The King Of R&B Is…

Published: Monday 24th Oct 2011 by David

One of the most coveted titles in music, the identity of the King Of R&B has taken a number of different shapes and forms in the last twenty  years.

From the smooth sounds Joe and Ginuwine in the 90s -to the Hip Hop driven endeavors of Chris Brown and Trey Songz in the noughties.

Now we here at That Grape Juice HQ want to know.

Who do YOU think is the ultimate King Of R&B?

Get voting below…

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  1. Tina October 16, 2011

    Where’s R.Kelly?

  2. Anthony October 16, 2011

    Joe is on here but not R. Kelly? flop fail smh

  3. Flashing Green October 16, 2011

    R. Kelly ..?!?

  4. BC October 16, 2011

    whos trey songz?

  5. polliboy October 16, 2011

    chris brown? R. Kelly?…oh no!….then i guess it’s usher

  6. BC October 16, 2011

    Trey really cant sing

  7. Humberto October 16, 2011

    Trey Songz isnt the name of a food? Dont get it…

  8. PYTFROMAL October 16, 2011

    How do you have people like Mario and Marques Houston who maybe had one hit and not have Kellz? Major fail.

  9. polliboy October 16, 2011

    okay chris is there now…lol

  10. Tru Voice October 16, 2011

    USHER!!!! But Really, it R. Kelly (who isn’t on the list). He is truly ALL R&B and has done great work. Usher is more of and R&B/Pop Act – but he most likely will be legendary before it’s over.

  11. OLO October 16, 2011

    Keith sweat? joe?? ray j?

    This list is a flop.

    Usher

  12. LOVELETTER October 16, 2011

    YOU TRIED IT. YOU F****** TRIED IT.

    R. Kelly is the one and only King of R&B. No amount of non-singing, goat yodeling flops will change this fact!

    R. Kelly >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  13. JAMIR21: I LOVE RIHANNA, BRITNEY, BEYONCE, NICKI AND GAGA October 16, 2011

    Mario :@
    Ginuwine :@
    Usher: He isnt R&B anymore he`s turning over to Pop now example: OMG !
    Ray J: Really though !
    Joe: WHO THE F*** IS JOE !
    Jay Sean: ONE HIT WONDER !
    Neyo: Nevermind I wont comment on him !
    Lloyd: GHETTO HOODRAT N!GGER !
    Raz B: NOW COME ON !
    Jamie Foxx: Isnt he an actor ?
    Bobby Brown: CRACKHEAD WHO WAS MARRIED TO ANOTHER CRACKHEAD !
    Marques Houston :@
    The Dream: :@
    Bobby Valentino :@
    Trey Songz: His voice irritates me…sounds like a GOAT 🙂 !
    Tyrese: Isnt he an actor too !
    Omarion: One word….HE IS THE LOVER OF BOW WOW !
    Chris Brown: CHRISSY BROWN IS A FLOP…GO BUY HIS ALBUM F.A.M.E. (F****** Are My Empowerment) !
    Keath Sweat: One word….M******* !

  14. Maura October 16, 2011

    The list is so WHACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So Raz B, Jay Sean, and Bobby Brown make the list, but no Miguel!! Frank Ocean should have made the list if that’s the case.

  15. TravoyintheFlesh October 16, 2011

    R. Kelly!

  16. JAMIR21: I LOVE RIHANNA, BRITNEY, BEYONCE, NICKI AND GAGA October 16, 2011

    Miguel should have made the list at least he`s more relevant than some F****** JOE, RAY J, MARQUES HOUSTON, RAZ B (why the f*** is he on there ?) JAY SEAN, KEATH SWEAT !

  17. JAMIR21: I LOVE RIHANNA, BRITNEY, BEYONCE, NICKI AND GAGA October 16, 2011

    Bobby Brown hasnt had a hit since 1989 !

  18. jeremydante October 16, 2011

    i love it! the only two people have voted for are R.Kelly & Usher. TGJ fans know wassup!!!

  19. LOVELETTER October 16, 2011

    DEAD @ Bobby Brown being on this list
    Keith Sweat? Ray J? Jay Sean? I can’t!

    Oh and Usher doesn’t even have R&B songs anymore. Remember he’s a techno singer now.

  20. JAMIR21: I LOVE RIHANNA, BRITNEY, BEYONCE, NICKI AND GAGA October 16, 2011

    Michael Jackson should be on that list…and so what if he is dead or he`s the king of pop…he is the king of R&B…r kelly is the prince ! 🙂

  21. LOVELETTER October 16, 2011

    @Jamir21

    Shut up. MJ was never called the ‘King of R&B’ and R. Kelly is nobody’s Prince – he’s the King of R&B. These are facts.

  22. Sista October 16, 2011

    WHAT THE F***?! WHERE’S R. KELLY???

  23. Army Of Queen A (Aaliyah) & Queen Bee (Lil Kim) >>>>>>>> Your Fave ! October 16, 2011

    Oh No No No No B**** ! Who The F*** Made This List ! Ugh, The BUFFOONERY ! The Only People Worth Putting Up There Is Usher, R.Kelly, Ginuwine & MAYBE Chris I Mean He Needs To Put More YEARS in ! The Rest of Them FLOP B****** Need To Take A Seat ! Where The F*** Is Miguel (Even though he Needs to come out The Closet) & Frank Ocean Since Yall Want to Put Up there Bum B****** Than Cant Even Sing

  24. JAMIR21: I LOVE RIHANNA, BRITNEY, BEYONCE, NICKI AND GAGA October 16, 2011

    @ Loveletter
    I dont give a f*** Michael should be on that list !

  25. JAMIR21: I LOVE RIHANNA, BRITNEY, BEYONCE, NICKI AND GAGA October 16, 2011

    Keath Sweat hasnt had a hit since 1997 !

  26. B**** PLEASE October 16, 2011

    THIS IS NO DOUBT BUT KELZ ALL THE WAY………..NUF SAID!!!!!!

  27. Viviene J October 16, 2011

    Raz B!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just died 0.o

    What a flop of a list with him at the top, OMG i can’t stop laughing!!!!!!!!!!

  28. LOVELETTER October 16, 2011

    @Jamir21

    Nobody gives a f*** who you think should be on the list, fool. He’s not and you will deal. Half the people shouldn’t even be on this list anyway.

  29. amar October 16, 2011

    the only 3 people that are r and b on that list

    r kelly
    joe
    ginuwine

    JAMIR21: I LOVE RIHANNA, BRITNEY, BEYONCE, NICKI AND GAGA: who the f*** is joe? i hope ure being sarcastic, he is one of the greatest r and b singers born

    i voted r kelly, joe close 2nd then ginuwine

  30. el_shango October 16, 2011

    R.KELLY is the one and only king !

  31. JAMIR21: I LOVE RIHANNA, BRITNEY, BEYONCE, NICKI AND GAGA October 16, 2011

    @ Amar
    No i dont know who he is !
    @ LoveLetter
    I still dont care…MICHAEL IS THE KING OF R&B !

  32. LOVELETTER October 16, 2011

    @Jamir21

    No, he’s not, dummy. Stop trolling. MJ wasn’t even pure R&B. He’s the King of Pop. Now shut up.

  33. Chilestop October 16, 2011

    First of all, I can’t believe more than half the names on this list. Seriously, Miguel? Jay Sean? Bobby Valentino? Frank Ocean? Chris Brown? Trey Songz? Keith Sweat? Ginuwine? Tyrese? Omarion? Marques Houston?

    Is this a joke?

    R. Kelly is the ultimate KING of R&B. Forever and ever. Nobody’s taking that title away from him.

  34. JAMIR21: I LOVE RIHANNA, BRITNEY, BEYONCE, NICKI AND GAGA October 16, 2011

    @ Loveletter
    Yes Michael was !

  35. JDGAF October 16, 2011

    JAMIR21 is gay as f***. This list is a little too masculine for a fruitcake like him. He only likes music that he can twirl around to in his pink tutu. Ain’t that right girlfriend? *snapz* LOL! Your parents must be mortified at how you turned out.

  36. LoveLetter October 16, 2011

    @Jamir21

    Your opinion really doesn’t matter. I mean, you love Rihanna, Nicki, Gaga, etc. Basically, Pop artists so go play in your glitter elsewhere. Nobody cares.

    This discussion is for level-headed R&B listeners.

  37. iSimplyDGAF October 16, 2011

    robert kelly!!!! JU HEARD!!

  38. lol October 16, 2011

    Honestly its between Usher and Rkelly(most likely Usher since Rkelly is …irrelevant)

    Im glad my my favs Frank Ocean and Miguel are on the list even though its too soon to give them titles and accolades but they are keepin real rnb alive their the future. Thank God.

    @ Jamri21 dont sweat the haters Michael Is the KING OF MUSIC!! period

  39. iSimplyDGAF October 16, 2011

    heyy!!! theres another DGAF!! JDGAF!! WHAT UP COUSIN!

  40. Kia October 16, 2011

    R.Kelly is the King and Mary J.Blige is the Queen.Nuff said.

  41. iSimplyDGAF October 16, 2011

    OMG..r.kELLY PUT A SONG OUT LAST YEAR!!! hes

  42. Theman October 16, 2011

    Usher is definitely r&b, so what he had a few dance songs. His whole album wasn’t built around that. It’s called evolving. I guess “There Goes My Baby”, isn’t r&b. Lol you people are funny. That is a great r&b track.

  43. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) October 16, 2011

    🙄 🙄 🙄 🙄 🙄 🙄 *yawn *yawn

    Anyway, where is Marvin Gaye and MJ??I know it’s supposed to be 1990-2010 but then you said “ultimate king of r’n’b’ ” 😐 Some of the contestants are laughable of course 😳 Nice article, but I can’t help but feel like the king/queen/throne/crown fest is pointless 😳 😳

  44. LoveLetter October 16, 2011

    @LOL

    You’re an idiot.

    R. Kelly isn’t “irrelevant”.

    He’s still selling out shows and his album is selling very well, asshole. I’m tired of dumbasses trying to speak on things they have no knowledge about. Just sit down. R. Kelly is the King and he’s very much relevant.

    LOL at hipsters Miguel and Frank Ocean keeping R&B alive. They don’t even create R&B.

  45. Chilestop October 16, 2011

    Why are people bringing up MJ? He’s not even a pure R&B artist. He’s a POP artist and let’s not even include his J5 years because we all know that was his artistry. It was the work of Motown writers/producers.

    Marvin Gaye was never dubbed the “King of R&B”. He’s more Soul than anything else.

    But I guess anything to discredit the REAL King of R&B R. Kelly.

  46. Army Of Queen A (Aaliyah) & Queen Bee (Lil Kim) >>>>>>>> Your Fave ! October 16, 2011

    @Jamir Boy ! SMH ! Please Point Me To A MJ song Thats R&B ???? !!!! (WAITS) EXACTLY !

    What is All This Arguing For R Kelly Is Just the KING Even if He Is IRRELEVANT ! Which Of These Fools Up there Got A Album that went 6x Plat ???!!!! R.Kelly Who Discovered Aaliyah ???? R.Kelly !!!! Lmfaooo & Whoever is Voting Trey Songz ! Take A seat !

  47. JAMIR21: I LOVE RIHANNA, BRITNEY, BEYONCE, NICKI AND GAGA October 16, 2011

    Yes where is Marvin Gaye at !
    He could have easily replaced Raz B !
    @ JDGAF
    I love you too BOO !

  48. Malibu Barbie October 16, 2011

    USHER RAYMOND. the crown is sealed tight on his head until the end of time. DEUCES.
    none of his clones could EVER !!!
    Michael Jackson no.1 Usher no. 2

  49. amar October 16, 2011

    why no maxwell,robin thickie,keith sweat,omar, on that list?
    why is bobby v on that list hes made one good album

  50. JAMIR21: I LOVE RIHANNA, BRITNEY, BEYONCE, NICKI AND GAGA October 16, 2011

    @ Army
    Rock With You, Off the Wall, Dont Stop Til You Get Enough, You Rock My World, Butterflies, P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing), just to name a few !

  51. Musicislove October 16, 2011

    @Malibu Barbie

    You wish! The only thing sealed on his head is his receding hairline!

  52. loveletter October 16, 2011

    LMFAOOOOOO!!! @ Musicislove

  53. smize October 16, 2011

    loool you’re wrong for putting raz b on this. just LOL

  54. JAMIR21: I LOVE RIHANNA, BRITNEY, BEYONCE, NICKI AND GAGA October 16, 2011

    Michael is was very versatile !
    He has done R&B, Pop, Rock, Metal, Gospel, everything !

  55. amar October 16, 2011

    just because u win an r and b award doesnt mean u are r and b, example rihanna,beyonce etc, they arnt r and b yet they win those awards

  56. JAMIR21: I LOVE RIHANNA, BRITNEY, BEYONCE, NICKI AND GAGA October 16, 2011

    Marvin Gaye should have been on there…instead of Bobby Valentino, Raz B, Ray J !
    Also Prince, Lionel Richie should be on there TOO !
    This list sooooo f-cked up !

  57. JAMIR21: I LOVE RIHANNA, BRITNEY, BEYONCE, NICKI AND GAGA October 16, 2011

    @ Amar
    I dont care…he`s R&B !

