Ask the young generation of today about the kind of music they prefer and out would pop the reply, ‘R&B without a doubt’! An urban style of music, R&B is a blend of jazz music and blues marked with heavy back beats. It bears its roots to the African American communities that migrated to Chicago, Los Angeles and New York during the 1920s. While the music fraternity has had a lot of American R&B singing sensations since the beginning, some of them gained an iconic status in the society and till date are known for their game-changing influence and enduring musical legacy. These American singers were known for their intrinsic style and breakthrough singing capabilities that set the tone for their storied career. And while talking about American Rhythm & Blues Singers, one cannot go without mentioning a few names that created a whirl in the music industry, be it Barry White or R Kelly, Beyoncé or Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder or Usher, Ray Charles or Al Green or the very recent Justin Timberlake or Jill Scott. And of all the R&B singers, the list still remains absolutely incomplete and soulless without the mention of the God of Music, Michael Jackson. A dominant force, Michael Jackson till date reigns as the ultimate showman of music. Read this section for information regarding the life and works of American R&B singers.