Top Ten Best Black Singers

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41 Drake Drake Aubrey Drake Graham, known professionally as Drake, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor, born and raised in Toronto, Ontario.
42 Toni Braxton Toni Braxton Toni Michele Braxton was October 7th 1967 in Severn, Maryland the oldest of six siblings.She has sold 67 million records worldwide. She is been named the ''Queen of R&B'' and has one of the most distinctive voices of the late 20th century.

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

43 Chuck Berry Chuck Berry Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. He died on 18 March 2017.

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

44 James Ingram James Ingram
45 Jennifer Hudson Jennifer Hudson Jennifer Kate Hudson is an American singer, actress and spokesperson. She rose to fame in 2004 as a finalist on the third season of American Idol, coming in seventh place.

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

46 James Brown James Brown

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

47 Donny Hathaway Donny Hathaway Donny Edward Hathaway was an American jazz, blues, soul and gospel singer, songwriter, arranger and pianist.
48 Nina Simone Nina Simone Nina Simone was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist who worked in a broad range of musical styles including classical, jazz, blues, folk, R&B, gospel, and pop.

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 list

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49 Billy Paul
50 Phyllis Hyman

, 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!

51 Johnny Mathis

The best natural voice

Far better than #41

One of my all time favorites. Smooth style, glowing voice

Wonderful voice

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52 Smokey Robinson Smokey Robinson William "Smokey" Robinson, Jr. is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and former record executive.

Still got the Voice I remember when I was a kid in the 60's.

53 Harry Belafonte
54 Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix (born November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter . Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated more.

"Hey joe" that song is just amazing people.

Jimi is the musician others try to be.


55 Sam Cooke Sam Cooke Sam Cooke was an American singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. He is mostly known for being a part of the soul movement.

Sam Cooke, arguably has the most smooth and controlled voice in this list..

Such a shame that such an iconic music legend, is lower than some singers above who can't do either of these feats; relying on their dance moves and auto tune to offset that..

You have to be kidding. You apparently know very little about music. Cook was simply great!

Sam was one of the BEST all time singers around. He could do a romantic ballad that would curl your toes!

Best black male singer

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56 Akon Akon Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam, better known as Akon, is an American-Senegalese singer, rapper, songwriter, businessman, record producer and actor.

This guy is very good, his song "Right now" (Na na na) is beast. Listen to it and rate it people

No doubt the best

He is awesome he can sing my faveroite is don't matter

57 Dr. Dre Dr. Dre Andre Romelle Young, better known by his stage name Dr. Dre, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He is the founder and current CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics.
58 Fantasia Barrino

Fantasia I love your songs bittersweet and free your self you be killin it and you need some more songs girl you been Mia but I still love you and like you inspire me cause your voice is raspy like mine but you don't let it get to you and your voice let me just say I love it yyaaasss

59 Seal Seal

Very underrated love his music

Great voice, mesmerizing

60 Issac Hayes
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