Best Male R & B Singers

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The Top Ten

1 Usher 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.

usher is the best. not only his singing but also his dancing. his steps are awesome n specially his grammy-11 performance, it was a ripper, too good.

King because nobody gets closer to his vocal prowess and giving different emotions to songs how it's supposed to be

@the one who said Raheem and Maxwell suck, go clean out your ears! - NicoleJohnnyLutherBrianFan

Dee Best...

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2 Luther Vandross 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.

This is truly comical... Vocal talent exceeds all of the artist listed 1 to 19! These polls are usually based upon popularity and have little to do with sheer vocals, lyrics, and meaning behind the words that create the songs. I can extend credit to the other artist for arriving at success in the chosen field, but none of them can hold a candle to "The Voice"!

Usher is good, but Luther is the master of this genre! - DaWyteNight

People that were not around to hear this guy sing, are too young and don't know how to vote!

The greatest singer of all time!

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

How are taio cruise the dance artist, Jason derulo the pop artist, trey songz the r&b artist who only sings about sex, and R Kelly who is good but not on the same level as Marvin higher than Marvin Gaye! - DaWyteNight

What has the world come to when The Man that all of these people look up to is not even in the Top 5. Ridiculous.

Yeah, he makes real R&B. Chris Brown & Usher are just pop singers (no offense to pop music)

Marvin should be top 3 - NicoleJohnnyLutherBrianFan

4 R. Kelly R. Kelly Robert Sylvester Kelly, known professionally as R. Kelly, is an American recording artist, songwriter, record producer, and former professional basketball player.

He is definitely #1 on my list...all hands down! I'll vote for him over and over again. I have been following this man since "Vibe" in 1992 and will continue to follow him>>>

I like his album "Double Up" - he has good designs.

Can't argue with two decades of success
No one else on this list has the extensive catalog that Mr. kelly has
HIT AFTER HIT

The king of rnb should be #1

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5 Trey Songz Trey Songz

Trey songz is so hot, he's hot and his music. If anything he could be #1. All the girls love him because lte's face it the man has swag and a bunch of it too. My favorite song is "Can't be friends". He's just that good. - 1234piggyface

Trey is good and deserves a spot on the list but he definitely isn't better than Joe, Luther, Brian McKnight, Marvin Gaye, and many others. - DaWyteNight

Trey Songz has so much sex appeal, it is unbelievable. That along with his singing ability would propel him to number one for me.

Usher is awesome but I think Trey Songz’s range is better than even Usher!

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6 Michael Jackson 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.

Seriously? Usher and Chris Brown? I'm kinda ok with luther vandross or Marvin Gaye being in front of him but seriously he inspired more than half the people on this list

7 Joe

Joe is the best r&b singer of the 90's! He's better than Usher, R Kelly and all of them. Usher and Kellz are good, but Joe is just on another level, one of the few singers who actually knows what r&b is all about and can actually sing his face off! - DaWyteNight

Joe is one of d best...
Hs purely into rnb only..
N he delivers it with no blemish

8 Maxwell Maxwell Gerald Maxwell Rivera,, better known by his stage names Maxwell and Musze, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and actor.

Maxwell is the only person that knows what R&B is all about - Celestius

Maxwell and Luther Vandross @ celestius

Don't forget he's FINE!

9 Raheem Devaughn
10 Ne-Yo 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.

his beats make you want to get up and dance love him

The Contenders

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

The one that all of these singers look up to - DaWyteNight

12 Miguel

How is robin thicke and all of them above this man, he has one of the best voice I've heard he should be with ne-yo and usher

Miguel has a very artistic vibe to him that has been very appealing to a lot of people so far, he is a breath of fresh air for rnb.

Miguel is my favorite male R&B singer [ well one of my favorites]. Wildheart is what got me into him. - JaysTop10List

13 Johnny Gill 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.

Better than Usher and all of the people ahead of him - DaWyteNight

Best voice ever! - RnBLover

14 Mario

Best in The game, Trey Song is not as good as Mario, No Way

Mario should right behind usher, that is a singing brother #2

IT'S A ME! MARIO!
Did you know the song "Let Me Love You" was dedicated to peach?

15 Brian McKnight Brian McKnight Brian McKnight, born June 5, 1969, is an American R&B singer-songwriter, arranger, producer, and musician. He is a multi-instrumentalist who plays eight instruments including piano, guitar, bass guitar, percussion, trombone, tuba, flugelhorn and trumpet. He is one of the very few leggiero tenors in ...read more.
16 Jason Derulo 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 "Whatcha Say", "Ridin' Solo", "In My Head", "What If", "Wiggle", "Talk Dirty", "Trumpets" and "Want To Want ...read more.

Nothing special - DaWyteNight

17 Tank Tank Durrell Babbs, born January 1, 1976, is an American R&B singer-songwriter and record producer. He was also part of the short-lived group TGT along with singers Tyrese and Ginuwine. He is most known for his song Please Don't Go and his 2007 album Sex, Love & Pain. He is well known for his sad piano ballads ...read more.
18 James Brown James Brown James Joseph Brown was an American singer, songwriter, dancer, musician, record producer and bandleader. A progenitor of funk music and a major figure of 20th century popular music and dance, he is often referred to as the "Godfather of Soul".
19 Tevin Campbell

Usher, Trey Songz, Ne-YO and the other NEW talent of today STILL can't TOUCH TEVIN!

