Music is the way we feel fresh; sometimes we listen to music to feel good, sometimes to express our feelings, sometimes in the gym to feel more energetic from inside, sometimes to be happy, and sometimes to cry. In short, music soothes us. There can be no way out that we imagine our lives without music. Imagine your phone without music; it is more or less, a heart without heartbeats.
Well, to be more precise, music is the theme of everything. Imagine a wedding without music, practically not possible. So, in short, singers are the lifesavers for us. And Rhythm and Blues is a genre of popular African-American music that originated in the 1940s. R&B lyrical themes often encapsulate the African-American experience of pain and the quest for freedom and joy.
So here is a list of most popular and richest R&B singers in the world in 2017.
10. Mary J. Blige
Mary J. Blige is an American singer, songwriter, model, record producer and actress. She had released 11 studio albums and made over 150 guest appearances on other albums and soundtracks. She has 30 Grammy nominations on her name and received nine Grammy awards. She has a net worth of 10 million USD. She is 10th richest R&B singer of the world.
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9. Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston was an American singer, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female of all time. She was one of the most popular and highly paid R&B singers of all time. She was also an inspiration to many African American women to become as successful as her. She had died on February 11, 2008, but that does not pull her out from being amongst richest R&B singers of the world. She is 9th richest R&B singer in the world 2016 with a net worth of 20 million USD.
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Thomas DeCarlo Callaway who is best known by the name CeeLo Green is also a popular R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, actor and businessman. Internationally, Green is best known for his soul work: his most popular was Gnarls Barkley’s 2006 worldwide hit “Crazy”, which reached number 1 in various singles charts worldwide, including the UK. He has many hits on his name and hence has a net worth of 22 million USD that has made him make his way being 8th richest R&B singer of the world 2016.
7. Keri Hilson
Keri Hilson is an American singer, songwriter, actress and record producer. She is a vocalist for several R&B and hip-hop artists. Hilson’s debut studio album, In A Perfect World, was released in 2009, and debuted at number four on the US Billboard 200 chart, eventually being certified gold by theRecording Industry Association of America. She now has a net worth of 25 million USD, that has made her 10th richest R&B singer of the world 2016 and 2017.
6. Chris Brown
Christopher Maurice “Chris” Brown is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actor. He released his self titled debut studio in 2005. It peaked at number two on the US Billboard 200 and was later certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Brown became the first male artist as a lead since Diddy in 1997 to have his debut single top the chart. He has a net worth of 30 million USD.
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Robert Sylvester Kelly is also an R&B artist, performer, song writer, record producer and a former professional basketball player. He won three Grammy Awards for “I Believe I Can Fly”. His different style and sound influenced many hip hop and contemporary R&B artists. He is the first music star who played professional basketball. He has a net worth of 150 million USD.
Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian singer and songwriter. Rihanna’s first two studio albums Music of the Sun and A Girl like Me charted on the top 10 of the U.S. Billboard 200. She is the youngest and fastest solo artist earning fourteen number one singles on Billboard Hot 100. She has received eight Grammy awards, eight American Music Awards, 23 Billboard Music Awards, and two BRIT Awards. She is just 28 having a net worth of 160 million USD.
Usher Terry Raymond, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor. He released his debut album in 1994,”Can U Wit it” and “Think of You”. He received Grammy award in 2003, for best male R&B vocal performer. He has a net worth of 180 million USD.
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and actress. She released her debut album Dangerously in Love, which established her as a solo artist worldwide, earned five Grammy Awards. Beyonce has a net worth of approximately 450 million USD making her world’s second richest R&B singer in 2016 and 2017.
1. Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and richest actress. She became famous after her debut album “Vision of love”. In the year 2000, she signed a record-breaking $100 million recording contract with Virgin Records. She had fetched an enormous amount from her contracts. Today, she has a net worth of approximately 500 million USD that has made her the richest and the most popular R&B singer of the world 2017. She is the richest R&B singer of the world 2017.
These are the personalities known globally for their work as well as for their money. They have made their way to success after lot of determination.