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Favorite R&B piano-playing musician: Alicia Keys or John Legend?

In the era of pop star entertainers, Alicia Keys and John Legend carried piano-fused R&B music throughout the aughts into the 2010s. Ms. Keys is regarded as one of the top 10 most popular artists of the '00s, according to Billboard. She mastered crossover pop success with her R&B/soul ballads during that decade. But Legend arguably has reached the height of his success in 2014 when the piano ballad "All of Me" went #1 on the Hot 100 nine months after its release, becoming one of the biggest songs of the year. Who's your favorite R&B musician? 🎹🎤

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It's been almost 17 years since Keys made her mega breakthrough. Since then, she's scored six top 5 albums (four of which topped the Billboard 200), a #1 "MTV Unplugged" album, several top 10 pop hits (four of which are #1 pop smashes) and 15 Grammys wins. 

It all started with her powerful soulful and raspy vocals, and piano-composed crossover R&B-pop hit "Fallin," which topped the Hot 100. Watch an epic performance of the smash below.

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Legend was a respected artist in the aughts, but Keys was definitely one of the most popular artists of the decade. No worries. After a string of soulful R&B hits in the '00s, Legend would reach a new peak with #1 piano-specific pop-R&B ballad "All of Me" in 2014, almost a decade after he released his double-platinum debut album "Get Lifted." 

You know, the same debut album that won him Best New Artist at the Grammys. The piano-playing R&B artist found a new level of success in the 2010s, a decade where trap, dance and EDM reign supreme. Go Legend! Watch an epic performance of "All of Me" below.

FINAL RESULTS
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Favorite R&B piano-playing musician: Alicia Keys or John Legend?
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamAliciaKeys
#TeamJohnLegend