By: Evette Champion
When someone asks you who do you think the Queen of Soul is you would probably say Aretha Franklin, which is pretty much a given, right? What would you say if we told you that Adele has been linked to the title. Sure, Adele has a voice on her and she definitely can make you feel some things when she belts out her tunes… But to say that she is the new Queen of Soul? Eh…
Here are six soulful songstresses who surpass Adele and make us feel things we never thought possible.
The late Whitney Houston was a singer who could give you the goosebumps just by singing the Star Spangled Banner. She has the ability to captivate an entire audience and has received the nickname, “The Voice” and it’s no wonder why.
Some would say that when Jill Scott takes the stage, she’s like a new age Billie Holiday. Ms. Scott has a powerful but delicate voice that garners your attention, no matter what you’re doing.
Fantasia wowed the crowd by her stripped bare performance on American Idol so many years ago. Then when she was asked to participate in a tribute to Ms. Patti Labelle, she stunned the crowd again when she performed “Lady Marmalade.”
Another American idol alum, Jennifer Hudson is now a well beloved singer as well as actress. Although she didn’t get much love on AI, she continued to prove that she’s a force to be reckoned with.
Jazmine Sullivan showed that even as early as 11 years old, she had a bright future ahead of her and she has a voice that you would think her voice belonged to someone much older.
Tamia has range and a power in her voice that very few are blessed with, however, she proves that she’s got a lovely voice that definitely makes you feel things at a deeper level.
Do you agree with this list or can you think of other singers who put Adele to shame? Share your thoughts below!