Greatest Female R&B Singers

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41 Christina Aguilera Christina Aguilera Christina María Aguilera is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer, best known for songs such as "Beautiful", "Genie In A Bottle", "Fighter", "Hurt", "Dirrty", "Your Body", "Lady Marmalade", "Reflection", "I Turn To You", "Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)" "What A Girl Wants" and ...read more.

Christina Aguilera by far. Just go listening to Stripped and Back to Basics.

She's definitely got talent!

42 Charice Charice Charmaine Clarice Relucio Pempengco, popularly known by the mononym Charice, is a Filipina singer who rose to popularity through YouTube.

Oprah called Charice the most talented girl in the world.

Charice can sing any song with passion.
Charice is phenomenal, very talented, awesome and amazing

Use your ears before voting... we r talking abt voice in here! Legend

Charice is the best R^^B singer but not only... She can sing any type of songs
And she's proven that any part of the globe...

Who is she? Never heard of her?

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43 Jennifer Holliday

Great live performer! Cheated out of the Oscar for the best sound!

44 Phyllis Hyman

I love this woman singing, she was the most phenomenal sounding female artist of all times to me.. I still have a hard time with the loss of this beautiful life and great artist.

Can anyone please tell me why this goddess of R&B is only number 43?!? This is ridiculous! There is absolutely no one else who can compare - either in quality of sound or interpretation of lyric - with the possible exception of Angela Bofill (the only difference being that Angela sang soprano and Phyllis was an alto). What a disgrace!

Phyllis Hyman should be higher. Her voice is timeless.

Saw her 14 times and teena marie 10 times my 2 favorites of all time

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45 Missy Elliott Missy Elliott Melissa Arnette Elliott, is an American musician, hip hop recording artist, dancer and record producer.

Come on she's not an r&b singer but a rapper! - DaWyteNight

She is a singer, rapper AND producer.

46 Nancy Wilson

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

47 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!,

48 India.Arie

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

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49 Kelly Price

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

She's so good, I forgot about that other Kelly. Kelly Ro...something? Who cares, Kelly Price is a million times better! - DaWyteNight

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50 Natalie Cole Natalie Cole

This incredible singer is music's most diverse singer. She can belt out a song like I Can't Say No and I'm Catching Hell, and then get tender on a song such as Someone That I Used to Love. She has covered everything from Pop to Espanol. Unlike her contemporaries, Ms. Cole is not afraid to experiment with different genres...she doesn't follow the latest trends just for a HIT record, she records music with beautiful lyrics and sounds. Not to mention, she has written some good songs as well including the beautiful jazzy flavored gem "La Costa". Don't sleep on this lady, she is incredible!

Superb talent. One of the top 10 singers of all time.

Best of the Best!

Natalie Cole is the only female artist to have won all the major. Grammy awards! Best new artist (1st. Black artist) Album of year (1st. Black Female) Record of year. The 1st. Female artist to release 2 platinum albums in same year(1977). The 1st. To introduce the virtual duet (unforgettable).1st. Daughter/father to both receive stars in Hollywood walk of fame. One of the only females to have charted #1 album or single in every decade since the 70's.(13 certified albums 9 Gold, 4 Platinum and 7#1's in Rnb, Pop, Jazz, Latin. Her first album debut 1975 Inseparable went to #1 on Rnb. Chart., her last. Album 2013 Espanol debuted at #1 on Latin Billboard and stayed for 9 consecutive weeks. It wad the 3rd highest debut for a non Latin artist in History. Also nominated for for 3 Latin Grammy.(Album and Record of year) First non. Latin remake to ever be nominated in those categories. (Still breaking records 38 years into her career! Who does that? I will tell you who NATALIE COLE, she did ...more

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51 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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52 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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53 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
ASIAN BIGGEST PRIDE
And ready to Hollywood

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54 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 ❤

55 Angie Stone

In my opinion she is a true Soul/Neo Singer who is featured on a reality series R&B Divas Atlanta.

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56 Millie Jackson

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

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57 Roberta Flack Roberta Flack

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

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58 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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59 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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60 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...

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