  58. PYTFROMAL October 16, 2011

    JAMIR21: I LOVE RIHANNA, BRITNEY, BEYONCE, NICKI AND GAGA
    October 16, 2011 at 1:24 pm
    Michael is was very versatile !
    He has done R&B, Pop, Rock, Metal, Gospel, everything
    ***************

    Yes he was and yes he has, however, R&B was not his main genre. He was mainly pop.

  59. loveletter October 16, 2011

    @Jamir21

    You’re still trolling?

    Jay-Z and 50 Cent have hits on the R&B charts so I guess they’re R&B too? So stupid.

  60. ROSSIE October 16, 2011

    R. Kelly is the King of R&B
    Mary J Blige is the Queen of R&B

    while
    Aretha Franklin is the Queen of Soul
    James Brown is the King of Soul

    Madonna Queen of Pop
    Michael Jackson King of Pop

  61. amar October 16, 2011

    judging by ure name u sound like a 14 year old girl lol

  62. amar October 16, 2011

    agree with rossie

  63. JAMIR21: I LOVE RIHANNA, BRITNEY, BEYONCE, NICKI AND GAGA October 16, 2011

    @ Amar
    No i am 13 and a boy !
    @ PYTFORMAL
    I know but these trolls are saying that he didnt created some R&B songs !
    @ Loveletter
    Yes..and I am keep on trolling !

  64. Jessica October 16, 2011

    This is my list of R&B Men: 1. R.Kelly- that is a givin, hands down!!!
    2. Joe- Been out since 1993, got his big break when he brought out All The Things Your Man
    3. Ginuwine
    4. Usher- still does R&B on some of his music still, so I will give him that.
    5. Tyrese- He has soul
    6. Tank
    7. Donell Jones
    8.Musiq
    9. Raphael Saddiq
    10. Ne-Yo

    @Jamir21: Joe is still relevant, he has a new album that is coming out next month, if your a true fan, you would know that. Sorry Mugel can’t sing, Trey hands down can’t sing for his life!!! CB, not even close. Did you know that Keith Sweat produces for half of these R&B artists? I guess you didn’t research that. MJ did R&B in the 60’s, then in the 70’s he did disco, then the 80’s and 90’s- Pop and some R&B, but mostly Pop, so it’s a toss,. At the end of the day, it’s really R.Kelly.

  65. JAMIR21: I LOVE RIHANNA, BRITNEY, BEYONCE, NICKI AND GAGA October 16, 2011

    @ Rossie
    Thats your opinion !

  66. FREIDA ( THE VOICE) October 16, 2011

    Y’all stay getting called out on these wack ass posts. ThatfakeJuice.net has no pull nor credibility, not to mention your reporting isn’t so accurate. FOH!!!! one name—–>>> ROBERT KELLY BITCHESS!!!!

  67. JAMIR21: I LOVE RIHANNA, BRITNEY, BEYONCE, NICKI AND GAGA October 16, 2011

    @ Jessica
    I am not a fan of Joe…I DONT KNOW WHO HE IS !

  68. PYTFROMAL October 16, 2011

    @JAMIR21: I LOVE RIHANNA, BRITNEY, BEYONCE, NICKI AND GAGA

    Yes, hun, and I saw that comment about him not having ANY R&B songs and they were obviously wrong but his genre is Pop. ..MAINLY 🙂 .

  69. amar October 16, 2011

    youtube him then

  70. loveletter October 16, 2011

    Joe IS irrelevant.

    The only relevant PURE R&B artist on that list is R. Kelly

    The only relevant Urban-Pop artists is Chris Brown and Usher.

    The rest are flops.

  71. JAMIR21: I LOVE RIHANNA, BRITNEY, BEYONCE, NICKI AND GAGA October 16, 2011

    @ Ptyfromal
    I know….they are so ignorant here !
    These kids today doesnt know that Michael was verstile !

  72. JAMIR21: I LOVE RIHANNA, BRITNEY, BEYONCE, NICKI AND GAGA October 16, 2011

    @ Amar
    Ummm i will just google him instead ! 🙂

  73. Army Of Queen A (Aaliyah) & Queen Bee (Lil Kim) >>>>>>>> Your Fave ! October 16, 2011

    @Jamir EXACTLY A FEW songs ! You Cant Call Him The King Of R&B When He Is MOSTLY POP !

  74. Chilestop October 16, 2011

    It’s not fun when there’s an obvious troll. At least be subtle with the trolling, Jamir21.

  75. MadonnaLover October 16, 2011

    R.kelly, CLEARLY. and Miguel is definitly bringing it back

  76. amar October 16, 2011

    loveletter

    how is joe irrelvent: all his music is pure r and b and still makes r and b albums

    wheres donell jones,maxwell,luther vandross,omar

  77. JAMIR21: I LOVE RIHANNA, BRITNEY, BEYONCE, NICKI AND GAGA October 16, 2011

    @ Army Of Queen
    Oh you want me to name some more okay I will !
    Lady In My Life, Baby Be Mine, Remember the Time, Working Day and Night, It`s The Falling In Love, Ben, For All Time

  78. JAMIR21: I LOVE RIHANNA, BRITNEY, BEYONCE, NICKI AND GAGA October 16, 2011

    Luther Vandross should be on that list too !

  79. PYTFROMAL October 16, 2011

    AMAR- Good point. Where’s Luther?

  80. THABO October 16, 2011

    R KELLY IS THE KING OF RNB,NOBODY ELSE!

  81. kody3x October 16, 2011

    eazy chris brown by a landslide

  82. loveletter October 16, 2011

    Amar –

    Um just because he still releases albums doesn’t mean he’s relevant. Just a quick Google search will tell you how irrelevant he is. Last platinum certified album was in year 2000 and his last gold certified album was in 2003. His last moderate hit was “More & More” (Which was written and produced by the King of R&B R. Kelly) was in 2003.

    He’s irrelevant.

    Sorry, just being honest.

  83. C*** October 16, 2011

    R. Kelly is too busy urinating on underage girls, both Ne-Yo and Trey Songz are occupied at the moment with being DL homosexuals, and Jason Derulo is a nobody. The obvious and clear winner is Usher. Next…

  84. musicislove October 16, 2011

    @C***

    No, he’s too busy urinating on your pathetic existence.

    Flusher is nobody’s King.

    NEXT!

  85. JAMIR21: I LOVE RIHANNA, BRITNEY, BEYONCE, NICKI AND GAGA October 16, 2011

    here comes the chrissy brown stans…..your fave probably not going to win anyway

  86. PYTFROMAL October 16, 2011

    LMAO@ these comments.

    Flusher? hahahahha.

  87. C*** October 16, 2011

    @musicislove cool story bro…

  88. musicislove October 16, 2011

    DEAD @ the Fist Brown stans spamming the poll knowing damn well his fruity ass doesn’t create R&B music.

    Trash.

  89. musicislove October 16, 2011

    @C***

    God Bless.

  90. C*** October 16, 2011

    @musicislove lol u mad!

  91. MissImpartial October 16, 2011

    RKelly of course.

  92. Musicislove October 16, 2011

    @C***

    Did you read your first comment, ape? You’re the one steaming.

  93. Army Of Queen A (Aaliyah) & Queen Bee (Lil Kim) >>>>>>>> Your Fave ! October 16, 2011

    Oh No Here Come CB Fans !!!!

  94. Loveletter October 16, 2011

    LMFAO @ Tyrese and Raz B voting for themselves.

  95. Gemini October 16, 2011

    Im a huge chris brown fan but i gotta be real R.Kelly is the king of R&B

  96. lol October 16, 2011

    LoveLetter

    October 16, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    @LOL

    You’re an idiot.

    R. Kelly isn’t “irrelevant”.

    He’s still selling out shows and his album is selling very well, asshole. I’m tired of dumbasses trying to speak on things they have no knowledge about. Just sit down. R. Kelly is the King and he’s very much relevant.

    LOL at hipsters Miguel and Frank Ocean keeping R&B alive. They don’t even create R&B.
    —————————————–
    Rkelly is just not as hot as an artist as he used to be is all im sayin

    and Frank Ocean and Miguel make GREAT rnb music they are keeping the craft alive with their story telling,great lyrics and old school beats

  97. Loveletter October 16, 2011

    Oh and Keith Sweat voted for himself too.

  98. R****** October 16, 2011

    @Musicislove so sorry, but i’m too busy judging you and your poor taste in music right now…

  99. lol October 16, 2011

    @Army Of Queen
    IF chris is crowned king of rnb ,imma listen to country

  100. PYTFROMAL October 16, 2011

    Sam, I KNEW you were gonna add Mike. LOL. You must be reading the comments.

  101. Musicislove October 16, 2011

    @R******

    You don’t even know my music taste, moron. I’m assuming you’re a Fist Brown or Flusher stan bothered by my previous comment. LMAO!

    Unbothered.

  102. msjacksonifyou October 16, 2011

    Well looks like I can’t vote b/c everybody know the king is Kellz

  103. lol October 16, 2011

    if Lil Kim can be king of Rap then Mj can be king of rnb

  104. H. October 16, 2011

    I appreciate the fact you give ppl the opportunity to vote but hands down it’s R. Kelly. Singer, songwriter, producer, arranger, performer, trendsetter, and so on

  105. JAMIR21: I LOVE RIHANNA, BRITNEY, BEYONCE, NICKI AND GAGA October 16, 2011

    yay michael is in the poll !

  106. Musicislove October 16, 2011

    DEAD @ Sam snatching away all the Fist Brown stans hopes and dreams! LMFAOOOO! They really thought their spamming was going to get him to the top. Bwahaah!

    Now it’s between R. Kelly and MJ. But the MJ stans know that R. Kelly is the King of R&B and MJ is the King of Pop.

  107. Loveletter October 16, 2011

    @LOL

    You obviously know nothing about R&B music so I’ll just leave it at that.

    FYI, Miguel and Frank Ocean don’t make R&B music.

  108. Ameen October 16, 2011

    Kells has no competition,he is d best musically.

  109. C*** October 16, 2011

    @musicislove You’re so unbothered, you keep taking my bait. oops!

  110. JAMIR21: I LOVE RIHANNA, BRITNEY, BEYONCE, NICKI AND GAGA October 16, 2011

    now its all between mike and kelly !

  111. Army Of Queen A (Aaliyah) & Queen Bee (Lil Kim) >>>>>>>> Your Fave ! October 16, 2011

    Now This Is A REAL BATTLE ! MJ VS R.Kelly ! MJ Is The KingOf Pop & R.Kelly The King Of R&B Give Credit Where Its Due !!!!

    O o p ! Where’s CB ?????!!!!! He Was Replaced With THE ORIGINATOR MJ ! You DEAL !

  112. Army Of Queen A (Aaliyah) & Queen Bee (Lil Kim) >>>>>>>> Your Fave ! October 16, 2011

    LOL
    October 16, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    @Army Of Queen
    IF chris is crowned king of rnb ,imma listen to country

    ************************************************************************

    Lol^^^^ Me Too ! But Sam Has SNATCHED ALL Of CB’s Fans WIGS Cause he Aint Up there Anymore

  113. JAMIR21: I LOVE RIHANNA, BRITNEY, BEYONCE, NICKI AND GAGA October 16, 2011

    Chris better not win AT ALL !!!!!
    His music hasnt changed anything…..!

  114. Ameen October 16, 2011

    Talk about basketball,tennis,soccer,golf and anything else,I believe that’s where u can find someone better than R.Kelly but not music plsssssssss.He’s a genuis,no one can come close to keels.

  115. Army Of Queen A (Aaliyah) & Queen Bee (Lil Kim) >>>>>>>> Your Fave ! October 16, 2011

    Hold Up I thought Sam Took Down CB Off The Poll ??

  116. JAMIR21: I LOVE RIHANNA, BRITNEY, BEYONCE, NICKI AND GAGA October 16, 2011

    These Chris Brown stans can vote all they want to…but it still not going to change anything !
    His music has nevered changed music….like Michael`s !
    When Chris gets invited to the Academy Awards just like Michael then you can call me !

  117. natavia October 16, 2011

    R.kelly is and always will be king of R & B who gives a f*** about usher and trey songs usher aint r&b he is a pop wanna be. Smh!!!

  118. amar October 16, 2011

    chris brown is still there

    lol sam added maxwell

    but needs get rid of jay sean,bobby v,cb,trey song,raz b,mario

  119. zora neale hurston October 16, 2011

    Some of these names are on here for laughs right? Miguel, Frank Ocean, Bobby V, Mario, Raz B are you serious? Marques Houston, well why not Omarion he’s had more hits? Jay Sean, is he R&B?

    Let’s stop the foolishness! R. Kelly & Maxwell are the King(s). Chris Brown & Usher Raymond are the Prince(s). Speaking of prince(s) where is Prince on this list? The others are a collection of Dukes, Lords, Knights, and pretenders! 🙂

  120. jazzijai35 October 16, 2011

    R KELLY IS THE KING OF ALL KINGS & R&B….u see let me break this down too u ppl come to KELLZ to make they shitt HOTT ppl such as Trey songz try’s to riff like KELLZ!!! They bite his style DAILY!!!!!

