Worst R&B Singers of All Time


The Top Ten

1 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 ...read more.

Just hearing her "voice" makes me angry! *Punches fist into wall - DaWyteNight

She's really not r&b, but still she's one of the worst ever. - DaWyteNight

She used to be decent but is here for ruining Eminem's reputation. - SelfDestruct

2 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 ...read more.

With the way this woman is talked about and praised constantly you'd think she really was the 'Michael Jackson meets Whitney Houston' of our time, but she's far from it. I have so many gripes about this woman, from her voice, to her music, to her as a person, but I won't get into all of that here. But what I will say is that 96% of her music is total crap, she only has a very few great songs and some okay songs here and there, but most of her music is so trashy and mediocre. There are so many better female vocalists than her, but sadly they don't get the same attention and praise that she does. - DaWyteNight

Hate this illuminati witch with a passion. If she dropped dead tomorrow, it would be 20 years too late. - RnBLover

Yeah, screw this piece of crap. Ugly asf too - RnBLover

3 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. ...read more.

Hell no! She should not be on this list! She is like the Princess of R&B and is one of the best R&B singers! Her songs made my day, some are calm, some get you dancing, her hit Try Again is dope, plus she nailed it in Romeo Must Die! She had made it so far even though her life was cut short! I feel sad that she is gone and about comments on this page about her! She should be on the lists of the very best and talented! Even though she may be underrated her songs had a lot of energy and so did her short life. And to conclude, if God could bring legends such as Aaliyah, Biggie, 2Pac or more back to life we can give you Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Young Thug to you. RIP Aaliyah 1979-2001! Gone but never forgotten!

It's true. She was passed around the industry just like rihanna is today. - DaWyteNight

SelfDestruct, do me a favour and stop mocking the dead, you mediocre dunce. - Swellow

Stupid talentless slut that thankfully, never got a lifestyle of undeserved fame. - SelfDestruct

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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 ...read more.

We all know why. - Swellow

5 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.


6 Tinashe Tinashe Tinashe Jorgenson Kachingwe, known professionally as Tinashe, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, actress and former model.
7 B. Smith
8 Keri Hilson Keri Hilson
9 Jeremih Jeremih
10 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 ...read more.

Her music after Tommy is utter crap. She needed Tommy because this woman does not know how to approach a song at all. - RnBLover

Absolute fool with no talent like ever. - SelfDestruct

In the 90's she was an amazing singer, but today she's just full of herself and so annoying. - DaWyteNight

The Contenders

11 Ciara

She has some good songs, but they're really mostly only good for the production and the songwriting. As a singer, she's pretty below average and some of her slower songs should've gone to vocalists more deserving... - DaWyteNight

12 Bryson Tiller Bryson Tiller Bryson Djuan Tiller, is an American singer, songwriter and rapper. Born in Louisville, Kentucky, he started his career in 2011, releasing the debut mixtape titled Killer Instinct Vol.1. Tiller initially gained notable recognition following the release of his debut single, "Don't", which peaked at number ...read more.

Agreed, 95% of his songs are mostly garbage crap. He isn't a real alternative rnb singer. The real alternative rnb singers are Khalid, Frank Ocean, NAO, Daniel Ceasar, Alina Baraz, and others. - waraypiso

13 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 ...read more.

Good lyrics but an overly high pitched voice ruined everything. She is in here for this reason. - SelfDestruct

The voice should not be on this list. - DaWyteNight

14 Trey Songz Trey Songz

He's not a bad singer, it's just that his music went down in quality over the years. He's over sexualized his music to remaine more popular, sadly if he hadn't done that he wouldn't probably be talked about today. Look at someone like J Holiday, he's a great singer but didn't sell out and dumb down his content so people don't even talk about him now. Trey's first two albums were really good, but just like Usher and R. Kelly alike, he's sacrificed real r&b and instead went with what the kids like. His latest album "Tremaine" was an improvement though. - DaWyteNight

Most of his new songs are so garbage. Singing songs about dirty things. Miss his old songs. - waraypiso

15 Sisqo

He made Thong Song, one of the worst R&B/Rap songs of all time. Thankfully, however, he was a soulless one-hit-wonder and we haven't heard of him since. - Swellow

16 B.o.B B.o.B Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr., better known by his stage name B.o.B, is an American recording artist and music producer from Decatur, Georgia.

Went from an amazing collaboration to a holocaust denier and believer of the Flat Earth theory. - Swellow

Again, this is a rapper, not an r&b singer. - DaWyteNight

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

Yeah, this guy sucks. Zayn is so much better for me. I never understood the hype around this guy, his voice sounds so girly and he's just not a good singer. - DaWyteNight

Correct, most of his songs are so generic illegal drugs and dirty sex. Daniel Ceasar, Khalid, Alina Baraz, JoJo, H.E.R. and other alt. Rnb singers are way much better than him - waraypiso

18 Bobby Brown Bobby Brown

Wifebeater, moron, and all-around whack-job. - Swellow

19 Jhene Aico
20 Ashanti

She's just another hot/sexy singer with not much range or vocal ability. She had some cool songs back in the day but as a singer she is pretty average. - DaWyteNight

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Top Remixes

1. B. Smith
2. Keri Hilson
3. Jeremih
1. Chris Brown
2. Drake
3. Tinashe
1. Aaliyah
2. Whitney Houston
3. Mariah Carey



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