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

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!

3 Mariah Carey Mariah Carey Mariah Carey, born March 27, 1970, 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 she is "well known" for her over-the-top more.

Well, she was good in the 90's, but in the 2000's her music was...well kinda trash. Her the emancipation of mimi was highly overrated and it only had two or three decent songs, I'm still in disbelief how that album sold so many copies and gave her a comeback. I guess it just shows that people now days have very low standards and will eat up anything... - DaWyteNight

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

4 Rihanna Rihanna Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian-American 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

How is rihanna an rnb singer - DaWyteNight

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5 Nicole Scherzinger

The songs Psycho, Elevator, Somebody to Love, Hush Hush, How Many Times How Many Lies, On My Side, God of War and Casualty really show her r&b singing skills! - DaWyteNight

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

6 Ciara Ciara Ciara Princess Harris, known mononymously as Ciara, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, model and actress. She is married to Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.

Ciara can't sing - RnBLover

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

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

7 Mary J. Blige Mary J. Blige Mary Jane Blige is an American singer, songwriter, rapper and actress. She started her career as a backing singer on Uptown Records in 1989. She has released 13 studio albums, eight of which have achieved multi-platinum worldwide sales.

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

8 Fantasia

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

9 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

10 Kelly Price Kelly Price Kelly Cherelle Price is a six-time Grammy-nominated American R&B singer and songwriter, formerly on the Def Soul label.

Come on Kelly should be higher than beyonce and mariah they're not even rnb they're pop

The Contenders

11 Angie Stone Angie Stone
12 Anita Baker Anita Baker Anita Denise Baker is a retired American singer-songwriter. Starting her career in the late 1970s with the funk band Chapter 8, Baker eventually released her first solo album, The Songstress, in 1983. In 1986, she rose to stardom following the release of her platinum-selling second album, Rapture, which more.
13 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.

One of the few female singers who actually does just that...sings...nothing can't say that for most female singers today especially beyonce - DaWyteNight

Much better than that ugly overrated hag beyonce!

14 Brandy Brandy Brandy Rayana Norwood, known professionally by her mononym Brandy, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress.

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

Great singer on all of her songs I know of.

15 India. Arie

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

Great singer on all of her songs I know of.

16 Corinne Bailey Rae

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

Great singer on all of her songs I know of.

17 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

18 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.

Hands down! Then Queen B!

19 Faith Evans Faith Evans

Faith Evans marry me good father
Have a baby

20 Aaliyah Aaliyah Aaliyah Dana Haughton was born on January 16th 1979 and died August 25th 2001. She was a dancer, an actress and an R&B singer. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, raised in Detroit, Michigan and died at Marsh Harbour, Bahamas. more.
21 Jill Scott Jill Scott Jill Scott is an American singer-songwriter, model, poet and actress. Her 2000 debut, Who Is Jill Scott?

A modern day cross between, Nina Simone and Erykah Badu. - JRAJ89

Great singer on all of her songs I know of.

22 Deborah Cox
23 Erykah Badu
24 Sade Sade Helen Folasade Adu, known professionally as Sade Adu or simply Sade, is an English singer-songwriter, composer, arranger, and record producer.
25 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.

Sold 40 million copies she has one of the best voices ever and every album was a classic

Great singer on all of her songs I know of.

26 Monica Monica Monica is an R&B singer who was most popular in the 90s. Her most well-known song was "The Boy Is Mine" with R&B singer Brandy.

Great singer on all her songs I know of.

Great singer on all her songs I know.

27 Mya Mya

Great singer on all her songs I know.

28 Keri Hilson Keri Hilson Keri Lynn Hilson is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She was born and raised in Decatur, Georgia and spent most of her youth working with producer Anthony Dent as a songwriter and background vocalist for several R&B and hip hop artists.

She's underrated. She has an amazing angelic but crunk-y voice and one of the most memorable songwriting in the history of RnB in my opinion.

She's actually kind of overrated. I'm surprised someone with as bad of a voice as hers made it at all as a singer, should've just stuck to songwriting. - RnBLover

29 Tamar Braxton

One of the best vocals every heard and a powerhouse

30 Kelly Rowland
31 Paula DeAnda
32 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!

33 Christina Milian Christina Milian Christine Flores, better known as Christina Milian, is an American actress, singer and songwriter. At the age of 19, Milian signed a contract with Def Jam.
34 JoJo JoJo
35 Jordin Sparks Jordin Sparks Jordin Brianna Sparks is an American singer, songwriter and actress. In 2007, she rose to fame after winning the sixth season of American Idol; at age 17, she became the youngest winner in the series' history.
36 Leona Lewis Leona Lewis Leona Louise Lewis is a British singer, songwriter and animal welfare campaigner. She was born and raised in the London Borough of Islington, London, England where she attended the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology.
37 Kelis
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1. Nicole Scherzinger
2. Kelly Price
3. Angie Stone
1. Alicia Keys
2. Jennifer Hudson
3. Keyshia Cole
1. Beyonce
2. Alicia Keys
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