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100 Greatest R&B Artists

Criteria: - Artist rankings are based on impact, influence, and popularity.

*Note that, for this list, the term "R&B" is used in the broadest sense, as to encompass R&B, Soul, Funk, and their stylistic off-shoots.


Edited By: Zach & Nick
Last Updated: 02-07-2011

100 Greatest R&B Artists
  1. James Brown
  2. Ray Charles
  3. Stevie Wonder
  4. Aretha Franklin
  5. Marvin Gaye
  6. Sam Cooke
  7. Fats Domino
  8. Louis Jordan
  9. The Temptations
10. Otis Redding
11. Little Richard
12. Sly & the Family Stone
13. Michael Jackson
14. Chuck Berry
15. Curtis Mayfield / The Impressions
16. Al Green
17. Diana Ross & the Supremes
18. Prince
19. Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
20. Parliament-Funkadelic
21. Bo Diddley
22. Jackie Wilson
23. Tina Turner
24. The Four Tops
25. Earth, Wind & Fire
26. The Isley Brothers
27. Gladys Knight & the Pips
28. The Drifters
29. Janet Jackson
30. The Jackson 5 / The Jacksons
31. Martha & the Vandellas
32. The Clovers
33. Lionel Richie / The Commodores
34. Etta James
35. Big Joe Turner
36. Kool & the Gang
37. Whitney Houston
38. Sam & Dave
39. Mary J. Blige
40. Luther Vandross
41. Mariah Carey
42. Wilson Pickett
43. The O'Jays
44. Donna Summer
45. The Platters
46. Isaac Hayes
47. Ruth Brown
48. The Coasters
49. Solomon Burke
50. TLC
51. Rick James
52. Barry White
53. The Spinners
54. Chaka Khan / Rufus
55. Boyz II Men
56. The Delfonics
57. Lou Rawls
58. The Flamingos
59. Beyoncé / Destiny's Child
60. LaVern Baker
61. R. Kelly
62. Sade
63. Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes
64. Patti LaBelle
65. Wynonie Harris
66. The Ohio Players
67. D'Angelo
68. Billy Ward & the Dominoes
69. The Chi-Lites
70. Guy
71. Ben E. King
72. Sonny Til & the Orioles
73. Hank Ballard & the Midnighters
74. The Dells
75. Alicia Keys
76. Bobby Womack
77. Usher
78. The Ravens
79. Ivory Joe Hunter
80. Babyface
81. Chic
82. The Shirelles
83. Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers
84. Roy Brown
85. New Edition / Bobby Brown
86. The Moonglows
87. War
88. En Vogue
89. Amos Milburn
90. Cameo
91. Little Willie John
92. The Marvelettes
93. Bill Withers
94. Eryka Badu
95. Chuck Willis
96. Joe Tex
97. The "5" Royales
98. Teddy Pendergrass
99. Keith Sweat
100. Bobby "Blue" Bland
R&B Artists

Disclaimer: There is nothing 'Official' about these lists. They are compiled by the 'editor' using the
stated criteria, and revised considering the competent suggestions of visitors to this website only.

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