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The Best R&B Artists Of 2019, Ranked

Updated January 2, 2020 41.6k votes 5.2k voters 138.2k 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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    The Weeknd
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    Abel Makkonen Tesfaye (born 16 February 1990), better known by his stage name The Weeknd, is a... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Jhené Aiko
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    Jhené Aiko Efuru Chilombo, better known as Jhené Aiko or simply Jhené, is an American singer... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Kehlani
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    Kehlani Ashley Parrish (born April 24, 1995) is an American singer, songwriter and dancer,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    H.E.R.
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    Gabriella 'Gabi' Wilson (born June 27, 1997), better known by her stage name H.E.R. (acronym... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Bryson Tiller
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    Summer Walker
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    Daniel Caesar
    Ashton Simmonds, better known by his stage name Daniel Caesar (born April 5, 1995) is a... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Ella Mai
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    Ella Mai Howell (born November 3, 1994) is an English singer and songwriter. She is signed to... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    6LACK
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    Ricardo Valdez Valentine (born June 24, 1992), better known by his stage name 6lack (stylized... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    SZA
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    Solana Rowe (born November 8, 1990), better known by her stage name SZA, is an American... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Khalid
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    Khalid Donnel Robinson (born February 11, 1998), known mononymously as Khalid, is an American... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Miguel
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    Miguel Jontel Pimentel (born October 23, 1985) is an American singer, songwriter and record... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Alicia Keys
    Alicia Augello Cook (born January 25, 1981), known professionally as Alicia Keys, is an ... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Usher
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    Usher Raymond IV (born October 14, 1978) is an American singer, songwriter and dancer. He was... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Trey Songz
    Tremaine Aldon Neverson (born November 28, 1984), known professionally as Trey Songz, is an... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    John Legend
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    Jeremih
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    Jeremy P. Felton (born July 17, 1987), better known by his stage name Jeremih (pronunciation:... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Tory Lanez
    Daystar Peterson (born July 27, 1992), better known by his stage name Tory Lanez, is a... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Jorja Smith
    Jorja Smith (born June 11, 1997) is an English singer from Walsall, West Midlands. She has... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Ty Dolla $ign
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    Normani
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    Normani Kordei Hamilton (born May 31, 1996), recording mononymously as Normani, is an American... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Anderson .Paak
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    Ari Lennox
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    Jacquees
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    Rodriquez Jacquees Broadnax (born April 15, 1994), commonly known as Jacquees, is an American... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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