Eye Candy: Sexiest R&B Singers

Eye Candy: Sexiest R&B Singers
ESSENCE.COM Apr, 01, 2011

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We have forever-sexy crooner Kenny Lattimore to thank for wedding favorites like "For You" and "This Time Is Forever." At 44, this man hasn't aged a bit since stepping onto the scene as a solo artist in 1996. Ladies, this is what you call grown and sexy.

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Bald and beautiful singer Tyrese has been cranking out sexy songs to fall in love to since the 90s. His last album, Open Invitation, and his tour with group TGT to promote their most recent release, Black Rose, were all about pleasing the ladies — who’s not loving that?

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After more than a decade spent on stage, Usher’s moves are so fluid we can’t tell when he’s popping and when he’s locking. Now that he’s single once again, the line of fans waiting and wanting more is out the door.

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Bald and beautiful singer Tyrese has been cranking out sexy songs to fall in love to since the 90s. His last album, Open Invitation, and his tour with group TGT to promote their most recent release, Black Rose, were all about pleasing the ladies — who’s not loving that?

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Watching Tank sing and play the keyboard is pretty much as close as you can get to making love while you’re sitting at your desk — without getting fired on the spot. Those puppy dog eyes and smoochable lips are what daydreams are made of.

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The velvety-voiced soul crooner returned to the scene in 2010 after an eight year hiatus with less ’fro, but more sexy.

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Eric Benét makes music for the grown and sexy crowd and makes fans rock and sway with every tune. Look out for his latest album from E to U: Volume 1 which is scheduled to be released later this month.

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The guy who says he’ll make you “think [he] invented sex,” Trey Songz, can back up his claims. Just watch any clip from one of his tour performances and you may become a believer. We can't wait to see him take to the stage at this year's 20th anniversary ESSENCE Festival! Are you ready?

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Kem’s soulful ballads make our hearts melt on the spot, and that smooth bald head and beautiful chocolate complexion make our souls shake too.

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New Orleans native Luke James is one to watch. James belts out powerhouse vocals beyond compare on his hit singles “I Want You” and "Make Love to Me." Add a little sex appeal, and you’ve got the makings of a true star. Plus, Beyoncé's a huge fan and you know the Queen likes to keep good company.

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The sexy chocolate drop who once fronted hit R&B group 112 has made quite a name for himself as a solo act. When he’s not releasing covers of hit songs like Beyonce’s “1+1,” and making them his own, he’s teaching men how to love on his latest album MANual.

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He’s not loved by all, but those women on #TeamBreezy love how Chris Brown’s dance moves make them sweat. His new album Fortune hits stores this spring, and his latest single “Turn Up the Music” is already taking over the charts.

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We’re just catching on to 25-year-old singer and producer Kevin McCall (a.k.a. K-Mac), who appeared on Chris Brown’s “Deuces,” and looking at those bedroom eyes, kissable lips and bulging biceps, we have no plans of letting go anytime soon. Like many of the other brothers of R&B today, Kevin released a new single (“Throw It Back”) and mixtape just in time for Valentine’s Day 2012.

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Grammy-nominated R&B crooner Mario, who was once deemed “The Prince of R&B” has been hard at work in the studio cranking out songs for his upcoming mixtape, titles “Truth Be Told.” On Valentine’s Day he surprised his single female fans by releasing a special video message from his heart to theirs. Very thoughtful, Mario — well played.

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We like Lloyd because this P.Y.T is as smooth as body butter. Who knew he could make our “Bedrock” just by telling us, “Let’s dip up out of here.” We know right now he’s all about dedicating songs to his ex, but here’s to hoping his next jam goes out to you.

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We give Jamie Foxx complete control. Everything he touches turns to gold, so we know we’re in good hands.

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British crooner Craig David doesn’t show up state-side very often, but when he does, we always have a good time. For instance — have you seen him shirtless? It’s worth a look! Two tickets to his next world tour, please.

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Newcomer Timothy Bloom’s videos have been causing quite a stir on YouTube. If you haven’t seen him bare it all for his hot — oops, we mean hit — tune “Til The End of Time,” we suggest you take some time out to do that.

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Harvard graduate Ryan Leslie is the definition of swagger. A singer, rapper, producer, entrepreneur and multi-instrumentalist, Ryan can play our heartstrings like a concert violinist.

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We’ve been stuck on Ginuwine since he brought us “Pony” as a young stunner from D.C. Now that he’s all grown up, we’re glad he still makes music for a mature audience and happy to see him doing his thing with his bandmates in TGT.

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Every girl wants a guy who would “catch a grenade” for her. As cute as Bruno Mars is, we sure hope he never has to.

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Edgy, soulful singer Miguel has solidified himself as a sexy, soulful singer who's here to stay. With two smash hit albums under his belt and chart-topping duets all over the charts, we just can't stop listening to Miguel. (Or looking at him!)

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John Legend's signature brand of smooth, soulful R&B and gorgeous grin continue to be the perfect combination. Yes, John, take us there.

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Neo-soul king Raheem Devaughn is known for providing the sexy soundtrack for many of our most romantic nights. His last studio album A Place Called Love Land really took us there.

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Young singer Jeremih caught our attention in the summer of 2009 when he released his smash hit single “Birthday Sex,” and this year he’s provided a little smooth R&B to three hot tracks currently on Billboards Hot 100. We’re very much looking forward to his next summer celebration anthem.

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Blue-eyed soul singer Robin Thicke’s smooth falsetto and dreamy stare have helped to catapult his career to greatness.

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Doting dad and singer/songwriter Ne-Yo appreciates an independent woman and we love him for it. It’s nice to find a guy who isn’t intimidated by how well we handle ourselves.

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Now a married father of eight (wife is singer Sole), Ginuwine recently reunited with Tank and Tyrese to form the super group TGT. Look out for them at the 2013 ESSENCE Fest.

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We give Jamie Foxx complete control. Everything he touches turns to gold, so we know we’re in good hands.

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Eric Benét makes music for the grown and sexy. We bet he could show us what love is.

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Watching Tank sing and play the keyboard is pretty much as close as you can get to making love while you’re sitting at your desk, without getting fired on the spot! Those puppy dog eyes and smoochable lips give you something to daydream about when it’s all over.

(Can you tell we’re anxious to see Tank at this year’s ESSENCE Music Festival?)

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We’ve been stuck on Ginuwine since “Pony” as a young stunner from D.C. Now that he’s all grown up, we’re glad he still makes music for a mature audience.

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The guy who says he’ll make you “think [he] invented sex,” Trey Songz, can back up his claims. Just watch a clip from his “Passion, Pain and Pleasure” tour and you may become a believer. Or see him live at this year’s EMF during the Fourth of July weekend.

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New dad Ne-Yo appreciates an independent woman and we love him for it. It’s nice to find a guy who isn’t intimidated by how well we handle ourselves.

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Kem’s ballads make our hearts melt. And that smooth bald head and beautiful chocolate complexion make our souls shake.