Best R&B Singers

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

The Top Ten

1 Michael Jackson 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 300,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under more.

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

2 Usher 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.

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

3 Beyonce Knowles 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 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

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

4 Chris Brown 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 more.

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

How can anybody still like him he's a woman beater and makes crappy auto-tuned songs - NicoleJohnnyLutherBrianFan

The fact that he is this high on this list is just embarrassing! - NicoleJohnnyLutherBrianFan

It’s odd that he’s hated now these days because he used to do good songs - Kid_ethinederland

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5 Luther Vandross Luther Vandross

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

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

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

Move akon sir up...whole world loves him..

He has one of the most best lyrical and flowing songs. Konvict, and Koncrete are the two of his albums that reached platinum.

7 Nicole Scherzinger 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 more.

Hot girl, hot voice!

She has an amazing voice, but needs better songs to show it. - DaWyteNight

Nicole Scherzinger! No doubt about this chick! - NicoleJohnnyLutherBrianFan

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

8 Brian McKnight 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 more.

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

No r&b without him - NicoleJohnnyLutherBrianFan

9 Drake Drake Aubrey Drake Graham, known professionally as Drake, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor, born and raised in Toronto, Ontario.

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

10 Mariah Carey Mariah Carey Mariah Carey, born March 27, 1969, 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 is "well known" for her over-the-top sexy 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

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

The Contenders

11 Alicia Keys 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.

12 Eminem Eminem Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce more.

Drake I understand but eminem is not an actual singer! Just because he sings a little bit sometimes doesn't mean he's a singer. That's like calling Ciara, Mariah Carey, Nicole Scherzinger and Monica rappers just because they did a little rapping on a track once. - NicoleJohnnyLutherBrianFan

This site confuses me I voted for Whitney Houston and put eminem in the dishonorable mentions but he's still higher ranked than Whitney and other actual singers! - NicoleJohnnyLutherBrianFan

This proves members on this website is biased on Eminem, like first off, he's not a singer, he's a rapper, and second, why is he on this list. - chocodilesforlife

Wait u wot? M8 eminem is a rapper and he's sung on like what? Halies song and Mockingbird

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13 The Weeknd The Weeknd Abęl Makkonen Tesfaye, known professionally by his stage name The Weeknd, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer.

He has amazing vocals. Listen to "Wicked Games." "Starboy" is awesome and sincere. Just like Beyonce's "Hold Up", his "The Hills" and "Party Monster" reveals his darker persona. He should be at least 10 on the list

He is the best!

Most of his music is so garbage. He is not a real alternative RnB singer. Also, Bryson Tiller, August Alsina, Tory Lanez, PARTYNEXTDOOR, they sing songs are mostly dirty.

14 Johnny Gill 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 more.

This guy really has a gift from God - NicoleJohnnyLutherBrianFan

Needs to be way higher! He should be above Beyoncé the mainstream pop artist, Mariah Carey who was good in the 90's but now sucks, and Eminem who is not an actual r&b singer! - DaWyteNight

15 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 more.

OMG, I like her voice so much.. she could make me cry.. her songs are the best..
love her.. her voice can't be changed for long time

16 Rihanna Rihanna Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian 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 more.

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

She's really not r&b but pop - DaWyteNight

17 Zayn Malik 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 more.

Pillow talk - adarshjeet

18 Teddy Pendergrass 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

19 Jason Derulo 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 "Wiggle", "Talk Dirty", "Trumpets", "Want To Want Me", "In My Head", and "Whatcha Say", all of which have more.
20 Whitney Houston 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 more.

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

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