Female Contemporary R&b Singers

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

Vote for Your Favourite Female Contemporary R&b Singers

 1 Aaliyah

Aaliyah
6
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 16, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
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.

 2 Teyana Taylor

Teyana Taylor
4
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Harlem, New York

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.

 3 H.E.R.

H.E.R.
6
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 27, 1997
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vallejo, CA

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.

 4 IU

IU
4
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 16, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, South Korea

 5 Cynthia Erivo

Cynthia Erivo
4
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 8, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Stockwell, London, England, United Kingdom

 6 Michel'le

Michel'le
4
Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: December 5, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Compton, United States

 7 Macy Gray

Macy Gray
3
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 6, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Canton, Ohio, United States
You May Like

 8 Tulisa Contostavlos

Tulisa Contostavlos
3
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 13, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Camden Town, London

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.

 9 Sheridan Smith

Sheridan Smith
6
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Epworth, North Lincolnshire, England, UK

 10 Paloma Faith

Paloma Faith
4
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 21, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England

Paloma Faith is a British singer, actress, and songwriter. She is best known for her album Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful?, which received double-platinum certification in the UK apart from earning Faith her maiden BRIT Award nomination. Renowned for her eccentric style, Paloma Faith has also received prestigious awards like the ASCAP Award.

 11 Emeli Sandé

Emeli Sandé
3
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: March 10, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England

 12 LeToya Luckett

LeToya Luckett
3
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 11, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States

 13 Cissy Houston

Cissy Houston
3
Famous As: Gospel Singers
Birthdate: September 30, 1933
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, USA

 14 Jazmine Sullivan

Jazmine Sullivan
3
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: April 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Jazmine Sullivan soared to fame with the Billboard-topping debut album Fearless. Born to a background vocalist mother, she began singing as part of gospel choirs. With 15 Grammy nominations, she has tied with Icelandic singer Björk, for the most Grammy nominations without a win for any female.

 15 Tiffany Hwang

Tiffany Hwang
3
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 1, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA

 16 Rina Sawayama

Rina Sawayama
8
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 16, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Niigata, Japan
Rina Sawayama is known for her unusual blends of pop with R&B, club music, nu-metal, and other genres. Born in Japan, the singer/model moved with her family to the UK at age 5. She is also a Cambridge graduate and a queer icon who identifies as pansexual and bisexual. 

 17 Victoria Monet

Victoria Monet
3
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 1, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Georgia (U.S. state) Georgia, U.S.

 18 Una Healy

Una Healy
3
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 10, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: County Tipperary, Ireland

 19 Ella Eyre

Ella Eyre
3
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: April 1, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England

 20 Betty Wright

Betty Wright
2
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: December 21, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States

Bessie Regina Norris, better known as Betty Wright, ruled the American gospel, R&B, and soul scene for 6 decades. The Grammy-winning artist joined her family gospel group at age 2, gained fame with the track Clean Up Woman at 17, and had her own record label by the 1980s.

 21 Heidi Range

Heidi Range
2
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 23, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Liverpool, England

 22 Jody Watley

Jody Watley
4
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 30, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

 23 Tisha Campbell-Martin

Tisha Campbell-Martin
2
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 13, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

 24 Heather Headley

Heather Headley
2
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 5, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Barataria, Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidadian-American singer-actor Heather Headley is best known for her Tony- and Drama Desk-winning performance in the musical Aida. The Northwestern University drop-out was also part of the theatrical version of Whitney Houston’s movie The Bodyguard and won a Grammy for her gospel album Audience of One.

 25 Enisa Nikaj

Enisa Nikaj
0
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 5, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

 26 Sevyn Streeter

Sevyn Streeter
4
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 7, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Haines City, Florida Haines City, Florida, U.S.

 27 Kelly Price

Kelly Price
2
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 4, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States

Starting her music career as a background vocalist for singers such as Mariah Carey and George Michael, Kelly Price later made her mark in the industry with albums such as Soul of a Woman and Mirror Mirror. The Grammy-nominated singer is also known for her breast cancer activism.

 28 Farrah Franklin

Farrah Franklin
2
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 3, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 29 Gloria Jones

Gloria Jones
2
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: October 19, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Died: June 9, 2006

Known as The Queen of Northern Soul, singer Gloria Jones soared to fame with the track Tainted Love. She also dated British rocker Marc Bolan and played the keyboard and sang for his band T. Rex. She was driving the car which met with an accident and killed Bolan.

 30 Leah LaBelle

Leah LaBelle
2
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 8, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: January 31, 2018

 31 Diamond White

Diamond White
2
Famous As: Singer, Actress
Birthdate: January 1, 1999
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

 32 Deniece Williams

Deniece Williams
2
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 3, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, USA

The daughter of singer parents, Deniece Williams grew up singing gospel. Though she initially aspired to be a nurse and an anesthetist, she later took up music full-time and began performing at nightclubs. The Grammy-winning artist soared to fame with tracks such as They Say and I Believe in You.

 33 Cindy Herron

Cindy Herron
2
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 26, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States

 34 Bonnie Pointer

Bonnie Pointer
1
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 11, 1950
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
Died: June 8, 2020

 35 Molly Sandén

Molly Sandén
2
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

 36 Sylvia Robinson

Sylvia Robinson
3
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 6, 1935
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
Died: September 29, 2011

 37 Brooke Valentine

Brooke Valentine
1
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 5, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Houston, Texas

 38 CeCe Peniston

CeCe Peniston
1
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 6, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, U.S.

 39 Chrisette Michele

Chrisette Michele
1
Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: December 8, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Central Islip, New York, U.S.

 40 Katy B

Katy B
1
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 8, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Peckham, London, England

 41 Phoebe Snow

Phoebe Snow
1
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 17, 1950
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, U.S.
Died: April 26, 2011

 42 Adina Howard

Adina Howard
1
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: November 14, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

 43 Coco Lee

Coco Lee
0
Famous As: Only person of Chinese ethnicity to perform at the Oscars
Birthdate: January 17, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hong Kong

 44 Little Eva

Little Eva
1
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 29, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Belhaven, North Carolina, United States
Died: April 10, 2003

 45 Timi Yuro

Timi Yuro
1
Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: August 4, 1940
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: March 30, 2004

 46 Sharon Jones

Sharon Jones
1
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 4, 1956
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Augusta, Georgia, U.S.
Died: November 18, 2016

 47 Lolo Zouaï

Lolo Zouaï
1
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: March 5, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France

 48 Elle Varner

Elle Varner
0
Famous As: R&B and soul singer who released her first album, Perfectly Imperfect, in 2012.
Birthdate: February 12, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

 49 Shy'm

Shy'm
1
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 28, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Trappes

 50 Sasha Allen

Sasha Allen
0
Famous As: Semi-finalist on the 4th season of NBC's The Voice
Birthdate: June 4, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States