  121. Sensei October 16, 2011

    Smh @ some comments here. Having or singing RNB does not qualify you as the King Of RNB!!! Only one person here has been a trend setter for the genre, every other person just copies him and that is Robert Kelly.

  122. antertain October 16, 2011

    Raz B LOL!!!! This site gives me jokes. Gotta love it hahahahahahahahaha.

    I vote R. Kelly cus he produce, writes and had GREAT R&B hits.
    Usher close though cus not many are Global like he is and he made it mainly doing R&B

  123. jessica October 16, 2011

    JAMIR21: I LOVE RIHANNA, BRITNEY, BEYONCE, NICKI AND GAGA : Research Joe on youtube, google. If you want to know real music, research that, and stop listening to the gimmicks that are out right now- Nicki, Gaga, Rhianna, and Britney. Joe produced for Mariah, Brandy, Tamia, Chico DeBarge, heck he did a song with 50 Cent and G-Unit besides Avant, in which he’s in the R&B list also. Research Carl Thomas, Donell Jones, Maxwell, Musiq, Avant, Tank, Tyrese, those artists are real R&B besides R.Kelly. The MJ debate, is that MJ is really Pop, not really R&B, ya he had some R&B tracks, like Butterflies, For All Time, Rock With You, Can’t Help It, but during the 80’s and 90’s he brought out more pop hits than R&B. If you really want to hear the root of R&B, listen to Marvin Gaye, Lionel Richie, Sam Cooke, Jackie Wilson, Smokey Robinson. If it weren’t for them, there will be no Joe, Tyrese, R.Kelly, I can go on. Joe has a new track called ” Losing” that is off his new album coming out Oct. 18.

    Now whoever is saying R.Kelly is irrelevant are dumb. 1. You don’t know real music, or 2. Must be into the crap gimmick of crap music that is out right now. Just because he’s not in the top Billboard sales or whatever you youngin’s think it’s relevant, you have another thing coming. The man did a track for the Olympics in South Africa, did Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Miguel did that?? THAT IS A NO!!! SO SHUT IT!! Kells is in his own lane, point blank!!! SMH, really youngin’s do your RESEARCH !!!!!

  124. JAMIR21: I LOVE RIHANNA, BRITNEY, BEYONCE, NICKI AND GAGA October 16, 2011

    @Jessica
    No I am not listening to no damn joe !
    I am going to stick with my Nicki, Rihanna, Beyonce, Gaga, Mariah, Madonna, Michael Jackson, !

  125. Loveletter October 16, 2011

    Yesssss Jessica! Drag that troll by his throat!!! Yessss!

  126. vicious vixen October 16, 2011

    Clearly the crown belongs to R. Kelly. The rest of the list doesn’t even measure up to Kellz. Period. Oh & no disrespect intended, but MJ is the King of Pop… NOT R&B (sorry).

  127. LoveOnTop October 16, 2011

    R. Kelly is hands down the King of R&B without a doubt!

    http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lrnljbuw411qfs349o1_500.gif

    Hate him or love him – he revolutionized R&B! No other R&B artist has the impact R. Kelly has over the genre. He even influenced some of the legends like Michael Jackson (You Are Not Alone, One More Chance, Cry, etc), Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston (I Look To You), Janet Jackson, etc. Even rock artists cover his songs. “I Believe I Can Fly” and “THe World’s Greatest” is EVERYONE’S graduation song. Everyone knows the words to “Bump N’ Grind” and “Ignition (Remix)”! So many artists adapted his vulgarity in the lyrics and his humor too. Please, tell me another R&B artist who was as bold as R. Kelly? There’s none. We went from Marvin Gaye being subtle to R. Kelly just telling it like it is. I love it! The man is an entrepreneur – A singer, songwriter, producer, arranger, remixer, director, etc! Nobody’s touching him. Truly a musical genius!!

  128. vicious vixen October 16, 2011

    THIS……

    go play in your glitter elsewhere.

    ^^^^^^^^^
    Had me in tears… 😆

  129. C-man59 October 16, 2011

    R. Kelly winning should be unanimous if you have been alive longer than 20 years & know the facts. I can go on with the 40+ millions sold, 12 consecutive platinum albums, resurrecting other legends careers, writing & producing one of MJ’s biggest songs, discovering talent, inspiring others, responsible for the fusion of hip-hop & R&B etc. go to RIAA website (Recording Industry Association of America) & see that it’s only 5 black artist in the top 50 musical artist of all time & R. Kelly is one of those artist. MJ is the King of Pop so he cant be both because he was never pure R&B. the only artist who’s a distant second would be Usher. Dont forget, Kelly has a diamond album (10x platinum) under his belt with the R album. anybody who says R. Kelly is irelevant is kidding themselves. expect him to have another great year coming soon with another album, writing & producing a soundtrack within the next year amongst other things.

  130. vicious vixen October 16, 2011

    Oh and one more thing… For all of you talking crazy about Keith Sweat’s crying ass, he put out some hits back in the day. I think he deserves a mention a whole hell of a lot more than Marquis Houston, Ray J, Raz B or Bobby Valentino.

    Shoot… Clearly you better go watch New Jack City & recognize! 😉

  131. jessica October 16, 2011

    JAMIR21: I LOVE RIHANNA, BRITNEY, BEYONCE, NICKI AND GAGA: Youngin’ your at a lost big time!!! Let me tell you- Nicki, Rihanna and Gaga, won’t be around in the next 2 years. They don’t have real substance. 1. Nicki rhymes are nursery music, that is not real Hip Hop, it’s Hip-Pop, it’s a big difference. Nicki is watered down for the kids- like yourself. Rihanna now is becoming more gimmicky, her music has no substance now. How many times you listen to “Cheers” does it have any substance?? Also, she’s soo watered down that she not in her true culture. Gaga- is a clone to Madonna, her gimmick of dressing like a man or dressing weird is really tired-some to the point, it loses meaning- SHE’S A GIMMICK OF GRACE JONES AND MADONNA.

  132. Rnb King: kellz 4 eva!! October 16, 2011

    R kelly is the king of rnb & mj is the king of pop! Why do people confuse the 2?
    R kelly also wrote ‘you are not alone’ by mj.
    R kelly is also the king of hip hop soul, king of remixes, king of hip hopra!!

  133. JAMIR21: I LOVE RIHANNA, BRITNEY, BEYONCE, NICKI AND GAGA October 16, 2011

    @ Jessica
    You keep on saying that but they will….HATERS YOU CANT FADE THEM !

  134. jessica October 16, 2011

    Where is Aaron Hall, Al B Sure, Babyface?? Wow, this person who posted this must be real youngin. Those 3 guys were big also in the 90’s too. SMH!!!

  135. JAMIR21: I LOVE RIHANNA, BRITNEY, BEYONCE, NICKI AND GAGA October 16, 2011

    They will be here for the next 2 yrs. !
    Always trying to bring somebody down !

  136. jessica October 16, 2011

    JAMIR21: I LOVE RIHANNA, BRITNEY, BEYONCE, NICKI AND GAGA: I know how the music biz works. I give Nicki 2 or 3 albums tops, you know why? SHE HAS NO SUBSTANCE!!! Name one memorable song that people were like wow- that is real substance?? Then get back to me. Also Rihanna- name one song that people say wow- that is real substance?? I’m dying to hear this. I’m telling the truth, so why are you mad?

  137. JAMIR21: I LOVE RIHANNA, BRITNEY, BEYONCE, NICKI AND GAGA October 16, 2011

    @Jessica
    Moment 4 life was a hot substance track !
    Russian Roulette was a great substance track too !

  138. Loveletter October 16, 2011

    DEAD @Jamir21 still making a fool out of himself. Those songs don’t have substance.

  139. jessica October 16, 2011

    JAMIR21: I LOVE RIHANNA, BRITNEY, BEYONCE, NICKI AND GAGA: Naw, I’m talking about does it make you think?? Ok, do you see yourself listening to those tracks in 3-4 years from now?? How is Russian Roulette have substance- isn’t about suicide?? That’s substance?? ummm ya, come again. Explain to me how Moment 4 Life have substance, does it have deep lyrical substance that makes you think, or is it about p**** and d***?? Give me the logic in those songs.

  140. JAMIR21: I LOVE RIHANNA, BRITNEY, BEYONCE, NICKI AND GAGA October 16, 2011

    @ Jessica
    Moment 4 life is about how Nicki wants a special event in her life to be her moment 4 life as you can see in the video its about marriage !
    Russian Roulette is about how Rihanna and her boyfriend are going through hard times….and sometimes she feels like she wants to be done with it !

  141. JAMIR21: I LOVE RIHANNA, BRITNEY, BEYONCE, NICKI AND GAGA October 16, 2011

    Make It Rain has substance !
    You wanna see some *** i wanna see some cash, make it rain make it rain !

  142. noodles October 16, 2011

    The fact Raz B is on the list O_o LMFAO! WHY?

    R Kelly all the way though…then Usher and then Chris. I’m not gonna say Chris is King of R&B because I’m not delusional and know he still has alot of work to put in.

    The majority of this list is pointless though.

  143. kody3x October 16, 2011

    chris brown is the man right now future legend but he is only 22 of course he is not the king. michael jackson usher and kelly have put in the work

  144. zania October 16, 2011

    The King of R & B over the past 20 years is R Kelly and I am a huge CB fan. BILLBOARD NAMED R KELLY THE KING OF R & B and like R Kelly said Chris is the Prince of R & B of this generation. HE HAS THE MOST BET WINS OF ANY ARTIST EVER AND I CONSIDER BET IMPORTANT BECAUSE THEY REPRESENT BLACK PEOPLE. MTV GAVE NICKI BEST RAP ARTIST OVER lil wayne and Kanye, so the mainstream awards means nothing. Usher won most of his R & B awards with confession all his other albums didn’t win that many awards.
    see below:
    BET Most Nominated/Winning Artist

    Below are the current rankings for the Most wins, nominated (male) & (female) artist of the BET Award History.

    * Most Wins as of 2011

    Rank 1st CB 9 WINS THE MOST WINS EVER FOR BLACK ENTERTAINMENT.
    4TH USHER 4 WIN

  145. roberto October 16, 2011

    what about john legend and robin thicke?

  146. kody3x October 16, 2011

    chris brown is the prince of rnb 22 years old

  147. JAMIR21: I LOVE RIHANNA, BRITNEY, BEYONCE, NICKI AND GAGA October 16, 2011

    *DEAD* @ CHRIS BROWN STANS
    Chris is a legend….AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHA !
    OMG LMFAO ! yeah right then Drake is iconic !

  148. zania October 16, 2011

    Usher won most of his awards in the POP/Rock catergory. R kelly was running R & B in the 90’s and some of 2000. CB is 22 been in the game for 6 years and already making a mark in R & B. He won artist of the year for AMA and BILLBOARD and Usher when he was nominated didn’t win. Usher went pop after confession.

  149. REALTALK October 16, 2011

    that list is foolishness.

  150. jessica October 16, 2011

    JAMIR21: I LOVE RIHANNA, BRITNEY, BEYONCE, NICKI AND GAGA: But what does it have to do with a gun in the end of the song in Russian Roulette, that’s not substance music. SMH. Nicki- Moment 4 Life, Nicki could’ve done a simple video about marriage instead of dressing up as a fairy and all the other nonsense that she was doing in the video. Sorry, who in there right mind takes her seriously?? She’s fooling you to your money pockets. She’s Hip-POP!!! I’m sorry that song has no substance, SMH

  151. PYTFROMAL October 16, 2011

    @REALTALK- Yes, it is. LMAO. Half of the people need to be taken off.

  152. kody3x October 16, 2011

    chris breezy future legend

  153. kody3x October 16, 2011

    unlike artists who doesnt have talent or longevity at all

  154. JAMIR21: I LOVE RIHANNA, BRITNEY, BEYONCE, NICKI AND GAGA October 16, 2011

    @Jessica
    Moment 4 Life is very beautiful I like the cinderella theme to it !
    Russian Roulette thats just a sound effect….!
    No she is HIP HOP !

  155. JAMIR21: I LOVE RIHANNA, BRITNEY, BEYONCE, NICKI AND GAGA October 16, 2011

    LEGEND no no no no no no no no no
    Songs like Wet the Bed arent legendary at all !

  156. zania October 16, 2011

    @JAMIR21 R KELLY HAD BUMP AND GRIND AND HE IS A R & B LEGEND.

  157. kody3x October 16, 2011

    @jamir 21 wtf i can say whatever i want i know songs like wet the bed are not legendary what is it suppose to be go f*** yourself

  158. JAMIR21: I LOVE RIHANNA, BRITNEY, BEYONCE, NICKI AND GAGA October 16, 2011

    @ Zania
    I know and I like it…..!
    But I will give him props though….(put the whole sextape aside) …HE IS BETTER THAN TREY SONGZ !

  159. JAMIR21: I LOVE RIHANNA, BRITNEY, BEYONCE, NICKI AND GAGA October 16, 2011

    @ Kody3x
    Run it is not legendary either nor Say Good Goodbye !

