Soul Singers

A popular music genre, soul music developed in the United States in the 1950s and early 1960s, in the African-American community. Soul music is characterised by elements of rhythm and blues, jazz, and gospel music. It slowly became popular around the world and also influenced rock music. Here is a list of famous soul singers of all time.
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 1 Elvis Presley

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 8, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: August 16, 1977
The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, winner of 3 Grammys, and pioneer of the Pelvis move, Elvis Presley was a musical phenomenon of the 20th century. Known for his humbleness, love for God and devotion to his country, Presley had numerous gold, platinum and multi-platinum records to his credit, including 18 number 1 hits and 38 top ten hits.

 2 Taylor Dayne

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: March 7, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 3 Tessa Thompson

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 3, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 4 Sade Adu

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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: January 16, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Nigerian, British
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 5 Seal

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 19, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British

Seal is a British singer and songwriter. He has received several prestigious awards over the course of his career. Also known for his charity work, Seal has performed at several charity events in an attempt to help non-profit organizations, such as the Make It Right Foundation.

 6 Janelle Monae

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Famous As: Soul Singer
Birthdate: December 1, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 7 Mary J. Blige

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 11, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

Mary J. Blige is a popular singer-songwriter and actress. Having sold 80 million records worldwide, she is one of the best-selling female artists of all time. Referred to as the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul, Mary is credited with influencing the fusion of R&B and hip hop. She often gets featured in lists like The 100 Greatest Women in Music.

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 8 Teddy Pendergrass

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 26, 1950
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: January 13, 2010
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 9 Billy Ocean

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Famous As: Recording Artist
Birthdate: January 21, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Trinidadian, British

Billy Ocean is a recording artist who achieved popularity in the 1980s when he became the most famous Trinidad–British R&B singer. Over the years, he has also been one of the most prominent supporters of the Rastafari movement. In the 2020 New Year Honours, Billy Ocean was appointed MBE for services to music.

 10 Donna Summer

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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: December 31, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: May 17, 2012
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 11 Paloma Faith

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

 12 CeeLo Green

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 30, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 13 Isaac Hayes

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: August 20, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: August 10, 2008

 14 Jon Batiste

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 11, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
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 15 Berry Gordy

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

 16 Solange Knowles

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 24, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Solange Knowles, younger sister of pop star Beyoncé Knowles, initially performed as a back-up dancer and wrote songs for Beyoncé’s band Destiny's Child. She has delivered Grammy-winning tracks such as Cranes in the Sky and has also won an Impact Award. She also owns a hip-hop-themed children’s merchandise brand.
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 17 Sheridan Smith

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

 18 Anderson Paak

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 8, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
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 19 Thundercat

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

 20 Daryl Hall

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 11, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
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 21 Leon Bridges

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 13, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 22 Cynthia Erivo

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 8, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British
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 23 Celeste

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 5, 1994
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British, American

 24 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.

 25 Ronnie Spector

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 10, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 26 Israel Houghton

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 19, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
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 27 Cilla Black

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 27, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British
Died: August 1, 2015

 28 Brittany Howard

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: October 2, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 29 Cissy Houston

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

 30 Joss Stone

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Famous As: Soul Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: April 11, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British

 31 Reggie Watts

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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: March 23, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 32 Boz Scaggs

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 8, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 33 Bobby Womack

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

 34 August Alsina

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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: September 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

A singer-songwriter whose music generally falls into the Alternative R&B category, August Alsina is a young man who is applauded not just for his musical talents but also for his zest for life. He suffers from an autoimmune disease that attacks his liver, and he is constantly fighting to live a normal life.

 35 Jill Scott

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: April 4, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 36 Alex Newell

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 20, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 37 Courtney Hadwin

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 6, 2004
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British

 38 Macy Gray

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

 39 D'Angelo

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 11, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 40 Al B. Sure!

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: June 4, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 41 Rebbie Jackson

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 29, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 42 Louise Nurding

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: November 4, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British

 43 Shanice

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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: May 14, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 44 Gloria Jones

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

 45 Bobbie Gentry

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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: July 27, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 46 Sly Stone

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: March 15, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 47 Rag’n’Bone Man

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 29, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British

 48 Gary Clark, Jr.

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: February 15, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 49 Andra Day

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: December 30, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 50 Tony Hadley

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 2, 1960
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British
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