Best Female R&B Singers of the 2000sThese ten woman will be the future of R&B. These woman are the new legends of our generation.
The Top Ten
Queen Of R&B! She can sing and dance at the same time, she has a stage presence, she can outshine whoever she wants! Dayum Bey! She is a mix between Tina Turner and Michael Jackson! That's how its done.
You probably think I should have put Beyoncé at the top, but she in my opinion is soulful, but comparatively less so, than Alicia Keys. Not to undermine her talent in any way, but she just seems like more of a pop act to me.
I think beyonce is an amazing woman with an amazing voice and body I think she is the best artist that ever roamed this earth.
Beyoncé has it all and when you're a Queen you need to have it all, she has a incredible voice, she can dance, she can put on a show, she can write songs, she's beautiful, she's the Queen of R&B no one on this list has all these things.
Beyoncé is the Queen Of R&B!
She is the true manifestation of old time Rhythm & Blues and modern hip-hop swagger, with a knockout soulful voice, unmatched musicianship and songwriting in today's Contemporary R&B. Truly an amazingly gorgeous and powerful woman in the music of her time.
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.
Much more raw soul than artists like beyonce ( although she is amazing) much too underrated in my opinion.
Um guys, this is not an r&b singer.
A modern day Jody Whatley with a cross of Donna Summers.
Rihanna I love is amazing
Not even an r&b singer
A morden day cross between, Etta James and Mary J. Blige
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
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
I kind of forgot about her, until now and I don't feel like rearranging the list at this point so, if you think Mary J should be higher, you know what to do.
Alright, can anybody say that they actually don't like Mariah's voice? If there are, than you're all lying to yourself. "We Belong Together" is a masterpiece and not only did it revive her career, it brought her a new, younger generation of fans (like myself). Her voice may not be what it once was, and she may sometimes seem like she's singing synthetic soul, but what she's achieved within two decades, some people wish they could achieve over a lifetime and I look forward to her new music.
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...
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."
Well she wasn't actually good in the 2000's, she was only good in the 90's
I know, she seems a bit fake, but if you really listen to her voice closely, you notice her voice has a trait about it that really lures you in, seduces you. People really underestimate her, but she's actually really good. The lyrical content often throws people off about the true power of her voice.
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!
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.
I'd take her over that ugly, overrated, disgusting, trashy beyonce any day.
Much better than that ugly overrated hag beyonce!
One of the few female singers who actually does just that...sings...nothing else...you can't say that for most female singers today especially beyonce
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
A morden day cross between, Janet Jackson and Aaliyah.
Ciara can't sing
A morden day cross between, Dionne Warwick and Chili from TLC.
Ashanti can't sing
A modern cross between, Big Mama Thornton and Patti LaBelle.
Shes one of the top selling female artist ever she out sold almost everyone
Great singer on all of her songs I know of.
The « Full Moon », this 2002 album was a template for modern R&B. Brandy is a reference for R&B. She's queen of R&B since 1994.
9x Grammy Nominated Powerhouse!
More than 8 albums under her name,
Queens such as Patti Labelle and Chaka Khan love her and take her as their decedant.
She is one of the most invited guest artist at The White House (Obama Administration)
worked with Prince and many others, has been noted for her chart topping songs: Pieces Of Me, High, Going Thru Changes.
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!
A modern day cross between, Sade and Joan Armatrading.
Adding some ivory to the mix now. When I was younger during Amy's prime, I was too naïve to see past her public train-wreckedness (just invented a word) to understand what pure talent Amy Winehouse was. Even after she died, I thought, "oh well, it's her own damn fault" until I heard "Rehab" and I was like, "wow, I feel like a complete moronic jackass now" and I heard a troubled woman bleeding her soul into her music through an incredible voice. She is the worst kind of tragedy in my opinion. It's like we ALL knew she had so much left in her, but at the same time knew that she would be doomed to an untimely death. It just really sucks that such awesome talent tends to come at a self-destructive cost, and even worse that she only lived to give us two albums before she died. But, she's in peace now, free of her vices, "at home with Ray".
R.I.P. Amy Winehouse
I still love and miss Amy's music. Her voice suited Soul, Rock, Blues, Ska, Jazz... I never once cared judged her on her private life. For me it was all about her unique voice. I miss her stil. The only artist in fact, who died, that I have shed a tear or two on. Amazing woman. Amazing talent. I love her.
A modern day cross between, Roberta Flack and Tracy Champman.
She was really good in the 80's/90's, not so much in the 00's.
Hands down! Then Queen B!
Come on Kelly should be higher than beyonce and mariah they're not even rnb they're pop
Sold 40 million copies she has one of the best voices ever and every album was a classic
This luscious caramel colored diva of soul stormed onto the scene from X-Factor, and amazed everyone with her raw passion and soul with her rendition of "A Moment Like This" at first. Then she released "Bleeding Love", one of my top favorite songs of the 2000's. Her range reminds me of Mariah Carey, especially with the ease she hits her epic high notes with and such pure emotion. She COULD probably go above Beyoncé, but the general public would disagree and vote Beyoncé above anyway.