  160. Army Of Queen A (Aaliyah) & Queen Bee (Lil Kim) >>>>>>>> Your Fave ! October 16, 2011

    JESSICA
    October 16, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    JAMIR21: I LOVE RIHANNA, BRITNEY, BEYONCE, NICKI AND GAGA: But what does it have to do with a gun in the end of the song in Russian Roulette, that’s not substance music. SMH. Nicki- Moment 4 Life, Nicki could’ve done a simple video about marriage instead of dressing up as a fairy and all the other nonsense that she was doing in the video. Sorry, who in there right mind takes her seriously?? She’s fooling you to your money pockets. She’s Hip-POP!!! I’m sorry that song has no substance, SMH
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    ^^ALL THIS CO SIGN !

  161. kody3x October 16, 2011

    @jamir 21 wtf im not about to argue with r**** navy today then i would be giving you what you want like i said i can say whatever the f*** i want

  162. Diane October 16, 2011

    R. Kelly.

  163. JAMIR21: I LOVE RIHANNA, BRITNEY, BEYONCE, NICKI AND GAGA October 16, 2011

    @ kody3x
    i want it give it to me hard…like how chris give it to martin HARD !

  164. Yellow Gorillah October 16, 2011

    USHER ———->

    OR

    R.KELLY ———>

  165. kody3x October 16, 2011

    @jamir 21 oh my god good 1 you use that like 20 times already you want me to argue with you not happening

  166. Stacy October 16, 2011

    Since this list is obviously pure fuckery… and you just gon throw MJ to the mix (who is/was clearly the King of Pop), then you have GOT to add Prince, James Brown, lemme see who else I can stupidly add… Alexander O’Neal, Al B Sure, Tevin Campbell… (oh, feel free to add on!) SMDH

  167. JAMIR21: I LOVE RIHANNA, BRITNEY, BEYONCE, NICKI AND GAGA October 16, 2011

    @ Kody3x
    Okay !

  168. NUFFSAID October 16, 2011

    ROBERT SYLVESTER KELLY! and you’re welcome.

  169. jessica October 16, 2011

    JAMIR21: I LOVE RIHANNA, BRITNEY, BEYONCE, NICKI AND GAGA: Nicki is not HIP- HOP, she’s HIP- POP. Do you know who’s Hip Hop- Mc Lyte, Queen Latifah, Monie Love, Salt N’ Pepa, Roxanne, Eve, Rah Digga, I can go on with the list. They have substance- Nicki IS A GIMMICK!!!! LIKE CB, TREY SONGZ, MIGUEL.

  170. realtalk October 16, 2011

    Marvin Gaye is the Ulimate King of R&B…
    He made R&B into the genre that it is today…
    R.kelly, Usher, Bobby Brown, Joe, and every other male in R&B are influenced by him…
    If it wasn’t for him, these artists wouldn’t have been the artists that they are today…

  171. JAMIR21: I LOVE RIHANNA, BRITNEY, BEYONCE, NICKI AND GAGA October 16, 2011

    @ Jessica
    Well Queen Latifah is an actress
    Mc Lyte is advertising shows for BET
    Eve trying to get her career back together !
    Rah Digga WHO ?
    Salt N Pepa there old now
    Roxanne WHO ?

  172. Loveletter October 16, 2011

    R. Kelly is the Ultimate King of R&B.

    “Real Talk!”

    Marvin Gaye is no one’s King of R&B.

  173. Classy_Guy October 16, 2011

    If it was left up to the Beyonce idiots, they would swear she was the king of R&B…..that B**** ain’t the king of s***!

  174. VA STAND UP!!! October 16, 2011

    I’m so over these obviously ‘stan war’ baiting post! It’s obvious TGJ just does this for hits at this point! No matter how many polls we have it will all be a matter of opinion based on who you like more. And didn’t we already have a ‘King of r&b poll’ and R Kelly had won?!?! Like seriously how many times are we gonna do this?!

    The fact that Razberry, Marques Houston, Jay Sean, Bobby Valentino are on this list just proves how stupid it really is! SMH! TGJ didn’t even take this seriously they just threw this s*** together!

    Anywho, me personally I still think that R Kelly is still the King of r&b, even though he isn’t exactly blazing up the charts these days, he has influenced basically everyone on this list and is probably the most noted and best selling artist in r&b history! He DEFINES r&b!

    I don’t think MJ should have been on the list because he is known as the King of Pop! MJ may have had an r&b influence and some r&b hits but he definitey left his mark as the King of Pop! Thats his title so let someone else win the King of R&b.

    I LOVE Maxwell, ‘Woman’s Work’ is like one of my all time favorite songs EVER, but I wouldn’t call him a ‘king’. *shrugs*

    Baby Face is my DUDE and he has many hits of his own as well as others, but I think he is more known as a ‘producer of hits’ and that’s his lane. Same with Ne Yo, I think he is like a young Baby face. His writing is amazing and I think he is definitely making his mark as a producer, but he won’t get the title of ‘King or r&b’.

    I still love Usher and he has definitely left his mark and is well respected as a artist and performer, but he hasn’t been the same since his ‘Confessions’ era and he is starting to dabble in pop a lot too which makes me think he is coming for the title of King of Pop more than r&b. *shrugs*

    I have respect for my boys Trey & Breezy, and the two of them are clearly dominating the r&b charts NOW, but they are still so young in the game. They’ve only been out for about six years so they just haven’t put in enough time to get the title yet. Plus Chris is heavily dabbling in pop, so he is clearly aiming for a broader reach.

    I do LOVE the fact that R Kelly, the KING HIMSELF, gave CB his props and said that he was ‘already there’. Hearing that from the man who is most respected in the r&b game means a lot! CB should be honored!

    Miguel is dope and I like his music, he kinda reminds me of a young Prince, really freaky and bit feminine, but I wouldn’t call him a ;King’ either. *shrugs*

    I have respect for Joe, Lloyd, Genuine and a few others but let’s be honest none of them will ever be considered the King. That just ain’t happening. *shrugs*

    This list is pretty much bogus anyway so who cares! *shrugs*

  175. VA STAND UP!!! October 16, 2011

    Chilestop
    October 16, 2011 at 1:13 pm
    Why are people bringing up MJ? He’s not even a pure R&B artist. He’s a POP artist and let’s not even include his J5 years because we all know that was his artistry. It was the work of Motown writers/producers.

    Marvin Gaye was never dubbed the “King of R&B”. He’s more Soul than anything else.

    But I guess anything to discredit the REAL King of R&B R. Kelly.

    —————————————————————-

    ALL OF THIS!!!

  176. jessica October 16, 2011

    JAMIR21: I LOVE RIHANNA, BRITNEY, BEYONCE, NICKI AND GAGA: Yes Queen Latifah is an actress, but when she is ready, she can murder Nicki. Eve can murder Nicki lyrically also. Mc Lyte can murder Nicki, Rah Digga will really kill Nicki lyrically. Roxanne is the mother of Female Hip-hop music freestyle. Research that, but knowing you, too damn lazy to do it..

    @ Loveletter: Technically Marvin Gaye is the Original King of R&B, if it wasn’t for him there will be no R. Kelly. He was Prince of Motown, and during those days, he was King in that era, so your in the wrong.

  177. VA STAND UP!!! October 16, 2011

    JAMIR21: I LOVE RIHANNA, BRITNEY, BEYONCE, NICKI AND GAGA
    October 16, 2011 at 1:47 pm
    here comes the chrissy brown stans…..your fave probably not going to win anyway

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    Would you get off Chris Brown’s d*** already! You keep his name in your mouth more than the fans! The only one who can’t stop talking about Chris on here is YOU!

    Sit your lil overly excited ass down somewhere and STFU! Wait a few years until you grow the hell up before you leave comments! Illiterate ass fool! SMH!

  178. JAMIR21: I LOVE RIHANNA, BRITNEY, BEYONCE, NICKI AND GAGA October 16, 2011

    @ VA Stand Up
    I love you too !

  179. VA STAND UP!!! October 16, 2011

    musicislove
    October 16, 2011 at 1:48 pm
    DEAD @ the Fist Brown stans spamming the poll knowing damn well his fruity ass doesn’t create R&B music.

    Trash.

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    Maybe your delusional ass needs to check the r&b charts and see who has been dominating dominating this year and you will see it’s Chris Brown you f****** clown!

    Besides, R Kelly the KING himself gave CB his props and said he is so proud of him and his comeback! If the man who defines R&b gives CB his props then your opinion is VOID!

    Your ass needs to accept reality and DEAL!

  180. loveletter October 16, 2011

    @Jessica

    Marvin Gaye was never considered to be the “King of R&B”. I’m confused as to why people on here are even trying to bring him up. Marvin came from the SOUL era. He’s more SOUL than R&B. There’s a difference.

    R. Kelly is the one and only King of R&B.

  181. jessica October 16, 2011

    @Loveletter: That is true that Marvin was Soul, but he did some R&B tracks also, some of the tracks he did with Diana Ross and Tammi Terrell before she died, he did have R&B tracks. Also before he started Soul music aka 70’s, in the 60’s he did have R&B tracks under Motown.

  182. HATIN IS FOR SUCKAS Draggin B*tches is a HABBIT October 16, 2011

    R Kelly is the King of R&B Usher is next (maybe) then Chris Brown (my fave).

    Rihanna stan/fans can’t talk because Rihanna want be king/queen or icon/legend of anything. So ya’ll Rih stans/fans can stop trying to cash a check that says it’s void.

    I’ve been sitting back reading the comments for a while and today was the day I decided to come back and let this forehead stans know that they can’t stand a chance against #TeamBreezy. You see I try to cut Rihanna some slack but when her crabs [stans/fans] get out of hand #TeamBreezy have to shut them up.

  183. Whatkindofbootleglististhis October 16, 2011

    What kind of list is this? Obviously your staff is comprised of a bunch of R. Kelly antagonists because there is no way any of these artist hold a candle to R. Kelly! Who else has written for, produced, and collaborated with legendary artists for the last 22 years? Do your homework!

  184. zora neale hurston October 16, 2011

    @jessica
    October 16, 2011 at 3:01 pm
    Now whoever is saying R.Kelly is irrelevant are dumb. 1. You don’t know real music, or 2. Must be into the crap gimmick of crap music that is out right now. Just because he’s not in the top Billboard sales or whatever you youngin’s think it’s relevant, you have another thing coming. The man did a track for the Olympics in South Africa, did Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Miguel did that??
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    Actual Chris Brown has done quite a bit in Africa and contributed tracks to both the summer and winter Olympics. If i’m not mistaken he has or will be doing something for the E. Kennedy Shriver Special Olympics. In any event, as I stated about The King(s) of R&B are R. Kelly and Maxwell. Chris is a R&B Prince – just ask R. Kelly!

  185. Fact Checker October 16, 2011

    What’s the demo of the people visiting this site? 12-18? In fact, how old are the staff members? Posts like these are very telling.

  186. zora neale hurston October 16, 2011

    @VA STAND UP!!!

    DAMN! 🙂

  187. chelle October 16, 2011

    FYI chris is a POP artist i fux wit him but yea he is no longer in the R&B game …. RKelly doe??? ummm ok lol

  188. Army Of Queen A (Aaliyah) & Queen Bee (Lil Kim) >>>>>>>> Your Fave ! October 16, 2011

    @jamir You Should Know Who Roxanne Is Cause Thats Where NICKI stole ROMANS REVENGE From Roxanne Had ROXANNES REVENGE Where She Called B****** Out By Their Names & Not Subliminally

  189. chelle October 16, 2011

    lmaoooo RAZ B doe DEEEEAD!

  190. chilestop October 16, 2011

    Whatkindofbootleglististhis

    October 16, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    What kind of list is this? Obviously your staff is comprised of a bunch of R. Kelly antagonists because there is no way any of these artist hold a candle to R. Kelly! Who else has written for, produced, and collaborated with legendary artists for the last 22 years? Do your homework!

    ——————————-

    THANK YOU!
    THANK YOU!
    THANK YOU!

    I was thinking the same thing. I sincerely think the staff is trying to mock R. Kelly or something by throwing in all of these artists. So sad.

  191. chilestop October 16, 2011

    @Zora

    Stop lying. Chris Brown has never done any songs for Africa nor has he performed at the Olympics. There’s no King(s). There’s only ONE King of R&B and that’s R. Kelly. Hell, R. Kelly wrote and produced Maxwell’s most successful song to date. Also R. Kelly has never said anything about Chris Brown being the “Prince of R&B”. Damn, some of you stans sound so looney. =/

  192. zora neale hurston October 16, 2011

    @chilestop

    Reading is fundamental! I never said Chris performed at the Olympics. I said he contributed tracks that were played during the winter and summer Olympic games. I don’t need to lie to satisfy you so STFU!

    I feel that there are two people from the above list that I would classify as the King(s) of R&B, R. Kelly & Maxwell. It’s my opinion wtf is your problem? And for your information, R. Kelly just conducted a radio interview a few weeks ago (That Grape Juice posted the link and Concrete Loop actually has the radio audio clip posted) where he stated that Chris Brown, should he retire today, would be his choice for a successor! Feel free to research it!

