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The Best R&B Trios Of All Time  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite three-member R&B groups.

Below we’re counting down the best trios in R&B music. There are a lot of iconic groups on this list of popular R&B trios. But which of these 3 piece R&B bands are your favorite?From Destiny’s Child to The Impressions, you’re sure to recognize at least some of these famous R&B music trios. Nineties fans are sure to recognize trios such as Blaque and 3LW.

Which of these R&B groups with three members do you think is the best? Vote up your favorite trio bands in R&B and if we’ve missed one, feel free to add it to the list.

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TLC is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best R&B Trios Of All Time
TLC is an American girl group whose original line-up consisted of Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas. Formed in Atlanta, ...more

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The O'Jays is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best R&B Trios Of All Time
The O'Jays are an American R&B group from Canton, Ohio, formed in 1958 and originally consisting of Eddie Levert (born June 16, 1942), Walter Williams (born August 25, 1943), William Powell ...more
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Boyz II Men is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best R&B Trios Of All Time
Boyz II Men is an American R&B vocal group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, best known for emotional ballads and a cappella harmonies. They are currently a trio composed of baritone Nathan ...more

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Destiny's Child is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best R&B Trios Of All Time
Destiny's Child were an American girl group whose final and best-known line-up comprised Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams. Formed in 1997 in Houston, Texas, Destiny's ...more

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Bell Biv DeVoe is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best R&B Trios Of All Time
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The Supremes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best R&B Trios Of All Time
The Supremes were an American female singing group and a premier act of Motown Records during the 1960s. Founded as The Primettes in Detroit, Michigan, in 1959, the Supremes were the most ...more

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The Isley Brothers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best R&B Trios 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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En Vogue is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best R&B Trios Of All Time
En Vogue is an American R&B/pop vocal group whose original lineup consisted of singers Terry Ellis, Dawn Robinson, Cindy Herron, and Maxine Jones. Formed in Oakland, California in 1989, En ...more

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Guy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best R&B Trios Of All Time
Guy is an American hip hop, R&B and soul band, most closely associated with the new jack swing style of the late 1980s and early 1990s.
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SWV is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best R&B Trios Of All Time
SWV, (Sisters With Voices) is an American R&B vocal trio from New York City, New York whose members are Cheryl (Coko) Gamble, Tamara (Taj) Johnson and Leanne (Lelee) Lyons. Formed in 1988 as ...more

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TGT is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best R&B Trios Of All Time
TGT
TGT is a supergroup that consists of R&B singers Tyrese, Ginuwine and Tank. TGT is named after the first letter of each of the trio's stage names. The three are close friends and Tyrese was ...more
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Brownstone is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best R&B Trios Of All Time
Brownstone is an American female contemporary R&B group that was popular during the mid-1990s. They are best known for their 1995 hit single "If You Love Me", which was nominated ...more
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Commodores is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best R&B Trios Of All Time
The Commodores are an American funk/soul band, which was at its peak in the late 1970s through the mid 1980s. The members of the group met as mostly freshmen at Tuskegee Institute in 1968, and ...more

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The Gap Band is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best R&B Trios Of All Time
The Gap Band was an American R&B and funk band that rose to fame during the 1970s and 1980s. The band consisted of three brothers Charlie, Ronnie, and Robert Wilson; and it was named after ...more
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H-Town is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best R&B Trios Of All Time
H-Town is an American R&B vocal group from Houston, Texas, United States. H-Town was founded in 1990 by brothers Keven "Dino" Conner (b. November 18, 1974 - January 28, 2003), ...more
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The Pointer Sisters is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best R&B Trios Of All Time
The Pointer Sisters are an American R&B singing group from Oakland, California, who achieved mainstream success during the 1970s and 1980s. Spanning over four decades, their repertoire has ...more

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Sugababes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best R&B Trios Of All Time
Sugababes
The Sugababes were a British girl group formed in 1998 by Siobhán Donaghy, Mutya Buena and Keisha Buchanan. Their debut album, One Touch, was released in the UK through London Records on ...more
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The Ronettes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best R&B Trios Of All Time
The Ronettes () were an American girl group from New York City. One of the most popular groups from the 1960s, they placed nine songs on the Billboard Hot 100, five of which became Top 40 hits. ...more
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Tony! Toni! Toné!... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best R&B Trios Of All Time
Tony! Toni! Toné! is an American soul/R&B group from Oakland, California, popular during the late 1980s and early to mid-1990s. During the band's heyday, it was composed of D'wayne ...more
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IMx is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best R&B Trios Of All Time
Immature (also known as IMx) is an American R&B boy band, managed by record producer Chris Stokes. Its members include Marques "Batman" Houston (born August 4, 1981), Jerome ...more
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The Delfonics is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best R&B Trios Of All Time
The Delfonics are an American R&B/soul vocal group from Philadelphia. The Delfonics were most popular in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Their most notable hits include "La-La (Means I ...more
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Blaque is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best R&B Trios Of All Time
Blaque is an American girl group that charted from 1999 to 2004. Outside of the United States they are known as Blaque Ivory. Their debut album Blaque sold more than 1 million copies and was ...more

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Allure is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best R&B Trios Of All Time
Allure is an American New York-based R&B girl group that formed in the early 1990s as a quartet, now a trio, best known for their hit single "All Cried Out" with 112 which reached ...more
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Jade is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best R&B Trios Of All Time
Jade is an American R&B girl group.
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3LW is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best R&B Trios Of All Time
3LW
3LW (initialism of "3 Little Women") was an American girl group that enjoyed a number of modest hits during the early 2000s. Its founding members were Adrienne Bailon, Kiely Williams, ...more

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