Best Female R&B/Soul Artist

Jill Scott

When you think of who’s at the top of contemporary R&B/Soul, Jill Scott definitely comes to mind. Jilly from Philly, continues to ooze soul through her nostalgia-laced brand of music.

Beyoncé

The self-proclaimed King B continues to dominate the music game with her ferocious vocals, high energy performances and catchy hit singles.

Mary J. Blige

The Queen of Hip Hop Soul has held her place at the throne for nearly two decades, releasing a slew of multi-platinum albums and singles.

Kelly Rowland

Rocking a sexy new image and singing equally sexy tunes helped make 2011 a breakout year for the former Destiny’s Child star.

Jennifer Hudson

From American Idol castoff to award winning performer, J-Hud continues to serve fans with her powerful vocals and commanding stage presence.

Marsha Ambrosius

The U.K. songstress broke out with her sensually charged debut solo album, Late Nights and Early Mornings, proving she can hold her own in and out of a group.