Top Ten Best Black Singers

The Top Ten

1 Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 500,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under ...read more.

These lists are bogus. on one hand you're calling artist the greatest, then you're judging looking, versus talent, which you obviously don't have the proper background to judge. Metaphors, perspectives, backgrounds... I'm offended and compelled at the same time. Some of you people have a voice and platform and really just need a rocking chair and a coffee mug. Your opinions are based on white - surface - views, and represent NOTHING. This page, and any other's like it, get a FIRM - THUMBS - DOWN. Nothing is being represented on this site correctly.

"He is the most wonderful, talented, handsome and the most kindness man that has ever lived as a black artist. He inspired so many people to be what they want thanks to his words and his music. He is a legend that will never die even if it means that he is not here with us (if you know what I mean)
RIP "King of Pop"

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!

Michael Jackson is the most ICONIC black singer, world's BEST dancer, the best father in the world to his 3 beloved children and the most BEAUTIFUL man of all time. Even his Triller album is the best selling album of all time.

2 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.

It's one thing to have the ability to sing and another thing to know how to sing. Whitney Houston knows how to sing. And it's not so much about her vocal range as it is about her natural musical gift. To paraphrase her Cinderella soundtrack, there is music in her!

She is so inspiring. She has died but she still lives in my heart. I love her and I still wish her the best. There is not a day that I go without listening to her beautiful voice. She is my icon, and I hope to be like her someday

Whitney is the best! No other female singers of this era are worthy of even shining her high heels. Her matchless voice will be greatly missed! Beyonce only wishes she had a voice like "The Voice! "

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

3 Beyonce Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, is an American singer and actress, who started out in the popular pop/r&b girl group Destiny's Child. They had multiple top 5 hits such as "No, No, No", "Say My Name", "Bills, Bills, Bills", "Survivor", "Independent Women", "Bootylicious", and "Jumpin', Jumpin" from ...read more.

I LOVE... BEYONCE... Very much because she has a unique voice she is a talented singer that's why I like him very much he is a huge insparation for me... Not like mariah carey she is only depending on his whistle she is not really showing his real voice so that I can judge if she can get a high notes... Like BEYONCE, charice, celin etc... I love beyonce if she is singing... LISTEN... And others... Sorry funs of mariah I just want to show mariah his real voice not whistle... Good luck I LOVE YOU BEYONCE KNOWLES...

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 pretty not dead yet and y'all putting all these old people on this list damn Beyonce Is beautiful talented she might show too much ass and do too damn much but she flawless but that video to flawless had me thinking she was in hell girl you could do better but I still love you U. Pretty and you be doing them runs like I wish I could sing like you though

I don't know why ya hateing becaUSE BEYONCE IS AWESOME AND SHE GOT SWAG AND I WOULD LOVE TO BE HER FOR BLACK HISTORY SO TRY NOT TO HATE BUT AT LEASE TRY TO SAY THANK YOU BECause BEYONCE made some good music like ego, party, love on top, and even best thing I ever had and that right there is some awesome music!

4 Stevie Wonder Stevland Hardaway Morris, known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist.

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.

I think Stevie Wonder is far above Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Beyoncé, and Tina Turner. Maybe not Michael Jackson but he is a very close second.

He is one of the best ever he is somewhere on the top 10 list

5 Rihanna Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian-American pop singer. Born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, she first entered the music industry by recording demo tapes under the direction of record producer Evan Rogers in 2003. She ultimately signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning ...read more.

She has been crowned the best-selling black female artist selling over 200 million records within ten years! she definitely deserves a place here

Hell no, she is not the best at all. She sucks. She should not be this high, she can't even sing!

Man I Love Rihanna. I am A big fan! I wish I can see her in Real life. She has uniqueness about ehr... And I like it!

Rihanna should be at least in the top ten. She is way better than Beyonce!

6 Tupac Shakur Tupac Amaru Shakur, also known as 2Pac, was an American rapper and actor born on June 16, 1971 in East Harlem, New York. Tupac sold over 75 million records worldwide and has been referred to in multiple major publications such as Rolling Stone as one of the greatest music artists of all time. 2Pac was ...read more.

Tupac was a legend along with everything he stood for. He had a good flow and lyrics that spoke to you

Tupac shakur is the best black singer after MJ! He sould be placed second after all!... If agree vote then!
Jay-Z ne-yo aren't better than 2PAC!

He is like one of the best artist the world has ever seen

2Pac is amazing, but I believe this list is for singers.

7 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.

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!

I love you Tina you are my role model I wanna be just like you except skip out the beatings

Tina Turner is a legend. when she covers a song she makes it her own. She has a great voice and energy.

The most beautiful voice. And good songs.
Tina Turner speaks for itself.

