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Battle of the Male Soul Singers

We've had the Male and Female Supergroups battle it out. Now it's time for some solo action! First up are the guys! We want to know who you consider to be the Greatest Male Soul Singer of All Time! Vote often at keyword: SOUL SINGERS.

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    Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Going to a Go-Go, 1965
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    Smokey Robinson performing in 1997. Photo: Getty Images
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    Smokey Robinson and Martha Reeves perform during halftime at Super Bowl XXXII in San Diego, CA in 2008. The halftime show celebrated the 40th anniversary of Motown Records. Photo: Getty Images
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    Smokey Robinson hugs fellow Motown legend Berry Gordy after singing a tribute to him at a 50th anniversary celebration of Motown October 20, 2007 in Detroit, Michigan. Photo: Getty Images
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    Marvin Gaye - What's Going On, 1971
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    Marvin Gaye at the 25th Annual Grammy Awards. Photo: WireImage
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    Marvin Gaye with his children Frankie and Nona in 1983 at the 25th Annual Grammy Awards. Photo: WireImage
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    Marvin Gaye's funeral, 1984. Photo: WireImage
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    Michael Jackson Photo: Getty Images
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    Michael Jackson - Thriller, 1982
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    Michael Jackson in 1983. Photo: Getty Images
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    Michael Jackson with Brooke Shields at the 1984 Grammys. Photo: Getty Images
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    Michael Jackson arriving at Madame Tussand's Wax Museum in 1985. Photo: Getty Images
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    Michael Jackson poses with his pet boa constrictor in 1987. Photo: Getty Images
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    Michael Jackson live in 1987. Photo: Getty Images
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    Michael Jackson performing on stage during his 'HiStory' concert tour held in New York in 1997. Photo: Getty Images
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    Michael Jackson attends a press conference to announce plans for a summer residency of concerts at the O2 Arena, Grenwich on March 5, 2009 in London, England shortly before his death. Photo: Getty Images
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    The Apollo Theater's marquee memorializes pop Michael Jackson as crowds of fans gather outside to remember him on June 25, 2009 in New York City. Photo: Getty Images
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    Teddy Pendergrass - Self-Titled, 1977
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    Teddy Pendergrass live in concert, 1981. Photo: WireImage
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    Teddy Pendergrass performs at the opening NFL game at the Lincoln Financial Center in Philadelphia September 8, 2003. Photo: Getty Images
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    El DeBarge and Gladys Knight attending 28th Annual Grammy Awards on February 25, 1986. Photo: WireImage
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    El DeBarge at the 2010 BET Awards. Photo: Getty Images
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    El DeBarge - Second Chance, 2010
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    Jeffrey Osborne - Stay with Me Tonight
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    Jeffrey Osborne performs live at the taping of 'The 3rd Annual Soul Train Christmas Starfest' in Los Angeles, Ca. 11/20/00. Photo: Getty Images
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    Freddie Jackson - Rock Me Tonight, 1985
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    Freddie Jackson live in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2007. Photo: Getty Images
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    Freddie Jackson performs at the 2011 Living Legends Foundation Honors in 2011. Photo: Getty Images
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    Luther Vandross - Dance with My Father, 2003
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    Luther Vandross live in Chicago in 1986. Photo: WireImage
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    Luther Vandross poses backstage during the 29th Annual American Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium January 9, 2002. Photo: Getty Images
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    Luther Vandross performs a medley of songs by George Harrison in a memorial performance at the 29th Annual American Music Awards in 2002. Photo: Getty Images
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    Luther Vandross performs at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas September 20, 2002. Photo: Getty Images
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    Howard Hewett - Commit to Love, 1986
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    MC Hammer, Howard Hewett and Arsenio Hall onstage during the taping of '25 Strong: The BET Silver Anniversary Celebration' at The Shrine auditorium in Los Angeles, California in 2005. The event highlighted 25 years of programming on Black Entertainment Television. Photo: Getty Images
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    Howard Hewett attends the 2010 eWorld Music Awards at the Conga Room L.A. Live on January 27, 2010. Photo: Getty Images
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    Alexander O'Neal - Self-Titled, 1985
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    Alexander O'Neal and Cherelle perform onstage during the BET Awards '11. Photo: Getty Images
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    Babyface - For the Cool in You, 1993
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    Eric Clapton and Babyface perform "Change The World" at the 39th Grammy Awards in New York. Clapton won a Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. Photo: Getty Images
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    Babyface holds the awards he won for favorite male artist in both the Pop/Rock and Soul/Rhythm and Blues categories at the 25th Annual American Music Awards in 1998. Photo: Getty Images
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    Brian McKnight - Self-Titled, 1992
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    Brian McKnightperforms during the inaugural 'Grammy Jam Fest' in 2004. Photo: Getty Images
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    Brian McKnight performs on stage during the 20th Annual 'Midsummer Night's Magic Awards Dinner' on July 13, 2005. Photo: Getty Images
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    Maxwell - Now, 2001
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    Maxwell poses after accepting Best Male R&B Vocal Performance award for 'Pretty Wings' and R&B Album award for Blacksummers' Night in the press room during the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards in 2010. Photo: Getty Images
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    Maxwell performs onstage during the 2009 BET Awards. Photo: Getty Images
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    Joe - My Name Is Joe, 2000
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    R. Kelly performs onstage during the 2003 Billboard Music Awards. Photo: Getty Images
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    R. Kelly performs on stage as part of the 'Light It Up' tour at Radio City Music Hall on April 18, 2006. Photo: Getty Images
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    R. Kelly attends the premiere of Chapters 13-22 of 'Trapped In The Closet' at the IFC Center, August 15, 2007 in New York City. Photo: Getty Images
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    R. Kelly at Madison Square Garden in 2009. Photo: Getty Images
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    R. Kelly performs at the 2011 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute To Industry Icons Honoring David Geffen. Photo: Getty Images
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    R. Kelly - Love Letter, 2010
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    Musiq Soulchild poses for a photo before MTV's Tempo network launch celebration October 15, 2005 in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Photo: Getty Images
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    Musiq Soulchild - Juslisen, 2002
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    Musiq Soulchild performs during the 2008 Essence Music Festival at the Louisiana Superdome on July 5, 2008 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo: Getty Images
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    Musiq Soulchild performing in 2011. Photo: Getty Images
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