20 Jay Sean Jay Sean Jay Sean is a British singer and songwriter. He debuted in the UK's Asian Underground scene as a member of the Rishi Rich Project with "Dance with You", which reached No.

Jay Sean is cool, but definitely not top 10 good or even top 20. There's just so many great r&b singers who deserve it more. - DaWyteNight

21 Chris Brown 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.

Chris brown is the best dancer in my generation, In my opinion he should be number one! He's the best versatile artist!

Best artist I have ever seen and also he is multi-talented in every way

He's been killing the game since '05

The best

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22 Prince Prince Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 - April 21st, 2016) was an American musician, best known for being one of the most popular and influential artists from the 80s, with songs such as "Purple Rain", "Little Red Corvette", "1999", and "When Doves Cry" .

Best of all time

23 James Ingram James Ingram
24 Will Downing Will Downing
25 Smokey Robinson Smokey Robinson William "Smokey" Robinson, Jr. is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and former record executive.
26 John Legend John Legend John Roger Stephens, better known by his stage name John Legend, is an American singer, songwriter, musician and actor.

John Legend, what can't be said about him. He has a beautiful soulful voice and has nominations and awards to prove it.

One of the most amazingly gifted young men I have ever heard in my life.

By far the greatest, most genuine voice at the moment - sigreeff

Do you even know August alsina?

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27 Lionel Richie Lionel Richie Lionel Brockman Richie, Jr. is an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer and actor. Beginning in 1968, he was a member of the funk and soul band the Commodores and then launched a solo career in 1982.
28 The Weeknd The Weeknd Abęl Makkonen Tesfaye, known professionally by his stage name The Weeknd, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer.

He has a lot of meaning in his songs you know? He has some deep history I would recommend listening to his old songs he's epic.

29 Ray Charles Ray Charles Ray Charles Robinson, professionally known as Ray Charles, was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and composer.
30 Anthony Hamilton

He's still the best with amazing lyrics,

31 Justin Timberlake Justin Timberlake Justin Randall Timberlake is an American singer-songwriter, actor, dancer, and record producer. Born and raised in Tennessee, he appeared on the television shows Star Search and The All-New Mickey Mouse Club as a child.

Justin Timberlake is certainly not better than Luther and Marvin but he deserves to be on this list.

So this is a 95% black people list? Ok...

32 Taio Cruz

He's really not r&b so he shouldn't be on this list - DaWyteNight

33 Robin Thicke Robin Thicke Robin Charles Thicke is an American singer, songwriter and record producer. Thicke has worked with numerous artists.

This man is a monster. His voice is mad smooth and soulful unlike a lot of these R^^B singers today.

34 Jaheim Jaheim Jaheim Hoagland, born May 26, 1978, is an American R&B singer and former rapper. He was signed by Naughty by Nature's Kaygee to Divine Mill Records in 2000, and released his debut album Ghetto Love in 2001. His second effort, Still Ghetto (2002), contains the hit "Put That Woman First" (2003), both ...read more.
35 Akon Akon Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam, better known as Akon, is an American-Senegalese singer, rapper, songwriter, businessman, record producer and actor.

You got to be kidding me! Where's Akon...

He is a good r and b singer

36 Al Green Al Green
37 Marques Houston

He's a God - RnBLover

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

No. 1

39 J. Holiday J. Holiday Nahum Thorton Grymes, better known by his stage name J. Holiday, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, and actor.

J Holiday is the man! Hella slept on! - RnBLover

40 Justin Beiber

Lol who keeps putting him on the r&b lists - NicoleJohnnyLutherBrianFan

How is Justin Beiber an RnB singer?

I love Justin Drew Bieber ❤️❤️

41 Jeffrey Osborne Jeffrey Osborne Jeffrey Linton Osborne is an American musician, singer-songwriter, lyricist, and lead singer of the band LTD.

Can beat ANYONE TODAY!

42 Frank Ocean Frank Ocean Christopher Edwin Breaux, known professionally as Frank Ocean, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer and photographer.
43 Bruno Mars 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.
44 Amir Tataloo Amir Tataloo Amirhossein Maghsoudloo, better known by his stage name Amir Tataloo, is an Iranian singer and songwriter. An underground musician unauthorized by the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, Tataloo is "a rapper with so many fans" in words of Time and has a "strong fan base" among the youth in Iran ...read more.

Best R & B Singer in Iran - farbodkarimi

45 Jesse McCartney Jesse McCartney Jesse McCartney is an American actor, voice actor, singer, and songwriter. McCartney achieved fame in the late 1990s on the daytime drama All My Children as JR Chandler.
46 Kenny Lattimore
47 Jamie Foxx Jamie Foxx Eric Marlon Bishop, known professionally by his stage name Jamie Foxx, is an American actor, singer, songwriter and comedian.

He's my favorite I love him dearly he's the best I'm one of his number one fans

48 Jon B.
49 Teddy Pendergrass 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.
50 Tyrese Gibson Tyrese Gibson Tyrese Darnell Gibson, also known mononymously as Tyrese, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, author, television producer, former fashion model and MTV VJ.
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Top Remixes (5)

1. Michael Jackson
2. Stevie Wonder
3. James Brown
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1. Luther Vandross
2. Raheem Devaughn
3. Mario
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1. Luther Vandross
2. Joe
3. Marvin Gaye
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