Contemporary R&B Singers

The music genre which combines R&B with elements of hip hop, pop, funk, electronic music, and soul is known as Contemporary R&B or simply R&B. Contemporary R&B features pitch corrected vocals and drum machine-backed rhythms. Combining R&B rhythms with pop and hip hop elements is a recent trend in Contemporary R&B music. Here is a list of some of the most famous Contemporary R&B singers.
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 1 Teyana Taylor

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

R&B and hip-hop singer Teyana Taylor gained fame with MTV's My Super Sweet 16. She signed with Kanye West’s label and also appeared on the reality show Teyana and Iman, with her husband, NBA player Iman Shumpert. In December 2020, she announced her retirement from music through Instagram.

 2 Sheridan Smith

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British

 3 Berry Gordy

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Famous As: Record Executive
Birthdate: November 28, 1929
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 4 Paloma Faith

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 21, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British
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 5 RM

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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: September 12, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: South Korean

 6 Cynthia Erivo

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 8, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British
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 7 Aaliyah

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Famous As: American singer
Birthdate: January 16, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: August 25, 2001

Aaliyah was an American singer, actress and model, who became famous when her debut album, Age Ain't Nothing but a Number sold three million copies in the US. Her subsequent albums also sold in millions and won her numerous accolades. She also acted in some films. She tragically died in an airplane crash in the Bahamas, at the age of 22.

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 8 James Arthur

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: March 2, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British

James Arthur is an English singer-songwriter who achieved popularity after winning the popular British reality TV music competition The X Factor in 2012. Apart from debuting at the top position on the UK Singles Chart, his debut single also went on to sell more than 2.5 million copies, making it the most successful single in the history of the show.

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 9 Jussie Smollett

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 21, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

American actor, Jussie Smollett is known for his work in television series, Empire, and science fiction film Alien: Covenant. He debuted as a child artist and worked in commercials, television shows like On Our Own and films like The Mighty Ducks before taking a break. He returned after years and proved his talent as an actor and also a singer.

 10 Macy Gray

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 6, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 11 H.E.R.

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 27, 1997
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

R&B singer Gabriella “Gabi” Wilson, better known to her fans as H.E.R., had initially released a few works under her real name. However, she gained fame only after the release of her first EP, H.E.R. Volume 1, in 2016. The two-time Grammy-winner performed at the 2020 Primetime Emmy Award ceremony.

 12 IU

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 16, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: South Korean
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 13 Nick Carter

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

Nick Carter is an American singer, musician, and actor. Best known for his association with the popular vocal group the Backstreet Boys, Carter achieved popularity as a teen idol throughout the mid and late-1990s. Also known for his charity work, Nick Carter has been playing an important role in raising awareness about the environment and its oceans.

 14 Bootsy Collins

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: October 26, 1951
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
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 15 Michel'le

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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: December 5, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 16 Miguel

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: October 23, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 17 LeToya Luckett

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 11, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 18 Jon Bellion

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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: December 26, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
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 19 Jacob Anderson

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 18, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British

 20 Emeli Sandé

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: March 10, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British
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 21 Thundercat

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: October 19, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 22 Tulisa Contostavlos

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 13, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British

Tulisa Contostavlos is an English singer, television personality, songwriter, and actress. She achieved popularity after appearing in the popular reality television music competition series The X Factor, where she served as one of the judges. Her life and career inspired the 2014 documentary, Tulisa: The Price of Fame, which premiered on BBC Three.

 23 Kevin Abstract

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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: July 16, 1996
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 24 Tiffany Hwang

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 1, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American, South Korean
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 25 Bobby Womack

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 4, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: June 27, 2014

 26 Cissy Houston

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Famous As: Gospel Singers
Birthdate: September 30, 1933
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
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 27 Luke James

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 13, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 28 El DeBarge

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: June 4, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 29 Duncan James

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 7, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British

 30 Victor Willis

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 1, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 31 Jason Weaver

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 18, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 32 Victoria Monet

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 1, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 33 Ella Eyre

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: April 1, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British

 34 Marvin Humes

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 18, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British

 35 Peabo Bryson

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 13, 1951
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 36 Jazmine Sullivan

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: April 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 37 No I.D.

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Famous As: Disc jockey
Birthdate: June 23, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer

 38 Una Healy

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 10, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Irish

 39 Betty Wright

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: December 21, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 40 Eumir Deodato

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Famous As: Pianist
Birthdate: June 22, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Brazilian

 41 Sampha

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: November 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British

 42 Heidi Range

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 23, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British

 43 Jody Watley

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 30, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 44 Taio Cruz

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: April 23, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British

 45 Leah LaBelle

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 8, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: January 31, 2018

 46 Heather Headley

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 5, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Trinidadian, American

 47 Farrah Franklin

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 3, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 48 Kelly Price

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 4, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 49 Marc Nelson

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 23, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 50 Gloria Jones

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: October 19, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: June 9, 2006
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