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Beyonce

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One of the most recognizable characters in modern-day R&B, Beyonce first rose to fame as the siren-voiced centerpiece of Destiny’s Child before embarking on a multi-platinum solo career in 2001. ..more

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Mariah Carey

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Pop diva Mariah Carey has made a successful comeback with ’Charmbracelet’, the first on Carey’s MonarC imprint via Island Def Jam. Despite her 2001 soundtrack disappointment ’Glitter’, Carey, in fact, ..more

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R Kelly

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R&B producer/vocalist/multi-instrumentalist/songwriter R. Kelly and his supporting band Public Announcement began recording in 1992 at the tail-end of the new jack swing era, yet he was able to ..more

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Whitney Houston

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Whitney Houston was inarguably one of the biggest female pop stars of all time. Her accomplishments as a hitmaker were extraordinary; just to scratch the surface, she became the first artist ever t ..more

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Rihanna

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Rihanna established her dance-pop credentials in summer 2005 with her debut smash hit, Pon de Replay, and continued to demonstrate hit potential in subsequent years (e.g., S.O.S. in 2006; Umbr ..more

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Macy Gray

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Macy Gray parlayed an utterly unique voice and an outlandish sense of style into R&B stardom at the turn of the millennium, appealing to audiences of all colors in search of a fresh alternative ..more

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Babyface

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Known for his smooth and romantic tunes and heartfelt lyrics, Babyface has been responsible for the contemporary shape of R&B and American pop music. Producing thirty five number one hits in U.S. and ..more

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Usher

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After Usher Raymond was spotted by a LaFace record executive at a talent show in his hometown of Atlanta, his career took off in no time. The 14-year-old auditioned for LaFace co-founder L. ..more

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Alicia Keys

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By mixing R&B with a sultry dose of neo-soul, Alicia Keys became an international star in 2001 with the release of her debut album. Songs in A Minor sold more than 50,000 copies during its first ..more

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Janet Jackson

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Few celebrity siblings can emerge from the shadows of their already famous relations to become superstars in their own right and with their own distinct personalities. That’s exactly what Janet Jack ..more

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Sade

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When singer Sade and her band of the same name were establishing themselves, their record company, Epic, made a point of printing Pronounced Shar-day on the record labels of their releases. So ..more

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Justin Bieber

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Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber was barely into his teens when he released his 2009 debut, My World, and became one of the youngest success stories in contemporary pop when it sold a whopping ..more

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Maxwell

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Along with fellow founders D’Angelo and Erykah Badu, Maxwell was enormously important in defining and shaping the neo-soul movement that rose to prominence over the latter half of the ’90s ..more

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Amy Winehouse

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Much can be said about the late Amy Winehouse, one of the U.K.’s flagship vocalists during the 2000s. The British press and tabloids seemed to focus on her rowdy behavior, heavy consumption of alco ..more

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D'Angelo

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D’Angelo was one of the founding fathers and leading lights of the neo-soul movement of the mid- to late ’90s, which aimed to bring the organic flavor of classic R&B back to the hip-hop ag ..more

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Mayer Hawthorne

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Ann Arbor, Michigan native and longtime eclectic DJ/producer Andrew Cohen, onetime member of the rap groups Athletic Mic League and Now On, began recording soul-seeped material as something o ..more

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SWV

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With their 1992 debut, It’s About Time, the all-female new jack swing trio SWV scored a string of Top Ten R&B hits that established them as one of the most popular urban R&B groups o ..more

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Brian Mcknight

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One of the most consistent and versatile adult contemporary R&B artists, Brian McKnight placed seven albums across 15 years -- from the early ’90s through the first decade of the 2000s -- within th ..more

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Keith Sweat

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Keith Sweat, a Harlem-born R&B singer/songwriter known for his distinctive whining vocal style, co-produced 1984/1985 singles by GQ and Roberta Gilliam and issued independent singles of ..more

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