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

Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez

24 July 1969

Nicki MinajNicki Minaj

08 December 1982

Tina TurnerTina Turner

26 November 1939

Vanessa HudgensVanessa Hudgens

14 December 1988

Diana RossDiana Ross

26 March 1944

Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston

09 August 1963

Demi LovatoDemi Lovato

20 August 1992

Bruno MarsBruno Mars

08 October 1985

Selena QuintanillaSelena

16 April 1971

Camila CabelloCamila Cabello

03 March 1997

Stevie WonderStevie Wonder

13 May 1950

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Aretha FranklinAretha Franklin

25 March 1942

John LegendJohn Legend

28 December 1978

Trippie ReddTrippie Redd

18 June 1999

Meghan TrainorMeghan Trainor

22 December 1993

Janet JacksonJanet Jackson

16 May 1966

Marvin GayeMarvin Gaye

02 April 1939

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R. KellyR. Kelly

08 January 1967

Alicia KeysAlicia Keys

25 January 1981

Evan RossEvan Ross

26 August 1988

AkonAkon

16 April 1973

Bobby BrownBobby Brown

05 February 1969

Willow SmithWillow Smith

31 October 2000

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Lionel RichieLionel Richie

20 June 1949

Erykah BaduErykah Badu

26 February 1971

Ray CharlesRay Charles

23 September 1930

Toni BraxtonToni Braxton

07 October 1967

Grace JonesGrace Jones

19 May 1948

Maya AngelouMaya Angelou

04 April 1928

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H.E.R.H.E.R.

27 June 1997

Little RichardLittle Richard

05 December 1932

Faith EvansFaith Evans

10 June 1973

Robin ThickeRobin Thicke

10 March 1977

Tory LanezTory Lanez

27 July 1992

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Paula AbdulPaula Abdul

19 June 1962

Jhené AikoJhené Aiko

16 March 1988

Nina SimoneNina Simone

21 February 1933

Brandy NorwoodBrandy Norwood

11 February 1979

Sam CookeSam Cooke

22 January 1931

Christina Milian Christina Milian

26 September 1981

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Tori KellyTori Kelly

14 December 1992

Bridgit MendlerBridgit Mendler

18 December 1992

JacqueesJacquees

15 April 1994

Luther VandrossLuther Vandross

20 April 1951

Kelly RowlandKelly Rowland

11 February 1981

Natalie ColeNatalie Cole

06 February 1950

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Etta JamesEtta James

25 January 1938

Todd RundgrenTodd Rundgren

22 June 1948

Mary J. BligeMary J. Blige

11 January 1971

B.B. KingB.B. King

16 September 1925

Jason DeruloJason Derulo

21 September 1989

Solange KnowlesSolange Knowles

24 June 1986

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Jordin SparksJordin Sparks

22 December 1989

Fetty WapFetty Wap

07 June 1991

Jesse McCartneyJesse McCartney

09 April 1987

Smokey RobinsonSmokey Robinson

19 February 1940

Patti LaBellePatti LaBelle

24 May 1944

China Anne McClainChina Anne McClain

25 August 1998

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Shamari FearsShamari Fears

22 February 1980

Chaka KhanChaka Khan

23 March 1953

Olivia HoltOlivia Holt

05 August 1997

Keyshia ColeKeyshia Cole

15 October 1981

TankTank

01 January 1976

Ronnie SpectorRonnie Spector

10 August 1943

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Romeo SantosRomeo Santos

21 July 1981

Brooke HoganBrooke Hogan

05 May 1988

Bill WithersBill Withers

04 July 1938

Corbin BleuCorbin Bleu

21 February 1989

Keri HilsonKeri Hilson

05 December 1982

Curtis MayfieldCurtis Mayfield

03 June 1942

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Doja CatDoja Cat

21 October 1995

Melvin FranklinMelvin Franklin

12 October 1942

Bonnie RaittBonnie Raitt

08 November 1949

Prince RoycePrince Royce

11 May 1989

PinkPink

08 September 1979

August Anthony Alsina, Jr. August Alsina

03 September 1992

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PrincePrince

07 June 1958

Rebbie JacksonRebbie Jackson

29 May 1950

Anita BakerAnita Baker

26 January 1958