In honor of Women’s History Month, we are counting down some of the best female R&B artists in music’s past and present.
Here is our Top 10 list of Female R&B music videos!
#10 – [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Rihanna[/lastfm] – Russian Roulette
Rihanna put plenty of heart and emotion in her ballad Russian Roulette as depicted in her graphic music video featuring the Barbadian beauty being shot at underwater. The lyrics were disturbing enough but watching Ri Ri almost get “capped” underwater is a bit scary.
#9 – [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Ciara[/lastfm] – Ride
Ciara definitely steamed up the camera lenses with her sexy dancing around a very lucky[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”] Ludacris [/lastfm]in this one. I tend to think the video is the main attraction for the song but have been told the song is pretty good also if you try to close your eyes and pay attention.
#8 – [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Keyshia Cole[/lastfm] - I Should Have Cheated
Keysha Cole exploded onto the scene with this song and video that expressed the anger and vengeance of a woman done wrong. Keysha was rocking the fiery red hair heavy back in 2005 maybe Rihanna was watching back then?
#7 – [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lauryn Hill[/lastfm] – EX Factor
Lauryn Hill showed on this track why she is one of the best female artists of all time after only one solo album. The images and soft lyrical voice of Hill makes this song a favorite among woman going through relationship issues.
#6 – [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Monica[/lastfm] & [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Brandy[/lastfm] – The Boy Is Mine
Brandy and Monica turned an everyday high school battle into a hit song and video fighting over actor Mekhi Phiefer of all people. I’m still wondering how its the guy who gets dissed at the end when he inspired the hit song?
#5 – [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Alicia Keys[/lastfm] – Fallin
Alicia Keys was introduced to the world with this classic song and video as a patient girlfriend going to see her man in prison. The coolest part about the video is the scene showing inmates singing on the chain gang outside the prison.
#4 -[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Mary J. Blige[/lastfm] – Reminisce
Mary J. Blige became an instant sensation after the release of her debut album What’s The 411. This song and video showed the vulnerable and sensitive side of Mary J. Blige that have helped grow her such a loyal fan following to this day.
#3 – [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Destiny’s Child[/lastfm] – Say My Name
Destiny’s Child was going through an internal shift after losing two members before the video shoot for their hit single Say My Name. The newest member Michelle Williams made her debut alongside Kelly Rowland and Beyonce Knowles to form the greatest girl trio of all time.
#2 – [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Mariah Carey[/lastfm] – We Belong Together
Mariah Carey created another classic in We Belong Together as the video portrayed basically the setting for every wedding that played the song. Only Mrs. Cannon could come up with such a timeless R&B tune that gets every woman thinking of marriage…players beware!
#1 – [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Aaliyah[/lastfm] – One In A Million
The late and beloved Aaliyah left us with one of her more emotion filled classics in One In A Million. The video was filled with the classic 90’s vibe and Aaliyah’s charming presence is a reminder for why we still miss her to this day.
What’s YOUR favorite female R&B music video? Did we miss it here? Holla back in the comments section below…