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Top 117 Best 2000s R&B Songs

The 2000s was a decade worth remembering, especially when it comes to music. The rise of the internet and streaming services made a whole new dimension of music sharing possible.

The rise and fall of many new sounds was another part of the 2000s. One genre that underwent a massive expansion was R&B. New sounds were added, and new artists came forth with different interpretations of what R&B might mean.

Many of the foundations laid down in the 2000s formed the sounds that dominate the world at the moment. So, let’s take a look at some of the best 2000s R&B songs. These tracks are in no particular order or ranking. 

Best 2000s R&B songs


Top 117 Best 2000s R&B Songs

1 Dirrty By Christina Aguilera 

Album: Stripped

Yes, I know, the whole “teen Pop star goes sexy” isn’t a new concept. But Aguilera did it right to such a degree that it didn’t matter. “Dirrty” was one of the last tracks she recorded for her fourth album, and it ended up becoming the lead single. 

She achieved her goal of breaking away from the Teen Pop image. The vocal delivery on the recording is steeped in sultry sex appeal.

While only peaking at #48 on the US Billboard Hot 100, “Dirrty” went on to become an international smash hit. It became a Top 10 hit across Europe and even made it to the top of the UK Singles chart. The single has attained platinum status in multiple countries. 

2 Free Yourself by Fantasia (feat. Missy Elliott)

Album: Free Yourself

Empowerment, in general, has been present since the very beginnings of R&B. But, it began gaining serious momentum in the 2000s. Specifically, feel-good 2000s R&B empowerment anthems.

And the lead single from Fantasia’s debut record falls into that category. If you’re in a place where you feel it’s time to break away from something, this is the R&B anthem to do it with. 

“Free Yourself” was a Top 50 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 while making it to #3 on the Hot R&B and Hip Hop Songs chart. The track was nominated for two Grammy Awards and won an ASCAP Rhythm and Soul award for the Most Performed Song. 

3 Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) by Beyonce

Album: I Am…Sasha Fierce

This playful, upbeat girl power anthem was released as a double A-side with “If I Were A Boy.” The idea was to create the ultimate contrast between Beyonce and her super strong stage persona known as “Sasha Fierce.” As a result, “Single Ladies” has become a rallying cry for frustrated long-term girlfriends all over the world. 

This quadruple platinum-selling monster hit was one of the most successful R&B songs of the 2000s. And it was the seventh best-selling single in the world in the year of its release. It remained at the summit of the Billboard Hot 100 for four weeks straight. “Single Ladies” won three Grammy Awards, including Song of The Year. The single has sold more than six million copies.

4 All Falls Down by Kanye West

Album: The College Dropout

West’s interpolation of Lauren Hill’s “Mystery of Iniquity” is still one of the most serious songs in his catalog. It is also one of his most enduring. 


The song is a self-cross-examination done by two persons. Universal and racial-specific experiences are conveyed with such flawless grace that you can’t help but reflect on them. Much is said about modern societies’ obsession with materialism as well. 

“All Falls Down” was one of the most successful singles from Kanye’s debut album. It broke into the UK charts to become one of his first big hits outside of the US. The track peaked at #10 on the UK Hot Singles chart and #7 on the Billboard Hot 100. 

It has been certified platinum and double-platinum in the UK and US, respectively. So, it would be hard not to include it on a list of the best 2000s R&B songs.

5 Family Affair by Mary J Blige

Album: No More Drama

Mary J Blige’s story has been dotted with its fair share of low points. Some are harder to bear than others. That being said, her high points are just as potent. And this epic track from her fifth album is one of the highest of her career. 

The track features a beat and production by the legendary Dr. Dre and is one of the best R&B celebration songs of the 2000s. When you hear the intro staccato chords of “Family Affair,” your bottom half just begins to move; it’s that simple.

“Family Affair” was one of the biggest singles of the decade. It received praise for its production and vocal performance from various critics. The track topped the Billboard Hot 100 for six weeks, as well as becoming a Top 10 hit in fourteen other countries. 

6 You Rock My World by Michael Jackson

Album: Invincible

It might be hard to believe, but when this track was first making the rounds, there was speculation as to whether Jackson could deliver after more than six years of silence. As always, MJ blew us away and made skeptics eat their words with this mid-tempo masterpiece. 

Special attention was directed towards the stunning music video featuring Chris Tucker and the legendary Marlon Brando. No doubt it helped to propel this song even higher up the charts. 

