Top Ten Best Black Singers
The Contenders: Page 2
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
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
Meghan Trainor ruined his name by writing that annoying Marvin Gaye song.V 3 Comments
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!
Loved him. Nobody sings like he did.V 1 Comment
You guys have this lady too low on the list. Her voice is spectacular even without music
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
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
Leona was born with a gift: HER VOICE. She's just amazing and she deserves recognition from the public.V 1 Comment
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!
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.
One of the best 10 a mustV 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
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
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
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