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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 repertoire spans R&B, hip hop, pop, funk and new jack swing. TLC originally comprised singer Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, rapper Lisa "Left ...more
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Destiny's Child is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best R&B Trios Of All Time
Destiny's Child was an American R&B girl group whose final, and perhaps most recognizable, line-up comprised Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams. Formed in 1990 in ...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, best known for emotional ballads and a cappella harmonies. Formerly a quartet featuring Michael McCary, they are currently a trio composed of ...more
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The Supremes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best R&B Trios Of All Time
The Supremes were an American female singing group and the 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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SWV is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best R&B Trios Of All Time
Sisters With Voices, better known as SWV, is an American female R&B, Grammy nominated trio from New York City. Formed in 1990 as a gospel group, SWV became one of the most successful R&B ...more
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Guy is listed (or ranked) 6 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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En Vogue is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best R&B Trios Of All Time
En Vogue is an American R&B girl group whose original line-up consisted of Terry Ellis, Dawn Robinson, Cindy Herron, and Maxine Jones. Formed in Oakland, California, En Vogue members began ...more
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The Isley Brothers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best R&B Trios Of All Time
The Isley Brothers are an American musical group originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, originally a vocal trio consisting of brothers O'Kelly Isley, Jr., Rudolph Isley and Ronald Isley. The group ...more
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Bell Biv DeVoe is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best R&B Trios Of All Time
Bell Biv DeVoe is an American music group that branched off from New Edition. It consists of three members of New Edition, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, and Ronnie DeVoe.
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The O'Jays is listed (or ranked) 10 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, Walter Williams, William Powell, Bobby Massey and Bill Isles. The O'Jays ...more
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Commodores is listed (or ranked) 11 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) 12 on the list The Best R&B Trios Of All Time
The Gap Band was an American R&B and funk band which rose to fame during the 1970s and 1980s. Composed of brothers Charlie, Ronnie, and Robert Wilson, the band first formed as the Greenwood, ...more
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H-Town is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best R&B Trios Of All Time
H-Town is an American R&B vocal group. It was originally founded by twin brothers Keven Conner, Solomon Conner, and longtime friend Darryl Jackson.
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Brownstone is listed (or ranked) 14 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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The Pointer Sisters is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best R&B Trios Of All Time
The Pointer Sisters are an American R&B recording girl group from Oakland, California, that achieved mainstream success during the 1970s and 1980s. Spanning over three decades, their ...more
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The Ronettes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best R&B Trios Of All Time
The Ronettes were an American 1960s girl group from New York City. One of the most popular groups from that period, they placed more than eight songs on the Billboard Hot 100, five of which ...more
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Tony! Toni! Toné! is listed (or ranked) 17 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 Dwayne ...more
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The Delfonics is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best R&B Trios Of All Time
The Delfonics are a pioneering Philadelphia soul singing group, popular in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Their most notable hits include "La-La", "Didn't I", "Break ...more
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TGT is listed (or ranked) 19 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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3LW is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best R&B Trios Of All Time
3LW was an American hip hop soul girl group that enjoyed a number of modest hits during the early 2000s. Its founding members were Adrienne Bailon, Kiely Williams, and Naturi Naughton. Jessica ...more
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Jade is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best R&B Trios Of All Time
Jade is an American hip hop soul group active during the early to mid-1990s. The group consisted of Tonya Kelly, Joi Marshall, and Di Reed. During their brief yet successful career, Jade ...more
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IMx is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Blaque is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best R&B Trios Of All Time
Blaque is an American girl group that charted in 1999–2000. Their debut album Blaque sold more than 1.5 million copies and was certified Platinum. The group's debut included the Gold-selling ...more
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Allure is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best R&B Trios Of All Time
Allure is a New York-based R&B girl group that formed in the early 1990s as a quartet, now a trio. Original members were Alia Davis, Linnie Belcher, Lalisha Sanders and Akissa Mendez.
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Martha and the Vandellas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best R&B Trios Of All Time
Martha and the Vandellas were an American vocal group who found fame in the 1960s with a string of hit singles on Motown's Gordy label. Founded in 1960 by friends Annette Beard, Rosalind Ashford ...more