91 Best Soul/R&B Artists of All Time

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And it’s done. The number one Soul/R&B Artist of All Time, the one-and-only James Brown.

#1 – James Brown
#2 – Otis Redding
#3 – Aretha Franklin
#4 – Marvin Gaye
#5 – Sam Cooke

Here are the results:

Top 15
#15 (tie) – Rufus Thomas
#15 (tie) – Sam & Dave
#14 – Etta James
#13 – Ike Turner
#12 – Curtis Mayfield
#11 – Stevie Wonder
#10 – The Temptations
#9   – Ray Charles
#8   – Al Green
#7   – Wilson Pickett
#6   – Smokey Robinson

#91 – King Curtis
#90 – Major Lance
#89 – Erma Franklin
#88 – Chi-Lites
#87 – Charles Bradley
#86 – Cameo
#85 – Usher
#84 – Big Mama Thornton
#83 – Gil Scott-Heron
#82 – Minnie Ripperton
#81 – Baby Huey
#80 – Ben E. King
#79 – Janis Joplin
#78 – Don Covay
#77 – Don & Dewey
#76 – Dionne Warwick
#75 – Dinah Washington
#74 – The Delphonics
#73 – D’Angelo
#72 – The Chambers Brothers
#71 – Carla Thomas
#70 – Bobby Womack
#69 – Bo Diddley
#68 – Billy Preston
#67 – Arthur Alexander
#66 – Patty Labelle
#65 – Tower of Power
#64 – The Staple Singers
#63 – Wynonie Harris
#62 – The Marvelettes
#61 – The Impressions
#60 – The Bar Kays
#59 – Syl Johnson
#58 – Mary J. Blige
#57 – Amy Winehouse
#56 – Muddy Waters
#55 – O.V. Wright
#54 – Nina Simone
#53 – The O’Jays
#52 – The Esquires
#51 – Sharon Jones
#50 – Mavis Staples
#49 – Lou Rawls
#48 – Alan Touissant
#47 – Eddie Floyd
#46 – Earth, Wind & Fire
#45 – Clarence Carter
#44 – Chuck Berry
#43 – Betty Wright
#42 – Bettye LeVette
#41 – Junior Walker
#40 – Martha and the Vandellas
#39 – Bobby Bland
#38 – The Jackson 5
#37 – Irma Thomas
#36 – The Supremes
#35 – Luther Vandross
#34 – Gladys Knight
#33 – Barry White
#32 – The Drifters
#31 – Harvey Scales
#30 – Bill Withers
#29 – James Carr
#28 – Isaac Hayes
#27 – The Four Tops
#26 – Fats Domino
#25 – Rufus (and Chaka Kahn)
#24 – Little Richard
#23 – Jackie Wilson
#22 – Diana Ross
#21 – Prince
#20 – George Clinton
#19 – Booker T
#18 – Solomon Burke
#17 – Isley Brothers
#16 – Sly & the Family Stone

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