Alicia Keys is one of the finer R&B/Soul artists in today's music scene. Finer in the sense that she is real talent: she composes, plays and sings by herself! :O. She's also finer in the sense... well she's simply gorgeous. ;D Great musician, IMO. Do yourself a favor and check her out.
Alicia Keys > You (You = Crap R&B musicians :p)
You can do better than Usher, beauty. ;D