Music is one of the way we feel fresh. Most of the sometimes we listen to music to feel good. We also sometimes express our feelings. Usually music soothes us. We cannot imagine our life without music. Well, music is the theme of everything. It is hard to imagine a wedding without music. So singers are the lifesavers for us. R&B lyrical themes often encapsulate the African-American experience of pain and the quest for freedom and joy.
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Here is a list of the Top 10 richest R&B singers in the world:
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.
9. Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston was an American singer. Also an actress, producer, and model. 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. 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 2017 with a net worth of 20 million USD.
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. 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. He has many hits on his name and hence has a net worth of 22 million USD that has made him make to the 8th richest R&B singer of the world 2017.
7. Keri Hilson
Keri Hilson is an American singer. Also a 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 the Recording 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 2017.
6. Chris Brown
Christopher Maurice “Chris” Brown is an American singer. He is also a songwriter, dancer and actor. He released his self-titled debut studio in 2005. It starred at number two on the US Billboard 200. It 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.
Robert Sylvester Kelly is an R&B artist, performer, song writer, record producer. He is a former professional basketball player. He has won three Grammy Awards for his song “I Believe I Can Fly”. He has different style and sound which is influenced by many hip hop and contemporary R&B artists. He is the ﬁrst music star who has 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 stayed on the top 10 of the U.S. Billboard. She is the youngest and also the fastest solo artist earning fourteen number one singles on Billboard Hot 100. She has already received eight Grammy awards. She also has received eight American Music Awards and 23 Billboard Music Awards, and two BRIT Awards. Her age is just 28 having a net worth of 160 million USD.
Usher Terry Raymond is an American singer. He is also a songwriter, dancer, and actor. His debut album was released in 1994,”Can U Wit it” and “Think of You”. He has received Grammy award in 2003 as best male R&B vocal performer. He has a net worth of 180 million USD.
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is an American singer. She is also a songwriter, record producer and actress. She released her debut album Dangerously in Love. She became very famous as a solo artist after her debut album became a hit. Her debut album earned earned ﬁve Grammy Awards. Beyonce has a net worth of approximately 450 million USD making her world’s second richest R&B singer in 2017.
1. Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey is an American singer. She is also a songwriter, record and producer and also a richest actress. She became famous after her debut album. Her debut album was “Vision of love”. In 2000 she signed a record-breaking $100 million recording contract with Virgin Records. She had earned an enormous amount of energy 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.