“You Rock My World” became either #1 or a Top 10 hit in more than twenty countries. It peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and would be MJ’s last Top 10 in the US as a living artist. The single has been certified platinum in multiple countries. 

7 4Ever by Lil’ Mo (feat. Fabolous)

Album: Meet The Girl Next Door

I’ll be willing to bet money that this song is one of the most popular wedding songs among Hip Hop and R&B fans ever. It’s not the first collaboration between the two artists, and it probably won’t be the least. 

The music might be a bit uptempo. Yet, the seriousness of the commitment described throughout the lyrics is as real as a brick hitting you in the face. 

“4Ever” wasn’t the biggest hit of the year and not the biggest one of Mo’s career. But, it’s one of the most enduring R&B songs of the 2000s because of its beautiful message. The song peaked at #13 on the Hot R&B and Hip Hop charts and #37 on the Billboard Hot 100. 

8 Fallin’ by Alicia Keys

Album: Songs in A Minor

Relationships are like the sea. The ebb and flow of the tide is the central theme of this incredible track from Keys’ debut album. The song features one of the most memorable vocal melodies ever composed in R&B. As such; it remains one of Alicia’s most breathtaking songs and one of the best 2000s R&B songs. 

“Fallin'” has become a bit of a “signature” song for Keys. The track was a smash hit, topping the Mainstream Top 40, Hip-Hop & R&B, and Billboard Hot 100. In the UK, it peaked at #3 on the Singles chart. It was a Top 10 in various other countries and has been certified platinum and multi-platinum. 

9 Crazy by Gnarls Barkley

Album: St. Elsewhere

Ceelo Green became a madman, who is aware of his madness, for this debut single from the now historic album, St. Elsewhere. In the background, a beautifully produced drum beat and simple baseline create a rolling carriage to carry this crazy man along.

The track is an undisputed anthem of the decade. It broke down walls as few songs have ever been able to. From Heavy Metal mosh parties to conservative Southern weddings, this track was accepted by all. “Crazy” was one of the biggest R&B songs of the 2000s.

 It won a Grammy Award for Best Urban/Alternative Performance and picked up a nomination for Record of the Year. The track peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 while becoming #1 in many other countries. The single has been certified platinum and multi-platinum. 

10 Grindin’ by Clipse

Album: Lord Willin’

A beat that was almost given to Jay-Z would become the foundation for “Grindin’.” It’s a track ahead of its time in a way since its minimalist style would later be central to many future Neptunes tracks. Including Snoop’s “Drop It Like It’s Hot.” 

At the time, it wasn’t the norm to have Hip Hop beats that are so sparse. Not to mention using something like a woodblock on a beat, but it works superbly. 

To do justice to the quality of the track’s production, it required some real killer-weapon verses. These were provided by Pusha and Malice, and they helped propel the track to magnum level. “Grindin’” peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot R&B and Hip-Hop Tracks chart, and #30 on the Hot 100. 

11 Say Yes by Floetry

Album: Floetic

“You Make Me So So So So So So…” and the rest is up to your imagination. This Grammy-nominated track features possibly one of the sexiest vocal deliveries ever recorded. 

Marsha’s verses wash over the instrumentation like a chocolate fountain that’s been tipped over. Only no one’s cleaning up because it’s just gorgeous.

“Say Yes” was the British duo’s only single on the Hot R&B and Hip-Hop tracks chart, where it peaked at #8. And it was the group’s only track to make it onto the Billboard Hot 100, where it peaked at #24. 

12 Yeah! by Usher (feat. Lil Jon and Ludacris)

Album: Confessions

Aren’t we glad Usher’s label told him to record more songs when he submitted the first draft of Confessions? Otherwise, this masterpiece of a track would never have happened. 

Lil’ Jon famously coined this particular mixing of R&B and Crunk as “Crunk n B.” A fitting term for a sound that would inspire generations of singers and producers. Not to mention make the soundtrack of Need For Speed Underground that much better.

“Yeah!” spent twelve weeks at the summit of the Billboard Hot 100, making it the longest-running #1 of the year. It was knocked down by one of Usher’s other singles. The track was #1 in more than ten countries and has been certified platinum more times than you can count. The single won a Grammy for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.

13 Ordinary People by John Legend

Album: Get Lifted

“Ordinary People” was not the first hit single from John’s debut album, but it is likely the most memorable. For its time, the track’s simple arrangement and production may have seemed a bit dated. 

