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Dumdedumdum 15-04-2014 13:37

Best and upcoming R&B singers in the country
There have been some really talented young R&B vocalists come on the scene in the last few years and I want to know of more. Who are the current crop in UK & Ireland and who are waiting in the wings with the potential to be successful (critically/commercially) Perhaps people being developed by labels or working abroad but from UK / Ireland. My definition of R&B is quite loose so interested to hear opinions and debate on this.

Some thoughts so far

Emeli Sande
Laura Mvula
Jess Glynne
Ella Eyre
Rebecca Ferguson
Leona Lewis
3/4 of Little Mix if they went solo

Michael Kiwanuka
John Newman
Maverick Sabre
Sam Smith

Zack06 15-04-2014 13:40

Alexandra Burke

little-monster 15-04-2014 13:52

Marsha Ambrosius
She's british, yet has been more successful and well known in the US

Amy Winehouse
Mutya Buena (her one and only album is worth a check out)

Barry_Clarke 15-04-2014 14:32

Alexandra Burke 100%

Dumdedumdum 15-04-2014 18:34


Originally Posted by Barry_Clarke (Post 72220919)
Alexandra Burke 100%

She has such a great voice.

Revolution 909 15-04-2014 18:44

Sampha, AlunaGeorge and Jessie Ware are pretty awesome.

Not exactly within the remit of this thread but Janelle Mon‚e, Rhye, Frank Ocean and Miguel are some great, non-UK R&B artists.

Mon‚e in particular is amazing. Regardless of whether or not she attains large commercial success, she will deservedly go down as one of the best minds and musicians in the genre's history.

Dumdedumdum 16-04-2014 23:44

Wow this thread really didn't take off how I imagined it would

Arran_Dempster 16-04-2014 23:48


paulbax 16-04-2014 23:51

Alexandra Burke has an incredible voice and is so often unfairly overlooked!

Eric_Blob 17-04-2014 00:06

Alexandra will have a difficult time getting recognized as an R&B singer since she spent most of her career so far doing dance-pop.

Daley is a good UK R&B singer, but he seems to have more success in the US than he does here.

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