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Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Artists

Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Artists

The Greatest of All-Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Artists, Songs and Albums rankings are based on weekly performance on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (from its Oct. 20, 1958 inception through Feb. 25, 2017) and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (from its Jan. 30, 1965 inception through Feb. 25, 2017). Songs and Albums are ranked based on an inverse point system, […]

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  • 1
    • The Temptations

  • 2
    • Aretha Franklin

  • 3
    • Stevie Wonder

  • 4
    • James Brown

  • 5
    • Michael Jackson

  • 6
    • Marvin Gaye

  • 7
    • The Isley Brothers

  • 8
    • Gladys Knight And The Pips

  • 9
    • R. Kelly

  • 10
    • Mary J. Blige

  • 11
    • The O'Jays

  • 12
    • Luther Vandross

  • 13
    • Prince

  • 14
    • Earth, Wind & Fire

  • 15
    • Whitney Houston

  • 16
    • The Jacksons

  • 17
    • Janet Jackson

  • 18
    • Mariah Carey

  • 19
    • Drake

  • 20
    • JAY-Z

  • 21
    • Usher

  • 22
    • Kool & The Gang

  • 23
    • The Supremes

  • 24
    • Chaka Khan

  • 25
    • Beyonce

  • 26
    • Al Green

  • 27
    • Four Tops

  • 28
    • Lil Wayne

  • 29
    • Commodores

  • 30
    • Rihanna

  • 31
    • Freddie Jackson

  • 32
    • Alicia Keys

  • 33
    • Diana Ross

  • 34
    • Barry White

  • 35
    • Keith Sweat

  • 36
    • The Miracles

  • 37
    • Chris Brown

  • 38
    • Eminem

  • 39
    • Teddy Pendergrass

  • 40
    • Ray Charles

  • 41
    • Cameo

  • 42
    • Smokey Robinson

  • 43
    • Rick James

  • 44
    • Isaac Hayes

  • 45
    • The Impressions

  • 46
    • The Spinners

  • 47
    • The Gap Band

  • 48
    • 2Pac

  • 49
    • Natalie Cole

  • 50
    • The Whispers

  • 51
    • Dionne Warwick

  • 52
    • Ludacris

  • 53
    • T.I.

  • 54
    • LL Cool J

  • 55
    • Lionel Richie

  • 56
    • Kanye West

  • 57
    • Boyz II Men

  • 58
    • Stephanie Mills

  • 59
    • Ohio Players

  • 60
    • Roberta Flack

  • 61
    • George Benson

  • 62
    • Anita Baker

  • 63
    • Trey Songz

  • 64
    • Toni Braxton

  • 65
    • Wilson Pickett

  • 66
    • New Edition

  • 67
    • Lou Rawls

  • 68
    • Bobby "Blue" Bland

  • 69
    • Patti LaBelle

  • 70
    • Otis Redding

  • 71
    • Johnnie Taylor

  • 72
    • Jerry Butler

  • 73
    • Quincy Jones

  • 74
    • War

  • 75
    • Snoop Dogg

  • 76
    • Bobby Womack

  • 77
    • TLC

  • 78
    • Keyshia Cole

  • 79
    • Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly

  • 80
    • Gerald Levert

  • 81
    • Bobby Brown

  • 82
    • Monica

  • 83
    • Sade

  • 84
    • Babyface

  • 85
    • Donna Summer

  • 86
    • Jodeci

  • 87
    • 50 Cent

  • 88
    • Atlantic Starr

  • 89
    • Aaliyah

  • 90
    • Levert

  • 91
    • Sly & The Family Stone

  • 92
    • Nelly

  • 93
    • Tony Toni Tone

  • 94
    • Sam Cooke

  • 95
    • Ne-Yo

  • 96
    • Brook Benton

  • 97
    • Ashford & Simpson

  • 98
    • Nicki Minaj

  • 99
    • The Dells

  • 100
    • B.B. King