8 Aretha Franklin Aretha Louise Franklin (March 25, 1942 - August 16, 2018) was an American singer, songwriter and pianist. She began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan, where her father, C. L. Franklin, was minister.

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)

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!

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!

The biggest voice of them all. Aretha is beyond human.

9 Luther Vandross Luther Ronzoni Vandross Jr. was an American singer, songwriter and record producer. Throughout his career, Vandross was an in-demand background vocalist for several different artists.

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 that's 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!

No one beats Luther, believe you me. The rest are screaming cats. Luther you were the man.

I still miss him so much! His songs were all about LOVE... Whether happily in, or sad to lose.

10 Usher 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'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.

Usher is super awesome and he knows Justin Bieber

Usher is better than 18 he should be higher

Usher rules! Especially that "More" song.

The Contenders

11 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.

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 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.

She is the reason why rihanna and beyonce are here beside whitney and mariah

Always will be one of the greatest performers of all time.

12 Gladys Knight Gladys Maria Knight, known as the "Empress of Soul", is an American singer, songwriter, actress, businesswoman, humanitarian and author.

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 Ella

13 Chris Brown Christopher Maurice "Chris" Brown (born May 5, 1989) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actor. Born in Tappahannock, Virginia, he was involved in his church choir and several local talent shows from a young age. He is most well known for his physical assault towards the singer Rihanna in ...read more.

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...!

Chris Brown is really inspiring, I can't imagine my life without him. I adore this man, I know he hit Rihanna but that was years ago.. But that still doesn't mean it's okay. But it was an accident.. Stop all the hate! I love you Chris

He deserves the second position after Michael Jackson, he also dances like Michael Jackson and will be the Michael Jackson of present era...

The best of his generation.
Better than Michael jackson in dancing but he is just 22 years and he got the time to prove the best with his great music.

14 Ne-Yo Shaffer Chimere Smith, better known by his stage name Ne-Yo, is an American R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer and actor.

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

Definitely he should be on top 3 cause he's just amazing with all the songs he already sung!

He makes some of the greatest songs that will ever be made.

15 Bruno Mars Peter Gene Hernandez, professionally known by his stage name Bruno Mars, is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and choreographer. ...read more.

I love him, and I know that when he sings with so much soul you might think he is black, but he actually isn't. When I first heard him sing I thought he was black and I was very surprised to find out that he wasn't.

You all better be moving Bruno up to the top 5 and asap! 93!? Craziness, chop chop, get this man moved up!

16 Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye was an American singer, songwriter, and musician, and is regarded as one of the greatest singers of all time.

People who have heard of Marvin Gaye would have made sure he would be above Chris Brown..

Wrote meaningful songs, that opened difficult questions of society and African American struggle for equality etc..

And what does Chris Brown write about? Sex, Girlfriends, being a gangster. Does he even write his own songs?

Having rihanna and beyonce above him is just insulting! I guess 12 year olds vote the most on this list!

Marvin should be in the top three, definitely the best black male singer of all time.

Meghan Trainor ruined his name by writing that annoying Marvin Gaye song.

17 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.

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.

Awesome sauce total soul and realism

Should be higher than beyonce!

Best sexy music ever made!

18 Donny Hathaway Donny Edward Hathaway was an American jazz, blues, soul and gospel singer, songwriter, arranger and pianist.

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.

19 Mariah Carey Mariah Carey, born March 27, 1970, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is one of the biggest best-selling women in the music industry, with 18 number 1 records to her name. She is regarded as a sex symbol through her songs and music videos, and she is "well known" for her over-the-top ...read more.

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.

She is one of the most successful voices in music, why is not in the top three

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.

20 Kanye West Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, songwriter, and fashion designer. He was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. After West's parents divorced, him and his single mother moved to Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 10, West temporarily moved to Nanjing, China, because his mother was teaching ...read more.

Yeah he should be top 10

21 Taio Cruz
22 Jay-Z Shawn Corey Carter, known by his stage name JAY-Z, is an American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur and investor born on December 4, 1969 in Brooklyn, New York. He is best known for his albums Reasonable Doubt, The Blueprint, and The Black Album. He is considered to be one of the best rappers of ...read more.

KING. <-(notice the full stop)

Great singer

23 The Weeknd Abęl Makkonen Tesfaye, known professionally by his stage name The Weeknd, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He was born on 16 February 1990 in Toronto, Ontario. ...read more.

Is good sexy singer

24 Joe

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.

25 Flo Rida Tramar Lacel Dillard, better known by his stage name Flo Rida is an American rapper and pop music artist from Carol City, Florida. He is known for songs such as "Low", "Right Round", "Sugar", "Club Can't Handel Me", "Good Feeling", "Whistle", "Wild Ones", "My House" and "GDFR."
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