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The Best Female R&B Singers Of 2019, Ranked  

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List Rules Only female solo artists releasing new music in 2019.

Here are the best female R&B singers of 2019, ranked by fans everywhere. Only including artists releasing new music, this list of current female R&B singers features new artists, like Amber Mark and Ari Lennox, as well as famous singers, like Alicia Keys and Janelle Monae. Who are the top female R&B solo artists of 2019?

Vote up the best women of R&B in 2019, and add any popular artists missing from the list.

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Queen Naija is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Female R&B Singers Of 2019, Ranked
Queen Naija (born October 17, 1995), known professionally as Queen Naija, is an American singer and songwriter. In December, she self-released the song "Medicine". She was an unsigned ...more
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H.E.R. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Female R&B Singers Of 2019, Ranked
Gabriella 'Gabi' Wilson (born June 27, 1997), better known by her stage name H.E.R. (acronym for "Having Everything Revealed") is an American singer-songwriter from Vallejo, ...more
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Kehlani is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Female R&B Singers Of 2019, Ranked
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Kehlani Ashley Parrish (born April 24, 1995) is an American singer, songwriter and dancer, signed to Atlantic Records. Kehlani is originally from Oakland, California, where she achieved initial ...more
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SZA is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Female R&B Singers Of 2019, Ranked
Solana Rowe, better known by her stage name SZA, is an American singer-songwriter. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri, later relocating to Maplewood, New Jersey. In October 2012, Rowe ...more
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Ella Mai is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Female R&B Singers Of 2019, Ranked
Ella Mai Howell (born November 3, 1994) is an English singer and songwriter. She is signed to DJ Mustard's label 10 Summers Records and has released three extended plays. Her most recent EP, ...more
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Alicia Keys is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Female R&B Singers Of 2019, Ranked
Alicia Augello Cook, known by the pseudonym Alicia Keys, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. Keys released her debut album with J Records, having had previous record ...more
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Normani is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Female R&B Singers Of 2019, Ranked
Normani Kordei Hamilton (born May 31, 1996), recording mononymously as Normani, is an American singer, songwriter and dancer. She is a former member of the girl group Fifth Harmony. In 2017, she ...more
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Summer Walker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Female R&B Singers Of 2019, Ranked
Summer Walker (born April 11, 1996) is an American singer, songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia. She is signed to LoveRenaissance and Interscope Records. Her debut studio album Last Day of Summer ...more
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Janelle Monáe is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Female R&B Singers Of 2019, Ranked
Janelle Monáe Robinson (born December 1, 1985) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and producer. She is signed to Atlantic Records, as well as her own imprint, the Wondaland Arts ...more
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Ciara is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Female R&B Singers Of 2019, Ranked
Ciara Princess Harris, known mononymously as Ciara, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, actress and fashion model. Born in Austin, Texas, she traveled around the world ...more
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Jorja Smith is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Female R&B Singers Of 2019, Ranked
Jorja Smith (born June 11, 1997) is an English singer from Walsall, West Midlands. She has independently released numerous singles and one extended play, Project 11 (2016), and is known for her ...more
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Ari Lennox is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Female R&B Singers Of 2019, Ranked
Courtney Shanade Salter (born March 26, 1991), better known by her stage name Ari Lennox, is an American singer and songwriter from Washington, D.C. She is signed to J. Cole's record label, ...more
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Solange Knowles is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Female R&B Singers Of 2019, Ranked
Solange Piaget Knowles is an American singer, songwriter, model, and actress. Knowles was born in Houston, Texas to Mathew and Tina Knowles, both of whom left their careers to support her older ...more
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Kali Uchis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Female R&B Singers Of 2019, Ranked
Karly-Marina Loaiza (born July 17, 1994), better known as her stage name Kali Uchis, is a Colombian-American singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director, and fashion designer. In ...more
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JoJo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Female R&B Singers Of 2019, Ranked
Joanna Noëlle Blagden Levesque, better known by her stage name JoJo, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. Raised in Foxborough, Massachusetts, she performed in various singing ...more
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Sabrina Claudio is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Female R&B Singers Of 2019, Ranked
Sabrina Claudio (born September 19, 1996) is an American singer and songwriter. In late 2016, Claudio uploaded several songs to SoundCloud, before compiling a select collection as part of her ...more
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Alina Baraz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Female R&B Singers Of 2019, Ranked
Alina Baraz (born September 24, 1993) is an American singer and songwriter from Cleveland, Ohio. During 2015, Baraz and electronic producer Galimatias released a collaborative EP together titled ...more
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Jennifer Lopez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Female R&B Singers Of 2019, Ranked
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Jennifer Lynn Lopez (born July 24, 1969), also known as J. Lo, is an American actress, author, fashion designer, dancer, producer, and singer. She became interested in pursuing a career in the ...more
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Ravyn Lenae is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Female R&B Singers Of 2019, Ranked
Ravyn Lenae Washington (born January 22, 1999), better known simply as Ravyn Lenae, is an American R&B singer-songwriter from Chicago who is currently signed to Atlantic Records and the ...more
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Mahalia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Female R&B Singers Of 2019, Ranked
Mahalia Burkmar, better known by the stage name Mahalia, is an English singer, songwriter and actress, based in Birmingham. Mahalia has released a couple of EPs and an album, Diary Of Me (2016). ...more
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Lalah Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Female R&B Singers Of 2019, Ranked
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Eulaulah Donyll Hathaway best known as Lalah Hathaway, and sometimes referred to as the First Daughter of Soul, is an American artist. She is the daughter of soul singer Donny Hathaway and a ...more
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Nicole Bus is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Female R&B Singers Of 2019, Ranked
Nicole Bus (born May 2, 1989) is a Dutch R&B/soul singer-songwriter. In 2013, she finished as a quarterfinalist on The Voice Holland. In 2018, Bus released her single "You" and was
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Zhavia Ward is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Female R&B Singers Of 2019, Ranked
Carisa Zhavia Ward (born March 6, 2001), known professionally as Zhavia Ward, is an American singer and songwriter from Monrovia, California. She previously attended Norwalk High School. She ...more
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Amber Mark is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Female R&B Singers Of 2019, Ranked
Amber Mark is an American R&B singer-songwriter and producer from New York City, New York. In 2018, Mark quickly gained popularity with her single "Put You On" featuring DRAM.
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Tessa Thompson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Female R&B Singers Of 2019, Ranked
Tessa Lynn Thompson (born October 3, 1983) is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. Her breakout role was in Tina Mabry's 2009 independent film Mississippi Damned. She gained further ...more