Top Ten R&B Artists of the 2000s

Who do you think the best r&b artist of recent times are.

The Top Ten

1 Joe

He's underrated and better than R. Kelly - DaWyteNight

2 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.

He makes beautiful songs.

The real king of r&b, not the self-proclaimed king R. Kelly who sold out to the rap game. - DaWyteNight

No better singer than him - DaWyteNight

3 R Kelly

He makes great songs and has a unique legendary voice

Its a joke that he isn't first.

One of the best r&b artists of all time isn't first and is under bruno mars the mainstream pop artist, trey songz who is good but not better, craig David who isn't as legendary as r kelly and jay sean the pretentious mainstream artist. Smh

TP2 is a classic - DaWyteNight

4 Dave Hollister Dave Hollister David "Dave" Hollister is an American R&B singer who found fame during the 1990s as one quarter of the R&B quartet Blackstreet, before going on to a have a successful solo career.

Criminally underrated. One of the best voices of all time and he actually puts meaining into almost all of his songs unlike some people on here...not saying any names Robert, Raymond, Chris, Trey! - DaWyteNight

5 Craig David

One of the best voices ever and makes really nice songs

Amazing blues... Love his voice... ! 1

Hell naw he shouldn't be on this list

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6 Raheem DeVaughn
7 Jay Sean Jay Sean Jay Sean is a British singer and songwriter. He debuted in the UK's Asian Underground scene as a member of the Rishi Rich Project with "Dance with You", which reached No.

wow after seeing him on top of the list I listened to his songs he really is the best.

He has made a lot of amazing songs upbeat and slow he really is amazing.

Best songs I have ever heard...
Great voice and beats

8 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.

Usher is #1 forever

9 Jaheim 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 more.
10 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.

Great voice plus she is smokin' hot! - DaWyteNight

The Contenders

11 Trey Songz Trey Songz

Been selling more albums then most rnb singers he's had two number 1 albums in his latest releases

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12 Akon Akon Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam, better known as Akon, is an American-Senegalese singer, rapper, songwriter, businessman, record producer and actor.
13 Musiq Soulchild Musiq Soulchild Taalib Johnson, professionally known as Musiq Soulchild or Musiq is an American singer and songwriter whose style blends R&B, funk, blues, jazz, gospel influences fused with hip hop.
14 Ne-Yo 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.

A great music writer and makes some good songs and writes great songs for other artists.

15 T-Pain T-Pain Faheem Rashad Najm, better known by his stage name T-Pain, is an American recording artist and music producer from Tallahassee, Florida.
16 Kem

Kem is a great r&b singer and he has his own style, the only person I could compare him to is Maxwell but still Kem has his own style. - DaWyteNight

17 Mary J Blige

A great female singer who brings out fresh music and the queen of r&b.

18 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 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 more.

He is the best pop singer and he makes great r&b songs as well.

19 Eric Benet Eric Benet Eric Benét Jordan, known professionally as Eric Benét, is an American R&B and neo soul singer-songwriter and actor, who has received a total of four Grammy nominations to date for his musical work.
20 Adele Adele Adele Laurie Blue Adkins is an English singer and songwriter. Graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace the same year. She is best known with her international hit singles more.

Hey guys, be serious Adele deserves to to be in the top three. - KITLAJR

21 Beyonce Beyonce 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.
22 Sean Kingston Sean Kingston Kisean Anderson, known professionally as Sean Kingston, is a Jamaican-American singer, songwriter, rapper and record producer whose first album, Sean Kingston, was released in 2007.

I love his mix of r&b with reggae

23 Marques Houston

Come on, have you heard Marques Houston? He is a great r&b singer who deserves more attention and he is better than the Chris Brown's of the world. - DaWyteNight

24 J. Holiday

J. Holiday, what can't be said about this man. He's underrated and slept on as hell, so sweet, so soulful! His music and voice put you in a good mood. - DaWyteNight

25 Tank Tank Durrell Babbs, born January 1, 1976, is an American R&B singer-songwriter and record producer. He was also part of the short-lived group TGT along with singers Tyrese and Ginuwine. He is most known for his song Please Don't Go and his 2007 album Sex, Love & Pain. He is well known for his sad piano ballads more.
26 Will Downing Will Downing
27 Lyfe Jennings
28 Brandy Brandy
29 Ledisi Ledisi

Ledisi needs to be In the top 10 or even in the top 5!
She is heavily slept on, wake up world! '
This lady Holds 7 Albums. which have brought 9 Grammy Nominations, 4 NAACP Nominations and other countless BET and Soul Train Nominations as well.
She has been to the whitehouse more that most of our most famous starts!
Ledisi Is the real deal. Having also headlined the essence Festival twice!
Ledisi is also named Princess of Neo Soul. Chaka Khan, Patti Labelle Bow down to Ledisi.

30 Bruno Mars Bruno Mars Peter Gene Hernandez, professionally known by his stage name Bruno Mars, is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and choreographer.

His songs are amazing and his voice is great and he has a very bright future.

Really he's not a 2000's artist. - DaWyteNight

31 Mariah Carey 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 is "well known" for her over-the-top sexy more.

She is the BREAST r&b singer!

Well she was only actually good during the 90's. - DaWyteNight

She can hold the longest notes.

32 Frank Ocean Frank Ocean
33 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.
34 Keyshia Cole Keyshia Cole Keyshia Cole is an r&b diva who was popular in the mid 2000's with songs like "Love", "Heaven Sent", "I Remember" and "Let It Go." Keyshia's r&b is known for it's 'hood' edge to it, and a lot of this is due to one of her biggest inspirations being Tupac Shacur.

Shes a great r&b singer and her voice has improved with age. And don't forget she fine! - DaWyteNight

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37 Jennifer Hudson Jennifer Hudson Jennifer Kate Hudson is an American singer, actress and spokesperson. She rose to fame in 2004 as a finalist on the third season of American Idol, coming in seventh place.

She is a great r&b singer who makes beyonce look basic and irrelevant. I don't see what we need that overrated woman for anyway when we have much better singers like Jennifer Hudson! - DaWyteNight

38 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.
39 Carl Thomas
40 John Legend John Legend John Roger Stephens, better known by his stage name John Legend, is an American singer, songwriter, musician and actor.
41 Ginuwine Ginuwine Elgin Baylor Lumpkin, better known by his stage name Ginuwine, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actor.
42 Tyrese Tyrese Tyrese Darnell Gibson, also known mononymously as Tyrese, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, author, television producer, former fashion model and MTV VJ.
43 LeToya
44 JoJo JoJo
45 Ciara Ciara
46 Ashanti Ashanti Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas, known simply as Ashanti, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer and actress.
47 Aaliyah 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. more.
48 Faith Evans Faith Evans
49 Kelly Price Kelly Price Kelly Cherelle Price is a six-time Grammy-nominated American R&B singer and songwriter, formerly on the Def Soul label.
50 Angie Stone Angie Stone
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6 years, 316 days old

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1. Joe
2. Brian McKnight
3. Dave Hollister
1. Joe
2. Jaheim
3. Brian McKnight
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