Top 10 Most Legendary R&B Singers of All Timehatcher234
The Top Ten
First R&B singer in Iran. He Put so Emotion in his songs
Addicted of your voice
The best in the world - Saeedkian
Amir Tatalo is one of the best musicians in Iran. He is the first to perform the R & B style in Iran in principle. He is the father of this genre in Iran, considering that he had no facilities and was the son of a tailor who left that big job empty. done344 Comments
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
Stage performance is awesome energy...11 Comments
Really! Chris stupid brown above Stevie Wonder! Really! - DaWyteNight
I love Stevie Wonder And wanna see Him Live
Usher and R Kelly are good, but Luther is the master of this genre! - DaWyteNight
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!2 Comments
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..
This man is the truth. He's purely into r&b, unlike Usher and R. Kelly. Don't get me wrong Ush and Kellz are great too but they didn't always stay true to r&b, when talking about r&b Joe should be regarded much higher than the two of them, he deserves much more respect and recognition. He never went pop or hip hop, he's always stayed true to r&b and gets no credit for it, SMH and people complain that r&b is dying...yeah I wonder why. Joe and Brian McKnight should be top 10 at least. - DaWyteNight
One of the greatest voices of all time is not even in the top 10 and is under rihanna the pop artist, chris brown the hip hop/pop artist and beyonce the pretentious mainstream artist. - DaWyteNight
No, she sucks. She had a weak voice and a limited range and couldn't sing live. - RnBLover
Such a weak voice, I dunno why people like it so much - DaWyteNight
Rest in peace to her, but as a singer, she sucked.
Aaliyah should be higher on this list. I love Aaliyah, It's just so sad we never got to hear more of her beautiful voice as she was taken from us, Her voice is like silk, so smooth and soft, I could kick back and Listen to Aaliyah every day, We miss You Princess Rest In Peace.x6 Comments
To be honest, I think many other artists probably rank at the top right with Prince, but here’s why I voted him. I hate to always see Michael Jackson ahead of him on lists. Prince was far more influential and talented. Prince was so musically diverse. Just the fact that you would see him on a top list for rock, soul, R&B, pop, funk guitarist, and more just shows his musical talent. In his main eighties work, he pioneered new wave sounds at their best while smoothly combining near Van Halen level guitar solos, funky, complex rhythms, keyboard riffs, James Brown level dancing, a unique voice, a completely self-produced music, and many other talents. While maintaining an r&b identity, he experimented with many genres such as new wave, rock, hip hop, soul, funk, r&b, jazz, new jack swing, blues, and a killer guitar solo in the 2004 rock and roll hall of fame. RIP to a god - Dannyjalonso
How is this genius below R. KELLY?! Seriously? Prince shouldn't be behind, that "thing"...
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. - AlphaQ3 Comments
Martin gaye aretha franklin AND ray charles out of the top7 but usher is 6th? byatchh please.
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. - RnBLover3 Comments
He had a Beautiful Voice, his mind is very GENUINE. I think there no one that compares to his song writing skills. I Believe He Is The King Of R&B for his Intelligence as Artists and Song Writer.
He Can Hold A Note With His Very Artistic BEAUTIFUL VOICE. He is a outstanding league of his own. The Man Is A Pure Genius When It Come To R&B ARTIST WHAT A BLESSING TO HAVE A GENUINE VOICE AS ROBERT S. KELLY.
He's good, but some of his contemporaries such as Joe, Maxwell, Johnny Gill and Brian McKnight are better. - DaWyteNight
Regardless of this guys past his voice is pure baby making
Hands down the king! One of the best to ever do it20 Comments
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
Only # 2 foul
The most amazing singer in history!3 Comments
No, this auto-tune abusing douchebag is not legendary at all and should be removed from the list asap.
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
Hell no he should not be here, he is not legendary and he is more pop than r&b. - RnBLover
He is da best of all dancers28 Comments
It's a joke that he isn't in the top five - DaWyteNight
She deserves more R-E-S-P-E-C-T, put her up higher! - Coastergirl003
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
No doubt that Usher is legendary, but he isn't more legendary than Luther and Marvin. - DaWyteNight
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!
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.
King Michael Jackson should be on spot 14 Comments
Seriously, most of the singers above him shouldn't even be here. Rihanna? Chris Brown? Beyoncé? Mariah Carey? R. Kelly? Usher?
Don't get me wrong, R Kelly and Usher are great but they still can't touch Brian or Joe! - DaWyteNight
He has the better R&B voice. A good sample for a good quality of a R&B. He supposed to be the Greatest R&B Singer of All-Time next to Luther Vandross.
