Top 10 Most Legendary R&B Singers of All Time


The Top Ten

1 Amir Tataloo 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 more.

First R&B singer in Iran. He Put so Emotion in his songs

Addicted of your voice

The best in the world - Saeedkian

Very good songer

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2 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.

These artists are terrible. Seriously, Beyonce does not deserve a number 1 spot on this list and what.. You have Usher and Chris Brown in the top 5. What a disgraceful list. Usher and Chris Brown would be nothing without the influence of one of the greatest entertainers of all time MJ. He is unrivaled today as not only one of the best dancers that ever lived, but also was a great songwriter and influenced people to the far corners of the earth with his artistic and musical genius. Anything less than number one is a disgrace to truth. Also someone better add the other Motown artist that invented the means to modern music! - SoulofTheLegends

King r&b tataloo

Awesome Singer He should Be number one not that Dumb With Beard

Are you all dumb? He should be number 1.

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3 R.Kelly

Well there is so much to say about Kelly. He has been around for so long with hits on each of his major albums. The main thing here is his voice and his mind. No one compares to when it comes to his beautiful voice and his intelligence as a song writer and artist. The best vocalist ever right here!

R kelly is in a league of his own. Timeless... Classic hits. Genius song writing and vocal skills that punish all other voices. Everything he touches is phenomenal. Bow down to the king!

R Kelly is simply the best, got huge respect for him, his music is food to soul, his voice is orgasmic!

Range, Hits, Longevity, 'The Voice'.

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4 Stevie Wonder Stevie Wonder Stevland Hardaway Morris, known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist.

Really! Chris stupid brown above Stevie Wonder! Really! - DaWyteNight

I love Stevie Wonder And wanna see Him Live

5 Prince Prince Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 - April 21st, 2016) was an American musician, best known for being one of the most popular and influential artists from the 80s, with songs such as "Purple Rain", "Little Red Corvette", "1999", and "When Doves Cry" .

The true definition of artist. Some of the best love songs ever made belongs to this man, along with his incredible musical sound that blended with his lyrics setting the mood.

Princess Peach. - AlphaQ

Just an amazing voice

King of Funk!
with timeless classics

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6 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's the best anyone can hear! He's mutlitalented, cool and he's got the moves. He can touch the hearts of millions and the smoothest guy I've ever seen!

King Michael Jackson should be on spot 1

I guess you guys all forgot about usher because if you remembered he would be number one. Yeah! On the confessions album was number one for ever. If you turned on the radio back then that was all you heard. Even before that he making classics like Nice^^Slow and you Remind Me. Also ever since then he has made non-stop number one hits. Although they are not as good as the old songs there are still some good ones. And Rihanna ahead of him! She's not even R^^B and all her songs sound the same.

Usher sould be in #1

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7 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.

Al I can say the he has the most AMAZING voice ever! And he no.8 on the best dancers list... He must be at least at no.5 I mean like you'll probably won't vote because the rihanna thingy but he is changed and he's a better person now... I really want him to be at no. 1

He overcame so many difficulties and had the courage to carry on making great music. He is the best dancer out there and is the greatest and most talented artist out there right now.

Hell no he should not be here, he is not legendary and he is more pop than r&b. - RnBLover

There ain't nothing legendary about him. Not his voice, not his music. - DaWyteNight

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8 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.

Her voice is very powerful. Her song still be familiar for music lover in the new millenium. Such as "I Will Always Love You", "I Have Nothing", "I Wanna Dance With Somebody", "Greatest Love Of All" etc. Maybe she not a best selling singer but she has many title such as the voice, best debut album for the female singers, first female singer who has 3 number one single in billboard 100, first female singers who has album debuted at number 1 in US, singer who has biggest consecutive number 1 single I'm US, best soundtrack album for the bodyguard soundtrack, best selling gospel album for the preacher's wife soundtrack etc. She also a strong female. She can clear her struggless although she can't win the drugs. I Will Always Love You, Ms Whitney

Mariah Carey was cool when I was in the third grade and she was popular, but Whitney Houston is absolutely amazing and legendary! - DaWyteNight

The most amazing singer in history!


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9 Luther Vandross Luther Vandross

13...seriously? You got Chris Brown, Usher and Jay baby momma before this legend!

Luther is one of the BEST R&B of ALL time! Not many compare to him! Miss him... RIP

Luther @ 23! Really!

