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

The best point blank. In I school I sang a song in class and got a girlfriend...

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

2 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.

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

Best of all time

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

4 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 Raheem DeVaughn
6 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

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

No one wanna see him as king of R&B but it don't matter no

8 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.
9 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

No one can touch him live; he covers the GOAT artists like Michael Jackson, R. Kelly, Marvin Gaye, Al Green etc. Just listen to Craigs version of "Nice and Slow" by Usher.

In Original Songs its "My Love don't Stop" and "Snows in July".

10 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.

Great voice plus she is smokin' hot! - DaWyteNight

The Contenders

11 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

12 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.
13 T-Pain Faheem Rashad Najm, better known by his stage name T-Pain, is an American recording artist and music producer from Tallahassee, Florida.
14 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

15 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.

Two number 1 albums as of late!

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

A great voice who makes great songss.

16 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.

17 Mary J. Blige

So much soul in her voice and always puts so much emotion into her music! truly a force to be reckoned with... good music in three decades... from 1992 on she has delivered one of a kind hip-hop tinged r&b!

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

18 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.
19 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

20 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 ...read more.
21 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.

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

22 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 J. Holiday Nahum Thorton Grymes, better known by his stage name J. Holiday, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, and actor.

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

24 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 ...read more.

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

25 Will Downing Wilfred "Will" Downing is an American singer and songwriter. He is married to singer Audrey Wheeler, who was a member of the R&B group Unlimited Touch.
26 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.

He should easily be top 10. If the Rihanna incident never happened he would be top 5.

Chris Brown was okay during the 2000's, he didn't start to suck until 2010 but still he isn't one of the best - DaWyteNight

Best artist

27 Lyfe Jennings
28 Carl Thomas
29 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 ...read more.
30 Brandy Brandy Rayana Norwood, known professionally by her mononym Brandy, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress.
31 Alicia Keys Alicia Augello Cook, known by the pseudonym Alicia Keys, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress.
32 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.
33 John Legend John Roger Stephens, better known by his stage name John Legend, is an American singer, songwriter, musician and actor.
34 Ginuwine Elgin Baylor Lumpkin, better known by his stage name Ginuwine, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actor.
35 Ciara Ciara Princess Harris, known mononymously as Ciara, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, model and actress. She is married to Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.
36 Ashanti Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas, known simply as Ashanti, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer and actress.
37 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.
38 Faith Evans
39 Kelly Price Kelly Cherelle Price is a six-time Grammy-nominated American R&B singer and songwriter, formerly on the Def Soul label.
40 Angie Stone
41 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.

42 Tory Lanez Daystar Peterson, better known by his stage name Tory Lanez, is a Canadian rapper and singer. He received major recognition from the mixtape Lost Cause and the singles, "Say It," and "Luv", which peaked at number 23, and 19 on the Billboard Hot 100 respectively.
43 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.
44 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.

GREATEST! Love him

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

45 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.

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

She is the BREAST r&b singer!

She can hold the longest notes.

46 Frank Ocean Christopher Edwin Breaux, known professionally as Frank Ocean, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer and photographer.
47 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

48 Pleasure P Marcus Ramone Cooper, better known by his stage name Pleasure P, is an American R&B singer-songwriter, who experienced success as a member of the group Pretty Ricky before embarking on a solo career in 2007. His debut album The Introduction of Marcus Cooper was released on June 2009. On October, 2014, ...read more.
49 Bobby V
50 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

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