Best R&B Singers

These are the most amazing RnB singers ever... take a look.

The Top Ten

1 Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 500,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under ...read more.

Obviously The Best - Oliversky

The greatest of all time

Putting a woman beater above the King of Pop is a crime. - 445956

2 Luther Vandross Luther Ronzoni Vandross Jr. was an American singer, songwriter and record producer. Throughout his career, Vandross was an in-demand background vocalist for several different artists.

No way is ugly overrated beyonce higher ranked than this legend. Luther has more talent and worth than beyonce's entire career! - IHaveGreatTaste

Beyonce above Luther is an insult to music. Beyonce not even r&b, pop is not r&b!

This is truly comical! Chris Brown above Luther? - RnBLover

Beyoncé and chris brown above Luther? Wow. They shouldn't even be in the top 50, there are so many better singers than overrated beyonce and chris brown! - DaWyteNight

3 Usher Usher Terry Raymond IV is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor. Born in Dallas, but raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee was where he lived until moving to Atlanta, Georgia at the age of 12 where his mother put him in local singing competitions all over the city.

I think he's good, Confessions is one of my favorite r&b albums of all time and Here I Stand is great too, but he's definitely not better than Joe, Brian McKnight, Johnny Gill, Luther, Teddy, Marvin etc. - DaWyteNight

he is quite hot and perfect.. amazing dancing and voice

THE REAL KING OF RNB(unlike jacques)

4 The Weeknd Abęl Makkonen Tesfaye, known professionally by his stage name The Weeknd, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He was born on 16 February 1990 in Toronto, Ontario. He used to upload songs on YouTube in 2010, now he has 3 studio albums. He has won 3 Grammy awards and 9 Juno Awards

This man set the bar for modern R&B. His trilogy is still one of the best albums ever.

Better than everyone on this list

He is awesome!

The weeknd has amazing vocals and deep lyrics he is one f the best just listen to my dear melancholy and those who say his music is to dirty listen to something by r kelly he is better then zayn to zayn is overrated and only has clout from one direction

5 Brian McKnight Brian McKnight, born June 5, 1969, is an American R&B singer-songwriter, arranger, producer, and musician. He is a multi-instrumentalist who plays eight instruments including piano, guitar, bass guitar, percussion, trombone, tuba, flugelhorn and trumpet. He is one of the very few leggiero tenors in ...read more.

Love McKnight! His voice takes me to another dimension.

I'm kinda okay with Luther Vandross or Michael Jackson (who let's be honest, inspired Brian himself in some way) being above him but I wouldn't put Usher, Akon or Nicole Scherzinger (who are good but not as legendary as Brian) above him, and I definitely would not put Chris Brown or Beyonce (who are very overrated) even near him! - IHaveGreatTaste

Half of the people above him shouldn't even be here. - RnBLover

Come on him and Joe are supposed to be in the top five not chris brown or beyonce - DaWyteNight

6 Beyonce Knowles 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 ...read more.

Um, this ugly piece of crap should be nowhere on this list. She is so overrated and makes horrible songs like 711 and single ladies, doesn't even write any of her songs and is just all around a joke. The most ugly overrated waste of space to ever be called a "legend." - RnBLover

Her? Best r&b artist? Hell no! Where is the best? She sucks. - RnBLover

Hell no she should not be here - DaWyteNight

Single Ladies is one of the biggest pieces of crap I've ever heard. - IHaveGreatTaste

7 Nicole Scherzinger Nicole Scherzinger, born Nicole Prescovia Elikolani Valiente on June 29, 1978, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, dancer, and television personality . She first rose to fame as the lead singer of the pop/r&b group The Pussycat Dolls. In fact, Nicole was pretty much the only girl in the group ...read more.

Hot girl, hot voice!

