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R. Kelly Named Top Hip-Hop Artist Of The Past 25 Years

11/19/2010 1:01am EST

R. KellySoul man R. Kelly has topped a new list of the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of the past quarter century.

The "I Believe I Can Fly" singer beat out Mary J. Blige, Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey on the countdown, while his "Best of Both Worlds" album collaborator Jay-Z is the top rapper on the list - at eight.

The top 10 also features Usher, Alicia Keys and late soul star Luther Vandross.



The Full List:

1. R. Kelly

R. Kelly


2. Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige


3. Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston


4. Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey


5. Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson


6. Usher



7. Luther Vandross

Luther Vandross


8. Jay-Z



9. Freddie Jackson

Freddie Jackson


10. Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys


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