When you decide to think of anything as the “best” list, the concept encourages you to discuss it at once. It is no exception that this list is going to be about the 10 best R&B artists ever. Taken into account were factors like game change and lasting musical impact.
No longer fear there will be a discussion as to who is the finest artist in R&B and soul. But if I say all the artists on the list are no.1. Unquestionably, all these musicians are among the finest in the R&B musical world and soul.
So, here comes the list of the 10 Best R&B artists who are gonna make your soul fly.
1. Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson, a powerful force as the forerunner of the clan of The Jackson 5. He was an excellent artist who stepped into solo super-starry. His multi-platinum album “Thriller” is still one of the best-selling albums of all time over more than 30 years after its debut.
2. James Brown
“The Soul godfather,” “Mr. Dynamite,” and “The hardest working man in show business” were some names given to James Brown. Brown was a pioneer in R&B and bebop jazz. Above all, he also set the highest of standards in the R&B genre.
3. Bill Withers
Bill Withers was a songwriting force to be assessed against during the ’70s, picking up his own style of R&B with gospels, blues, and country music. He was an artist who was absolute.
4. Aretha Franklin
The “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin is among the most prominent names in the musical world. Also, she has a record of hits in the sixties, seventies, eighties, and nineties.
5. Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder is among the finest composers of America who made many successful songs in the sixties till the eighties.
6. Whitney Houston
From the mid-1980s till her death in 2012, Whitney Houston had been one of the world’s most successful singers.
7. Marvin Gaye
Marvin Gaye made his debut in 1959 and sadly ended in his dad’s hands around 1984. As a solo performer with his label partner Tammi Terrell, he recorded a large number of classics
8. Ray Charles
Nicknamed ‘Genius’ Ray Charles throughout his career, from 1947 to 2004, made a huge impact in R&B, rock and roll, country, gospel, blues, and pop music.
9. Al Green
His emotional soprano with hymns irresistibly radiated the romantic delight, appetite, and erotic intensity.
10. Smokey Robinson
William “Smokey” Robinson has been seducing girls ever since the 1960s with his pierced, emerald eyes, beautiful voice, and influential writing