  193. EXCUSE_ME!!!!! October 16, 2011

    THE NERVE OF YOU GUYS “RAZ B” UP THERE AND NOT “TANK”. . THIS HAS GOT TO BE A JOKE, IM NOT VOTING. . TUH

  194. Brighteyeshazel October 16, 2011

    Guys I know things like this get you upset however this is exactly what these blog sites want controversy which tends to give them more hits. All the intelligent music lovers know that R. Kelly is the KING OF R&B which was recognized on relevant and accurate music categories such as billboards which he scored number one and crowned him the KING of R&B. THis site put Songz and the others up and not R Kelly for controversy and arguments because even they are smart enough to know R Kelly is the king. From beginning to present end of discussion PERIOd!!! Like Jay-Z said women lie men lie however numbers don’t. This man have sold wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy more than the others that are listed. He has written and produced for some of the greats such as the late great Michael Jackson, Celion Deionk, Whitney Houston and the list goes on. He is a musical genuis and putting him aganist these beginners that clearly not 1/8 on his level is ludacris. I am not saying the others don’t have talent however just no where near R Kelly level and they would say the same thing if asked. So you kids, ignorant stans, denials etc…do your research on Mr. R, Kelly because you will find FACTS and respect his status as the KING of R&B/LEGEND/MUSICAL GENUIS and again know your FACTS…Remember reading is fundamental. I am out.

  195. CLEARLY THE KING ISNT ON THE LIST October 16, 2011

    Clearly the KING OF R&B is T A N K and he isnt even on the list. Most of this list consists of watered down auto tune cant sing live suppose to be ‘singers’. TANK, TYRESE, TEVIN CAMPBELL, JOHNNY GILL, R.KELLY, JAHIEM, USHER and maybe few more are the tur kings of R&B. But TANK takes the cake by a loooooong shot. Shame on you for not including him in this. smh

  196. B_STANNING AND LOVING ADELE October 16, 2011

    I have to say R.Kelly then Usher

  197. chilestop October 16, 2011

    zora neale hurston

    October 16, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    @chilestop

    Reading is fundamental! I never said Chris performed at the Olympics. I said he contributed tracks that were played during the winter and summer Olympic games. I don’t need to lie to satisfy you so STFU!

    I feel that there are two people from the above list that I would classify as the King(s) of R&B, R. Kelly & Maxwell. It’s my opinion wtf is your problem? And for your information, R. Kelly just conducted a radio interview a few weeks ago (That Grape Juice posted the link and Concrete Loop actually has the radio audio clip posted) where he stated that Chris Brown, should he retire today, would be his choice for a successor! Feel free to research it!

    ——————————–

    1. What are these tracks?! I have NEVER heard a Chris Brown song being played at the Olympics. FYI, Chris Brown debuted in 2005. So the only Olympics he would have contributed to would have to be the Beijing Summer Olympics in 2008. I need receipts to your claims.

    2. R. Kelly is the one and only King of R&B. This is a fact. Maxwell has NEVER been called the King of anything.

    3. I listened to that interview and R. Kelly was NEVER asked about retiring nor did he EVER say that Chris Brown would EVER be his successor!! You’re a pathetic b**** for trying to twist his words to your liking! Wow. Seriously get a grip, psycho.

    Go get your ears checked and listen to that interview again.

  198. loveletter October 16, 2011

    CLEARLY THE KING ISNT ON THE LIST

    October 16, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Clearly the KING OF R&B is T A N K and he isnt even on the list. Most of this list consists of watered down auto tune cant sing live suppose to be ’singers’. TANK, TYRESE, TEVIN CAMPBELL, JOHNNY GILL, R.KELLY, JAHIEM, USHER and maybe few more are the tur kings of R&B. But TANK takes the cake by a loooooong shot. Shame on you for not including him in this. smh

    ______________________________

    *DEAD*

    Tank isn’t the King of a damn thing, dumbass. Are you high?

    R. Kelly is the one and only King and I’m sure your fave would even agree.

  199. JAMIR21: I LOVE RIHANNA, BRITNEY, BEYONCE, NICKI AND GAGA October 16, 2011

    Rihanna will be remembered for her fashion, songs, influence, music videos !
    Not for her voice….thats for R&B singers !

  200. I see another anti-rkelly blogger October 16, 2011

    Of course, I voted for R. Kelly but I can’t take this poll seriously with the inclusion of Marques Houston, Omarion, NeYo, Keith Sweat and a whole bunch of random names.

    This is disrespectful.

    Let’s face the facts – R. Kelly is the King of R&B. This isn’t based on opinion or anything – this is based on cold hard facts. This is like asking who’s the ‘King of Pop’? or who’s the Queen of Soul? Only one name springs to mind when you read these titles.

    King of R&B – R. Kelly.

    THE END.

    But let me address this:

    “One of the most coveted titles in music, the identity of King Of R&B has taken a number of different shapes and forms in the last twenty years.

    From the smooth sounds Joe and Ginuwine in the 90s -to the Hip Hop driven endeavors of Chris Brown and Trey Songz in the noughties.”

    1. The ‘King of R&B’ title isn’t even one of the most coveted titles in music. The industry and general public knows this title belongs to one man and that’s R. Kelly. The majority of the artists on this poll have been quoted saying that R. Kelly is the King and a musical genius.

    2. The identity of the King of R&B hasn’t taken different shapes or forms in the last 20 years. This is like spitting in R. Kelly’s face and saying “Your impact and music in R&B didn’t mean s***!”. It’s like you’re TRYING to ignore the big elephant in the room.

    3. Joe, Ginuwine, Chris Brown and Trey Songz were never dubbed the ‘King of R&B’… ever.

    This blogger is CLEARLY anti-R. Kelly and judging by the first few comments it appears to me that R. Kelly was EXCLUDED out of this poll until the blogger saw the comments asking “Where’s R. Kelly?”. And if you read further a poster brought up MJ and MJ was suddenly thrown into the poll.

    Sorry but the tactics of this blogger is CLEAR but the posters have spoken and R. Kelly is in the lead. You can attempt to put R. Kelly down all you want but he always prevails.

    He’s the King of R&B. Always and forever will be.

  201. Mathew October 16, 2011

    It has to be Usher, like seriously he is the king, he has done it all and is EPIC.
    Usher is international, everyone knows who Usher is, i live in Australia and damn the majority of people on this list, i have no idea who they are. and you cant be the king if no one knows who you are. USHER IS THE KING, end of. and im really getting sick of people saying that usher isnt r & b , havent you heard of the songs, there goes my baby, daddys home, lil freak, damn i could go on and on. He has only had a few dance tracks ( but just look at your boy brezzy, because if beautiful people isnt dance then your all hypocritical people)

    USHERR!!!!

  202. Sherry October 16, 2011

    No matter what opinions people may have about him, R. Kelly should be at the top of the list. He consistently makes great R&B music. His last effort was highly underrated. He’s one of the few that haven’t jumped on the Guetta dance trend that has poisoned R&B and its artists. The list is bizarre. Plus it’s all over the place. Maxwell, Raphael Saddiq, Robin Thicke, Miguel are on my list. Mainly because they stick to what is good for them. Thicke, Saddiq are vastly underrated. Usher can be on the list, but he needs to go back to his old sound. The dance stuff waters down his potential. Not knocking Keith Sweat. Back in the day he made tons of essential R&B hits and actually writes, produces for a lot of the guys on that list. But if we’re adding in 80s, besides Sweat there is Al B. Sure, Johnny Gill, Bobby Brown. MJ, Prince also because even though they have pop, rock classics they made some classic urban songs too. Marvin Gaye, Al Green, etc. But if it’s the past couple decades it’s R. Kelly.

  203. loveletter October 16, 2011

    @Mathew

    Shut up.

  204. Bey Fan… October 16, 2011

    No Stevie Wonder??? Really??

    And no Brain Mcknight??? Ughhhh…. well I guess R. Kelly

  205. Mathew October 17, 2011

    @loveletter

    all im sayin in that i dont even remeber the last time an r-kelly song was played on the radio over here so…..and you cant be the king if half the world doesnt hear from you.

  206. loveletter October 17, 2011

    @Mathew

    Last time I checked Australia isn’t half the world so try again. Are there even R&B radio stations in Australia?

  207. Mathew October 17, 2011

    @loveletter

    last time i checked there other countries than the usa. just sayin. I have nothing against r-kelly, i respect what he has done as an artist and musically, but its time to hand the crown over to usher.

  208. loveletter October 17, 2011

    @Mathew

    Last time I checked you mentioned you live in AUSTRALIA. So are you telling me you’ve lived in Asia, The Middle East, Africa, South America, and other continents as well? You can’t just ASSUME things without proper documentation. For your information, R. Kelly is still popular internationally. He was chosen by the FIFA World Cup to write the official anthem AND he opened the World Cup. He’s doing very well internationally with the little promotion he received.

    Oh and that will never happen. R. Kelly remains the King. Keep trying to bring him down all you want but facts are facts. He’s King. No amount of “he’s irrelevant” comments will change that. 😀

  209. Mathew October 17, 2011

    @loveletter

    actually r-kelly isnt at all that popular anymore.

    and to be honest, my actual initial comment didnt even mention anything about r-kelly, r kelly and usher have a song together so im realy not ‘hating’ on him, you have just seriously taken things way way way out of context and being so over dramatic. my initial comment was stating how usher is such an international success and that’s why i believe he is the king, because i view a ‘king’ of a musical genre as someone who has not only generated amazing music over a sustainable period of time but also someone who has touched people from all over the world.

  210. loveletter October 17, 2011

    @Mathew

    Correction – he’s not popular in YOUR small town in Australia. Again, I ask are there any R&B stations in Australia?

    I never said you’re “hating”. You’re just misinformed. R. Kelly IS an international superstar. For some reason, you keep confusing the fact that you don’t hear R. Kelly on your radio in your town in Australia to not being popular anymore. If R. Kelly isn’t an international success why was he chosen to write and produce the FIFA World Cup anthem? Why is he being paid over 1 million dollars to perform in Africa? Why is he still getting airplay in Europe and Asia with zero promotion? Like I said, you’re truly misinformed. FYI, there’s more to being a King of a genre than being popular. It’s about impact, talent and critical acclaim. R. Kelly has all of these things and more. Usher doesn’t. And are you trying to say R. Kelly hasn’t touched lives with his music? You’re so stupid. What is “I Believe I Can Fly”? “The World’s Greatest”? “The Storm is Over Now”? “If I Could Turn Back The Hands of Time”? “I’m Your Angel”? “I Wish”? etc. These are all touching international songs.

  211. loveletter October 17, 2011

    How are you going to be the spokesperson for the rest of the world just because you don’t hear R. Kelly on Pop radio in Australia? What a dumbass. This is the King of R&B title not the King of Pop radio in Australia.

  212. Mathew October 17, 2011

    I never said they weren’t touching songs, and do you want to talk about critical acclaim. Just look at confessions. and quit with the whole world cup thing, sharikra’s waka waka dominated sign of a vicorty in all ways possible.

    usher has won 7 grammys, 4 world music awards, 6 american music awards, and 22 billboard music awards. In 2008, Usher was ranked as the 21st most successful Hot 100 Singles Artist of all-time by Billboard magazine. It also ranked Usher the number one Hot 100 artist of the 2000s decade. Naming him the second most successful overall artist of the 2000s decade, with his 2004 album Confessions being ranked as the top solo album and second most successful overall album of the last decade. In November 2010, Usher was ranked sixth by Billboard on its list of the Top 25 R&B/Hip-Hop artists of the past 25 years (1985–2010). Ranking higher than any other artist of his generation. Usher has attained nine Hot 100 number-one hits (all as a lead artist) and has attained sixteen Hot 100 top-ten hits.

    Anyways i will let facts speak for them self as you said ‘facts are facts’

  213. Love letter October 17, 2011

    Confessions? LMAO! That’s not critical acclaim, dumbass.

    Critical acclaim is having one of the best songs of the century according to the RIAA and NARA, Is what the Love Letter album (2010) received. Nothing but positive reviews, hundreds of Songwriter of the Year awards, praise from legends like Michael Jackson, Ron Isley, Al Green, etc. I can go on all day!

    “In November 2010, Usher was ranked sixth by Billboard on its list of the Top 25 R&B/Hip-Hop artists of the past 25 years (1985–2010).”

    Here’s something for you –

    In November 2010, R. Kelly was ranked #1 by Billboard on it’s list of the Top R&B/Hip-hop artists of the past 25 years (1965- 2010).

    You’re dismissed!

    I don’t even have to post the rest of R. Kelly’s stats to put your little paragraph to shame.

    Yea, like I said FACTS are FACTS.

    R. Kelly being named the most successful R&B artist according to Billboard > your opinion
    R. Kelly being the top R&B artist album seller of all time > your opinion
    R. Kelly OWNING this poll > your opinion
    R. Kelly influencing your fave > your opinion

    Again, you’re dismissed!

  214. Mathew October 17, 2011

    wow you think your hella cool with your capital letters and all.

    look the fact is we share very different opinions about who is the king, and i honestly do no know why you felt the need to personally attack me and my initial comment, when there are many other people who believe usher is the king and have expressed that via comments. and the fact that i seriously have nothing wrong with r-kelly and you have put words in my mouth, and that my initial comment wasn’t even regarding r-kelly, i dont get why you had to take it out of conext and be so over dramatic. seriously lighten up, people have different views, thats what makes us unique individuals.