Beautiful soulful baladeer

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10 James Brown James Brown

You are a very singer keep it up

The Godfather of R&B

No one is more legendary than the father of funk

The Contenders

11 Charlie Wilson 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.

Been in the industry for 40+ years and still going strong - Mickeyrule

He's most definitely legendary and timeless!

Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, Wilson Picket & Maurice White musical spirits have morphed into what we call "Uncle Charlie! "... He's a beast..


Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, Wilson Picket & Maurice White all morphed into what we call "Uncle Charlie! "... He's a beast..


12 Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye was an American singer, songwriter, and musician, and is regarded as one of the greatest singers of all time .

More then half of these artist were influence by marvin and he's not number 1 what is wrong with people these days, come on we talking about r&b

Chris Brown above Marvin Gaye? This list must be removed. - 445956

Chris Brown above Marvin Gaye and Luther? This list needs major fixing. - RnBLover

You have got to be f-ing joking. Top 2 under Stevie Wonder right here

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13 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.

In her prime she was pretty decent but now days not so much. She's made some of the most annoying songs like fantasy, honey and we belong together, and she doesn't deserve to be ranked higher than greats like Marvin, Teddy, Joe, Brian McKnight, Sam Cooke, Donny Hathaway, etc. - DaWyteNight

Mariah IS THE BEST SINGER IN THE WORLD! Her voice is angelic, it takes you to whole another dimension! Her songs are so emotional and beautiful! She's an angel! Her voice range is unreachable, and she's also a very talented songwriter! I mean, there's no doubt, Mariah is number 1, and will always be! There's no singer like her. She's a legend!

I love the songbird tittle of her she really deserve it


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14 Nate Dogg Nate Dogg Nathaniel Dwayne Hale, better known by his stage name Nate Dogg, was an American rapper, singer, and actor. He was known as one of the pioneers of West Coast hip hop. He was noted for his membership in rap trio 213 and his solo career in which he collaborated with Dr. Dre, Eminem, Warren G, Tupac Shakur, more.

He is king of g funk



15 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.

He should be at least in the top 10. - DaWyteNight

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17 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.

Hell no, this babbling bimbo is not legendary at all. She gives black women a bad name and is a horrible person for young black girls to be looking up to. - DaWyteNight


Bee is the number 1 queen vocalist of all time. Her songs single ladies, halo, diva, crazy in love, irreplaceable, listen, I was here, if I were a boy, broken hearted girl, run the world, poison, pretty hurts, drun in love, beautiful liar, hello are simply put the greatest songs of all time. She is more than a queen (goddess of rnb, pop). Her dancing is second only to M.J. She's the sexiest and most beautiful singer of all time, her videos are flawless, fashion sense to die for. Forget the haters who talk about rihanna, adelle, katy perry,l. Gaga E. T9 she inspired them to be who they are today. Losers only hate her coos she got every thing they don't got and uh... Her awards... She's the greatest performer I've seen and imagine writing those monster hits, don't also forget THE. C's survivor... She sings and dances at same time flawlessly, I guess that comes from lovin what you do to the point it hurts and she got a song for every mood you're in not like adelle and riri.. Love you ...more

18 Outkast Outkast Outkast is an American hip hop duo formed in 1991, in East Point, Atlanta, Georgia, composed of Atlanta-based rappers André "André 3000" Benjamin (formerly known as Dré) and Antwan "Big Boi" Patton. The duo achieved both critical acclaim and commercial success in the 1990s and early 2000s, helping more.

I mean come on. They said R&B! Anita Baker and Luther at 24 & 25, I mean Usher, Chris Brown, Rihanna and Beyonce are good, but their voices are predictable and they don't have staying power. Luther and Anita music was out in the 80's yet you ALWAYS hear their music playing on the radio DAILY. That won't be the case 30 years from now with Rihanna. None of her songs are oldies but goodies worthy.

Outkast is hip hop, not r&b - DaWyteNight

19 Ray Charles Ray Charles Raymond Charles Robinson, professionally known as Ray Charles, was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and composer.

Ray Charles is the best thing music world has seen

Chris Brown above him is an insult to music. - 445956

20 Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer–songwriter and musician. Franklin began her career singing gospel at her father, minister C. L.

Without her there would be no mariah or beyonce, so she should definitely be much higher. - DaWyteNight

Aretha Franklin is the queen of soul why isn't she higher

The queen shold be number 2

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1. Amir Tataloo
2. Michael Jackson
3. Adele
1. Teddy Pendergrass
2. Marvin Gaye
3. Luther Vandross
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