Y’all Ready to Argue? It’s Bracket Time!

Long time #MusicSermon congregants know we do our own version of #MarchMadness over here – with music brackets, of course!

Since we’re running back content from the last five years of #MusicSermon, we’re revisiting the very first #MusicSermonMadness bracket – the 90s R&B Tourney. In fairness, I messed up the seeding the first time, so this year y’all get to do it (also, I don’t want y’all typing all hard at me in my mentions lol).

Select your choices in Solo Female, Solo Male, Female Group & Male Group – as many choices as you want, and as often as your heart desires – until March 20th. The top 16 in each category make it to the bracket, seeded based on votes.

There’s also room for a few write-ins (bc I probably forgot a couple of folks).

Feel free to forward and advocate for your faves!

The idea is to chose the acts that best represent the SOUND and FEEL of the 90s!


(Group criteria is less stringent because there are fewer groups to choose from)

  • Debuted PRIOR to 1999.
  • Artists who were still recording and charting in the 1990s but transcend being defined by any one decade (Patti, Aretha, Gladys, Barry White, The Isleys, etc) are excluded.
  • As is #MusicSermon’s policy, artists who were global and megastars at the time (like Mariah, Whitney, Sade, Janet, Prince, Michael, etc) are excluded
  • #HeWhoShallNotBeNamed is also excluded. While his contribution to the genre is undeniable, I don’t want people to get distracted from the bracket by having a convo about whether he should have been included on the bracket. 

The bracket will be posted here and sent via email on March 21st!

Want more?

Download some of #MusicSermon’s previous brackets HERE

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