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The Best R&B Artists Of 2020, Ranked

Updated March 16, 2020 • 7:22pm PDT 7.0k votes 657 voters 17.3k views46 items

List RulesOnly R&B artists releasing new music in 2020

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Here are the best R&B artists of 2020, ranked by fans everywhere. Featuring the hottest R&B artists right now, like Khalid, H.E.R., and Lizzo, this list only includes artists releasing the best new R&B in 2020. There are current R&B artists releasing good R&B songs at every stage of their careers, from new R&B artists and rising stars like Omar Apollo and Summer Walker, to famous R&B singers like Alicia Keys and The Weeknd.

Who are the top R&B artists today? Which good R&B artists in 2020 sing with the most soul?

Vote up the best R&B artists of 2020, and add any popular artists missing from the list.

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  • The Weeknd1
    Abel Makkonen Tesfaye (born 16 February 1990), better known by his stage name The Weeknd, is a...  more
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  • H.E.R.2
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    Gabriella 'Gabi' Wilson (born June 27, 1997), better known by her stage name H.E.R. (acronym...  more
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  • SZA3
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    SZA

    Solana Rowe (born November 8, 1990), better known by her stage name SZA, is an American...  more
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  • Summer Walker4
    Summer Marjani Walker (born April 11, 1996) is an American singer-songwriter. She is signed to...  more
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  • Jhené Aiko5
    Jhené Aiko Efuru Chilombo, better known as Jhené Aiko or simply Jhené, is an American singer...  more
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  • Khalid6
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    Khalid Donnel Robinson (born February 11, 1998), known mononymously as Khalid, is an American...  more
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  • Ella Mai7
    Ella Mai Howell (born November 3, 1994) is an English singer and songwriter. She is signed to...  more
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  • Chris Brown8
    Christopher Maurice Brown (born May 5, 1989) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, actor...  more
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  • Kehlani9
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    Kehlani Ashley Parrish (born April 24, 1995) is an American singer, songwriter and dancer,...  more
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  • Bryson Tiller10
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    Bryson Tiller

    Bryson Djuan Tiller (born January 2, 1993), is an American singer, songwriter and rapper....  more
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  • Miguel11
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    Miguel Jontel Pimentel (born October 23, 1985) is an American singer, songwriter and record...  more
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  • 6LACK12
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    Ricardo Valdez Valentine (born June 24, 1992), better known by his stage name 6lack (stylized...  more
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  • Teyana Taylor13
    Teyana Me Shay Jacqueli Taylor (born December 10, 1990) is an American singer, actress,...  more
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  • Jorja Smith14
    Jorja Smith (born June 11, 1997) is an English singer from Walsall, West Midlands. She has...  more
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  • Ari Lennox15
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    Ari Lennox

    Courtney Shanade Salter (born March 26, 1991), better known by her stage name Ari Lennox, is...  more
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  • John Legend16
    John Roger Stephens (born December 28, 1978), known professionally as John Legend, is an...  more
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  • Normani17
    Normani Kordei Hamilton (born May 31, 1996), recording mononymously as Normani, is an American...  more
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  • Jeremih18
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    Jeremy P. Felton (born July 17, 1987), better known by his stage name Jeremih (pronunciation:...  more
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  • Ty Dolla $ign19
    Tyrone William Griffin Jr. (born April 13, 1985), known professionally as Ty Dolla Sign...  more
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  • Alicia Keys20
    Alicia Augello Cook (born January 25, 1981), known professionally as Alicia Keys, is an ...  more
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  • Anderson .Paak21
    Brandon Paak Anderson (born February 8, 1986), better known by his stage name Anderson Paak,...  more
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  • Trey Songz22
    Tremaine Aldon Neverson (born November 28, 1984), known professionally as Trey Songz, is an...  more
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  • PARTYNEXTDOOR23
    Jahron Anthony Brathwaite, better known under the stage name PartyNextDoor, is a Canadian...  more
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  • Jessie Reyez24
    Jessie Reyez (born June 12, 1990) is a Canadian singer and songwriter. Her 2016 single...  more
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  • Janelle Monáe25
    Janelle Monáe Robinson (; born December 1, 1985) is an American singer, songwriter, rapper,...  more
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