Come on yall Its Anita...
His voice is too legendary to be this low! - DaWyteNight
Hands down the best R&B singer ever. Had the most catchy music, the best voice, and relatable lyrics
Stay away from them for Gods blessings
He's good, but definitely not the best. - DaWyteNight
BEST R&B SINGER IN THE WORLD! VOTE FOR NE-YO! HE HAS THE BEST R&B SONGS, THEY ARE VERY GENTLEMAN LIKE AND SMOOTH! ONE OF THE BEST STORY TELLER AND SONGWRITER ALIVE! - ClimaxProductons2 Comments
Why is Adele not on here? She is going to be the new 2010's icon
She's the best singer in this list
Adele is my favorite female singer.
He is an RB devil
Half of these on top of him is pop artists come on he should be top 5
Number 1 there are no words to describe him I love him so do the world
Crazy talented, I'm loving his transition from Dark R&B to Pop and R&B6 Comments
No 5 in my opinion... crappy list
he is good
He is good.better than chris brown.his song smack that is gangsta
I think mary j blige should be number 1 because she has the grearest voice I have ever heard she can never be duplicated and I love her songs no one can make a song come alive like mary j can she is my idol.
Mary J. Blige has a Four Octave Vocal Range and can hit high notes in the Baritone Range and can sing all of her songs live really splendid, Mary J. Blige has a strong voice and I think her songs fit her style and her songs work for her, and Mary J. Blige she can sing without a doubt great voice.
Mary is the R&B Queen. She was the one who redefined R&B, bridging the gap between Hip Hop and Soul with a new swing of what we call contemporary R&B today.
How is she number ten
Awful mindless trash, she only made one good album everything after that was trash.
Nope - 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
This list is supposed to be about r&b singers, not pop singers. - RnBLover
Lol she's nowhere near r&b, who added this generic talentless pop singer to the list? - DaWyteNight
RIHANNA'S A JOKE PEOPLE!
Rihanna must be number one1 Comment
You are a very singer keep it up
The Godfather of R&B
No one is more legendary than the father of funk
He helped bring r&b&soul to the fore front of our minds
He is king of g funk
RIP ONE OF THE BEST!
Having powerful voice and you can feel the emotions of the song. A total young entertainer of the new generation.
One of the legends. She is just an amazing singer ever discovered. - hatcher234
Frank is my favourite R&B singer. He has a really good singing voice and he has a lot of personality. His music makes me feel young whenever I'm feeling old.
Great artist one of the best songwriters ever and a very great vocalist!
DROP THAT ALBUM FRANK!
How he's so low on the ranks buffles me. Most underrated artist in the industry right now.
He AMAZING can't describe how perfect you are ~you should letme love you! ~
The best RNB SINGER UNDER THE AGE IF 30 SINCE TEVIN CAMPBELL
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
Best R&B singer ever! Beautiful voice, beautiful lyrics.
He's a great singer and has a great voice. I love his songs...
Jay JAY everything what MUSic means to me
Just brilliant songs PERFECT to be in the top ten
Accidentally voted for him. I hate him as person but his rnb is alright. - SelfDestruct
He's grown from a boy into one of the sexiest men alive. I love his maturity and his sex appeal. I know he is amazing and will continue being the best at what he does. Love JB
His pop is garbage but his R&B is decent. I have to admit that. In rnb, he is not as bad as Aaliyah who was a slut. - SelfDestruct
I agree, aaliyah music is generic and overrated and lacks soul - DaWyteNight
Chris Brown above him is an insult to music. - 445956
Ray Charles is the best thing music world has seen
I also love some of Justin Timberlake's songs.
Has Unique style of Rnb
Ariana Grande is okay but why is she below the moron named Aaliyah? - SelfDestruct
FIRST OF ALL, AALIYAH'S WAS NOT A MORON YOU DUMB #%$. AND SECOND OF ALL AALIYAH HAD WAY MORE FANS THEN ARIANA GRANDE. OBVIOUSLY, YOU NO NOTHING ABOUT OLD SCHOOL MUSIC. THE REAL MUSIC.
Rightho you just got roasted b#tch yall no nothing bout the real music from old school
THE NEXT BIGGEST
The music king and seems to a professional!
D'angelo being at only 44 just proves this list is a joke. He is perfect in every way. His songwriting is solid, his vocals are amazing, and his production is probably the greatest in the last 30 years. He has pretty much no weaknesses.
Best thin voices, impressive word.
Seal performs very emotionally, soulfully, and from the heart. You can hear the passion in every song.
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List StatsCreated 11 Nov 2010
Updated 6 Aug 2019
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