Best RNB Artists of All Time

RNB music has created many celebrity names over the years with many of these artists actually being some of the biggest names on the planet in their day. This soulful style of music requires strong vocal skills and is not a style that just any music artist can perform well. It takes a special talent to make it big in this sound and generally once they do, they are around for a very long time.


The likes of Chaka Khan, Dionne Warwick, Tina Turner, Luther Vandross, Mariah Carey, and Beyonce will immediately spring to mind of many people out there but there are actually many other big names that have made it in RNB over the years. Let’s not forget that this style of music has been around since the 1940’s, so there are plenty of R&B legends that have been created.


Stars From the Past

If we were going to look to starts before the 1980’s there are many to remember such as Nat King Cole, Al Green, Ronald Isley, Diane Warwick, Smokey Robinson, Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, and the enigmatic James Brown. Most of those names will be known very well by the older generations but even true younger music lovers will have heard of their dedication to RNB music.


More Recent Stars

As for stars from over more recent years there are just as many to hear such as Prince, Mariah Carey, Beyonce, Tina Turner, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Lionel Richie, Whitney Houston, and the King of Pop himself Michael Jackson. They have been in music for most of their lives and are still going strong apart from the recent deaths of Jackson and Houston.

RNB will always be a popular choice of music and it will no doubt produce many more stars in the future. If any of them can replicate even half of the success of those already mentioned above they will have done very well for themselves.


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