Wedding Songs by Black Artists
Brian McKnight is a multi-instrumentalist American singer-songwriter and R&B musician, playing nine instruments. Love of My Life is one of his best songs nominated for the Best R&B Song in 2002.
Close To You by BeBe & CeCe Winans
This song is from the album Still by BeBe & CeCe Winans gospel group and it was nominated for the Urban Recorded Song of the Year within the 2010 Dove Awards.
You Complete Me by Keshia Coles
The song is the second single from the 2008 album A Different Me by Keshia Coles and reached no.62 on the Hot 100.
For You I Will by Monica
This is a pop ballad performed by Monica and included on the Space Jam movie soundtrack. In 1997 the song became a top 10 hit on the Billboards R&B chart.
I Do by Boyz II Men
Boyz II Men is an American R&B group known their emotional ballads and complex a cappella harmonies. I Do is one of their best wedding songs frequently requested by couples.
One In A Million by Larry Graham
This is Larry Graham’s biggest hit that reached number nine on the 1980 Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Spend My Life with You by Eric Benet
This is a great duet featuring Eric Benet and Tamia, which was a number one hit spending three weeks on Billboard’s R&B Songs chart, being also nominated in 2000 for a Grammy Award.
Cherish the Day by Sade
This is a song by the English group Sade, released in 1993 as the fourth single from their fourth studio album Love Deluxe.
When I First Saw You by Jamie Foxx & Beyonce
Jamie Foxx and Beyonce are two young and talented artists that came together to give birth to a great romantic song. “When I first saw you, I said oh my, that’s my dream that’s my dream”. A nice declaration to say to your spouse.
Inseparable by Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole is an American singer and performer, the daughter of great jazz legend Nat King Cole. Inseparable is a song released in 1975 and it was a number one single on the Hot Soul Singles chart from her album of the same title.
Other great songs by black artists for you to consider for your weddding day are: Happily Ever After by Case, From Now On by Regina Belle and Glenn Jones, You’re the One by Hill Hallerin and Lisa Shipman.
Etta James, Brian McKnight, BeBe & CeCe Winans, Stevie Wonder, Anita Baker, Luther Vandross or Whitney Houston are classics that always work on any celebration and will always be the kings and queens of black music. But as you can see, there are also some young black artists that will set a wonderful mood on a wedding day such as: Jamie Foxx, Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Adam Levine, Boyz II Men, Natalie Cole or Monica. Keep them in mind when you select your wedding playlist.11