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Who is the Current King of R&B? ๐Ÿ‘‘

I think R Kelly was deposed. I say Usher

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by Anonymousreply 59November 24, 2022 5:12 PM

Usher? Is he still making music? I thought he retired in the early 00s.

by Anonymousreply 1October 2, 2022 9:18 PM

Usher and Miguel are my faves. The rest of these hoes...nope. Chris Brown might as well be a rapper.

by Anonymousreply 2October 2, 2022 9:21 PM

everyone on this list sound more like other genres than r&b now.

their original are the remix version.

so, nah.

by Anonymousreply 3October 2, 2022 9:22 PM

Does authentic soul & S&B still exist?

by Anonymousreply 4October 2, 2022 9:26 PM

I thought Usher retired after it was revealed he gave some dude an STD?

by Anonymousreply 5October 2, 2022 9:50 PM

I voted the Weeknd. Chris could have been if he didnt turn out to be so fucked up. And beating the shit out of Rihanna certainly didn't help.

by Anonymousreply 6October 3, 2022 11:49 AM

You know youโ€™re on a gay website when the leader (by a wide margin) for the โ€œKing of R&Bโ€ is a biracial Canadian.

by Anonymousreply 7October 3, 2022 11:54 AM

Karpunchie Stupo

by Anonymousreply 8October 3, 2022 11:58 AM

R6 do you hold michael Jackson to the same scrutiny you hold chris brown. Let me guess probably not. If that is the case then chris is the current king of R &B. He is more talented than the weekend in my opinion. Chris songs are more fun to listen to than the weekend. I would have picked usher but he has aged out.

by Anonymousreply 9October 3, 2022 12:01 PM

R9 Michael was the King Of Pop. And he was also incredibly fucked up, just in a different way.

by Anonymousreply 10October 3, 2022 12:34 PM


by Anonymousreply 11October 3, 2022 12:39 PM

R7 You're so woke, bro

by Anonymousreply 12October 3, 2022 2:37 PM

Miguel and Frank Ocean are better singers, but in terms of popularity itโ€™s obviously The Weeknd.

WHET Maxwell?

by Anonymousreply 13October 3, 2022 2:51 PM

Thwy killed r&b for the crap rap.

by Anonymousreply 14October 3, 2022 4:22 PM

I love hip hop

by Anonymousreply 15October 3, 2022 6:52 PM

The Weekens is so overrated. He;s talented but most of his hit songs just sound like 80s leftovers.

by Anonymousreply 16October 4, 2022 12:51 AM

r13 was just listening to Ascension...Maxwell is still touring all over

were the rumors true? He's still quite handsome

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by Anonymousreply 17October 4, 2022 1:12 AM

If you put Maxwell, why not D'Angelo? He's more critically acclaimed than any other person on that list, apart from Frank Ocean, maybe.

by Anonymousreply 18October 4, 2022 1:54 PM


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by Anonymousreply 19October 20, 2022 7:17 AM

The choices are all so off base. OP don't know what he's talking about. Usher was great. Still a sexy mofo. But he isn't fresh.

None of the rest of them can sing. R&B requires that you can sing. Chris Brown can sing - but he doesn't want to. Maxwell was pretty - before I was born. R Kelly is 55 years old and not coming back.

Leon Bridges and Gary Clark Jr. are the best. Even John Mayer and Michael Kiwanuka. It's all a bit hybrid. They're the best though. Regardless if they're sales KINGs.

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by Anonymousreply 20October 20, 2022 8:03 AM

Justin Timberlake

Shawn Mendes

Charlie Puth

Michael Bolton


Rob Thomas

by Anonymousreply 21October 20, 2022 8:14 AM

Bruno Mars. Anyday he wants to.

by Anonymousreply 22October 20, 2022 8:18 AM

The Weekend is not an R&B artist, he is a pop artist. Although his music and vocal style have some elements of R&B, so does most pop these days. Looking at his recent music especially, it would not be categorized as R&B however.

Chris Brown in terms of talent is the winner here. His vocals are impeccable and heโ€™s the only one that can really dance as well. Unfortunately his popularity is limited by both his history and his current fucked up attitude.

by Anonymousreply 23October 20, 2022 8:21 AM

Jack Harlow

by Anonymousreply 24October 20, 2022 8:24 AM

So insanely talented. And good looking. Chris Brown was FIRE.

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by Anonymousreply 25October 20, 2022 8:39 AM

R23 Chris Brown is more talented than Frank Ocean?0

by Anonymousreply 26October 20, 2022 9:14 AM

Jason Derulo

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by Anonymousreply 27October 20, 2022 9:17 AM

Frank Ocean is such a reluctant artist. What has he really done since Blond?

by Anonymousreply 28October 20, 2022 9:18 AM

R28 Quality over quantity

by Anonymousreply 29October 20, 2022 1:38 PM

R20 means people no one knows about and who have no popular culture presence.

by Anonymousreply 30October 21, 2022 3:50 AM

Nobody is outsinging R.Kelly, when you have the gift you have the gift.

