you that is extremely diufficult, and he made it smooth as silk.V 5 Comments
He should be number one. From a technical standpoint and pure skill he is unmatched... Other people can sound like Michael and whitney etc... No one can do what he does
This man should be number 2 after MJ. Obviously some people have never heard him sing live before, he's unbelievable... Trust me.
No one can top the Vocal versatility that Wanya Morris has. NO ONE!
Just... Come on guys.V 4 Comments
She is talented, beautiful, charming and so sexy! Her voice is unique and very recognizable. Her LIVE performances are stunning. Toni should be in the Top 10. That's for sure! - Irina2932
Toni is just unique in her own right, love her just being grown and keeping us sexy at 40
Toni has it all, I love her music and, we should be greatful, she almost quit singing
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.
The father of rick and roll
I love his song All Of Me! I basically memorized the lyrics just from listening to it!
John legend I love all of me
She is the best, her voice is so soulful and she always puts her heart and soul into her music. Jennifer Hudson will always be my role model, I want to be her someday!
Amazing voice she should be top three! What is she doing at number 33! She is amazing with high notes. Love you Jennifer hudson
Way better than beyonce and it isn't close at all - DaWyteNight
Amazing groove, amazing feel, revolutionized the music industry and was a great showman, really the King of Funk.
Get up offa that thing and dance till you feel better, Get up offa that thing and try to release that pressure!
Hep Me, Hep Me please, I'm down on my Knees, do the james Brown shuffle... Ha! Love it, Love IT,
Mans world. Need I say anything else?
He was a diva in every sense of the word, I hope his sould and his amazing songs will be remembered for many more years to come
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 listV 2 Comments
, 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!
The best natural voice
Far better than #41
One of my all time favorites. Smooth style, glowing voice
Wonderful voiceV 2 Comments
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