R. Kelly Beats The Ladies On R&B/Hip-Hop List

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November 18, 2010 | 6:15pm EST

Soul man R. Kelly has topped a new list of the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of the past 25 years.
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 top 10 list is:

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.