Jonathan McReynolds' R&B Contemporaries

Who does Jonathan McReynolds remind you of?

Put Your Hands Up - Jonathan McReynolds takes the fans (including Kirk Franklin, who was in attendance)  with him on a spiritual journey with his mellow brand of music. (Photo: Cooper Neill/Getty Images for BET)

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Jonathan McReynolds - A guitar playing gospel singer? That has heavy pop influences? Yes, Jonathan McReynolds makes that type of music. We're not sure of his secular influences, but if he were a secular artist, we think he might sound like the following. (Photo: Cooper Neill/Getty Images for BET)

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist: Bruno Mars - Bruno Mars continued his musical winning streak with an eclectic mix of retro-influenced R&B, pop and dance hits. (Photo: Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for EIF)

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Bruno Mars - The most obvious comparison, Bruno has upbeat pop music that goes along with his guitar-playing antics on stage. Though McReynolds' music varies when it comes to tempo, we're sure he has the ability to make music in this vein whenever he feels like. (Photo: Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for EIF)

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Raphael Saadiq - McReynolds doesn't have as many old school inspired hits as Raphael Saadiq does, but best believe both know how to hold down the strings on a guitar.  (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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D'Angelo - McReynolds may not have the same vocal abilities as D'Angelo, but we're pretty sure if he got on stage with a guitar the way D'Angelo does, there'd be a worthwhile comparison. (Photo: Nick Pickles/WireImage)

Jewel - If you listen to some of McReynolds' acoustically driven songs (in particular his Unplugged performances on YouTube), there's a bluegrassy feel that invokes some of Jewel's music. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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Jewel - If you listen to some of McReynolds' acoustically driven songs (in particular his Unplugged performances on YouTube), there's a bluegrassy feel that invokes some of Jewel's music. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Darius Rucker - Similar to Jewel, Darius Rucker also knows how to invoke that bluegrass feel and his work with Hootie and the Blowfish validates that. McReynolds isn't a far cry from Rucker when it comes to balancing vocals with a guitar in hand. (Photo: Andrew Goodman/Getty Images)

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Darius Rucker - Similar to Jewel, Darius Rucker also knows how to invoke that bluegrass feel and his work with Hootie and the Blowfish validates that. McReynolds isn't a far cry from Rucker when it comes to balancing vocals with a guitar in hand. (Photo: Andrew Goodman/Getty Images)