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.
Ariana Grande Ariana Grande
26 June 1993
Singer, Actress
August Anthony Alsina, Jr. August Alsina
03 September 1992
Singer, Songwriter

Nicki MinajNicki Minaj
08 December 1982
Rapper

Doja CatDoja Cat
21 October 1995
Singer

Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez
24 July 1969
Singer, Actress, Dancer

Demi LovatoDemi Lovato
20 August 1992
Singer, Songwriter, Actress
Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston
09 August 1963
Singer

Tory LanezTory Lanez
27 July 1992
Rapper

Tina TurnerTina Turner
26 November 1939
Singer
Brandy NorwoodBrandy Norwood
11 February 1979
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Actor, Record

Vanessa HudgensVanessa Hudgens
14 December 1988
Actress
Alicia KeysAlicia Keys
25 January 1981
Musician

R. KellyR. Kelly
08 January 1967
Singer-songwriter

John LegendJohn Legend
28 December 1978
Singer

Paula AbdulPaula Abdul
19 June 1962
Singer-songwriter

Willow SmithWillow Smith
31 October 2000
Singer
Marvin GayeMarvin Gaye
02 April 1939
Singer, Musician

SelenaSelena
16 April 1971
Singer

Diana RossDiana Ross
26 March 1944
American singer

Mary J. BligeMary J. Blige
11 January 1971
Singer-songwriter
Stevie WonderStevie Wonder
13 May 1950
Singer-songwriter

Camila CabelloCamila Cabello
03 March 1997
Singer
Bruno MarsBruno Mars
08 October 1985
Singer-songwriter

Jason DeruloJason Derulo
21 September 1989
Singer-songwriter

Ray CharlesRay Charles
23 September 1930
Singer-songwriter
Jhené AikoJhené Aiko
16 March 1988
Singer

Aretha FranklinAretha Franklin
25 March 1942
Singer
Janet JacksonJanet Jackson
16 May 1966
Singer-Songwriter

Nina SimoneNina Simone
21 February 1933
Singer-songwriter, Composer

B.B. KingB.B. King
16 September 1925
Singer-songwriter
Maya AngelouMaya Angelou
04 April 1928
Poet

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Lionel RichieLionel Richie
20 June 1949
Singer-Songwriter
Bobby BrownBobby Brown
05 February 1969
Singer-Songwriter

Sam CookeSam Cooke
22 January 1931
Singer-songwriter

Grace JonesGrace Jones
19 May 1948
Model

Little RichardLittle Richard
05 December 1932
 
Erykah BaduErykah Badu
26 February 1971
Singer
Toni BraxtonToni Braxton
07 October 1967
American R&B Singer-songwriter & Musician

Robin ThickeRobin Thicke
10 March 1977
Singer

Luther VandrossLuther Vandross
20 April 1951
Singer

Patti LaBellePatti LaBelle
24 May 1944
Singer
Jesse McCartneyJesse McCartney
09 April 1987
Singer/Songwriter, Actor, Voice Actor

Trippie ReddTrippie Redd
18 June 1999
Rapper

H.E.R.H.E.R.
27 June 1997
Singer

China Anne McClainChina Anne McClain
25 August 1998
Actress, Singer

Kelly RowlandKelly Rowland
11 February 1981
Singer-songwriter
Solange KnowlesSolange Knowles
24 June 1986
Singer

Christina Milian Christina Milian
26 September 1981
 
Meghan TrainorMeghan Trainor
22 December 1993
Singer-songwriter

Todd RundgrenTodd Rundgren
22 June 1948
Singer

Evan RossEvan Ross
26 August 1988
Actor & Singer
Bill WithersBill Withers
04 July 1938
American singer-songwriter

T-PainT-Pain
30 September 1985
Rapper
Bridgit MendlerBridgit Mendler
18 December 1992
Actress, Singer-songwriter

Jordin SparksJordin Sparks
22 December 1989
Singer-songwriter

Smokey RobinsonSmokey Robinson
19 February 1940
Singer

Faith EvansFaith Evans
10 June 1973
American singer

Teyana TaylorTeyana Taylor
10 December 1990
Singer
Chaka KhanChaka Khan
23 March 1953
Singer

Natalie ColeNatalie Cole
06 February 1950
Singer

Etta JamesEtta James
25 January 1938
Singer

Fetty WapFetty Wap
07 June 1991
Rapper, Singer
Corbin BleuCorbin Bleu
21 February 1989
Actor, Producer, Singer-songwriter

Rhonda Ross KendrickRhonda Ross Kendrick
14 August 1971
Actress
Bonnie RaittBonnie Raitt
08 November 1949
Singer

Brooke HoganBrooke Hogan
05 May 1988
Reality TV Star

Tori KellyTori Kelly
14 December 1992
Singer
TankTank
01 January 1976
Singer

Curtis MayfieldCurtis Mayfield
03 June 1942
Singer, Guitarist
Prince RoycePrince Royce
11 May 1989
Singer-songwriter

Ronnie SpectorRonnie Spector
10 August 1943
Singer

John OatesJohn Oates
07 April 1948
Guitarist
Kirstin MaldonadoKirstin Maldonado
16 May 1992
Singer

Cymphonique MillerCymphonique Miller
01 August 1996
Actress, Singer, Songwriter
Keyshia ColeKeyshia Cole
15 October 1981
Singer

Olivia HoltOlivia Holt
05 August 1997
Actress, Singer

Nia PeeplesNia Peeples
10 December 1961
Actress, Singer

Eddie KendricksEddie Kendricks
17 December 1939
Singer
AnastaciaAnastacia
17 September 1968
American singer-songwriter
Anita BakerAnita Baker
26 January 1958
R&B Singer

Keri HilsonKeri Hilson
05 December 1982
Singer-songwriter, Actor

PinkPink
08 September 1979
Singer-songwriter

Melvin FranklinMelvin Franklin
12 October 1942
R&B Singer
Aaron NevilleAaron Neville
24 January 1941
Singer & Musician

Olivia OlsonOlivia Olson
21 May 1992
Actress

Florence BallardFlorence Ballard
30 June 1943
Vocalist

Rebbie JacksonRebbie Jackson
29 May 1950
Singer

SisqóSisqó
09 November 1978
Singer-songwriter
Romeo SantosRomeo Santos
21 July 1981
Singer-songwriter

Fantasia BarrinoFantasia Barrino
30 June 1984
Singer-Songwriter
DJ YellaDJ Yella
11 December 1967
Rapper

Wanya MorrisWanya Morris
29 July 1973
Singer
Sabrina BryanSabrina Bryan
16 September 1984
Singer-songwriter
AileeAilee
30 May 1989
Singer