Best Male R & B Singers

The Top Ten

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"!

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

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

The greatest singer of all time!

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.

The greatest of all time the king of POP

Michael Jackson is the King of Pop period. R Kelly is the King of RnB. This generation as of now should go to Chris Brown. End of Discussion

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

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.

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

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

The only thing that bothers me about him is what he did to Green Day in 2012

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

Understand this, there is NO ONE who sings better than Marvin Gaye other than Aretha Franklin.

Should be no lower than two, however, he had more of the complete package so you can make the argument for the number one position.

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!

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.

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

If you have heard his live renditions of Soldiers heart or When a woman loves then you know he's head and shoulders above anyone

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

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!

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

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

When Jeffrey is lower than the king of bad autotuned pop on an r&b singers list...

Can beat ANYONE TODAY!

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

Raheem Devaughn
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.

The Contenders

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

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

Maxwell and Luther Vandross @ celestius

Don't forget he's FINE!

James Ingram

Amazing voice, R.I.P.

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?

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.

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".
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.

Great voice, but he wastes it on garbage songs most of the time nowadays.

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.

Greatest r&b artist of the decade for the 2010's decade. Y'all just ignoring Chris talent because of his mistakes.

He is my main inspiration of All time he inspired in Dancing,singing and acting

What chris is better then trey & has surpassed isher 2 years ago

Get this trashy pop/hip hop autotune abuser off this list.

Trey Songz Tremaine Aldon Neverson, born November 28, 1984, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper and actor. His debut album, I Gotta Make It, was released in 2005 through Atlantic Records. His follow-up album, Trey Day, spawned his first top 20 single, "Can't Help but Wait". Songz released his third album ...read more.

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.

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.

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

he is one of the greatest singers and plus he doesn't always talk about sex he talks about findin love plus are kelly rapped a lil girl so he sucks

Tevin Campbell

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

Smokey Robinson William "Smokey" Robinson, Jr. is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and former record executive.
Donny Hathaway Donny Edward Hathaway was an American jazz, blues, soul and gospel singer, songwriter, arranger and pianist.

No. 1

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.

Brian should be higher than that autotune abusing clown who shall not be named.

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.

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.

He's alright, but not that great.

The Weeknd has had many experience before that I’m having right now so his music hits me hard because the lyrics are just to real to me that sometimes I don’t want to do anything but go on a drive or stay home and just listen and study his music

Charlie Wilson Charles Kent "Charlie" Wilson, also known as Uncle Charlie, is an American R&B singer, songwriter, producer and the former lead vocalist for The Gap Band.
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