While browsing my Twitter timeline today I came across an interesting tweet from Billboard Magazine. The weekly had chosen their top 50 R&B/Hip Hop artists of the last 25 years and was inviting the public to weigh in on their choices. Before clicking the link I kinda rolled my eyes and thought to myself “If Mary J. Blige isn’t #1 this list is totally bogus.” However, I soon remembered the accomplishments of R. Kelly over the last 15+ years and quickly added him to my list of potential number ones. Truthfully, when looking at influence and overall chart performance, only Mary or Kelly could have possibly been chosen as the number one and number two picks.
To my surprise, Billboard totally agreed with me and indeed Mary and Kelly held the top two positions. But which came in at #1?
Check the top 10 below and click here to view the rest of the top 50.