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The Best R&B Duos Of All-Time 

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Updated May 9, 2019 622 votes 116 voters 4.7k views 42 items

R&B is a unique musical genre because it combines elements of pop, soul, funk, and hip hop. When most people think of the style, artists like Stevie Wonder and Whitney Houston likely come to mind. They reminisce about lovely songs you can slowly grind to. Sometimes, it takes more than one artist to get the job done. That is why there are numerous duos in R&B music. If you're looking for some new acts to follow, then give the artists on this list a listen.

Some popular R&B duos include K-Ci & JoJo, Chloe x Halle, dvsn, Majid Jordan, and Snakehips. 

This list has the best R&B duos of all time. Some are new to the industry while others have been cranking out hits for years. Vote for the artists you like to tune on when you want to take things down a notch.

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Chloe x Halle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best R&B Duos Of All-Time
Chloe x Halle (stylized as CHLOE X HALLE) is an American contemporary R&B duo made up of sisters Chloe and Halle Bailey (born July 1, 1998 and March 27, 2000 respectively). Sister duo Chloe ...more

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The Isley Brothers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best R&B Duos Of All-Time
The Isley Brothers () are an American musical group originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, that started as a vocal trio consisting of brothers O'Kelly Isley Jr., Rudolph Isley and Ronald Isley. The ...more

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K-Ci & JoJo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best R&B Duos Of All-Time
Cedric Renard Hailey (born September 2, 1969), known professionally as K-Ci (formerly Little Cedric as a member of Little Cedric and the Hailey Singers), is an American singer, songwriter and ...more
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Hall & Oates is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best R&B Duos Of All-Time
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Peaches & Herb is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best R&B Duos Of All-Time
Peaches & Herb are an American vocalist duo, once comprising Herb Fame and Francine "Peaches" Hurd Barker. Herb has remained a constant in "Peaches & Herb" since its ...more

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Mary Mary is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best R&B Duos Of All-Time
Mary Mary are an American gospel duo composed of sisters Erica Atkins-Campbell and Trecina Atkins-Campbell. Formed in 1998, Mary Mary was launched into mainstream recognition following the ...more
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Sam & Dave is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best R&B Duos Of All-Time
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BeBe & CeCe Winans ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best R&B Duos Of All-Time
BeBe & CeCe Winans are an American gospel music brother and sister duo. BeBe and CeCe Winans are the seventh and eighth of "Mom" and "Pop" Winans' ten children, most of ...more

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Zhané is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best R&B Duos Of All-Time
Zhané ( zhah-NAY) was an American R&B/hip hop soul duo, best known for their 1993 hit "Hey Mr. D.J.", which reached No. 6 in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. Other popular hits ...more

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Ashford & Simpson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best R&B Duos Of All-Time
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McFadden & Whitehead... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best R&B Duos Of All-Time
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The Brothers Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best R&B Duos Of All-Time
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Sister Sledge is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best R&B Duos Of All-Time
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Ike & Tina Turner is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best R&B Duos Of All-Time
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Floetry is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best R&B Duos Of All-Time
Floetry was an English R&B duo comprising Marsha Ambrosius and Natalie Stewart. The group recorded two studio albums, one live album, and sold over 1,500,000 records worldwide. Formed in ...more

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Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewi... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best R&B Duos Of All-Time
James Samuel "Jimmy Jam" Harris III (born June 6, 1959) and Terry Steven Lewis (born November 24, 1956) are an American R&B/pop songwriting and record production team. They have ...more
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Changing Faces is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best R&B Duos Of All-Time
Changing Faces is an American female R&B duo that was popular from 1993 until 2000. The group consisted of members Cassandra Lucas and Charisse Rose.

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Ruff Endz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best R&B Duos Of All-Time
Ruff Endz
Ruff Endz is an American R&B duo, consisting of members David "Davinch" Chance and Dante "Chi" Jordan from Baltimore, Maryland. They are best known for their hit singles ...more
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The Blues Brothers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best R&B Duos Of All-Time
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Fried is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best R&B Duos Of All-Time
Fried
Fried are a band made up of US soul singer Jonte Short, and ex-The Beat and Fine Young Cannibals guitarist David Steele. David Steele looked for a singer for his new project away from The Beat ...more
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dvsn is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best R&B Duos Of All-Time
Dvsn (stylized as dvsn and pronounced "division") is a Canadian R&B duo, composed of Daniel Daley and Nineteen85. The duo is signed to OVO Sound. On May 5, 2017, dvsn released ...more
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Mel & Tim is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best R&B Duos Of All-Time
Mel & Tim
Mel and Tim were an American soul music duo active from 1969 to 1974 and best known for the hit record "Backfield in Motion" (1969). They are also well known for "Good Guys Only ...more
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The Jackie Boyz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best R&B Duos Of All-Time
The Jackie Boyz
The Jackie Boyz are an American multi-platinum singer/songwriter tandem that consists of two brothers, Carlos Battey and Steven Battey. The Jackie Boyz were acquired by Universal Music ...more
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Lion Babe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best R&B Duos Of All-Time
Lion Babe
Lion Babe is an American R&B duo from New York City, consisting of singer Jillian Hervey and record producer Lucas Goodman. Following their meeting through a mutual friend, the pair released ...more
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Groove Theory is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best R&B Duos Of All-Time
Groove Theory is an American duo, with former member, singer-songwriter Amel Larrieux and songwriter/producer/actor, Bryce Wilson. The group is best known for their 1995 hit "Tell Me", ...more

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