The thing is that when you have such sheer talent, even the simplest of recipes will produce pure magic. Piano, melody, and beautiful lyrics sung by a once-in-a-lifetime voice are all you get. And, let’s be honest, it’s all you’ll ever get when it comes to John Legend. 

“Ordinary People” became a multi-platinum single that received three Grammy nominations and ended up bagging a win for Best Male Vocal R&B Performance. 

14 Rehab by Amy Winehouse

Album: Back To Black

Despite the tragedy that now surrounds the artist, it remains an endearing piece of music that retains the fierce independence and delicate beauty that was Winehouse. 

Like many of the tracks on Amy’s final album, there’s a hunkering back to the tones of 50s and 60s Motown performers like Etta James. But, it combined that with a unique streetwise spin in a way that only Amy could. 

“Rehab” became Winehouse’s first and only Top 10 hit in the United States, peaking at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100. In the UK, the single peaked at #7. “Rehab” cleaned house at the 50th Grammy’s, picking up three awards for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

15 So Sick by Ne-Yo

Album: In My Own Words

R&B can do heartbreak and longing better than most genres. And this monster hit from Ne-Yo’s debut record is one of the best examples you can ask for. 

Produced by Norwegian dream team Stargate and written by Ne-Yo, “So Sick” perfectly captured the ill feeling you suffer from after a relationship ends. You know, that funny stage right before you transition to moving on and being happy again?

“So Sick” was the lead single for the album and became one of Ne-Yo’s biggest tracks. It topped the Billboard Hot 100 and the UK Singles chart. This platinum track is credited as the one that introduced the world to Ne-Yo’s stunning voice and writing ability. 

16 Confessions Part II by Usher

Album: Confessions

If I were a lazy writer, I would probably just list Usher’s entire Confessions album as the R&B soundtrack of the 2000s and be done with it. I know many would not disagree with this. 

If there is anyone who can make a super successful album based mostly on stories of fooling around, then it’s got to be Usher. And here’s the proof. Despite the many misadventures that Usher describes in these lyrics, he (and his six-pack) only became that much more popular.

“Confessions Part II” became the album’s third hit single, topping the Billboard Hot 100, Hip-Hop & R&B, and Rhythmic charts. It also charted in the Top 10 of various other countries.

17 No Letting Go by Wayne Wonder

Album: No Holding Back

Producer of this Diwali Riddim masterpiece, Steven “Lenky” Marsden, signed over the deed for his Honda Civic two-door to Wayne Wonder. It would prove to be a very good investment since he would produce what would become probably his biggest hit with the artist. 

The single achieves the seemingly magical task of being a straight-up love ballad filled with proper proclamations of love. And yet, it’s got enough swing and punch left to make it a danceable track. All thanks to that hypnotic handclap or “Diwali Riddim” that Marsden would put on so many of his tracks. 

“No Letting Go” is Wonder’s biggest commercial success, peaking at #3 on the UK Singles chat and #11 on the Billboard Hot 100. 

18 Jackson by Outkast

Album: Stakonia

I consider this track as one of the saddest 2000s R&B songs. “Ms. Jackson” is a heartfelt song on behalf of men who’ve caused pain and disappointment all over the world, especially when it comes to women.

Andre 3000’s verses extol the stress, shame, and pain associated with having failed her and now having to be a father regardless. The exquisite beat that acts as the backdrop for this apology samples “Strawberry Letter 23” by The Brothers Johnson.

“Ms. Jackson” became an international smash hit, peaking at #1 on various US charts, including the Billboard Hot 100. The single made it to #2 on the UK Singles chart and was a Top 5 hit in various other countries. It also bagged a Grammy for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group.

19 Irreplaceable by Beyoncé 

Album: B’Day

Originally. this was a country song that was remixed and peppered with some R&B influences by Stargate and the writer Ne-Yo. However, Beyoncé’s fourth #1 contains a good dose of “fed up with his cheating” mixed with some female empowerment.

Beyoncé’s voice on “Irreplaceable” is softer in tone when compared to the rest of the aggressive sounds on the album. Beautifully mixed acoustic guitars and cellos make the track that much easier on the ears. As a result, “Irreplaceable” became the album’s strongest single. 

