This is a list of rhythm and blues (R&B) music artists. This list includes artists who have either been very important to the genre or have had a considerable amount of exposure (such as those that have been on a major label).
Criteria: Artist rankings are based on impact, influence, and popularity. *Note that, for this list, the term "R&B" is used in the broadest sense, as to encompass R&B, Soul, Funk, and their stylistic off-shoots.
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