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.
SelenaSelena
16 April 1971
Singer
Ariana Grande Ariana Grande
26 June 1993
Singer, Actress

Zendaya Maree Stoermer ColemanZendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman
01 September 1996
Actress, Singer

Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston
09 August 1963
Singer

PrincePrince
07 June 1958
Singer

Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez
24 July 1969
Singer, Actress, Dancer
Vanessa HudgensVanessa Hudgens
14 December 1988
Actress

Nicki MinajNicki Minaj
08 December 1982
Rapper

John LegendJohn Legend
28 December 1978
Singer
Camila CabelloCamila Cabello
03 March 1997
Singer

Demi LovatoDemi Lovato
20 August 1992
Singer, Songwriter, Actress
Tori KellyTori Kelly
14 December 1992
Singer

Doja CatDoja Cat
21 October 1995
Singer

Tina TurnerTina Turner
26 November 1939
Singer

Bobby BrownBobby Brown
05 February 1969
Singer-Songwriter

Bruno MarsBruno Mars
08 October 1985
Singer-songwriter
Alicia KeysAlicia Keys
25 January 1981
Musician

R. KellyR. Kelly
08 January 1967
Singer-songwriter

Meghan TrainorMeghan Trainor
22 December 1993
Singer-songwriter

Diana RossDiana Ross
26 March 1944
American singer
H.E.R.H.E.R.
27 June 1997
Singer

Stevie WonderStevie Wonder
13 May 1950
Singer-songwriter
Robin ThickeRobin Thicke
10 March 1977
Singer

Marvin GayeMarvin Gaye
02 April 1939
Singer, Musician

Janet JacksonJanet Jackson
16 May 1966
Singer-Songwriter
Jason DeruloJason Derulo
21 September 1989
Singer-songwriter

Ray CharlesRay Charles
23 September 1930
Singer-songwriter
PinkPink
08 September 1979
Singer-songwriter

Aretha FranklinAretha Franklin
25 March 1942
Singer

Brandy NorwoodBrandy Norwood
11 February 1979
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Actor, Record
Janelle MonaeJanelle Monae
01 December 1985
Soul Singer

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Willow SmithWillow Smith
31 October 2000
Singer
B.B. KingB.B. King
16 September 1925
Singer-songwriter

Tory LanezTory Lanez
27 July 1992
Rapper

Grace JonesGrace Jones
19 May 1948
Model

Nina SimoneNina Simone
21 February 1933
Singer-songwriter, Composer
Mary J. BligeMary J. Blige
11 January 1971
Singer-songwriter
Jesse McCartneyJesse McCartney
09 April 1987
Singer/Songwriter, Actor, Voice Actor

Sam CookeSam Cooke
22 January 1931
Singer-songwriter

Paula AbdulPaula Abdul
19 June 1962
Singer-songwriter

Little RichardLittle Richard
05 December 1932
 
Lionel RichieLionel Richie
20 June 1949
Singer-Songwriter

Kirstin MaldonadoKirstin Maldonado
16 May 1992
Singer

Kelly RowlandKelly Rowland
11 February 1981
Singer-songwriter

Erykah BaduErykah Badu
26 February 1971
Singer

China Anne McClainChina Anne McClain
25 August 1998
Actress, Singer
Christina Milian Christina Milian
26 September 1981
 

Trippie ReddTrippie Redd
18 June 1999
Rapper
SZASZA
08 November 1990
Singer-songwriter

Luther VandrossLuther Vandross
20 April 1951
Singer

JoJoJoJo
20 December 1990
Singer-songwriter
Natalie ColeNatalie Cole
06 February 1950
Singer

AshantiAshanti
13 October 1980
Singer-songwriter
Smokey RobinsonSmokey Robinson
19 February 1940
Singer

Bill WithersBill Withers
04 July 1938
American singer-songwriter

Bridgit MendlerBridgit Mendler
18 December 1992
Actress, Singer-songwriter

Toni BraxtonToni Braxton
07 October 1967
American R&B Singer-songwriter & Musician

Todd RundgrenTodd Rundgren
22 June 1948
Singer
Patti LaBellePatti LaBelle
24 May 1944
Singer

Teyana TaylorTeyana Taylor
10 December 1990
Singer

Chaka KhanChaka Khan
23 March 1953
Singer

Evan RossEvan Ross
26 August 1988
Actor & Singer
Jordin SparksJordin Sparks
22 December 1989
Singer-songwriter

Faith EvansFaith Evans
10 June 1973
American singer
Solange KnowlesSolange Knowles
24 June 1986
Singer

Etta JamesEtta James
25 January 1938
Singer

T-PainT-Pain
30 September 1985
Rapper
Khalid (Singer)Khalid (Singer)
11 February 1998
Singer

Olivia OlsonOlivia Olson
21 May 1992
Actress
Fetty WapFetty Wap
07 June 1991
Rapper, Singer

Rhonda Ross KendrickRhonda Ross Kendrick
14 August 1971
Actress

Ronnie SpectorRonnie Spector
10 August 1943
Singer
Brooke HoganBrooke Hogan
05 May 1988
Reality TV Star

Bonnie RaittBonnie Raitt
08 November 1949
Singer
Corbin BleuCorbin Bleu
21 February 1989
Actor, Producer, Singer-songwriter

Keyshia ColeKeyshia Cole
15 October 1981
Singer

John OatesJohn Oates
07 April 1948
Guitarist

Fantasia BarrinoFantasia Barrino
30 June 1984
Singer-Songwriter
August Anthony Alsina, Jr. August Alsina
03 September 1992
Singer, Songwriter
Curtis MayfieldCurtis Mayfield
03 June 1942
Singer, Guitarist

Keri HilsonKeri Hilson
05 December 1982
Singer-songwriter, Actor

Olivia HoltOlivia Holt
05 August 1997
Actress, Singer

Sharon LealSharon Leal
17 October 1972
Actress
Coco JonesCoco Jones
04 January 1998
Singer

Rebbie JacksonRebbie Jackson
29 May 1950
Singer

AnastaciaAnastacia
17 September 1968
American singer-songwriter

Wanya MorrisWanya Morris
29 July 1973
Singer

Nia PeeplesNia Peeples
10 December 1961
Actress, Singer
Eddie KendricksEddie Kendricks
17 December 1939
Singer

Amber LiuAmber Liu
18 September 1992
Singer
Anita BakerAnita Baker
26 January 1958
R&B Singer

Charlie WilsonCharlie Wilson
29 January 1953
Singer
DJ YellaDJ Yella
11 December 1967
Rapper
Florence BallardFlorence Ballard
30 June 1943
Vocalist