  215. Mathew October 17, 2011

    and as i am reading previous comments, im not the first you have attacked, so i really think that if you take this stuff so seriously and cant handle others opinions, then you need to remove yourself from the situation that you cant tolerate because this bullying is not acceptable on a public website that are just supposed to be about fun.

  216. Love letter October 17, 2011

    Oh, now I’m “attacking” you? Put down the victim card and face the facts. This isn’t about an opinion. I’d understand if you said – “I prefer Usher’s music but R. Kelly is the King of R*B” but no – you’re grasping for straws in attempt to put down R. Kelly and boost Usher. It’s not working. Only three to four people said that and one admitted to trolling. But look at the poll.. the majority > the minority. R. Kelly is winning. In fact, he was in the lead throughout the entire poll.

    I don’t need to “lighten” up. You initially said that R. Kelly isn’t popular internationally because he’s not played on Pop radio in Australia, you later started posting Usher’s stats (which are laughable in comparison to R. Kelly) and now you’re playing victim? Stop. You did yourself in.

  217. Love letter October 17, 2011

    Aww, are your feelings hurt? Boo hoo 🙁 Again, put down the victim card. I didn’t attack anyone. I only stated facts and now you’re playing the victim. So predictable.

  218. Mathew October 17, 2011

    um ok i just seriously looked back at the comments and you need to CALM DOWN, your attacking people left, right,and centre, just because they dont hare the same views as your, who are you hilter? your so immature. and if you think i was deliberately putting down r-kelly to boost usher, something is wrong with you, AND ACTUALLY THIS IS ABOUT OPIONION BECUASE THATGRAPEJUICE POSTED SAYING ‘Who do YOU think is the ultimate King Of R&B?’ therefore people state there opinion and why…

    Obiously we are going to have two very different opinions, we come from very different countries, have different contexual background and are exposed to different artists, so there fore we will have a different view and opinion. Like i said if you cant handle other opinions, you shouldnt comment

  219. jazzsoulpoet October 17, 2011

    R. Kelly is the KING of R&B!!!!

    All the R. Kelly fans in the comment section putting these haters in check! Love it! 😀

  220. love letter October 17, 2011

    @Mathew

    YOU need to calm down. Of course, you deliberately put down R. Kelly to boost Usher. What else? LOL! you straight up said that he’s not international because you don’t hear him on Pop radio in Australia. Not only did you make an assumption but you also belittled him.

    Once again, this isn’t about an opinion. I’m here for FACTS. Do you not understand? You keep insisting that this is based on opinion when in fact it’s not. You don’t need to exposed to an artist to know what they’ve done. How ignorant is that? I didn’t grow up on Michael Jackson but I know he’s the King of Pop. So are you saying just because you hear Usher on the radio he must earn a title? So stupid. Sorry but it’s the truth and I could careless if you feel attacked. Maybe, next time you’ll learn not to speak with little knowledge on the artists.

  221. Mathew October 17, 2011

    1) if i wanted to deliberately put down r-kelly, i would have said it in my initial comment,
    2)I am making my opinion on my context, just like someone from, say china would as they would have a separate r and b king due to their context.
    3) It is about opinion, i dont get why you cant get this througgh your head that its about opinion, my opinion is that usher is the king, your opinion is that r-kelly is the king. just like someone else ‘s opinion might be that chris brown is the king,ok, it really isnt that hard to understand. This whole website is based around people giving various opinions towards artists and pop-culture.
    4) please do not tell me to calm down as you are the one who is out of control and forcing you opinion down peoples throat.ie

    your previous comments
    @Jamir21

    Shut up. MJ was never called the ‘King of R&B’ and R. Kelly is nobody’s Prince – he’s the King of R&B. These are facts.

    @Jamir21

    Nobody gives a f*** who you think should be on the list, fool. He’s not and you will deal. Half the people shouldn’t even be on this list anyway.

    @Jamir21

    No, he’s not, dummy. Stop trolling. MJ wasn’t even pure R&B. He’s the King of Pop. Now shut up.

    @Jamir21

    Your opinion really doesn’t matter. I mean, you love Rihanna, Nicki, Gaga, etc. Basically, Pop artists so go play in your glitter elsewhere. Nobody cares.

    This discussion is for level-headed R&B listeners.

    @LOL

    You’re an idiot.

    5) enough said, your a bully who cant tolerable peoples opinions

  222. love letter October 17, 2011

    1. You already did.

    2. That makes no sense

    3. It’s NOT about an opinion. You already made yourself clear that you’re BIASED against R. Kelly in your initial post. An opinion is if you said you PREFER Usher and R. Kelly is the King. No, you would on a rant about R. Kelly supposedly not being popular internationally just because he’s not played on Pop radio in your country.

    4. YOU need to calm down. It seems like you’re very upset that I put you in your place hence why you’re now playing victim

    5. Yet you ignore the comments I was responding to. Once again, you’re a BIASED person. You can call me a bully all you want the fact is you’re biased, you were just put in your place and that’s why you’re upset trying to play victim.

    Like I said, you’re dismissed.

    You just deflated this entire conversation to me being a “bully” just because you were put in your place with the facts.

    Go cry somewhere else. If it’s not that serious then why are you taking my comments to heart? You’re contradicting yourself, sir.

  223. Mathew October 17, 2011

    @ loveletter

    wow you need serious help

  224. musicislove October 17, 2011

    Mathew, you’re the only person that needs serious help. LMAOOO!! You’re just mad that Love Letter dragged your ass from that little hut in Australia you keep going up for.

  225. zora neale hurston October 17, 2011

    @chilestop

    B**** you must be high, drunk, or both! Below you will find the link to R. Kelly’s conversation with Tony Score at 1075 WGCI in Chicago, ILL . And again you psychotic b****, I heard both Chris Brown and Olympic organizers of both the Olympic summer and winter games discuss the muscians that contributed music that was played during the various Olympic events. I don’t need to lie for or about any entertainer. I’ll leave that nonsense to you.

    R. Kelly Crowns Chris Brown The New King Of R&B. Says Trey Songz Should Humble Himself : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6U-C4fDwuzY

  226. chilestop October 17, 2011

    FLOP Zora,

    Dumbass ugly b****, I listened to the entire interview and R. Kelly NEVER EVER mentioned Chris “Fist” Brown being his successor. Deal with it you pathetic deaf b****.

    Again, I ask where are receipts? What songs of his were played at the Olympics?!? You have yet to back your claims, lying ass clown!

    Let me guess your dumbass just looked at the title of that video without listening to the video? What a moron! R. Kelly never crowned anyone King. He would never. Now stfu and deal, ape.

  227. Alexander October 17, 2011

    Allow for me to add my two cents here!
    First off there is no comparisons when it comes to song writing/producing/orchestrating music like R Kelly; he has written numerous hits for various artist resurrecting careers.
    Whitney Houston went platinum with I look too you album! Jennifer Hudson scored a top ten single with “ Where you at” Aretha Franklin is currently in the studio working on her album with R Kelly!
    Wait He is also embarking on the “ Sparkle” soundtrack for the remake movie!

    This man has been relevant for over 22 years and going and there are no signs of stopping here! Grammy awards and others are no what it used to be because of the genre changes of the pop culture!
    Now Usher is the prince of pop music and MJ is the king of pop! How can you knock down R Kelly for his achievements in this industry? How can you bicker about his stats? Tell me something else we do not know???

    Now the “ Love Letter” album was a success and by the end of the year it will reach platinum! Usher needs to go outside the box to sell records because he cannot write lyrics by himself nor produce them, he needs pop culture and Guetta to stay in the ballgame!

    When it comes to soundtracks R Kelly is the Curtis Mayfield of writing/ When it comes to belting out lyrics R Kelly is the Modern Day Marvin Gaye so to speak! Put your finger on that because it is something as an artist you cannot touch! Timeless classics/ Spiritual songs and groves to make you wanna make a baby to one of his soulful grooves!
    When the next Album drops it shall crush the careers of Trey songz and Ushers!

  228. 80sBaby October 17, 2011

    TGJ I don’t know what y’all smoking, but it must be some really good ish to make y’all forget that R.Kelly is the undisputed King of R&B. It must be an extremely slow news day.

  229. HoldUp! October 17, 2011

    you shouldn’t even qualify if you haven’t been in the business more than 10 years with hit music to back it up?

    Raz B?????????????????????!
    Bobby Valentino???

    wth??!

  230. THE UNIVERSITY OF GAGA. October 17, 2011

    Usher.(Based off this list.)

    Miguel and Frank Ocean are new…That’s like saying Gaga is the Queen of all music and she’s only been here for a few years.

    Joe isn’t really known but he has had some R&B hits this past decade.

    I haven’t really been paying attention to Tyrese but I think (not sure) his last songs came out around 06-07(???)

    Mario-???

    Raz B-NO

    Omarion- NO AND I still think he is Gay.

    Ne-yo – Could take or leave that decison but if Libra Scale was anything to go by….NO

    Chris Brown – I can see him being an Heir to the throne,he has potential(even though there are some who aren’t going to get over the situation.)

    The Dream can stick to songwriting (and NOT for Ciara either)

    Trey Songz- If he wins,I’m logging OFF point,blank,period…He sounds like a GOAT and all he does is take his shirt off during his performances…(You are contracted to be a SINGER.MODELING comes second.)

    That’s all I feel like writing about right now

    and one more thing….There is NO SUCH THING as “Real Music”.Music is Music REGARDLESS of if its Generic dance music of Neo Soul,Erykah Badu style music.Real Music is a term Indie music SNOBS probably coined up so that they can attack your music tastes,just like the term “sheep”.

  231. Ameen October 17, 2011

    Ive seen London,Paris,Rio,Riyadh,Dubai,I also seen micheal Jackson dancing to IGNITION REMIX in d backseat of a car.R.Kelly is king of RnB no doubt,anybody arguing?No,I don’t think so……

  232. THE UNIVERSITY OF GAGA. October 17, 2011

    Never mind,I see R. Kelly…..*Votes*

    and I forgot to add some more points…

    Trey Songz-If he wins,I’m logging OFF point,blank,period…He sounds like a GOAT and all he does is take his shirt off during his performances…(You are contracted to be a SINGER.MODELING comes second.) and Miss Girl needs to check his attitude too.I seen them quotes he made about R. Kelly two years ago.Don’t bite the hand that feeds you…

    and I have not found a SINGLE Bobby Valentino song that I listened to…His music STINKS!

  233. kingbreezy October 17, 2011

    CHILESTOP
    October 17, 2011 at 11:14 am

    FLOP Zora,

    Dumbass ugly b****, I listened to the entire interview and R. Kelly NEVER EVER mentioned Chris “Fist” Brown being his successor. Deal with it you pathetic deaf b****.

    Again, I ask where are receipts? What songs of his were played at the Olympics?!? You have yet to back your claims, lying ass clown!

    Let me guess your dumbass just looked at the title of that video without listening to the video? What a moron! R. Kelly never crowned anyone King. He would never. Now stfu and deal, ape.
    :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
    go on youtube and check DREAMER by CHRIS BROWN you can even google it is on wikipedia

  234. RATEDX(AKA BEYONCE’S BIGGEST HATER) October 17, 2011

    R. kelly no if and butts…

    Even though he likes to p*** on little kids..

    dude is a monster when it comes to R&B…..

    michael cannot be the the king of r&b. just because he was black…..the majority of his songs were pop..hence king of pop

  235. Pop Royalty (RUDE BOY) October 17, 2011

    who
    Really
    Gives
    A
    Damn
    F***

    ?!!!!

    But I am team #YEAH MAN !!
    HAPPY B’day usher. 🙂

    this post is a FLOP and @Sam need to RETIRE those cheap attempts to get HITS !! your site Is dying boo !!

  236. THE LEGENDARY LACEFRONCE. October 17, 2011

    It’s DEFINITELY Kellz 🙂 Michael is the KOP, the rest of this list is pure SHITE!!!!!

    Chris Brown is a CLOWN

    He cannot sing & is only known for his dancing…he’s basically a STREET DANCER if you will 😕

    His DELUSIONAL fan base is lying to themselves in thinking that he will inherit the King of R&B throne…what a JOKE!

    THE GREAT LACEFRONCE has spoken.

  237. Ameen October 17, 2011

    The king of RnB is the man who’s been hot for 20 years and still hot,still writing,producing,singing and making remixes for his songs and other great artists too.He is that man who’s written and produced songs for M.J,Luther vandross,Janet Jackson,Tony braxton,and many more great artists one can ever imagine.He is that man who’s won several Awards and has written and produced lots of songs that have won awards for other artists.He is the GREAT ONE from chi-town,his name is Mr.Robert Sylvester Kelly!

  238. RATEDXx(delusional is a hell of a drug) October 17, 2011

    never been a fan of Usher, his voice annoys the hell out of me…..

    chris hasnt had enough yrs in the game to be name anything king..

    micheal is pop

    everybody else is nonefactors….

    R.kelly is the business

  239. RATEDXx(delusional is a hell of a drug) October 17, 2011

    i didnt even have to look at the damn list to know whos king of R&B

    r kelly…..

