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Jennifer Lopez

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Actress/singer Jennifer Lopez was born in the Bronx, New York, on July 24, 1969; after starting out in musical theater as a child, she made her film debut at age 16 in the little-seen My Little ..more



Beyonce  Artist TOP All Items

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


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


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


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



Rihanna  Artist TOP All Items

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


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



Babyface  Artist TOP All Items

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



Usher  Artist TOP All Items

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


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


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



Sade  Artist TOP All Items

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


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



Sweetbox  Artist TOP All Items

The alias of Maryland-born singer and rapper Tina Harris, Sweetbox first emerged with the European smash single Everything’s Gonna Be Alright. Her self-titled debut LP followed in 1998. ~ Jaso ..more


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


Craig David

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During a period of three years, Craig David transitioned from aspiring songwriter and DJ to major U.K. pop star. When his meringue-smooth, garage-tinged R&B single 擢ill Me In reached the top o ..more



Maxwell  Artist TOP All Items

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


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



D'Angelo  Artist TOP All Items

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