Best Female R&B Singers of the 2000s

These ten woman will be the future of R&B. These woman are the new legends of our generation.

The Top Ten

1 Beyonce Beyonce Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, is an American singer and actress, who started out in the popular pop/r&b girl group Destiny's Child. They had multiple top 5 hits such as "No, No, No", "Say My Name", "Bills, Bills, Bills", "Survivor", "Independent Women", "Bootylicious", and "Jumpin', Jumpin" from more.

No. Beyonce is a joke people. - RnBLover

I think BEYONCE is amazing sh has been going for quite a while and she still knows how to keep it fresh SHE IS AN R&B incon and we all should respect her lots of love L DOG x

A modern day cross between, Diana Ross and Tina Turner. - JRAJ89

Beyoncé is a joke!

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2 Alicia Keys Alicia Keys Alicia Augello Cook, known by the pseudonym Alicia Keys, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress.

She is an excellent and talented pianist, songwriter, and singer. Look forward to a lifetime of excellent music from her. She is just days away from 30 years of age (25 January, 2011), happy birthday. Many more years and songs!


Great singer on all of her songs I know of. Especially considering she writes her own material & plays piano on top of singing. She's definitely multitalented & deserves a lot of credit.

She should definitely be higher than that ugly overrated piece of crap beyonce!

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3 Mary J. Blige Mary J. Blige

One of the best female r&b singers of all time is not number 1 and is under Rihanna the mainstream pop artist, Mariah Carey the fat irrelevant singer who was only good in the early 90's, beyonce the pretentious mainstream artist, and Alicia Keys who is good but not as legendary as Mary? SMH

4 Rihanna Rihanna Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian pop singer . Born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, she first entered the music industry by recording demo tapes under the direction of record producer Evan Rogers in 2003. She ultimately signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning more.

Not even an r&b singer - RnBLover

Um guys, this is not an r&b singer.

A modern day Jody Whatley with a cross of Donna Summers. - JRAJ89

Rihanna I love is amazing

5 Ciara Ciara

A morden day cross between, Janet Jackson and Aaliyah. - JRAJ89

Ciara can't sing - RnBLover

Hitting the scene in 2004 with the #1 international hit "goodies" and more smash hits like "promise,like a boy,1 2 step,get up,and body party. She is without a doubt our modern day Janet Jackson. She has made her own lane with her smoove and slick vocals and killer choreography. The Grammy award song bird is in for a long and great career ahead of herself

6 Mariah Carey Mariah Carey Mariah Carey, born March 27, 1969, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is one of the biggest best-selling women in the music industry, with 18 number 1 records to her name. She is regarded as a sex symbol through her songs and music videos, and is "well known" for her over-the-top sexy more.

Well she wasn't actually good in the 2000's, she was only good in the 90's - RnBLover

Ewww, this fat thing? The best? She isn't the best in anything, definitely not r&b during the 2000's. All of her 2000's was complete crap, especially that pile of crap "we belong together."

I love me some old Mariah Carey! - NicoleJohnnyLutherBrianFan

7 Keyshia Cole Keyshia Cole Keyshia Cole is an r&b diva who was popular in the mid 2000's with songs like "Love", "Heaven Sent", "I Remember" and "Let It Go." Keyshia's r&b is known for it's 'hood' edge to it, and a lot of this is due to one of her biggest inspirations being Tupac Shacur.

Keyshia fine ass Cole is supposed to be number 1 or at least top 3 (with her sexy ass lol) not beyonce or Mariah fatty

A morden day cross between, Etta James and Mary J. Blige - JRAJ89

8 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.

Much better than that ugly overrated hag beyonce!

9 Nicole Scherzinger

I'd take her over that ugly, overrated, disgusting, trashy beyonce any day.

Nicole is multi-talented! Great underrated singer. She is obviously beautiful/sexy, but she also has a very soulful voice that didn't get used much in PCD type of songs. - NicoleJohnnyLutherBrianFan

Nicole is amazing! - NicoleJohnnyLutherBrianFan

10 Fantasia

A modern cross between, Big Mama Thornton and Patti LaBelle. - JRAJ89

The Contenders

11 Angie Stone Angie Stone
12 India. Arie

A modern day cross between, Roberta Flack and Tracy Champman. - JRAJ89

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13 Ledisi Ledisi

The Princess of Neo soul.
9 Time Grammy Nominee.
seven albums, more times at the white house more than most artists. she is the real deal!

14 Ashanti Ashanti Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas, known simply as Ashanti, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer and actress.

A morden day cross between, Dionne Warwick and Chili from TLC.
- JRAJ89

Great singer on all of her songs I know of.

Ashanti can't sing - RnBLover

15 Corinne Bailey Rae

A modern day cross between, Sade and Joan Armatrading. - JRAJ89

Great singer on all of her songs I know of.

16 Whitney Houston Whitney Houston Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time. Houston is one of pop music's best-selling music artists of all-time, with an estimated 170–200 more.

She was really good in the 80's/90's, not so much in the 00's. - NicoleJohnnyLutherBrianFan

Great singer on all of her songs I know of.

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17 Kelly Rowland
18 Brandy Brandy

Shes one of the top selling female artist ever she out sold almost everyone

Great singer on all of her songs I know of.

19 Deborah Cox
20 Erykah Badu
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1. Beyonce
2. Rihanna
3. Mariah Carey
1. Mary J. Blige
2. Jennifer Hudson
3. Keyshia Cole
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