It peaked at #1 in Australia, Hungary, Ireland, and New Zealand. In the US, it topped the US Billboard Hot 100 for ten straight weeks. And it was the most popular ringtone for females in the US during the 2000s. One of the best 2000s R&B songs by a wide margin.

20 Love by Keyshia Cole

Album: The Way It Is

Love and denial often hold hands when bad things begin to happen. And this song is all about that. Stupidly refusing to believe the truth about her boyfriend’s infidelity and constantly trying to be good enough for him, Cole’s vocal is tremendously pretty, despite the pain it contains:

“I used to think that I wasn’t fine enough – and I used to think I wasn’t wild enough – but I won’t waste my time tryin’ to figure out why you are playin’ games what’s this all about?”

“Love” became a breakthrough track for Cole. It was a Top 10 hit on the Hip-Hop and R&B charts, peaking at #7 while making it to #19 on the Billboard Hot 100. The single has been certified platinum.

21 Let Me Love You by Mario 

Album: Turning Point

Ne-Yo is easily one of the biggest hit-makers in the world of Hip-Hop and R&B. This track was one of his masterpieces, and he ended up regretting that he had given it to Mario instead of singing it himself.

“Let Me Love You” became one of the biggest hits of, not just the year, but the decade. The single was nominated at the Grammy’s for Best Male R&B Performance. And it was a worldwide Top 10 and #1 in numerous countries, including the US. Platinum? Oh Fo Sho!

22 U Got It Bad by Usher 

Album: 8701

Bringing distractions into the workplace is what led to this wondrous track being spawned in 2001. Usher was distracted by a lovely lady he’d brought into the session with him. Jermain Dupri ended up kicking Usher out and telling him to come back later because he’d “got it too bad.”

The incident left a mark on Usher’s ego. The vocal delivery he brought to this recording when he came back the next day has been praised as one of the best he’s ever given. 

“U Got It Bad” was the most successful single by a solo male artist for the entire year. The track peaked at #5 on the UK Singles chart and stayed atop the Billboard Hot for six weeks. Fans love to tease Usher when he does this one live, and he replies with that one-of-a-kind, mile-wide smile. 

23 Cry Me A River by Justin Timberlake

Album: Justified 

Timbaland was arguably one of the most successful producers of the decade. There pretty much wasn’t a track of his that didn’t go big during the 2000s. When you combine that with lyrics written by the incredible Scot Storch and Justin Timberlake, what you are left with is one of the best goodbye forever songs ever recorded. 

“Cry Me A River” spawned one of the sauciest videos of the year. Aside from making his ex quite angry, the video earned Timberlake a string of awards and a Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. This platinum hit has never left Timberlake’s live set since its recording. 

24 Me, Myself And I by Beyoncé

Album: Dangerously In Love

While Beyonce has proven time and again that she can be fierce and aggressive, it’s refreshing to get a glimpse of her reserved and collected side through tracks like this one. While by no means being a happy ballad, the track contains a straight-backed dignity that has come to define Beyoncé. Not only as an artist but as a woman.

The single earned Beyoncé an ASCAP award for Songwriter of the Year, as well as picking up a Grammy nomination for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. “Me, Myself and I” has been certified platinum in the US and Australia. 

25 Hot In Here by Nelly

Album: Nellyvile

The first single released from Nelly’s second studio album is not his deepest work. Indeed, it was quite an odd one out when it first launched since most rappers were trying to be serious rags-to-riches kind of guys. The track has a hook that samples the 1979 hit “Bustin Loose” by Chuck Brown, who also co-wrote “Hot in Here.”

“Hot in Here” earned Nelly a Grammy for Best Male Rap Solo Performance. It was loved so much by the radio station Hot 105.7 that they played it on a loop for 72 hours straight to announce their transition from Latin to R&B and Hip-Hop. 

The single was Nelly’s first #1 hit reaching the top of the Billboard Hot and attaining platinum certifications in three countries. And anyone who frequented clubs in the past knows it’s one of the best 2000s R&B songs.

26 My Boo by Usher (feat. Alicia Keys)

Album: Confessions

Usher and Alicia Keys united along with Jermaine Dupri, Adonis Shropshire, and Manuel Seal to bring us what is probably the ultimate schoolyard-love R&B duet. 

The track drips with imagery of first stolen kisses and long walks home while holding hands and not saying a word. If this one gets you thinking of your ex, good luck with the nostalgia, but you should’ve picked a more obscure number. 

