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 Billboard.com 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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