Tasha Cobbs's R&B Contemporaries

A musical analogy between Tasha Cobbs and R&B singers.

Tasha Cobbs - Tasha Cobbs has one of the most powerful voices in gospel. It got us thinking ? if you had to give a comparison to someone of her talent in the R&B world, who would it be?  (Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Gospel Music Association)

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Tasha Cobbs - Tasha Cobbs has one of the most powerful voices in gospel. It got us thinking — if you had to give a comparison to someone of her talent in the R&B world, who would it be? (Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Gospel Music Association)

'Pick Me Up' - Mary steps into the deep lane of the soulful house, belting out a tune that celebrates life and the world.   (Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images for Nobel Peace Prize Concert)

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Mary J. Blige - Mary J. Blige is a straight classic who can sing out and still hold it down on the stage. We like to think of Tasha Cobbs in the same light. (Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images for Nobel Peace Prize Concert)

Alicia Keys - When Ms. Cobbs gives you a slow ballad with live instrumentation it calls to mind some of Ms. Keys more stirring performances. Take a moment to listen to "Break Every Chain."  (Photo: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival)

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Alicia Keys - When Ms. Cobbs gives you a slow ballad with live instrumentation it calls to mind some of Ms. Keys more stirring performances. Take a moment to listen to "Break Every Chain." (Photo: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival)

Jennifer Hudson - When Jennifer Hudson hits a performance stage she usually electrifies, much like how Tasha Cobbs electrifies whenever she sings out.  (Photo: Ethan Miller/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Jennifer Hudson - When Jennifer Hudson hits a performance stage she usually electrifies, much like how Tasha Cobbs electrifies whenever she sings out. (Photo: Ethan Miller/BET/Getty Images for BET)

No Walkin' By This - Chrisette Michele helped keep spirits high by singing the classic "Walk On By." (Photo: Ethan Miller/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Chrisette Michele - The comparison here is really in principle; Chrisette Michele has a niche, that vintage sounding R&B lane which she does so well. Similarly Tasha Cobbs has a niche as an incredible all-around gospel singer who can lead a choir and hold a song all on her own.  (Photo: Ethan Miller/BET/Getty Images for BET)