“My Boo” was a Top 5 hit in various countries while topping charts in the US. It summited the Hot R&B and Hip-Hop chart as well as the Billboard Hot 100, making Confessions an even more successful album.

27 Bootylicious by Destiny’s Child 

Album: Survivor 

Snoop Dogg’s verse in “Dre Day” may be the first popular use of the term “Bootylicious” in music. But, this tasty tune from Destiny’s third studio offering made bootylicious popular enough to get put in the Oxford English Dictionary. 

The track prominently samples Stevie Nicks’s song “Edge of Seventeen.” Nicks was subsequently featured in the music video, playing the iconic guitar riff. 

“Bootylicious” became Destiny’s fourth #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also topped the UK Singles chart and became a Top 5 hit in several other countries. This track’s greatest achievement is giving a wonderful, non-offensive word for all the sexy and confident ladies out there.

28 We Belong Together by Mariah Carey 

Album: The Emancipation of Mimi

I remember the silent period that Carey went through from about 2001 to 2004. After nine albums, a lot of folks thought that she ought to pack it in and get around to releasing Greatest Hits albums. Then, she dropped her tenth album along with this record-breaking piano track. 

It was quite clear that she had no intention of slowing down. A simple theme, given life by fantastic writing and incredible vocal performance, is what makes this one of the greatest 2000s R&B songs ever

“We Belong Together” revitalized Carey’s career and became her 16th chart-topping hit in the US. The song stayed at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for 14 weeks. It broke radio airplay records and was named Song of the Decade by Billboard, as well as earning two Grammy’s for Best R&B Song and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.

29 Let’s Get Married by Jagged Edge

Album: JE Heartbreak 

I know this track elicits a lot of sighs of disapproval at a bunch of tired cliches. But, we all know in our hearts that when it first hit, “Let’s Get Married” made us all start dreaming of the big day. 

Whether you like it or not, there’s something irresistibly alluring about young love on the cusp of getting set in stone. And this popular 2000s R&B song proves it. 

“Let’s Get Married” spent three weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot R&B and Hip-Hop tracks chart. It also peaked at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100. When the single was issued in Australia, it shot up the charts to #1, eventually earning a double-platinum certification. 

30 If I Ain’t Got You by Alicia Keys

Album: The Diary of Alicia Keys

Inspired by the tragic death of singer Aaliyah comes this gorgeous track from Keys’ second album. This track contains heartfelt emotional content like only Alicia can write. But also highlights her incredible ability as a piano player. 

She has confessed to it being one of her favorite songs, and it shows in live performances. Need some reminding of what’s important in life? Here’s the perfect track. 

“If I Ain’t Got You” was Alicia’s second consecutive R&B chart-topper. It remained at the summit of the R&B and Hip-Hop chart for six weeks. The track earned her two Grammy nominations, for which she won Best Vocal R&B Performance. 

31 Rock The Boat by Aaliyah

Album: Alliyah

We move on from a track that was inspired by Aaliyah’s passing to a wonderful song that reminds us of how much she left us to celebrate with. “Rock The Boat” was the first glimpse of a more toned-back and mature Aaliyah. The lyrics, combined with that alluring music video in the Bahamas, made this track hotter than a Sahara summer. 

Aaliyah earned a Grammy nomination for Best Female R&B performance with “Rock the Boat.” The track peaked at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was also a Top 20 hit in several other countries, including the UK. 

