Best Male R & B Singers

The Top Ten Best Male R & B Singers

1 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! - DaWyteNight

The greatest singer of all time!

2 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.

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

The greatest of all time the king of POP

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

3 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! - NicoleJohnnyLutherBrianFan

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

4 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! - 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.

5 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

6 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

7 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... - DaWyteNight

Can beat ANYONE TODAY!

8 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

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10 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

11 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!

12 James Ingram

Amazing voice, R.I.P. - DaWyteNight

13 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

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 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

16 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. - DaWyteNight

17 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".
18 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. - 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.

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

19 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. - DaWyteNight

20 Tevin Campbell

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

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

No. 1

23 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. - DaWyteNight

24 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.
25 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

26 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. - DaWyteNight

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

27 Ray Charles Ray Charles Robinson, professionally known as Ray Charles, was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and composer.
28 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?

29 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.

Best voice ever! - RnBLover

Better than Usher, R Kelly, Trey Songz, and yeah, lightyears better than chris clown. - DaWyteNight

Why is the pedo R Smelly in the top of the list but not Johnny?

30 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

31 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 Anthony Hamilton

He's still the best with amazing lyrics,

33 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 Eric Benet Eric Benét Jordan, known professionally as Eric Benét, is an American R&B and neo soul singer-songwriter and actor, who has received a total of four Grammy nominations to date for his musical work.

One of the most unique and original r&b singers ever, and plus he writes his own lyrics unlike a lot of r&b/soul singers. - DaWyteNight

35 Al Green Albert Leornes Greene, often known as The Reverend Al Green, is an American singer, songwriter and record producer, best known for recording a series of soul hit singles in the early 1970s.
36 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.

He doesn't make much r&b but he should because his voice sounds better for r&b than for pop. - DaWyteNight

37 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

38 Frank Ocean Christopher Edwin Breaux, known professionally as Frank Ocean, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer and photographer.
39 Marques Houston

He's a God - RnBLover

40 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

41 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.
42 Will Downing Wilfred "Will" Downing is an American singer and songwriter. He is married to singer Audrey Wheeler, who was a member of the R&B group Unlimited Touch.
43 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 ❤️❤️

44 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.
45 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

He is awesome.
He has his own style called tatality which is mix of rap r&b pop styles.

46 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.
47 Ginuwine Elgin Baylor Lumpkin, better known by his stage name Ginuwine, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actor.

He's alright and his first album is a classic but he just reminds me of other better singers a lot. - DaWyteNight

48 Zayn Malik Zain Javadd Malik, born on 12 January 1993, who records mononymously as ZAYN, is a British singer and songwriter. Born and raised in Bradford, ZAYN aspired to pursue a career in music from a young age leading him to audition as a solo artist for the British reality television music competition The X ...read more.

Sooner he is gonna be here

49 Trevor Jackson Trevor Howard Lawrence Jackson (born August 30, 1996) is an American singer, actor, songwriter, and dancer. With Brothers Ian Jackson And Akarie Folkes. He is best known for portraying Kevin Blake on Syfy original series Eureka,and for portraying Kris McDuffy on Disney Channel's television movie Let ...read more.
50 Kenny Lattimore

So smooth! - DaWyteNight

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