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Tennessee R&B Artists: Top 7 Nashville & Memphis R&B Artists

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Tennessee R&B Music

Top Nashville & Memphis R&B Artists

A state that has an extensive history in music, with blues music in Memphis and country music in Nashville, Tennessee has for long been known to produce famous artists and singers, and this includes both Nashville R&B artists and Memphis R&B artists.

The history alone should shed light on the contributions that Tennessee has provided to America’s culture in music. From Memphis to Nashville, these two places have been known for talent that ranges from B.B. King, Elvis Presley, Stax Records, which was home to Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding, Rufus Thomas, and many more, to more present day with Justin Timberlake from the city of Memphis and Taylor Swift beginning her career in the city of Nashville.

Today’s Nashville R&B artists and Memphis R&B artists of Tennessee may not yet have the legacy of Stax Records and break from the shadows of Nashville’s prominent country music scene, but whether they are leading artists or singers that are up and coming there is an aptitude for signing and performing among the top Tennessee R&B singers. 

A career dating back to the late 2000s with the singles “Fakin It” with Missy Elliot and  “Self Made” with Trina and Gucci Mane, K. Michelle has always been the focal point for R&B music in Tennessee. Despite initially gaining recognition for her time on VH1’s Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta, K. Michelle became one of the very few LHH alumni that actually made a respectable career for themselves, from classic albums like Rebellious Soul (2013) to hit songs like “Can’t Raise a Man,” “V.S.O.P,” and “Love Em All.”

While K. Michelle has been Tennessee’s leading artist in R&B, there is also a new wave of singers. Singers and performers like Kirby, a beautiful soul with a natural talent whose music is more of a walk-in therapy session. Artists like J. Howell, who has one of the purest voices, Bren Jay, a hidden gem of today’s music that provides various moods of R&B, and Healy, a true blue eyed soul singer, but with a modern-day twist, are all currently representing Tennessee in today’s music and are carrying on the musical legacy




Top 7 Memphis & Nashville R&B Artists

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1. K. Michelle
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2. Kirby
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3. Bren Joy
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4. Healy
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5. J. Howell
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6. KAYWHT
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7. mille manny
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*Unofficial Order. The more popular artists that have a combination of the most followers, streams, views, and most recent releases are near the top.

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