  240. THE LEGENDARY LACEFRONCE. October 17, 2011

    THE LEGENDARY LACEFRONCE.
    October 17, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    It’s DEFINITELY Kellz Michael is the KOP, the rest of this list is pure SHITE!!!!!

    Chris Brown is a CLOWN

    He cannot sing & is only known for his dancing…he’s basically a STREET DANCER if you will

    His DELUSIONAL fan base is lying to themselves in thinking that he will inherit the King of R&B throne…what a JOKE!

    THE GREAT LACEFRONCE has spoken.

    F*** THAT.THE GREAT LACEFRONCE is the king of R&B and Michael BLEACHson and R. P*** on Kelly are SHITE!.

    THE GREAT LACEFRONCE wants a write in!

    THE GREAT LACEFRONCE speaks nothing but the truth when the GREAT LACEFRONCE says that THE GREAT LACEFRONCE is the king of R&B.

    Oh and

    Fist Clown is FIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINE 😉

    He can beat THE GREAT LACEFRONCE up anyday.

  241. Ameen October 17, 2011

    Ask Quincy Jones, Stevie wonder,The Isley brothers,Madonna,Mary j blige,Diddy,Beyounce,Jlo,Tyrese,Usher,Aaron Hall,Babyface and alot more great artists who the RnB king is,they’ll tell you it’s Rkelly without a doubt.

  242. Ameen October 17, 2011

    If u don’t say it’s Rkelly,it’s either you lie or hate,or don’t knw what is RnB.

  243. swagg October 17, 2011

    Fact Checker
    October 16, 2011 at 6:27 pm
    What’s the demo of the people visiting this site? 12-18? In fact, how old are the staff members? Posts like these are very telling.
    ___________________________________________________________
    I swear i be thinking the same thing when i read these articles and comments I feel like im the only grown person that visits this site lmao

  244. R. Kelly = KING October 17, 2011

    STEVIE WONDER – What’s there to say? He’s a f****** musical genius…. he has praised R. Kelly dubbing him an amazing songwriter and musical genius!!

    Quincy Jones – A well respected producer (produced MJ’s Thriller – NUFF SAID) and Jazz musician within the industry has praised R. Kelly and worked with him.

    Michael Jackson – The KING OF POP has praised R. Kelly and worked with him

    Ron Isley – The lead singer of the LEGENDARY R&B group The Isley Brothers has praised R. Kelly countless times and worked with him.

    Charlie Wilson – Legendary R&B crooner who’s vocal delivery impacted the New Jack Swing movement and overall R&B singers has praised R. Kelly and worked with him.

    Lionel Richie – lead singer of the legendary R&B group COMMODORES has praised R. Kelly and expressed interest in working with him.

    Marvin Gaye’s ex-wife JANIS HUNTER personally spoke to R. Kelly and expressed how much his work reminds her of her ex-husband (Marvin Gaye). She even gave R. Kelly Marvin Gaye’s driver license.

    ROY AYERS – A Jazz/Funk pioneer praised R. Kelly.

    Kirk Franklin – Very popular Gospel artist referred to R. Kelly as a genius and soulful man.

    ARETHA FRANKLIN – The QUEEN of SOUL praised R. Kelly’s voice and said she would be a cougar for him (LOL!!)

    Etta James – Legendary Blues singer who influenced the likes of Adele and Amy Winehouse has said that R. Kelly produce, write and sing his ass off!

    GERALD LEVERT – Lead signer of the legendary R&B/Soul group the O’ JAYS called R. Kelly a musical genius and has also worked with him!

    and there are many more artists who have praised R. Kelly!! but the ones I posted are people who have impact on R&B music and black music in general!

    From this list – Marques Houston (LOLL!), Omarion, Chris Brown, Trey “Billy Goat” Songz, Usher, Joe, The-Dream, Ginuwine, Mario, Jamie Foxx, Bobby Valentino, Tyrese, Maxwell, Michael Jackson, Babyface, and NeYo’s “Keep it on the down lowww” lookin ass have ALL been quoted praising R. Kelly. In Maxwell’s case – R. Kelly worked with him and gave him his biggest hit to date!!

    The KING OF R&B is ROBERT SYLVESTER KELLY!!!! 😀

    and to the guy trying to downplay R. Kelly’s international success go educate yourself!! R. KELLY was chosen to open the 2010 WORLD CUP!! You don’t get more international than opening the BIGGEST sport event on EARTH. R. Kelly also opened the OLYMPICS in 2002, He also opened a highly televised football game with the “World’s Greatest”. He performed in STADIUMS overseas too.

    He sold 34 million ALBUMS in the United States alone and that doesn’t even included his SINGLES sales or his international sales!! he’s the KING.

    The most SUCCESSFUL R&B artist of the last 25 years!!
    #10 Top Hot 100 Songwriter of the 2000 – present day list!!

    He’s a musical genius
    A legend

    We all know at least one R. Kelly song. Case closed. Can’t say the same for the other artists (except for Michael Jackson!!) on this list.

  245. REALTALK October 17, 2011

    they are trying to be messy with this “who is the King of R&B” mess. we already know its R Kelly.

  246. Mrs. Tremaine Aldon Neverson October 17, 2011

    My husband of course, Trey!!!!

  247. MISHKA October 17, 2011

    This has to be the only list that is a no brainer : KING KELLY

    There can only be one me… Can’t nobody, Can’t nobody do your body like me…

    Usher will always be the Prince, even though he let R’n’B down.

    Trey Songz is still a good d*mn job.

    Breezy is my guy but I’m pissed he threw “Up to you” to the trash…

  248. NUFFSAID October 17, 2011

    Kellz aka Rob aka R-O-B aka R-ruh aka Robert Sylvester Kelly aka the Music President aka the KING OF R&B bka R. KELLY!!!

    C’mon… he told you as much in “I’m A Flirt”… “Let me remind you that I am the King of R&B”!

  249. Lorddeath232 October 17, 2011

    LOL is this even seriouse… R.Kelly has been the king of R&B Since the early 90’s… Usher good but is leaning towards pop… So R.Kelly All The Way! He Has Written For The King Of Pop, And has more chart topping singles then all those artists above lol

  250. MISHKA October 17, 2011

    Ne-Yo is the MC when it comes to contemporary R’n’B.

    He does powerful ballads too but he’s not 100% R’n’B. And he’s pretty good at what he does.

  251. Sensei October 17, 2011

    @ Mathew
    The songs you mentioned that are your favorite from Usher aren’t even RNB songs! Australia would be at the bottom of the list when you think of countries that play RNB music.

  252. Alexander October 17, 2011

    Hands Down R Kelly! Black panties will knock them off those legs! R Kelly is alos the one to reinvent R&B back to its sexaul climax

  253. dree October 17, 2011

    I DONT CARE WAT NO ONE SAY NE-YO IS THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  254. Apollo October 17, 2011

    People need to stop disrespecting the old school artist,
    because they`re the ones who paved the way for
    artist such as Trey Songz and Usher.

  255. LA October 17, 2011

    Dead @ people in Australia talking about RnB! Not to be a snob or anything but RnB originated from The U.S and in the U.S R.Kelly is the motherfucking King of RnB so go figure….I’m sure some people in Japan consider Jason Derulo king of RnB LMAO. Sam this post was shady as f***….everybody knows R.Kelly is the king of RnB…. c’mon son!

  256. Geronima October 17, 2011

    i don’t believe any of these people are the king of r&b smh
    ..
    Apple Giving away the new iPhone in Honor of Steve Jobs Death (founder of Apple) http://goo.gl/8ztKG . i just went ahead & got 2..next 24hrs ONLY! lol

  257. wales adetola October 17, 2011

    When it comes τ̅☺ R and B, r.kelly is d king.. Ɣ☺U̶̲̥̅̊ can’t compare him with any of those people listed here… KELLS is d king of R & B

  258. Real October 17, 2011

    R.Kelly and Chris Brown deserves this title.

  259. vicious vixen October 17, 2011

    Might I also add that EVERY “Panty Dropping” slow jam playlist consisting of mostly RnB probably has A) Adore U by Prince, and B) at LEAST one of the R-ruh’s songs on there… Chances are most children born in the US to parents of RnB loving parents were probably conceived to an R. Kelly song. There is no denying that Kellz is the King. 😆

  260. nonameno October 18, 2011

    Trey Songz is good but he doesn’t seem to have an international appeal. I could see his songs in the US Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 but in my place, his songs don’t.

  261. azwidohwi christopher October 18, 2011

    chris brown is the king he deserve 2 be on the throne

  262. G October 18, 2011

    Obviously, it’s R. Kelly!
    I’m A Flirt quote, “Let me remind you that I am the King of R&B”.

    I would say probably Usher 2nd, although he is going too Pop these days, but “Nice and Slow” is a nice R&B tune.

    Chris Brown is another Pop-R&B artist who can’t claim the King of R&B title even though he’s done good R&B jamz like “Take You Down”. Also add Ne-Yo to that list. Trey Songz had 1 good album, “Ready”, even though it was really good, 1 album don’t make you King of R&B.

    Good R&B artists on the list like Maxwell, Joe, Ginuwine, Mario, Lloyd, Marques Houston, Tyrese and Bobby V are good shouts to be up there.

    Miguel and Frank Ocean are at the beginning of thier careers and could do well, but they are not near there yet.

    3 names who are worth adding to the list are Tank, Craig David and J. Holiday. Given this is all about King of R&B, I would put J. Holiday up there near the top! Since 2006 he’s had 2 amazing R&B albums, countless R&B jams and shed loads of leaked R&B bangers.

  263. Nique October 18, 2011

    I voted for R. Kelly but this “list” is a f****** joke. Raz B??? Bobby Valentino??? Jay Sean??? Marques Houston??? Frank Ocean??? (Even though I think he’s dope) Miguel??? Lloyd??? The Dream??? Mario??? The whole damn list is f***** up. smh.

  264. kerihilsonsecondcomingofmj October 18, 2011

    r kelly then usher then tank best male singers alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TANK CAN SING HIS ASS OFF TREY SONGZ NOT HUMBLE ENOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!! RKELLY BEEN DOING IT SINCE THE 90’S ALONG WITH JOE .USHERS VOICE IS GREAT ! USHERS VOCAL RUNS CANT BE MATCHED! TANK ON THE OTHER HAND IS A VOCAL MASTER HE DOES S*** WITH HIS VOICE THAT GOSPEL SINGERS DO . CANT CHOOSE BETWEEN USHER AND TANK AND RKELLY IS THE KING HANDS DOWN!!!!!!!!

  265. kerihilsonsecondcomingofmj October 18, 2011

    MICHAEL JACKSON IS THE KING OF POP !!!!!!!!

  266. zania October 18, 2011

    I DON’T KNOW WHY SAM PUT THIS BACK UP IT SEEMS LIKE THE MAJORITY IS SAYING R & KELLY IS THE KING OVER THE PAST 20 YEARS. I THINK CHRIS IS THE PRINCE OF R & B. USHER IS POP SINCE CONFESSION AND CONFESSION WAS HIS ONLY ALBUM WHERE HE DOMINATED THE R & B CATEGORY. CHRIS DOMINATED IN 2008 AND 2011 THAT CATEGORY WITH HITS. USHER HAS A SONG OUT NOW AND IT IS ON THE POP CHART. R KELLY DID SAY CHRIS IS ALREADY AT THE TOP OF R & B.

  267. kerihilsonsecondcomingofmj October 18, 2011

    TANK CAN SING IS BEHIND OFF HES A VOCAL BEAST! , HES SO UNDERRATED !!!! BOBBY VALENTINO REMINDS ME OF BABYFACE , THE WAY HIS MUSIC WAS . MARIO CAN SING ALSO BUT HES UNDERRATED ! STILL PLAYING TANKS LOVE S** AND PAIN. THAT CD IS GOOD FOR LOVE MAKIN…….. THE SONG “WHEN” AND” MY BODY” IS MY S***!

  268. kerihilsonsecondcomingofmj October 18, 2011

    USHERS HERE I AM ALBUM WAS UNDERRATED TO ME . HE HAD SO MANY GOOD SONGS ON THAT ALBUM . HE SHOWED GROWTH! RAYMOND VS RAYMOND IS A CLASSIC . I LOVE MARS VS VENUS AND MAKING LOVE INTO THE NIGHT ,, CANT FORGET THERE GOES MY BABY ,, HOTTTTTTT AND EPIC!

  269. zania October 18, 2011

    R Kelly is the king, but Chris is about to take over the next three years. R Kelly is still not excepted amongst mainstream media and BET doesn’t play R Kelly videos on 106 and park, I think because of the under age girls. Its going to be hard for R Kelly to top the mainstream chart because of his past. I think Love Letters album was great but it did nothing on the mainstream chart, they played his music on the adult stations only. It doesn’t matter R & KELLY IS AN ICON WITH ALL HIS CLASSICS, SO HE DOESN’T NEED ANYMORE HITS.

  270. jojo October 18, 2011

    Chris Brown all the way around these guys! Big up to the VA!

  271. kerihilsonsecondcomingofmj October 18, 2011

    NEYO BITES OFF MJ’S STYLE THATS WHAT MAKES HIM A STAR . THEIR VOICE SOUND ALIKE PLUS NEYO WRITES LIKE HE IS MJ ‘S SON . NEYO IS A GREAT SONGWRITER HE WROTE IRREPLACEBLE , PRETTY GIRL ROCK AND RUSSIAN ROULETTE.

