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The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists  

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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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Anita Baker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
Adult contemporary music, Quiet storm, Smooth jazz
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Sade Adu is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
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Luther Vandross is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
Hip hop music, Adult contemporary music, Contemporary R&B
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Marvin Gaye is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
Doo-wop, Motown Sound, Rock music
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Freddie Jackson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
Contemporary R&B, Quiet storm, Rhythm and blues
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Peabo Bryson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
Urban contemporary, Adult contemporary music, Rock music
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James Ingram is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
Adult contemporary music, Smooth soul, Crossover jazz
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The O'Jays is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
Philadelphia soul, Disco, Quiet storm
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The Isley Brothers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
Doo-wop, Rock music, Rhythm and blues
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Brian McKnight is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Quiet storm
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Patti LaBelle is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
Doo-wop, Girl group, Ballad
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Lionel Richie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music
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The Gap Band is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
Disco, Electro, Contemporary R&B
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Babyface is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
Urban contemporary, Adult contemporary music, Pop music
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Al B. Sure! is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
Urban contemporary, Contemporary R&B, New jack swing
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Ronald Isley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
Hip hop music, Doo-wop, Smooth soul
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Dionne Warwick is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
Urban contemporary, Adult contemporary music, Pop music
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Maxwell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
Neo soul, Contemporary R&B, Quiet storm
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Regina Belle is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
Urban contemporary, Adult contemporary music, Pop music
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Natalie Cole is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Quiet storm
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Charlie Wilson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
Contemporary R&B, Quiet storm, Rhythm and blues
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DeBarge is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B
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DeBarge family is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
Neo soul, Quiet storm, Rhythm and blues
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Rufus is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
Smooth soul, Disco, Pop music
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Jill Scott is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Quiet Storm Groups/Artists
Spoken Word Soul, Neo soul, Spoken word