Brian McKnight in a vocal battle with Usher? Do we not know how it would end?

Now let’s be real, most people know the difference between a vocalist versus a singer. Others know the difference between an entertainer versus the ones who can stand at the mic and steal the show.  When it comes to Usher and Brian McKnight, is it possible to call one a vocalist while the other is a better performer?

If we learned anything about the recent Versuz battle between Omarion and Mario, it’s pretty safe to say that while Mario is a better singer, Omarion ranks higher in theatrics for performance, right?

No less,

On July 26, R&B vocalist Tamar Braxton took to Twitter and posed the following command,

Name a male singer that sings better than Usher…., she posted. 

From the looks of it, between the retweets and likes, social media took a life of its own and chimed in.

Check out these hilarious Tweets from “Black Twitter” below:

One user had a whole list including Joe, Luke James, Tank, Avery Wilson, and Tevin Campbell,

Another user went for the “technical side of things saying,

“There’s a host of people who outsing Usher (ur 1 of them) from a technical point. As far as mainstream males go his range, tone, clarity, and versatility are unmatched. He can go from James Brown to Frank Sinatra, to Broadway, to Can U Handle it, to Climax, to Yeah. He’s 1-1.”

Then you have the knowledgeable singers who clearly know something about vocal skills. Another interesting response to Braxton’s question was,

“Imma let this sink in singing higher notes doesn’t make you a better singer because I’m a fan of some of the singers listed but u gotta realize Usher sounds good dancing as much as he does which none of the artists that are listed dance so just imagine if Usher stood still & sung.”

Now here’s where it gets interesting. In 2012, McKnight released the controversial song “If You’re Ready To Learn” with explicit lyrics highlighting how the female anatomy should, or maybe could work.

At the time, fans didn’t picture the Grammy-nominated singer using his voice for such racy lyrics. What would be acceptable now with Gen Z was still lyrically suggestive with Millenials.

Check these Tweets out below:

For those of you who’ve never seen McKnight’s deliciously-nasty song, click here.

Emil Flemmon

Èmil Flemmon is the Managing Editor for the 360 Baseline Movement. The Atlanta-based editor, red carpet interviewer, writer, and photographer, has had a career spanning over a decade in the editorial industry. His work has been featured in Kontrol Magazine, The Atlanta Voice, Blavity, Aspire TV, REVOLT, The Jasmine Brand, and Where Y'at Magazine in New Orleans. His mission is to help journalists and publicists have better connectivity and relationships exclusively through the movement.

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