There have been some debate on who is the the King of R&B since a young, Cash Money Records artists named Jacquees claimed the status recently.
The young Jacquees even ran up on Keith Sweat recently at a concert in Atlanta.
Essence is poking some fun at the controversy with the R&B Kings of Essence Festival, listing some of the greatest male R&B singers to grace the Essence stage over the years.
The list includes 54 greats like Luther Vandross, Maxwell, Usher, Joe, Charlie Wilson, Miguel, and many more.
Luther is ranked #1 with young crooner Jeremih coming in at #54.