Category: 100 Greatest Black Artists of All Time

This four-part series of articles was created in June 2015 to commemorate African-American Music Appreciation Month. They represent days of research with nearly 300 artists as candidates. The rankings are based on a number of criteria, as explained in the first and third parts. Over time, these rankings are certainly subject to change as artists continue to build their legacies. But for now this is how it stands. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did researching and creating it.