Greatest Female R&B Singers

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41 Jennifer Holliday

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

42 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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44 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.

45 Nancy Wilson

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

46 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!,

47 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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48 India.Arie

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

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49 Shanice

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

50 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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51 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.

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52 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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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.

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55 Millie Jackson

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

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56 Roberta Flack Roberta Flack

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

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57 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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58 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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59 Lorraine Ellison
60 Melba Moore
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