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Brandy - 100% match to Aaliyah

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Brandy Norwood, 11 February 1979, McComb, Mississippi, USA. Among the best of the crop of female urban singers to emerge in the mid-90s, Brandy soon established herself as a multi-media star. Her career in entertainment began early - at the age of 15 she was nominated for a Youth In Film Award for her portrayal of schoolgirl Denesha in the ABC television situation comedy The Read more

TLC - 96% match to Aaliyah

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This spirited, sassy female trio from Atlanta, Georgia, USA, was formed in 1991 by Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes (27 May 1971, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 25 April 2002, La Ceiba, Honduras), T-Boz (b. Tionne Tenese Watkins, 26 April 1970, Des Moines, Iowa, USA), and Crystal Jones, although the latter was swiftly replaced by Rozonda ‘Chilli’ Thomas (b. 27 Read more

Amerie - 87% match to Aaliyah

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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Amerie Marie Rogers, 12 January 1980, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA. Some influential music critics heralded this urban R&B singer as the new Mary J. Blige when she broke into the US pop charts in 2002. Amerie was raised in a military family, moving around the world as a youngster before finally settling in Washington, DC. She studied English and Fine Arts at Georgetown Read more

Ashanti - 81% match to Aaliyah

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas, 13 October 1980, Glen Cove, New York, USA. For urban R&B singer Ashanti it has been a case of third time lucky. Her honey-toned voice and striking looks landed her a recording contract with Jive Records at the age of 14, then again with Epic Records at 17, but neither of those deals came to fruition. It was when she was noticed by Murder Inc. m Read more

Monica - 77% match to Aaliyah

Genres: Dance R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Monica Denise Arnold, 24 October 1980, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Alongside Brandy, Monica was the most successful of the new breed of urban R&B female vocalists to emerge in the mid-to late 90s. Monica Arnold grew up in the College Park suburb of Atlanta, and was immersed in gospel music from an early age. Her mother was a church singer, and by the age of 10 Monica was the Read more

Ciara - 74% match to Aaliyah

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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Ciara Princess Harris, 25 October 1985, Austin, Texas, USA. R&B vocalist Ciara enjoyed immediate commercial success when her debut ‘Goodies’, climbed up the US charts to reach the peak position in September 2004. As a child of a military family, Ciara spent an itinerant childhood moving around Europe and the USA. She settled in Atlanta, Georgia, and after leavi Read more

Janet Jackson - 73% match to Aaliyah

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Janet Damita Jo Jackson, 16 May 1966, Gary, Indiana, USA. Jackson was the youngest of the nine children in the family that produced the Jackson Five (including Michael Jackson, Jermaine Jackson and LaToya Jackson). When she was four years old, the family moved to the Los Angeles area; three years later she made her performing debut in Las Vegas with her brothers. At the age Read more

Destiny's Child - 67% match to Aaliyah

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This US vocal quartet was formed by Beyoncé Knowles (4 September 1981, Houston, Texas, USA), LeToya Luckett (b. 11 March 1981, Houston, Texas, USA), LaTavia Roberson (b. 1 November 1981, Houston, Texas, USA) and Kelly Rowland (b. Kelendria Trene Rowland, 11 February 1981, Atlanta, Georgia, USA). Knowles and Roberson first began singing together when they were only 10 Read more

Tweet - 63% match to Aaliyah

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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Charlene Keys, 21 January 1972, Rochester, New York, USA. The youngest of five children, Keys was prompted to follow a musical career ever since she sang at church in Rochester, New York, where she also coined her nickname. While as a budding apprentice, she met Missy ‘Misdemeanor’ Elliott, and the duo’s firm friendship proved crucial to her career. During the Read more

Missy Elliott - 62% match to Aaliyah

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Melissa Arnette Elliott, 1 July 1971, Portsmouth, Virginia, USA. Hip-hop/R&B songwriter Missy Elliott aka Missy ‘Misdemeanor’ Elliott has become one of the most esteemed figures in contemporary American music, providing material for artists including MC Lyte, Adina Howard, Jodeci, Aaliyah, Tweet and Busta Rhymes, as well as working as an arranger, producer, tal Read more

Mary J. Blige - 61% match to Aaliyah

Genres: Dance Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Mary Jane Blige, 11 January 1971, the Bronx, New York, New York City, USA. Blige was signed to Uptown Records by their head of A&R, Sean ‘Puffy’ Combs. After being promoted by her record company as ‘The original queen of hip-hop and soul’, her 1992 debut album sold over two million copies (many of the best songs being written for her by POV). The hip- Read more

SWV - 55% match to Aaliyah

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Acronym for Sisters With Voices, these ‘ghetto sisters’ from Brooklyn and the Bronx, New York, comprised the talents of Coko (Cheryl Gamble), Taj (b. Tamara Johnson) and Lelee (b. Leanne Lyons). Shaped by swingbeat producer Teddy Riley to reflect streetwise dress and attitude, the trio’s sound was somewhat harder than that which might be expected of ‘new Read more

702 - 54% match to Aaliyah

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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A vocal R&B trio named after its Las Vegas, Nevada, USA home area code, 702 made their long-playing debut for Michael Bivins’ Biv 10 Records label in 1996. Bivins first became acquainted with the group in 1991 after they improvised an audition piece for him at the music industry’s Jack The Rapper convention. The original line-up comprised twin sisters Irish Grinst Read more

Lil' Kim - 54% match to Aaliyah

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Kimberly Jones, 11 July 1975, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. Having survived some time on the streets as a teenager, the diminutive Lil’ Kim was aided by Biggie Smalls (the Notorious B.I.G. ) who helped her team up with the New York rap collective Junior M.A.F.I.A. . A strong response to her contributions to their 1995 debut single, ‘Player’s Anthem&# Read more

Christina Milian - 53% match to Aaliyah

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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Christine Flores, 26 September 1981, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA. Urban pop singer Milian was born to Cuban native parents in New Jersey and raised in Waldorf, Maryland. The child prodigy relocated to California to make her first foray into entertainment in the musical Annie Warbucks, thereafter landing a junior journalist position on the Disney Channel’s The Movie Sur Read more


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