R. Kelly Tops Billboards Top R&B/Hip-Hop Artist

Written by on November 19, 2010

It is that time of year where we began to see the top list of.  And being that we are saying goodbye to a decade this year, the number of list will probably double. Add Billboard to that list. They have recently compiled the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Artist of the Last 25 Years List, and the Pied Piper himself is numero uno! R. Kelly has the number one spot over #2 Mary J. Blige and #3 Whitney Houston. I would probably switch spots with Kellz and Blige, but all in all those two I can’t be mad at. Say what you want about Kellz, that cat has some hits under his belt! No denying it.


R. Kelly has landed the #1 spot on Billboard’s recent Top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of the past 25 years. The 43 year old singer/songwriter/producer has had more top 10 hits in the quarter century than any act, 11 No. 1 singles and albums, and continues to amass more achievements with his new release “When A Woman Loves” this year.

R. Kelly crowns our list of the top 25 R&B/hip-hop artists of the past 25 years with good reason. Since January of 1985, he’s amassed 35 top 10 hits on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (the most of any act in the time frame) and a total of 84 charting singles. Among those are 11 No. 1s, including “Bump N’ Grind” (12 weeks at the top) and “Down Low (Nobody Has To Know)” (seven weeks) with Ronald Isley. Further cementing Kelly’s hitmaker status is his staggering 11 No. 1s on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. The R&B icon continued to post new chart achievements in 2010, as he notched his 56th top 40 single with “When a Woman Loves.”

You can see the rest of the list at Billboard.

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