Shes good and deserves to be on the list but she definitely shouldn't be higher than Brian McKnight, Teddy Pendergrass, Johnny Gill, etc. - IHaveGreatTaste

I can't believe that we have this woman.. she is quite perfect - NicoleJohnnyLutherBrianFan

Nicole Scherzinger! No doubt about this chick! - NicoleJohnnyLutherBrianFan

8 Chris Brown Christopher Maurice "Chris" Brown (born May 5, 1989) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actor. Born in Tappahannock, Virginia, he was involved in his church choir and several local talent shows from a young age. He is most well known for his physical assault towards the singer Rihanna in ...read more.

The king of R&B

Best singer EVER

He is a disgrace to the genre r&b. He is just disgusting and vulgar in all his songs now. It's not even r&b anymore, now it's trap/hip hop. He can't sing that well, he uses auto-tune, and sings about stupid crap. His songs aren't even catchy either, how can people even like him. - DaWyteNight

The best no matter what.

9 Johnny Gill Johnny Gill started out as a solo artist in the 1980s, releasing two albums that didn't garner much attention. It was not until later, when Gill became a member of the r&b/pop group New Edition, that people started to take notice of his music and his talent. He went on to release his most successful ...read more.

He has one of the best voices I've ever heard! It's upsetting that people with so little talent are more famous than him. - IHaveGreatTaste

This guy really has a gift from God - NicoleJohnnyLutherBrianFan

He needs to be higher! He should be above Beyoncé the pretentious mainstream artist and Chris Brown who is no where as good as Johnny is and uses auto-tune on every song! - DaWyteNight

10 Akon Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam, better known as Akon, is an American-Senegalese singer, rapper, songwriter, businessman, record producer and actor.

The greatest ever!

He's good but definitely shouldn't be higher than Brian McKnight, Teddy Pendergrass etc. - IHaveGreatTaste

We love you so much akon

I miss the days of Akon! He was everywhere and it was great. Now we have wack singers like ty dolla $ign, Bryson tiller, tory lanez, chris brown and august alsina who mostly sing about stupid crap and can't sing that well. THey will never replace Akon and T-Pain! The only one who comes close is the Weeknd but still his voice is very weak and girly! - DaWyteNight

The Contenders

11 Zayn Malik Zain Javadd Malik, born on 12 January 1993, who records mononymously as ZAYN, is a British singer and songwriter. Born and raised in Bradford, ZAYN aspired to pursue a career in music from a young age leading him to audition as a solo artist for the British reality television music competition The X ...read more.

uNdErRaTeD

For a 2010's artist, he's one of the few good ones. - DaWyteNight

He's much better than the weeknd and frank ocean, him and BJ the Chicago Kid are the best doing it right now! - IHaveGreatTaste

Pillow talk - adarshjeet

12 Teddy Pendergrass Theodore DeReese Pendergrass was an American singer–songwriter and composer. He first rose to fame as lead singer of Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes in the 1970s before a successful solo career at the end of the decade.

This list is just sad. How is the man who inspired all of these people not even in the top five, let alone the top 10! And to make it worse, he is under beyonce, chris brown, rihanna, drake, Eminem and the weekend as well as some singers who are good but are not as legendary as than Teddy. - RnBLover

Best singer of all time

Love me some Teddy P! Even if the production of the song is not that good, anything Teddy sings is magical! Luther too! He can make any song good, even if the production is meh. Wish we still had him today. If it wasn't for him we might not have Johnny Gill. Wish it was chris brown or b. smith who died and not Teddy or Luther. - DaWyteNight

13 Drake Aubrey Drake Graham, known professionally as Drake, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor, born on October 24, 1986 in Toronto, Canada. He started his career on Canadian reality show "Degrassi: The Next Generation".

He has some r&b songs here and there, but he's more of a rapper to be honest. But I do think he's a better r&b singer than he is as a rapper. As an r&b singer he's kind of like a better version of The-Dream. - IHaveGreatTaste

WHAT? He's no where near R&B who put this generic rapper on this list lol you know nothing about R&B. - TheMainReason

14 Charlie Wilson Charles Kent "Charlie" Wilson, also known as Uncle Charlie, is an American R&B singer, songwriter, producer and the former lead vocalist for The Gap Band.
15 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 ...read more.