32 Dilemma by Nelly ft. Kelly Rowland

33 Always on Time by Ja Rule ft. Ashanti

34 Crazy in Love by Beyoncé ft. JaybyZ

35 Ignition (Remix) by R. Kelly

36 Umbrella by Rihanna ft. JaybyZ

37 Say My Name by Destiny’s Child

38 SexyBack by Justin Timberlake

39 Survivor by Destiny’s Child

40 Lose Yourself by Eminem

41 No Scrubs by TLC

42 Hey Ya! by Outkast

43 I Wanna Dance With Somebody by Whitney Houston

44 In Da Club by 50 Cent

45 How You Gonna Act Like That by Tyrese

46 Foolish by Ashanti

47 Get Busy by Sean Paul

48 1, 2 Step by Ciara ft. Missy Elliott

49 Beautiful by Christina Aguilera

50 It Wasn’t Me by Shaggy ft. Rikrok

51 The Boy is Mine by Brandy and Monica

52 He Wasn’t Man Enough by Toni Braxton

53 What’s Luv? by Fat Joe ft. Ashanti

54 Gangsta’s Paradise by Coolio ft. L.V.

55 Yeah Yeah by Usher ft. Lil Jon and Ludacris

56 Just Dance by Lady Gaga ft. Colby O’Donis

57 Don’t Cha by The Pussycat Dolls ft. Busta Rhymes

58 I Know What You Want by Busta Rhymes ft. Mariah Carey

59 Ignorance Is Bliss by Jellystone

60 All For You by Janet Jackson

61 Take Me Out by Franz Ferdinand

More 2000s R&B Songs

  1. Touch It by Busta Rhymes
  2. Shake Ya Tailfeather by Nelly, P. Diddy and Murphy Lee
  3. Hot in Herre by Nelly
  4. It’s Gonna Be Me by *NSYNC
  5. Hollaback Girl by Gwen Stefani
  6. I Believe in a Thing Called Love by The Darkness
  7. My Love by Justin Timberlake ft. T.I.
  8. The Way You Move by Outkast ft. Sleepy Brown
  9. Like I Love You by Justin Timberlake ft. Clipse
  10. Rock Your Body by Justin Timberlake
  11. Temperature by Sean Paul
  12. Don’t Matter by Akon
  13. Love in This Club by Usher ft. Young Jeezy
  14. Breathe by Blu Cantrell ft. Sean Paul
  15. Gold Digger by Kanye West ft. Jamie Foxx
  16. I’m Real (Remix) by Jennifer Lopez ft. Ja Rule
  17. You Don’t Know My Name by Alicia Keys
  18. My Humps by The Black Eyed Peas
  19. I Don’t Wanna Know by Mario Winans ft. P. Diddy
  20. Try Again by Aaliyah
  21. Slow Jamz by Twista ft. Kanye West and Jamie Foxx
  22. The Sweet Escape by Gwen Stefani ft. Akon
  23. You Make Me Wanna… by Usher
  24. Let It Burn by Usher
  25. Be Without You by Mary J. Blige
  26. Always by Atlantic Starr
  27. You’re Beautiful by James Blunt
  28. Beautiful Girls by Sean Kingston
  29. Can’t Help But Wait by Trey Songz
  30. Forever by Chris Brown
  31. Whatever You Like by T.I.
  32. Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin’) by TbyPain ft. Yung Joc
  33. Bed by J. Holiday
  34. Bust It Baby (Part 2) by Plies ft. NebyYo
  35. Can’t Believe It by TbyPain ft. Lil Wayne
  36. Closer by NebyYo
  37. Diva by Beyoncé
  38. Disturbia by Rihanna
  39. Fall for Your Type by Jamie Foxx ft. Drake
  40. Good Life by Kanye West ft. TbyPain
  41. Green Light by John Legend ft. André 3000
  42. Heartless by Kanye West
  43. I’m Sprung by TbyPain
  44. Irreplaceable by Beyoncé
  45. Love on Top by Beyoncé
  46. Miss Independent by NebyYo
  47. NebyYo by Because of You
  48. One Wish by Ray J
  49. Party by Beyoncé ft. André 3000
  50. Rehab by Rihanna
  51. Run It! by Chris Brown ft. Juelz Santana
  52. Say Goodbye by Chris Brown
  53. Sexy Love by NebyYo
  54. She Got Her Own by Jamie Foxx ft. NebyYo and Fabolous
  55. Superhuman by Chris Brown ft. Keri Hilson
  56. There Goes My Baby by Usher

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Best 2000s R&B Songs – Final Thoughts

The 2000s were good for the world of R&B and Hip-Hop. Whether it’s a breakup, the celebration of independence and the good life, or just wanting to tell a sassy lady that she’s beautiful, there’s an R&B tune from this decade for that. 

As dated as the greatest R&B songs from the 2000s might be, we all know that when we hear them in the car or the club, it’s like, “Oh yeah!” That’s because they will forever remain timeless classics.

Until next time, happy listening.

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Joseph is a session musician, writer, and filmmaker from south Florida. He has recorded a number of albums and made numerous short films, as well as contributing music to shorts and commercials. 

He doesn't get as much time to practice and play as he used to, but still manages (just about!) to fulfill all his session requests. According to Joseph, it just gets harder as you get older; you rely on what you learned decades ago and can play without thinking. Thankfully that's what most producers still want from him.

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