Move Over Kings, These Are The Real Queens of R&B (Don’t Debate Us)

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All hail the Queens.
Kimberly Wilson Feb, 13, 2019

With all the recent talk about the kings of R&B, we’ve forgotten the most important of them all: the queens of course. And while Whitney, Anita, and Aretha definitely top the list for the greatest of all time, it made us wonder — who are the present day queens that are killing it?

In an era of gimmicks, IG beefs, one-hit wonders, these are the ones that have the voice, the longevity, the creativity, and the hits to match.

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Chances are you’ll know them all by their first name, but if you don’t? It’s time to hail these queens.