Her voice now is so annoying. In the 90's she was a good singer but now I'd even go as far as calling her one of the worst singers - RnBLover

She is the breast singer! - NicoleJohnnyLutherBrianFan

Hell no she should not be here, she's wack! - RnBLover

nobody can beat her whistle... great combination of her voice with the music

16 Frank Ocean Christopher Edwin Breaux, known professionally as Frank Ocean, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer and photographer.

The only guy in the whole list with creative writing and a perfect album.

Easily the most creative on this list

Top 21... Really?

Frank has no bad songs and all great albums, easily the best on this list

17 R. Kelly Robert Sylvester Kelly, known professionally as R. Kelly, is an American recording artist, songwriter, record producer, and former professional basketball player.

One of the greatest r&b singers of all time is not number 1 and is below chris brown the mainstream pop artist, Akon who is good but not as legendary as R. Kelly is, and beyonce the pretentious mainstream artist? - RnBLover

18 Alicia Keys Alicia Augello Cook, known by the pseudonym Alicia Keys, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress.

hot girl, hot voice... very amazing to see her singing...

Alicia Keys is a very talented woman. I'm glad to see her at #7

This girl's on fire! - NicoleJohnnyLutherBrianFan

Simply wow.

19 Amir Tataloo Amirhossein Maghsoudloo, better known by his stage name Amir Tataloo, is an Iranian singer and songwriter. An underground musician unauthorized by the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, Tataloo is "a rapper with so many fans" in words of Time and has a "strong fan base" among the youth in Iran ...read more.

king

Father of the irans r&b

Iranian best r&b singers

Amir Tataloo is the best R&B singer in the world.

20 Rick James Rick James was an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer. Born and raised in Buffalo, New York, James began his musical career in his teen years in various bands and groups before entering the U.S. Navy to avoid being drafted in the early 1960s.

Fire & Desire

21 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 ...read more.

She's the best! period!

This is just insulting. How is she not at least in the top 3? And she is under beyonce and rihanna? Those girls are nowhere near Whitney and never could dream of being half as great as she was. "Saving All My Love" is better than beyonce's entire career. - RnBLover

No one can sing better than Whitney!

How is she not at least in the top 5? - DaWyteNight

22 Jason Derulo Jason Joel Desrouleaux, better known by his stage name Jason Derulo (an alternate spelling of his surname), is an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. He is best known for his singles such as "Whatcha Say", "Ridin' Solo", "In My Head", "What If", "Wiggle", "Talk Dirty", "Trumpets" and "Want To Want ...read more.
23 Aretha Franklin Aretha Louise Franklin (March 25, 1942 - August 16, 2018) was an American singer, songwriter and pianist. She began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan, where her father, C. L. Franklin, was minister.
24 Stevie Wonder Stevland Hardaway Morris, known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist.
25 Al Green Albert Leornes Greene, often known as The Reverend Al Green, is an American singer, songwriter and record producer, best known for recording a series of soul hit singles in the early 1970s.
26 James Brown James Joseph Brown was an American singer, songwriter, dancer, musician, record producer and bandleader. A progenitor of funk music and a major figure of 20th century popular music and dance, he is often referred to as the "Godfather of Soul".
27 T-Pain Faheem Rashad Najm, better known by his stage name T-Pain, is an American recording artist and music producer from Tallahassee, Florida.
28 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 ...read more.

Shes not an r&b singer at all! - IHaveGreatTaste

Wrong list, this is the r&b list not the pop list, Rihanna's a pop singer. - RnBLover

She's not r&b she's pop! Who put rihanna and bieber on here! - NicoleJohnnyLutherBrianFan

She's really not r&b but pop. Plus, she has one of the worst "voices" ever! - DaWyteNight

29 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. ...read more.

