We all love music and it is the best way to get out from boredom. Not just boredom scientists claimed that has the power to cure many diseases as well. There are a number of musicians all around the world who produce great music and there are numerous singers who are eager to give voice to them. When we talk about R&B music some singers have proven their worth by bringing the best songs to the listeners. With these, we have tried to create a list comprising the top ten richest R&B singers all around the world in 2018. Check them out!
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10. Mary J Blige:
Born on 11th January 1971, Mary Jane Blige is one of the top notch R&B singers in the world who is paid higher than many others. She is a great and popular American singer and songwriter. She also works as a model, record producer, and actress. After starting her career as a backing singer on Uptown Recordsway back in the year 1989, she didn’t get the time to look back. What’s the 411? Was her debut album released in the year 1992. Since then she had worked really hard and had released altogether 13 studio albums and had made guest appearances in 150 other albums and soundtracks. She is a holder of lots of awards and accolades. Her total net worth is estimated to be around $19 million.
9. Whitney Houston:
Whitney Elizabeth Houston is one of the most prominent figures in the history of R&B music. She was an American singer, actress, producer, and model who have created history by getting penned in the Guinness World Records in the year 2009. She is the singer who has got maximum awards during her entire career. She made a record with the estimate of having 170–200 million records sold all around the world. Most of her studio albums got diamond, platinum or gold certification. Many times she was on the top of the Billboard charts. With her debut album ‘Whitney Houston’ she became the first women whose debut album was so hit at that time.
Popular with the stage name as Ne-Yo, Shaffer Chimere Smith is one of the most prominent R&B singers. Multitalented Ne-Yo is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor. With his debut album In My Own Words which got released in the year 2006, Ne-Yo got the much-desired popularity and recognition all around the world. His first hit as a songwriter was ‘Let Me Love You’ that he wrote for Mario. His lots of songs have been recorded to be on the top in the Billboard’s list many times. Along with these successful ventures, he also got the privilege to won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album at the 2008 Grammy Awards. In the coming days, it is expected that his Net Worth which is at present $20 million will get elevated many times.
7. Keri Hilson:
Keri is world famous American singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer. Born on 5th December 1982, she had worked as a songwriter and background vocalist with producer Anthony Dent for several R&B artists and hip-hoppers and thus gained a lot of experience and exposure in the field. She had written songs for singers like Britney Spears, The Pussycat Dolls, and Mary J. Blige. She got nominated for Grammy two times for her debut album that got released in the year 2009. She had won many awards till date and with the net worth of $22 million, she ranks number 7 in our richest R&B singers list.
6. Chris Brown:
A multitalented person, Chris Brown is not just a singer but a songwriter and dancer as well. He was born on 5th May 1989 in Virginia. Since the childhood, he was in the church choir from where he got the inspiration to take music as his career. In the year 2005, Chris Brown released his first debut album which was the biggest hit of its time and even ranked the number 2 on the US Billboard 200. The amazing rapping skills of Brown have led him to grab many awards including Grammy and Platinum. His work could be seen in his albums like Exclusive, With You and Forever. He is one the most popular rapper and singer at present. His total net worth is estimated to be around $30 million.
Professionally known as R. Kelly, Robert Sylvester Kelly was born on 8th January 1967. He is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, who was also a professional basketball player. After debuting in the year 1992 with ‘Public Announcement’ R Kelly in the next year went solo in ’12 Play’. During his entire career he had made several hits some of which are “Bump N’ Grind”, “Your Body’s Callin'”, “I Believe I Can Fly”, “Gotham City”, “Ignition (Remix)”, “If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time”, “The World’s Greatest”, “I’m a Flirt (Remix)”, and the hip-hopper “Trapped in the Closet. Due to his amazing work in the industry, he managed to get three Grammy Awards for the song “I Believe I Can Fly” which is an achievement in itself. With the net worth of $ 50 million, Kelly stood fifth on our list.
A well known Barbadian singer born on 20th February 1988 who is also a songwriter and actress is Rihanna. Her net worth is estimated to be around $90 million making her fourth richest R&B musician all around the world. She is indeed one of the most popular and recognised singers at the time. With her major hits like A Girl like Me which gets charted on the top 10 of the US Billboard 200, she gained the much-desired fame and name. Her studio albums, Music of the Sun, A Girl like Me and Good Girl Gone Bad were the major hits of that time making her really successful as an R&B singer. With her eighth studio album Anti that came in the year 2016, she has elevated her worth a million times.
Born in Dallas, Texas on 14th October 1978, Usher Raymond IV is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor. Since his childhood, he was inclined towards music and this is the reason why her mother put her into music classes since then. Usher was the name of his debut album which was appreciated and liked by many. Among the eight music albums he had released so far, the last three have consequently ranked number one in the US Billboard 200 chart. With the net worth of $110 million, he stood under the top three richest R&B singers. His major hits are My Way (1997), “You Make Me Wanna…” (2001), U Remind Me” “U Got It Bad”, and “U Don’t Have to Call”. He has got the privilege to get Grammy Awards in two successive years 2002 and 2003 as Best Male R&B Vocal Performance.
Born on 4th September 1981, Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is one of the most popular R&B singers of the time. With her net worth $350 million she is the second richest singer in the music industry. Since childhood, she was inclined towards music, dance and singing the result of which she started taking part in local functions and competitions. She got the much-desired fame and popularity after becoming the lead singer of R&B girl-group Destiny’s Child. It was the best-selling girl groups of that time. Crazy in Love and Baby Boy from Beyonce hit the Billboard Hot 100 and also managed to get her many Grammy Awards. With her recent album Lemonade (2016) she touched another height of success and popularity.
1. Mariah Carey:
Born on 27th March 1970, Mariah Carey is a fabulous American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. This multi-talented singer has not left any stone unturned to prove her worth in her entire career. Her songs are so soothing and brilliantly made that they have managed to grab millions of fans and followers. Since the release of her debut album ‘Vision of Love’ she has gained the popularity and recognition all around the world. Her net worth is estimated to be around $400 million making her the top notch and the richest R&B singer of the time. She had won many prestigious awards for her amazing songs including Grammy and World Music Awards.
These are some of those richest R&B singers in 2018 that we love to hear again and again. This is the reason why their demand is so high and why they are the rich singers of the era. It is expected that in the coming days their net worth will increase and we hope to hear more awesome and mind blowing songs.