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Quiet storm artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good quiet storm bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top quiet storm bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Quiet storm groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all quiet storm bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest quiet storm bands of all time, since the most famous quiet storm artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best quiet storm music.

You can click on the quiet storm band names to see more information about that particular notable quiet storm group. If they're near the top of the best quiet storm artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top quiet storm bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the quiet storm band names themselves.

The list you're viewing has a variety of artists, like Marvin Gaye and Patti LaBelle, in it. Upvote your favorite artists on the list to see them rank higher. Which of these artists belongs at the top of the list? The Isley Brothers? Lionel Richie?

All important, significant and iconic names in quiet storm music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new quiet storm bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of quiet storm, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into quiet storm music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good quiet storm bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent quiet storm bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best quiet storm bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest quiet storm musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular quiet storm bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Marvin Gaye is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
Marvin Gaye Doo-wop, Motown Sound, Rock music

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Luther Vandross is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
Luther Vandross Hip hop music, Adult contemporary music, Contemporary R&B

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Anita Baker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
Anita Baker Adult contemporary music, Quiet storm, Smooth jazz

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Sade Adu is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists

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James Ingram is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
James Ingram Adult contemporary music, Smooth soul, Crossover jazz

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Freddie Jackson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
Freddie Jackson Contemporary R&B, Quiet storm, Rhythm and blues

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The O'Jays is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
The O'Jays Philadelphia soul, Disco, Quiet storm

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Peabo Bryson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
Peabo Bryson Urban contemporary, Adult contemporary music, Rock music

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The Gap Band is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
The Gap Band Disco, Electro, Contemporary R&B

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Brian McKnight is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
Brian McKnight Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Quiet storm

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The Isley Brothers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
The Isley Brothers Doo-wop, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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Patti LaBelle is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
Patti LaBelle Doo-wop, Girl group, Ballad

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Lionel Richie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
Lionel Richie Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

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Babyface is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
Babyface Urban contemporary, Adult contemporary music, Pop music

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Dionne Warwick is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
Dionne Warwick Urban contemporary, Adult contemporary music, Pop music

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11 1
Charlie Wilson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
Charlie Wilson Contemporary R&B, Quiet storm, Rhythm and blues

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Maxwell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
Maxwell Neo soul, Contemporary R&B, Quiet storm

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Regina Belle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
Regina Belle Urban contemporary, Adult contemporary music, Pop music

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Ronald Isley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
Ronald Isley Hip hop music, Doo-wop, Smooth soul

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Al B. Sure! is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
Al B. Sure! Urban contemporary, Contemporary R&B, New jack swing

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DeBarge is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
DeBarge Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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DeBarge family is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
DeBarge family Neo soul, Quiet storm, Rhythm and blues

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Rufus is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
Rufus Smooth soul, Disco, Pop music

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9 1
Natalie Cole is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
Natalie Cole Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Quiet storm

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Jill Scott is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
Jill Scott Spoken Word Soul, Neo soul, Spoken word

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Midnight Star is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
Midnight Star Hip hop music, Disco, Pop music

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10 4
Surface is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
Surface Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Quiet storm

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Teddy Pendergrass is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
Fresh67 added Teddy Pendergrass Rhythm and blues, Jazz, Soul music

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Bobby Caldwell is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
Bobby Caldwell Blue-eyed soul, Quiet storm, Smooth jazz

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Mtume is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
Mtume Kozmigroov, Jazz-funk, Contemporary R&B

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9 6
Force MD's is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
Force MD's Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, New school hip hop

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Thelma Houston is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
Thelma Houston Urban contemporary, Motown Sound, Disco

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Lonnie Simmons is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
Lonnie Simmons Quiet storm, Rhythm and blues, Funk

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GQ is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
Fresh67 added GQ Disco, Rhythm and blues

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Daryl Simmons is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
Daryl Simmons Urban contemporary, Adult contemporary music, Pop music

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Barbara Ingram is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
Barbara Ingram Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Quiet storm

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Cindy Birdsong is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
Cindy Birdsong Pop music, Quiet storm, Rhythm and blues

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Millie Jackson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
Millie Jackson Urban contemporary, Disco, Contemporary R&B

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Lenny Williams is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
neosoul added Lenny Williams Rhythm and blues, Jazz, Soul music

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Cris Barber is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
Cris Barber Adult contemporary music, Quiet storm, Jazz

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THE VIKINGS is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
THE VIKINGS Pop Rock, Smooth soul, Pop music

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Antoine
Antoine "T.C.D." Lundy Urban contemporary, New jack swing, Quiet storm

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David Townsend is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
David Townsend Quiet storm, Rhythm and blues

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Calvin
Calvin "Joonie" Gary Rhythm and blues, Quiet storm, Soul music

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Busi Mhlongo is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
Busi Mhlongo Quiet storm, Smooth jazz, Mbaqanga

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First Choice is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
First Choice Girl group, Philadelphia soul, Disco