Greatest Female R&B Singers

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41 Nancy Wilson

Songs in the Key of Life... She is and has always been one of the greatest.

42 Nicole Jackson

Okay...I'm pretty sure most people don't know who this is...I'm just lucky I came across her album on some site last summer...decided what the heck I'll give it a listen and was blown away by her amazing voice. It's a shame she only has one album but it is amazing she should make a comeback.

43 Mavis Staples

You will never ever hear a voice so soulful and smooth as my hero. I always will love the sound of Ms Mavis!,

44 India.Arie

She's way better than this... So much class.

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45 Lisa Stansfield

This girl is amazing...oh my gosh what a voice...and she has great music that you can listen to all's that's a shame people like overrated beyonce and no-talent having rihanna get so high on this list

46 Shanice Shanice Shanice Lorraine Wilson-Knox, better known as Shanice, is a Grammy-nominated American R&B/pop-rock singer, songwriter, and actress.

Shanice should be much higher, beyonce and Aaliyah are a joke compared to her. - DaWyteNight

How is Shanice not on this list...she goes unnoticed for some reason...funny I saw her on Family Matters didn't even know of her before that but she is amazing and should be at least top five...she sings like Janet Jackson sort of but much better lol...Janet should not be this high...she really can't sing that well

47 Fantasia

Fantasia is by far the most underrated artist out here. She finds a way to do good ar&B and still include the gospel in her music. I know people won't agree to this but in my opinion the best female artist since 2004. She makes music that gets you through and not to mention a beautiful personality.

She is a very good singer and I think she's really pretty & I Love her music

Most phenomenal singer/performer to ever come off the American Idol stage!

She should be top 10

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48 Deniece Williams

This amazing artist began her career singing back up for Stevie Wonder as a member of Wonderlove. She has a five-octave range; in fact, her range is so astronomical, she was laying down vocals a third or more above Minnie Riperton on Minnie's first album (long before anyone even ever heard of Mariah Carey). She should certainly be ranked higher than #50! - SusieQ1218

Instantly recognizable high octave voice. She was calling birds long before Mariah

Simply one of the greatest female R&B singers of all time.

A songbird with the greatest sound ever!

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49 Chante Moore Chante Moore

I have always Thought Chante Moore has a beautiful Voice. it's ashamed that her music does not get recognize true talent. she can whistle like Mariah Carey I have quite bit of her Albums.


50 Agnes Monica

She is the real diva
She is singer, dancer, actress, songwriter, producer
She is gorgeous and supertalented
She is the most followed asian artist on twitter
And ready to Hollywood

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51 Jazmine Sullivan

Jazmine Sullivan is one of the best and most underrated singers of all time.

She is so downgraded her ouce is absolutely amazing

So underrated and so talented ❤

52 Deborah Cox

Deborah is undoubtedly one of the most underrated yet greatest female vocalists to ever pick up a mic. She has a beautiful voice with great vocal power, delivery, technique, and style.

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53 Lauryn Hill Lauryn Hill

The greatest style, her voice is unique, her lyrics are meaningful and her passion flows through her Music. She is amazing!

In a class all by herself. She can make your soul think about it...

54 Millie Jackson

Bad to the Bone hardcore sound... The truth!

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55 Roberta Flack Roberta Flack

There will never be another with the class and sound like this phenomenon!

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56 Melba Moore

The Original Miss Luttiebelle Gussie-Mae Jenkins scored 2 #1 R&B singles in the same year.

57 Keke Wyatt

I absolutely love her voice to pieces. She has great control n a huge range. Very effortless anointed soprano powerhouse. Her vocal styling is very unique n authentic.

Should be at least in Top 10. Great voice and those high notes she consistently hits is like no other!

Keke Wyatt she is a pure R&B Singer that has pure Talent she reminds me of Faith Evans. Keke is a another R&B Diva current on the Reality Show R&B Divas Atlanta. the third season will premiere on April 23, 2014 only on TVONE.

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58 Ariana Grande Ariana Grande Ariana Grande-Butera, known professionally as Ariana Grande, is an American singer and actress . She was born on June 26th 1993 in Boca Raton, Florida to Joan Grande and Edward Butera. She is best known for her role as Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon sitcom, "Victorious". She later become a singer more.

I don't know if I'd call her an r&b singer, she has a few r&b-ish songs but just alike Mariah Carey in the 2000's, I just don't see her as an r&b singer, she's too child-like and just doesn't have what it takes to be an r&b diva in my opinion. - RnBLover

She has a good voice but she needs better less generic music! - NicoleScherzingersNumber1Fan

Her vocals are out of this world

59 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.

Hands down Kelly Price. She can sing twinkle twinkle little star and make it a hit!

Oh no yall didn't do this to Kelly at 44 seriously though smh

60 K. Michelle

She Should Be Charted Way Higher Than This Now At Least The Top 10 Or 20 After That Last Album Even Before That Awbah Was Really Iconic

I love k michelle she should be number 2 because she is differnt and she came a long way

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