16. "RE: Billboard's top 35 R&B artists of all time." In response to In response to 0
I saw the subject line and dove into this post ready to be shocked and outraged by the Billboard list.
I had complaints, corrections, omissions and general crabbiness ready to go...
...but then I read the actual list and I'm not mad at it.
It might not be my personal top 35 (no Otis, no Bobby Womack, no Sly, no Sam and Dave?) but it makes sense.
The inclusion of a couple of artists (Maxwell, Jill Scott, Alicia Keys) feels like a bit of an overreach but that could just be because of an inherent bias against contemporary artist as compared to legends.