10/05/2012 07:12 pm ET Updated Oct 08, 2012

R&B Power Belters (PHOTOS)

The art of singing involves various assets that are vital not only in the recording studio, but also during live performances. Not to mention the importance of staying fit and balancing a healthy diet to help keep those high notes in perfect key.

With that said, we took a look at some of R&B’s most influential singers -- power belters, if you will -- through the years. And since there are a number of artists we may have missed, chime in and tell us your favorites, in the comments section below.

R&B Power Belters