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The Best R&B Artists Of 2019, Ranked

Updated January 2, 2020 41.4k votes 5.3k voters 141.7k views50 items

List RulesOnly artists releasing new music in 2019.

Dropping some of the hottest smooth jams, here are the best R&B artists of 2019. From rising R&B stars to legends of the genre, this list of the top 2019 R&B artists features some of the most talented singers ever. Who do you think were must-listen R&B artists in 2019? What names have the most exciting upcoming albums?

After a stellar 2018, Grammy-winner H.E.R. released her debut studio album in 2019, with three music videos to boot. Meanwhile, up and coming English singer Ella Mai still has momentum from her number one hits "Boo'd Up" and "Trip." Other good R&B artists include Daniel Caesar, 6LACK, Jorja Smith, and Normani, all of whom achieved popular (and well-deserved) exposure this year.

Vote up the current R&B artists who are dominating the charts in 2019, and add your favorites if they deserve to be on this list. 

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