4. Mary J Blige
Mary J Blige, the Queen of Hip Hop Soul is still going strong! Bringing us classic music since 1992, Mary is a recipient of nine Grammy Awards and four American Music Awards. She has recorded eight multi-platinum albums. She is the only artist with Grammy Award wins in Pop, Rap, Gospel, and R&B. Mary J. Blige is also one of the first artists to popularize the fusion of R&B and Hip-Hop sounds now known as Hip Hop Soul.