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Best Neo Soul Bands/Artists

List Criteria: Only neo-soul acts, no legends should be on here

Neo soul artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. This list of neo soul bands includes favorites like Lauryn Hill and Amy Winehouse and under-the-radar neo-soul artists like Kem. Use the filter to sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top neo soul bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Neo soul groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all neo soul bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest neo soul bands of all time, since the most famous neo soul artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best neo soul music.

You can click on the neo soul band names to see more information about that particular notable neo soul group. If they're near the top of the best neo soul artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top neo soul bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the neo soul band names themselves.

List items include Alicia Keys, Amy Winehouse and more. Rank the best items by voting for them. Is The Roots better than Fitz and the Tantrums?

All important, significant and iconic names in neo soul music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new neo soul bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of neo soul, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into neo soul music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good neo soul bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent neo soul bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best neo soul bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest neo soul musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular neo soul bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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  1. 1
    Up 85
    Down 7
    Spoken Word Soul, Neo soul, Spoken word More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 70
    Down 5
    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, New Age More
    97
  3. 3
    Up 65
    Down 6
    Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul More
    95
  4. 4
    Up 72
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Neo soul More
    93
  5. 5
    Up 56
    Down 5
    Neo soul, Contemporary R&B, Quiet storm More
    92
  6. 6
    Up 71
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    Neo soul, Contemporary R&B, Soul music More
    91
  7. 7
    Up 53
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    Neo soul, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues More
    90
  8. 8
    Up 54
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    Neo soul, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues More
    90
  9. 9
    Up 65
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    Hip hop music, Neo soul, Rock music More
    89
  10. 10
    Up 42
    Down 4
    Pop music, Neo soul, Folk music More
    86
  11. 11
    Up 38
    Down 7
    Alternative hip hop, Neo soul, Contemporary R&B More
    82
  12. 12
    Up 47
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    Pop music, Neo soul, Contemporary R&B More
    82
  13. 13
    Up 46
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    most listed
    Amy Winehouse

    Doo-wop, Pop music, Neo soul More
    82
  14. 14
    Up 32
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    Neo soul, Rhythm and blues, Jazz More
    81
  15. 15
    Up 39
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    Neo soul, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues More
    80
  16. 16
    Up 51
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul More
    77
  17. 17
    Up 28
    Down 3
    Neo soul, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues More
    75
  18. 18
    Up 27
    Down 3
    Neo soul, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues More
    75
  19. 19
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    ranked low on reranks
    The Roots

    Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Alternative hip hop More
    73
  20. 20
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    Hip hop music, Spoken Word Soul, Neo soul More
    70
  21. 21
    Up 35
    Down 10
    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Neo soul More
    70
  22. 22
    Up 32
    Down 8
    Pop music, Neo soul, Contemporary R&B More
    69
  23. 23
    Up 13
    Down 0
    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Neo soul More
    69
  24. 24
    Up 25
    Down 4
    Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Soul music More
    69
  25. 25
    Up 27
    Down 6
    Neo soul, Contemporary R&B, Acoustic music More
    69
  26. 26
    Up 24
    Down 4
    Trip hop, Neo soul, Contemporary R&B More
    68
  27. 27
    Up 12
    Down 0
    Hip hop music, Rock music, Reggae More
    68
  28. 28
    Up 21
    Down 7
    Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Neo soul More
    68
  29. 29
    Up 26
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    Hip hop music, Neo soul, Electronic dance music More
    68
  30. 30
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    Down 0
    68
  31. 31
    Up 43
    Down 3

    ranked low on reranks
    Groove Theory

    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Neo soul More
    67
  32. 32
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    Neo soul, Rock music, Contemporary R&B More
    67
  33. 33
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    Neo soul, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues More
    66
  34. 34
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    ranked low on reranks
    Tony! Toni! Toné!

    Neo soul, Contemporary R&B, New jack swing More
    66
  35. 35
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    Neo soul, Jazz fusion, Jazz More
    64
  36. 36
    Up 22
    Down 8
    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Neo soul More
    64
  37. 37
    Up 12
    Down 1
    Indie pop, Pop music, Contemporary R&B More
    63
  38. 38
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    Eric Roberson

    62
  39. 39
    Up 10
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    Neo soul, Rhythm and blues More
    61
  40. 40
    Up 7
    Down 0

    N'Dambi

    Rhythm and blues, Soul music More
    61
  41. 41
    Up 30
    Down 4

    ranked low on reranks
    Lucy Pearl

    Neo soul, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues More
    60
  42. 42
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    ranked low on reranks
    The Heavy

    Neo soul, Indie rock, Blues More
    60
  43. 43
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    Urban contemporary, Indie pop, Rock music More
    59
  44. 44
    Up 21
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    Hip hop music, Neo soul, Dance-pop More
    58
  45. 45
    Up 21
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul More
    57
  46. 46
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Nneka

    Jangle pop, Hip hop music, Reggae More
    55
  47. 47
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    Pop music, Neo soul, Contemporary R&B More
    55
  48. 48
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    Hip hop music, Electro, Jazz fusion More
    54
  49. 49
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    ranked low on reranks
    Urban Mystic

    Neo soul, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues More
    53
  50. 50
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    Neo soul, Folk music, Contemporary R&B More
    52
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