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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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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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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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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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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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Ne-Yo

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Ne-Yo was one of the most successful songwriters and artists of the 2000s. His breakthrough didn’t come until late 2004, as the co-songwriter of Mario’s Let Me Love You, a number one Hot 100 h ..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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Tina Turner

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Although she announced her retirement from touring in 1999, Tina Turner remains one of the most influential pop singers, renowned for her raucous vocal style. She was recently asked by her longtime f ..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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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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Seal

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Seal emerged from England’s house music scene in the early ’90s to become the most popular British soul vocalist of the decade. Although his earliest material still showed signs of {\acid hou ..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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Erykah Badu

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She grew up listening to ’70s soul and ’80s hip-hop, but Erykah Badu drew more comparisons to Billie Holiday upon her breakout in 1997, after the release of her first album, Baduizm. The groo ..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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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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All Saints

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Those unfamiliar with pop music would be forgiven for confusing All Saints with another hotly tipped music property, the Spice Girls. The four members of All Saints could have stood for ..more

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Monica

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Atlanta R&B vocalist Monica debuted in 1995 with the platinum Top Ten singles Don’t Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days) and Before You Walk Out of My Life. After appearing on LL Coo ..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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