Nice & Slow: Male R&B Singers Who Are a Little Soft

March 27, 2012 ‐ By Drenna Armstrong

I have a soft spot in my music lovin’ heart for R&B and male R&B singers. They melt my heart.  For awhile, we didn’t have any R&B singers representing, but now, they seem to be coming out left and right.  We’ve talked about more masculine r&b singers before—the ones that basically TOLD you how it went going down. But today, let’s talk about the softer side of singing.  This is not about men who have a “female” look per se; these are some of the R&B singers who ask you what you want, when you want it and how you want it. Hell, they’re telling you to tell and show what you want to do to them. Basically ladies, we are in control…

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  • Cora500

    Wow! I didn’t know Dream’s real name was Terius.

  • Cameron

    More attempts to put our men in a box. If they’re not acting like Fifty Cents, we call them soft? No man likes being labelled soft so please don’t pretend this is a compliment. Stop it Madame Noire. I’m sick of black people doing this to each other then wondering why we are stereotyped.

  • Von

    john legend should be on this list.

  • Jolie

    Thanks MN for showing me how much of a mind w***e I am….currently having impure thoughts about a good 6 of the 9 men on this list.

  • nath40

    where is SEAL?

  • How come Maxwell didn’t make the list?!..

  • Na

    what was the purpose of this article? did you just want to discuss r&b singers that you like?? you could have just said that in the title instead, because you are all over the place and don’t seem to have a real focus other than….”i like these guys are singer/songwriters”.



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    kem, brian mcknight, maxwell

  • Tagirl

    Baby Face is the greatest at writing songs for male or females. They aren’t artist anymore but Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis are on the same level and the three of them probably had a hand in writing most of our fav R&B songs from 90’s on. Of course, J & T wrote & produced for Janet from the start of her career in the 80’s til “The Velvet Rope” album. 

    Neyo is the artist/songwriter that has that in him. I’ve also loved Bryan Michael Cox(producer) ever since he wrote/produced the “JE Heartbrake” album for Jagged Edge with JD & the Casey Twins of JE.

  • Shes77

    Where’s Neyo in this line up?

  • Goshortie2

    NeYo should be on here

  • Jenine

    Joe should definitely be on this list!!!! 

  • IllyPhilly

    Why soft? Cuz they ain’t R. Kelly calling chicks stupid b!tches in songs? 

    • Dr. Strong

      Right….their pants don’t sag…..their not constantly calling women hoes/bitc#$s…..their not constantly being busted for drugs/guns….they don’t sing about their money, or getting their d!x succed….they are well groomed……they express some manners (and are even downright polite at times)  ……yea…..them mufukas soft!

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  • Jyll02

    Love the article but the title is Horrid!