How is she not on the top 10? She is a great singer!

30 Barry White Barry Eugene Carter, better known by his stage name Barry White, was an American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer and composer.
31 Joe

Joe should be top 5, beyonce, rihanna and chris brown are not r&b

Joe is one of the greatest singers period! - DaWyteNight

32 JoJo

this great young girl is very amazing... world is lucky to have her

This singer is way better than The Weeknd - waraypiso

33 Bruno Mars Peter Gene Hernandez, professionally known by his stage name Bruno Mars, is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and choreographer. ...read more.
34 Rain bi

amazing man from korea... dance and voice are good... very talented

RAIN BI IS THE BEST,
SINGER, DANCER, ACTOR AND MODEL,
IS THE ARTIST MOST COMPLETE IN THE WORLD
LOVE RAIN BI

35 August Alsina August Anthony Alsina, Jr. is an American recording artist from New Orleans signed to Def Jam Recordings.

His music is mostly garbage for sure. - waraypiso

He has such a great voice and he went throug a lot and people should appreciate his thaughts and feeling

36 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.
37 Khalid Khalid Donnel Robinson, known mononymously as Khalid, is an American singer and songwriter. He is signed to Right Hand Music Group and RCA Records.

Amazing voice real songs

Just listen to one song. His voice is unbelievable!

38 Whitney McClain

She is wonderful!

Love her style!

Best ever! And she’s fine!

39 Tinashe Tinashe Jorgenson Kachingwe, known professionally as Tinashe, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, actress and former model.

She's pretty garbage overall - DaWyteNight

40 Ne-Yo Shaffer Chimere Smith, better known by his stage name Ne-Yo, is an American R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer and actor.
41 Trey Songz Tremaine Aldon Neverson, born November 28, 1984, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper and actor. His debut album, I Gotta Make It, was released in 2005 through Atlantic Records. His follow-up album, Trey Day, spawned his first top 20 single, "Can't Help but Wait". Songz released his third album ...read more.

Underrated

42 Jaheim Jaheim Hoagland, born May 26, 1978, is an American R&B singer and former rapper. He was signed by Naughty by Nature's Kaygee to Divine Mill Records in 2000, and released his debut album Ghetto Love in 2001. His second effort, Still Ghetto (2002), contains the hit "Put That Woman First" (2003), both ...read more.

Should be number one better voice than a lot of artists before him!

Robbed! Might I just point out that one of the greatest voices to ever exist is under rihanna! - DaWyteNight

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

Brandy has a fantastic voice! We don't appreciate her talent!

She's the best Singer/Vocalist ever.. I mean Beyonce is good but Brandy is Marvelous! BRILLIANT! From "I Wanna be Down" '94 to "Wildest Dream" 2K12... But She's beautiful.. not perfect.. but she's god's most precious angel.

Ehhh...she's decent. Not the best, but still good. - DaWyteNight

Her melodies are amazing and music straight fro the heart, listen "fall" and you'll agree...

44 Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lynn Lopez, also known as J. Lo, is an American singer, actress, dancer, fashion designer, author and producer.

Trash - DaWyteNight

45 Jeremih Jeremih Felton, better known by his mononym Jeremih, is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. In 2009, he signed a record deal with Def Jam Recordings.

Same level with Chris Brown nowadays. They're both wack R&B singers. - waraypiso

He is a great singer

He has like one really good song "Raindrops" and that's it. - DaWyteNight

46 Ginuwine Elgin Baylor Lumpkin, better known by his stage name Ginuwine, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actor.
47 Donny Hathaway Donny Edward Hathaway was an American jazz, blues, soul and gospel singer, songwriter, arranger and pianist.

1 of the greatest

48 Case
49 PnB Rock
50 Agnes Monica

She has amazing voice
Good dancer
Good songwriter
I love her so much

She has amazing voice
Good dancer
Good songwriter
Proud with her

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