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by Anonymousreply 31October 21, 2022 4:11 AM

^^You donโ€™t have to be so pissy. R Kelly can do that all by himself.

by Anonymousreply 32October 21, 2022 6:30 AM

Pissy he may be, fucked up he may be, still the best singer. These twenty year olds dont have shit on him.

by Anonymousreply 33October 22, 2022 9:34 PM

Yung Gravy

by Anonymousreply 34October 22, 2022 9:36 PM

R1, the early 2000s was when he was at his commercial and critical peak. He didn't make it big until the late 90s. Since then he's had a string of hits on the charts with only wanning success in recent years. Some of you elders misremember time.

by Anonymousreply 35October 22, 2022 9:37 PM

Confessions didn't even come out until 2004. Since then hes had at least a dozen top ten hits.

by Anonymousreply 36October 22, 2022 9:38 PM


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by Anonymousreply 37November 21, 2022 3:24 AM

There's like 2 posters here total who listen to R&B. Dumb post.

by Anonymousreply 38November 21, 2022 3:28 AM

R38 is the resident bitter old effete racist

by Anonymousreply 39November 21, 2022 3:33 AM

That guy Drake. He's super hot and talented.

by Anonymousreply 40November 21, 2022 4:05 AM

He used to be hot

by Anonymousreply 41November 21, 2022 4:20 AM

Kelly's never hid her friendship with Chris. It's sad because she's also a survivor of domestic abuse and Chris does not care for dark skinned women. I'm just waiting for someone to bring up her adlib from Freddy Vs Jason to try and get her cancelled.

by Anonymousreply 42November 21, 2022 12:02 PM

Not everyone is unforgiving ya know

by Anonymousreply 43November 21, 2022 12:03 PM

I loved this song when I was a little kid

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by Anonymousreply 44November 21, 2022 12:07 PM

Chris Brown

by Anonymousreply 45November 24, 2022 1:47 AM

Who gives a fuck? Oh, no one of any value.

by Anonymousreply 46November 24, 2022 1:56 AM

R. Kelly was set up and manipulated by Gayle King.

by Anonymousreply 47November 24, 2022 2:06 AM

R45 Silencio, Jordin! You had your chance and lost it thanks to the Jonas Bros.

by Anonymousreply 48November 24, 2022 2:13 AM

Geez OP, that is one sad list.

Silk Sonic with Anderson.Pak and Bruno Mars is better than any of those listed.

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by Anonymousreply 49November 24, 2022 2:24 AM

Currently no one listed really is, imo, however Chris Brown would be the closest to hold that title. Unfortunately, what happened with Rihanna derailed his career, for he was on his way to becoming a global international megastar, in music and in film, which was the trajectory his career was on, without the stigma of abuse. It's like there's an even split amongst ppl who still love him and forgiven him in comparison to those who have written him off. A prime example was winning at the AMA's, which is fan based, while simultaneously being uninvited and subsequently jeered for winning.

As someone else mentioned, a lot of rappers sing now, so going by that logic, wouldn't the current ๐Ÿ‘‘ be Drake? ๐Ÿ˜†

by Anonymousreply 50November 24, 2022 6:36 AM

R40 I didn't see that you had mentioned Drake before me for I didn't read every response prior to mine lol

by Anonymousreply 51November 24, 2022 6:40 AM

R42 What was the adlib? And I've always remembered how Chris isn't interested in dark-skinned women unless there's monetary gain involved, either working with them or fans who pay $1000 just to take a picture with him.

by Anonymousreply 52November 24, 2022 6:42 AM

R52 she calls Freddy Kruger a faggot.

by Anonymousreply 53November 24, 2022 7:12 AM

Chris Brown does not make R&B anymore. He has been solidly hip-hop for a long time. If we're just talking sales and popularity over the years, I'd say Usher and The Weeknd.

by Anonymousreply 54November 24, 2022 3:28 PM

Frank Ocean is the most critically acclaimed.

by Anonymousreply 55November 24, 2022 3:32 PM

True, but Frank is sort of alternative R&B

by Anonymousreply 56November 24, 2022 4:16 PM

Is this thread from 2016?

by Anonymousreply 57November 24, 2022 4:18 PM

Is Usher still giving out the herpes?

by Anonymousreply 58November 24, 2022 4:56 PM

I love Usher

by Anonymousreply 59November 24, 2022 5:12 PM
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