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Singers 2010's Most Popular Hip Hop and R&B Artists  

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The Hip Hop and R&B gods have spoken and they've selected their list of the most popular hip hop and R&B artists of 2010. These artists, new to the game and veterans alike, and their albums spent a good part of the year among Billboard magazine's charts for the best selling hip hop albums of 2010 as well as on the main charts such as the best selling albums of 2010.

As if coming in as the most downloaded album of 2010 and the top hip hop album of 2010, Detroit rapper Eminem was also named the most popular among hip hop and R&B artists by Billboard for his work during the year.

Eminem's return to rap after a lengthy break was highly praised and beat out the likes of groups like the Black Eyed Peas, who took second, rapper Drake, who was third, and R&B beauty Alicia Keys. Other top names included new talent like Lil Wayne and Rihanna, among many others.

Even one artist managed to reach the top 10 of the most popular hip hop and R&B singers after his death. The great King of Pop Michael Jackson took home the 10th spot on the chart with the release of new music and older favorites in his memory.

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Eminem is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 2010's Most Popular Hip Hop and R&B Artists
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

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The Black Eyed Peas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 2010's Most Popular Hip Hop and R&B Artists
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop

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Alicia Keys is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 2010's Most Popular Hip Hop and R&B Artists
Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul

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Usher is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 2010's Most Popular Hip Hop and R&B Artists
Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

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Sade Adu is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 2010's Most Popular Hip Hop and R&B Artists

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Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 2010's Most Popular Hip Hop and R&B Artists
Hip hop music, Ragga, Hardcore hip hop

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Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 2010's Most Popular Hip Hop and R&B Artists
Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

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Trey Songz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 2010's Most Popular Hip Hop and R&B Artists
Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Soul music

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Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 2010's Most Popular Hip Hop and R&B Artists
Motown Sound, Rock music, Electronic music

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Mary J. Blige is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 2010's Most Popular Hip Hop and R&B Artists
Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues

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Ludacris is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 2010's Most Popular Hip Hop and R&B Artists
Hip hop music, Atlanta hip hop, Hardcore hip hop

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Gucci Mane is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 2010's Most Popular Hip Hop and R&B Artists
Hip hop music, Atlanta hip hop, Gangsta rap

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Jay-Z is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 2010's Most Popular Hip Hop and R&B Artists
Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop, Gangsta rap

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Young Money is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 2010's Most Popular Hip Hop and R&B Artists

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Monica is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 2010's Most Popular Hip Hop and R&B Artists
Hip hop music, Pop music, Folk music

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Rick Ross is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 2010's Most Popular Hip Hop and R&B Artists
Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Mafioso rap

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50 Cent is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 2010's Most Popular Hip Hop and R&B Artists
Hip hop music, Gangsta rap

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Kid Cudi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 2010's Most Popular Hip Hop and R&B Artists
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Trip hop

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B.o.B is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 2010's Most Popular Hip Hop and R&B Artists
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music

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Robin Thicke is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 2010's Most Popular Hip Hop and R&B Artists
Hip hop music, Blue-eyed soul, Disco

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Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 2010's Most Popular Hip Hop and R&B Artists
Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music

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Jaheim is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 2010's Most Popular Hip Hop and R&B Artists
Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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Marvin Sapp is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 2010's Most Popular Hip Hop and R&B Artists
Contemporary worship music, Contemporary Christian music, Gospel music

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R. Kelly is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 2010's Most Popular Hip Hop and R&B Artists
Hip hop music, Neo soul, Dance-pop