30 Richest R and B Stars

Rhythm and blues, often abbreviated as R&B or RnB, is a genre of popular Black American music that originated in the 1940s.[1] The term was originally used by record companies to describe recordings marketed predominantly to urban Black Americans, at a time when “urbane, rocking, jazz based music with a heavy, insistent beat” was becoming more popular.[2] In the commercial rhythm and blues music typical of the 1950s through the 1970s, the bands usually consisted of piano, one or two guitars, bass, drums, saxophone, and sometimes background vocalists. R&B lyrical themes often encapsulate the Black American experience of pain and the quest for freedom and joy.[3]Lyrics focus heavily on the themes of triumphs and failures in terms of relationships, freedom, economics, aspirations, and sex.

Birthplace – Detroit

Music Industry size is about $3 billion

  1. Janet Jackson $1.2 billion from Gary, Indiana lives in Qatar and Calabasas, California

Famous Songs – Come Back to me, All for you, Someone to Call my Lover, Got Till its gone, Go Deep, Rock With You,

Childhood home in Gary, Indiana

Current homes in Qatar and Calabasas, California

2. Beyonce $536 million from Houston lives in New York

Famous Songs – No, No, No, Survivor, Bootylicious, Single Ladies, Halo, Green Light, Drunk In Love, On the Run

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Childhood home

Riverside, Houston

3. Mariah Carey $524 million New York

Famous – Sweet Fantasy, Honey, Breakdown, Heartbreaker, Crybaby,  Say Something,

4. Prince $300 million Minneapolis lives in Los Angeles

5. Rihanna $281 million-$300 million  Barbados lives in Pacific Palisades, California

Famous Songs – Umbrella, Rude Boy, Diamonds in the Sky, Throw it up, Work

Rihanna Net Worth

Childhood home, Bridgetown, Barbados

6. Diana Ross $250 million from Detroit lives in Greenwich, Connecticut

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Brewster Housing Projects, Detroit, Michigan

7. Tina Turner $200 million   Tennessee lives in the South of France

8. Lionel Ritchie $200 million Alabama lives in Beverly Hills, California

9. Usher $180 million Chattanooga lives in Roswell, Georgia

9. Justin Timberlake $175 million Memphis lives in Hollywood Hills, California

10. Kenneth Babyface Edmonds $174 million from Indianapolis lives in Los Angeles

 

12. R Kelly $150 million from Chicago lives in Olympia Fields, Illinois

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Childhood home Robert Taylor homes Housing Project Chicago

13. Smokey Robinson $100 million Detroit lives in Los Angeles

14. Akon $80 million from Saint Louis lives in Woodland Hills, California

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15. Alicia Keys $60 million from New York City lives in Englewood,New Jersey

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16. Aretha Franklin $60 million from Detroit

17. Wanya Morris $60 million from Philadelphia

18. Nathan Bartholomew Morris $ 60 million from Philadelphia

19. Patti Labelle $50 million from Philadelphia lives in Suburban Philadelphia

20. Shawn Stockman $ 45 million

21. Ashanti from Glen Cove, New York   $ 40 million lives in Old Westbury, New York

 

22. Chris Brown $ 30 million from Tappahannock, Virginia lives in Los Angeles

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23. Kelly Rowland $ 30 million from Houston lives in Houston

Famous Songs – No, No, No, When Love Takes Over, Dirty Laundry,

24. Keri Hilson $ 25 million from Atlanta lives in Atlanta

Famous Songs – The way you are, Pretty Girl Rock,

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25. Tyrese Gibson $ 25 million from Watts, Los Angeles lives in Woodland Hills, California

26. Cee- Lo Green $ 22 million from Atlanta lives in Atlanta

27. Ciara $20 million from Atlanta lives in Atlanta

Famous Songs – Get Up, Go Girl, Speechless

 

28. Monica $15 million  from Atlanta lives in Atlanta

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29. Brandy $12 million from McComb, Mississippi lives in Calabasas, California

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30. Trey Songz  $12 million from Petersburg, Virginia lives in Los Angeles

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