Soul Singers

Soul Singers
ESSENCE.COM Oct, 23, 2008

1 of 18 AP Photo

ESSENCE TV recently sat down with R&B crooner Anthony Hamilton to get the latest on his new album. Click through our gallery to see other soul singers and tell us who is your favorite.

Watch our video interview with Anthony Hamilton on ESSENCE TV »

2 of 18 Getty Images

Vintage R&B echoes through the songs of Musiq Soulchild.

Watch our video interview with Anthony Hamilton on ESSENCE TV »

3 of 18 WireImage

Funky soulster Raphael Saadiq always delivers feel-good music inspired by The Temptations, Al Green, and The Four Tops.

Watch our video interview with Anthony Hamilton on ESSENCE TV »

4 of 18 Getty Images

Maxwell’s sultry falsetto has enchanted millions.

Watch our video interview with Anthony Hamilton on ESSENCE TV »

5 of 18 Getty Images

New-school crooner Raheem DeVaughn has gained a loyal fan base.

Watch our video interview with Anthony Hamilton on ESSENCE TV »

6 of 18 Getty Images

Eric Benét’s new album, “Love & Life,” speaks of happiness, maturity and love.

Watch our video interview with Anthony Hamilton on ESSENCE TV »

7 of 18 Getty Images

Chris Brown released his first album at age 16.

Watch our video interview with Anthony Hamilton on ESSENCE TV »

8 of 18 Getty Images

Trey Songz counts Smokey Robinson and Aretha Franklin amongst his influences.

Watch our video interview with Anthony Hamilton on ESSENCE TV »

9 of 18 Getty Images

Usher’s infectious sound and pop hooks have made him a megastar.

Watch our video interview with Anthony Hamilton on ESSENCE TV »

10 of 18 Getty Images

Chart-topper Ne-Yo is a talented songwriter and kinetic performer.

Watch our video interview with Anthony Hamilton on ESSENCE TV »

11 of 18 Getty Images

Robin Thicke has been an ear tickler and mind soother for the past few years.

Watch our video interview with Anthony Hamilton on ESSENCE TV »

12 of 18 Getty Images

Before his solo success, singer-songwriter The-Dream had heads nodding to Rihanna’s eh-eh-eh chant on “Umbrella,” which he wrote.

Watch our video interview with Anthony Hamilton on ESSENCE TV »

13 of 18 Getty Images

Mario won our hearts with his hit “Let Me Love You.”

Watch our video interview with Anthony Hamilton on ESSENCE TV »

14 of 18 Getty Images

Velvet-voiced balladeer Jaheim’s soulful melodies are reminiscent of the seventies.

Watch our video interview with Anthony Hamilton on ESSENCE TV »

15 of 18 Getty Images

John Legend’s husky vibrato woos the ladies.

Watch our video interview with Anthony Hamilton on ESSENCE TV »

16 of 18 Getty Images

Gritty voiced soul man Lyfe Jennings is a favorite on R&B radio.

Watch our video interview with Anthony Hamilton on ESSENCE TV »

17 of 18 Getty Images

Women have fallen in love with Brian McKnight’s sweet sound.

Watch our video interview with Anthony Hamilton on ESSENCE TV »

18 of 18 Getty Images

Lloyd’s chart-topper “Get It Shawty” is a sure party starter.

Watch our video interview with Anthony Hamilton on ESSENCE TV »