Soul 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


2. Mary J. Blige


3. Whitney Houston


4. Mariah Carey


5. Janet Jackson


6. Usher


7. Luther Vandross


8. Jay-Z


9. Freddie Jackson


10. Alicia Keys


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