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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
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    Spoken Word Soul, Neo soul, Spoken word

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, New Age

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  3. 3
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    Neo soul, Contemporary R&B, Quiet storm

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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Neo soul, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Pop music, Neo soul, Folk music

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    ranked low on reranks Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Neo soul

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    ranked low on reranks Hip hop music, Spoken Word Soul, Neo soul

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    ranked low on reranks Neo soul, Contemporary R&B, Soul music

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Neo soul, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues

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    most listed & ranked high on reranks Doo-wop, Pop music, Neo soul

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    ranked low on reranks Neo soul, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues

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    ranked low on reranks Hip hop music, Neo soul, Rock music

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    Neo soul, Rhythm and blues, Jazz

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    Alternative hip hop, Neo soul, Contemporary R&B

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Neo soul

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    Pop music, Neo soul, Contemporary R&B

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    Neo soul, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues

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    ranked low on reranks Eric Roberson

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    Neo soul, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues

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    Neo soul, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues

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    ranked low on reranks Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Alternative hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Rock music, Reggae

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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Neo soul, Jazz fusion, Jazz

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    Neo soul, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues

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    ranked low on reranks Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Soul music

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    ranked low on reranks Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Neo soul

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    Trip hop, Neo soul, Contemporary R&B

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    Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Soul music

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    ranked low on reranks Neo soul, Folk music, Contemporary R&B

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    Indie pop, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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    Neo soul, Contemporary R&B, Acoustic music

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    Pop music, Neo soul, Contemporary R&B

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    Neo soul, Rock music, Contemporary R&B

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  37. 37
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul

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    N'Dambi Rhythm and blues, Soul music

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    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Neo soul

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Neo soul

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    ranked low on reranks Neo soul, Contemporary R&B, New jack swing

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    Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Neo soul

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    ranked low on reranks Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Future soul

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Neo soul, Rhythm and blues

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    Urban contemporary, Indie pop, Rock music

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    ranked low on reranks

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    often listed Pop music, Neo soul, Contemporary R&B

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    Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues

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    Hip hop music, Neo soul, Electronic dance music

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    Hil St Soul

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