Worst R&B Singers of All Time

The Top Ten

1 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.

Not because he beat Rihanna, but because the quality of his music has went down so much over the years, and he's not that great of a singer anyway. - DaWyteNight

Well you can't judge someones talent by they actions

We all know why. - Swellow

2 Rihanna Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian-American 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.

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

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

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

3 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

Hate this slut with a passion. Her songs were garbage too. - SelfDestruct

4 Keri Hilson Keri Lynn Hilson is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She was born and raised in Decatur, Georgia and spent most of her youth working with producer Anthony Dent as a songwriter and background vocalist for several R&B and hip hop artists.

Yeah, Keri Hilson was horrible. I'm glad her career didn't last long because she couldn't sing. - DaWyteNight

5 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

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7 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.
8 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.

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

9 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

10 Tinashe Tinashe Jorgenson Kachingwe, known professionally as Tinashe, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, actress and former model.

The Contenders

11 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

12 Drake Aubrey Drake Graham, known professionally as Drake, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor, born on October 24, 1986 in Toronto, Canada. He started his career on Canadian reality show "Degrassi: The Next Generation".


13 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

14 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

15 Eric Bellinger Eric Bellinger, Jr., born March 26, 1986, is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer from Los Angeles, California.

He has a few great songs like Circle of Love, Bed Medicine and Do for Love, but they still don't make up for all his other music which is mostly all insulting to the ears. - DaWyteNight

He's definitely one of the worst "r&b" artists out there. - DaWyteNight

16 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.

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

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

17 Monica Monica is an R&B singer who was most popular in the 90s. Her most well-known song was "The Boy Is Mine" with R&B singer Brandy.
18 Normani Hamilton Normani Kordei, also known as Normani Hamilton or just simply Normani, is an American singer and dancer from the girl group Fifth Harmony. She is known for her soulful renditions of popular songs such as Drake's "Fake Love" and Tory Lanez's "Say It." In 2018, she released her first official song outside ...read more.

Debatable if she's even an r&b singer at all - DaWyteNight

19 Ty Dolla $ign Tyrone William Griffin, Jr., born April 13, 1985, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He first gained major recognition in 2010 for his feature on YG's "Toot It and Boot It", which he had written and produced for Def Jam Recordings. In the summer of 2013, he signed a record ...read more.

This guy is terrible! How can you listen to a voice like that? - DaWyteNight

20 Bobby Brown Robert Barisford Brown is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, actor and rapper. Brown started his career in the R&B and pop group New Edition, from its inception in 1978 until his exit from the group in 1985.

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

21 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.

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

22 Jhene Aico
23 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

24 Justin Bieber Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada and is Christian. He is the son of author Pattie Mallette. ...read more.

He's a pop singer - powerspyin1

25 August Alsina August Anthony Alsina, Jr. is an American recording artist from New Orleans signed to Def Jam Recordings.

Some of his songs are about his life and struggles, but he's just not that good of a singer sadly. - DaWyteNight

Agreed, same level with Trey Songz. Now he wastes his good talent to make bad songs. So oviously, Chris Brown is no. 1 worst rnb singer nowadays. - waraypiso

26 The Weeknd Abęl Makkonen Tesfaye, known professionally by his stage name The Weeknd, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He was born on 16 February 1990 in Toronto, Ontario. ...read more.

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

27 Janet Jackson Janet Jackson is a singer and dancer who is well known for her sexually graphic records, iconic performances, and slightly weak voice. She is regarded as a sex symbol through her songs and videos.
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29 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.

Talent poser with rat apperance

Think twice before you put a legend on this list. Ne-Yo makes really great love song bangers, and so do Usher, Akon, Craig David, TLC, Aaliyah, etc. If by any chance those people are on this list they should be transferred to the list of Best R&B singers. He has many hit wonders. He shows me a clear example of the elements of love. Take him off this list now. And all other legends mentioned. Maybe replace them with Chris Brown (he became bad when real music started to die) or Nicki Minaj. Maybe even Rihanna and Beyonce (as they probably have now lost their innocent images).

Ne-Yo is not bad - DaWyteNight

30 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.

Hell no take off Usher - DaWyteNight

31 Diana Ross Diana Ernestine Earle Ross is an American singer, actress, and record producer. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Ross rose to fame as the lead singer of the vocal group the Supremes.


32 DJ Khaled Khaled Mohamed Khaled, known professionally as DJ Khaled, is an American record producer, radio personality, DJ and record label executive.

He is not a singer. He is a producer - waraypiso

33 Jason Derulo Jason Joel Desrouleaux, better known by his stage name Jason Derulo (an alternate spelling of his surname), is an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. He is best known for his singles such as "Whatcha Say", "Ridin' Solo", "In My Head", "What If", "Wiggle", "Talk Dirty", "Trumpets" and "Want To Want ...read more.

He has talent, but insists on making the most generic songs that don't show it. He has potential to be good but sadly he's just another puppet that puts out only what he's "told." - DaWyteNight

34 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.

Why is the king of pop on the list? - DaWyteNight

What the actual fack is wrong with you, adding MJ to the list. There are also a few others like Whitney, Usher, Trey Songz and Ne-Yo who don't deserve to be on this list.

The only ones who really deserve to be on the list are beyonce, rihanna, aaliyah, ciara and ashanti. - RnBLover

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36 The-Dream Terius Youngdell Nash, better known by his stage name The-Dream, is an American singer, songwriter and record producer.
37 Frank Ocean Christopher Edwin Breaux, known professionally as Frank Ocean, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer and photographer.
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39 Ariana Grande Ariana Grande-Butera, known professionally as Ariana Grande, is an American singer and actress. She was born on June 26th 1993 in Boca Raton, Florida to Joan Grande and Edward Butera. She is best known for her role as Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon sitcom Victorious and its spin-off show Sam & Cat. ...read more.
40 Camila Cabello Karla Camila Cabello Estrabao, or professionally Camila Cabello (born March 3, 1997) is an American-Cuban musician. Camila was best known for being part of the girl group Fifth Harmony. Fifth Harmony are known for songs like Worth It, Work From Home, All In My Head (Flex), Bo$, and Sledgehammer. Camila ...read more.

Not an r&b singer either - DaWyteNight

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