  272. kerihilsonsecondcomingofmj October 18, 2011

    RKELLY GOT SO MANY ALBUMS ,, JUST IMAGINE A CONCERT , HE GOT SONGS 4 DAYS!!!!!!!!!

  273. kerihilsonsecondcomingofmj October 18, 2011

    TREY SONGZ SOUNDS LIKE HE IS RKELLY’S SON ! WHEN I HEAR TREY I HEAR KELLZ EVERYTIME ! SOMETIMES TREY SONGZ COMES ON AND I’M LIKE IS THAT R KELLY?????

  274. X,Y,”and Z” October 18, 2011

    This list…this entire thread/post just isn’t well-thought out!

    That said..

    T-H-E “Reigning All-Supreme Prince” of RnB (MJ’s heir) = Christopher Maurice Brown.

    ..You MUST remember, as talented as HE is, he’s ONLY 22!!!

    ..BUT, “King” = RKelly. Just TOO much years/TALENT, AND STILL ‘active’ in the game to be anything else!!

    X,Y,”and Z”

  275. tyra October 18, 2011

    X Y Z U ON CRACK

  276. X,Y,”and Z” October 18, 2011

    @Tyra re: 3:27 pm —

    You’re doing it again(..you make a habit of it, don’t you?): “YELLING..!!”

    ..Which, in turn, is robbing your brain of much-needed Oxygen, and now results in your near-asphyxiating, blaspheming, psychoanalytically babble!

    ..Shouldn’t you be ‘off somewhere’, “selling dreams” to unsuspecting wannabee models?

    X,Y,”and Z”

  277. KillBill October 18, 2011

    Usher is the King, he has more hits than R.Kelly, and he has been more relevant than R.Kelly.

  278. S*** (U MAD?) October 18, 2011

    R KELLY >>>

    Hes the only one with REAL Longevity & Relevance in *REAL* R&B (Mj isnt even R&B, hes more Pop/Rock all the way & Chris Brown just Hiphop/Pop) PRINCE should have been nominated instead (though Im not a fan)

    Not to mention R-Kelly is a MUSIC GENIUS!! (He had me SOLD with trapped in a Closet & When a Woman Loves), But the DREAM is too (Ill give him that as an Amazing Producer… NOT artist) & Vocally R Shits on everyone on this list. Usher is just AVG vocally & always has been (MHouston is better) & Neyo is just a JOKE as well. Neyo is like the MALE ASHANTI 😕

    1) R.Kelly
    2) Maxwell
    3) Marques Houston
    4) Hell Jamie Foxx
    5) Usher

  279. noodles October 18, 2011

    chilestop

    October 17, 2011 at 11:14 am

    FLOP Zora,

    Dumbass ugly b****, I listened to the entire interview and R. Kelly NEVER EVER mentioned Chris “Fist” Brown being his successor. Deal with it you pathetic deaf b****.

    Again, I ask where are receipts? What songs of his were played at the Olympics?!? You have yet to back your claims, lying ass clown!

    Let me guess your dumbass just looked at the title of that video without listening to the video? What a moron! R. Kelly never crowned anyone King. He would never. Now stfu and deal, ape.

    ———————————————————————————————–
    You’re a simple ass b****. I think the song they are refering to is Dreamer…idk how much that contributed to whatever you’re talking about because I didn’t catch your full conversation but just enough to drag you by. Also stop saying R Kelly never praised Chris. B**** did you listen to the video? When asked about R&B dudes in the game he basically said

    1)Trey Songz can get there if he humbles himself
    2)Chris is already there because he is a humble guy

    So b**** wtf were you listening to? No we stans didn’t just read the title, you must be deaf! I wasn’t gonna say anything to you but ignorance annoys me and you over here stating s*** like they are facts and calling people looney…boo check the facts. K? Bye 😀

  280. kody3x October 18, 2011

    chris is the man does the best mj tribute the best dancer in the industry and the current prince of rnb

  281. kody3x October 18, 2011

    even though r kelly is not hot right now i still give him that king title respect

  282. Clark Smith October 18, 2011

    I’m sorry. R. Kelly is the King of R&B music. Usher is second in line to the throne, though. Michael Jackson is the King of POP (Well all music really).

    Michael Jackson was a POP singer. Rihanna is a POP singer. Tina Turner is a ROCK singer.

    I hate how people categorize them as R&B singers just because they’re Black. -_-

  283. KAT DELUNA FAN October 18, 2011

    my vote goes to R KELLY
    CARRY ON

  284. THE UNIVERSITY OF GAGA. October 18, 2011

    *listened to and ENJOYED

  285. Mrs. S.F.N.R. October 18, 2011

    its all about NE-YO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! happy birthday to him by the way
    all about the Libras

  286. LTM October 18, 2011

    R.Kelly>>>>

  287. Ernestine October 18, 2011

    Its def R.Kelly, however Usher has closed the gap the past 10 years. However, R. Kelly is a song writer, producer, and better singer, and that is what gives him the edge.

    For those who say MJ only was Pop, that is not true. MJ was versatile. He had pop,R&B, and rock songs.

  288. chilestop October 18, 2011

    You’re a simple ass b****. I think the song they are refering to is Dreamer…idk how much that contributed to whatever you’re talking about because I didn’t catch your full conversation but just enough to drag you by. Also stop saying R Kelly never praised Chris. B**** did you listen to the video? When asked about R&B dudes in the game he basically said

    1)Trey Songz can get there if he humbles himself
    2)Chris is already there because he is a humble guy

    So b**** wtf were you listening to? No we stans didn’t just read the title, you must be deaf! I wasn’t gonna say anything to you but ignorance annoys me and you over here stating s*** like they are facts and calling people looney…boo check the facts. K? Bye 😀

    ___________________________________

    You’re the SIMPLE MINDED b****, ugly bum! You can’t even spell REFERRING properly so sit all the way down! I could give 2 shits what song they’re referring to LMAO! A song on a soundtrack for an Olympic team is NOTHING.

    “I didn’t catch your full conversation but just enough to drag you by”

    That will NEVER happen, moose.

    I did listen to the video, UGLY. Did you? You retarded ass stans keep insisting that R. Kelly praised him but of course you couldn’t rap your mind around the FACT that he only mentioned that he’s a “humble” guy because he NEVER dissed R. Kelly like Goat Songz did.

    Dumbfuck, the other poster was claiming that R. Kelly praised his “talent” when all R. Kelly said was that Chris Brown is a humble guy so please STFU and don’t intervene in s*** that doesn’t concern you, asshole.

  289. Nanci October 18, 2011

    No poll required.

    R.Kelly is the KING OF R&B-UNDISPUTED
    Chris Brown is the PRINCE of R&B & Entertainment

    MJ was the KING OF POP
    Usher is the PRINCE OF POP

    Trey Songs is the Prince of Trial and Errors

    Some of the ppl listed from the 90’s were moreso of smooth soul. And BabyFace is the King of Production

  290. Naima October 19, 2011

    So I’m guessing someone voted Raz-B for funnies huh. lol

  291. Naima October 19, 2011

    LMAAAO the Prince of trails and errors.

    Awww poor babe.

  292. I’m Dat B****!!!! October 19, 2011

    R.Kelly is the King of R&B… Always has been, always will be

  293. I’m Dat B****!!!! October 19, 2011

    @LAUREN…. Miguel just came out so to be considered for King of R&B is not likely
    I’m not sure how da hell Raz B made it either

  294. JunePearl October 19, 2011

    So we’re gonna pretend that R&B didn’t exist prior to the 90s? Luther Vandross, the entire Motown label of the 60s, I mean Little Richard!!!

    We’re really gonna pretend that Raz B (does he even have a solo album?), Jay Sean (who?!), and Trey “Maybe if I yodel I might just hit the right note” Songz should really be considered? On the real though?

    The only people who aren’t an embarrassment to this list are: Maxwell, R. Kelly, Bobby Brown, Babyface, and Kang MJ. And Maxwell sang soul, not r&b. MJ sang pop, not r&b. Y’all are really reaching here. Grape Juice done fell off.

  295. trick_a$$_nappers October 19, 2011

    Jahiem…Donell jones…Maxwell…not those clowns…ursher..gay songs and bruno monkey

  296. Quincy October 19, 2011

    Where is Luther Vandroos And Peabo Bryson & etc…. this is stupid yall dont know R&B

  297. Alexander October 19, 2011

    The right thing to do was too write an article on R Kelly being the top throne holder! And why his legacy continues to develop! This article makes any sense as to who! We all know who is the top R&B artist of all times.

    Show some respect because the other people on this list is not even into the game long enough to be considered and for Usher Raymond! Homeboy gon went pop and may his booty get busted for selling out so he can be pop and get pop by rudy you feel me.

    Trey Songz time has fizzled out now the Chris Brown found support and showed why he is humble….

    This blog is a complete joke and why even respond to this madness with people hatng the truth! Truth is a zebra has stripes so that is the truth, but Trey songz do not own a platinum album is truth, but Trey having a platinum album is false! He does not own one!

    Usher last albums sucked and the only reason they sold was due in fact of MJ passing, other than that flops hard…..

    Ne-yo last one Libra Scale sold only 300,000 and no nomination, but R Kelly’s Untitled sold only 350,000 copies and made history by getting nominated for a Grammy award without and certification! Only talent does that…Only talent…

    People who writes bad and negative stuff about him takes the time out to read his news updates really do admire his work!

  298. KELLZGIRL69 October 19, 2011

    I HAVE MAD LOVE FOR THE ALL OTHER ARTISTS, ESPECIALLY UHSER, BUT! EVERYONE ALREADY KNOW’S WHO IS THE KING OF R&B! JUST GOOGLE HIM BABY, & SEE WHO POPS UP! YEP! HANDS DOWN, IT’S ROBERT SYLVESTER KELLY!!! (RKELLY IF YOUR NASTY!) LMBO

  299. Jay October 20, 2011

    Even the runners-up to R Kelly will still never ever achieve what he has accomplished. He is the King hands-down for the next decade and beyond. He is a once in a lifetime kind of singer.

  300. REALTALK October 23, 2011

    so when does this poll close?

  301. TGJ = Messyblogger October 24, 2011

    It’s pathetic how messy blogs can be…

    This poll was created nearly a week ago and it’s still up? You had no problem closing the Queen of Pop and R&B polls within just a few days. You even created individual categories for different strengths (i.e. vocal ability, creativity, etc.) for those polls so why not this? Instead you threw in random ass names in the mix for shits and giggles but judging by the comments most found it pitiful and not funny.

    No shade but shade.

  302. honeydip October 24, 2011

    FOLLOW ME TWITTER @HONEY_DIP11 I FOLLOW BACK!

  303. SHESDUMB STANS FOR PEOPLE WITH ACTUAL TALENT UNLIKE YOU October 24, 2011

    PRINCE IS THE KING OF R&B

    F** EVERYBODY ELSE ON THIS LIST!

  304. MadonnaLover October 24, 2011

    Why does sam keep trying to make this post happen?

  305. mobwife October 24, 2011

    We all know it’s Kelz but damn Chris is looking hella hot in the pic!

    *licks lips and leaves the room*

  306. mobwife October 24, 2011

    Why is this list shorter than the one for the females? Did they have a poll on performance and stage presence or something like that?

  307. Army Of Queen /.\ (Aaliyah) & Queen Bee (Lil Kim) >>>>>>>> Your Fave ! October 24, 2011

    R. Kelly Is KING 😉

    You DEAL !

  308. James227 October 24, 2011

    Billboard named R. Kelly as the KING of R&B. This blog post a picture of Chris Brown to get the hits and it worked. lol 308 comments next this blog will be posting Queen of Pop with Beyonce or Katy Perry picture up and you people will go crazy again. LMFAO

  309. whatgoingon October 24, 2011

    Chris fans don’t even support him so how could he be King. Chris fans have to stop being so damn lazy and stay of twitter maybe one day he will be King of R&B because he is that good. But the king is r.kelly

  310. kody3x October 24, 2011

    what the f*** you mean support we brought him back from the dead dumbass

  311. VA STAND UP!!! October 24, 2011

    Sam, why do you keep posting this damn ‘King of R&b’ post over and over again?! You do anything for hits huh?! Switching up pictures and adding new polls like we wouldn’t notice to bait new commenters! Chile boo!

    Seriously, is there nothing else going on in the industry today?! Try again…..

  312. FREIDA (THE VOICE) October 24, 2011

    Smh @the thirstiness of this post. Give it up Sam. The king by unanimous decision is R Kelly. Thatfakejuice determines nothing. Moving on now…

  313. ROGER October 24, 2011

    WHAT THE HECK!! R YALL BLIND!!?!?!?!?!?! R KELLY IS ON ALL 3 BALLOTS!

  314. Ry October 24, 2011

    Why is Tank no where on this list? But you have Raz B…

  315. ******* October 25, 2011

    How can Tank not be in that list kmt

  316. Hope October 26, 2011

    R kelly

  317. Chris November 11, 2011

    Where is Michael Jackson for most influence on pop???

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