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Urban contemporary artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good urban contemporary bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top urban contemporary bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Urban contemporary 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 urban contemporary bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest urban contemporary bands of all time, since the most famous urban contemporary artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best urban contemporary music.

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

Examples of artists on this list include Britney Spears and Rihanna. Every time you vote for an item you like, or think deserves a top spot, that item has a better chance of making it to the top of the list. The list has artists like Beyoncé and Will Smith so that you have plenty of stuff to vote for.

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

The list includes all new urban contemporary 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 urban contemporary, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into urban contemporary 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 urban contemporary bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent urban contemporary bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best urban contemporary bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest urban contemporary 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 urban contemporary bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Bands/Artists
Beyoncé Knowles Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music

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Mýa is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Bands/Artists
Mýa Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music

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Destiny's Child is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Bands/Artists
Destiny's Child Urban contemporary, Girl group, Hip hop music

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Sheena Easton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Bands/Artists
Sheena Easton Urban contemporary, Adult contemporary music, Pop music

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Omarion is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Bands/Artists
Omarion Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music

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Thelma Houston is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Bands/Artists
Thelma Houston Urban contemporary, Motown Sound, Disco

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Kelly Rowland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Bands/Artists
Kelly Rowland Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music

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Danity Kane is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Bands/Artists
Danity Kane Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Girl group

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NLT is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Bands/Artists
NLT Urban contemporary, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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Nate Hills is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Bands/Artists
Nate Hills Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

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Oliver Cheatham is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Bands/Artists
Oliver Cheatham Urban contemporary, Funk

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Madcon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Bands/Artists
Madcon Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

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Mis-Teeq is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Bands/Artists
Mis-Teeq Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music

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Millie Jackson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Bands/Artists
Millie Jackson Urban contemporary, Disco, Contemporary R&B

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Babyface is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Bands/Artists
Babyface Urban contemporary, Adult contemporary music, Pop music

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O'Ryan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Bands/Artists
O'Ryan Urban contemporary, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

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Tevin Campbell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Bands/Artists
Tevin Campbell Urban contemporary, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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Mari Nallos is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Bands/Artists
Mari Nallos Urban contemporary, Adult contemporary music, Pop music

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Carl Thomas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Bands/Artists
Carl Thomas Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Adult contemporary music

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Petey Franchise is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Bands/Artists
Petey Franchise Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music

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Crystal Waters is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Bands/Artists
Crystal Waters Urban contemporary, Dance-pop, House music

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Keith Sweat is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Bands/Artists
Keith Sweat Urban contemporary, Contemporary R&B, New jack swing

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Dionne Warwick is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Bands/Artists
Dionne Warwick Urban contemporary, Adult contemporary music, Pop music

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Peabo Bryson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Bands/Artists
Peabo Bryson Urban contemporary, Adult contemporary music, Rock music

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Liberty X is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Bands/Artists
Liberty X Urban contemporary, Pop music, Electronic music

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Sharon Redd is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Bands/Artists
Sharon Redd Urban contemporary, House music

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Syleena Johnson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Bands/Artists
Syleena Johnson Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Neo soul

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Mihimaru GT is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Bands/Artists
Mihimaru GT Urban contemporary, Pop music, J-pop

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Mutya Buena is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Bands/Artists
Mutya Buena Urban contemporary, Pop music, Dance-pop

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Ce Ce Peniston is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Bands/Artists
Ce Ce Peniston Urban contemporary, Dance-pop, House music

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Soul for Real is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Bands/Artists
Soul for Real Urban contemporary, Pop music, Electronic dance music

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Peter Andre is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Bands/Artists
Peter Andre Urban contemporary, Progressive metal, Pop music

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Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Bands/Artists
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Horrorcore

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Res is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Bands/Artists
Res Urban contemporary, Indie pop, Rock music

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Regina Belle is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Bands/Artists
Regina Belle Urban contemporary, Adult contemporary music, Pop music

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Paulini is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Bands/Artists
Paulini Urban contemporary, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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Kleer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Bands/Artists

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Paradime is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Bands/Artists
Paradime Urban contemporary, Hip hop music

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Lisa is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Bands/Artists
Lisa Urban contemporary, Pop music, J-pop

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May J. is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Bands/Artists
May J. Urban contemporary, Pop music, J-pop

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Lydia Pense is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Bands/Artists
Lydia Pense Urban contemporary, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music

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Soulhead is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Bands/Artists
Soulhead Urban contemporary, J-pop

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Al B. Sure! is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Bands/Artists
Al B. Sure! Urban contemporary, Contemporary R&B, New jack swing

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BENNIE K is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Bands/Artists
BENNIE K Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, J-pop

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André Cymone is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Bands/Artists
André Cymone Urban contemporary, New Wave, Contemporary R&B

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Patrice Rushen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Bands/Artists
Patrice Rushen Urban contemporary, New Wave, Jazz-funk

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Robin S is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Bands/Artists
Robin S Urban contemporary, Dance-pop, House music

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Karyn White is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Bands/Artists
Karyn White Urban contemporary, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

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Sugababes is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Bands/Artists
Sugababes Girl group, Urban contemporary, Synthpop

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Jocelyn Enriquez is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Urban Contemporary Bands/Artists
Jocelyn Enriquez Urban contemporary, Adult contemporary music, Pop music