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Christina Milian - 99% match to Ashanti

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

Amerie - 95% match to Ashanti

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

Keyshia Cole - 94% match to Ashanti

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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15 October 1981, Oakland, California, USA. R&B vocalist Cole made a favourable impression with her 2005 debut The Way It Is, a rich reward after the singer had spent several years working behind the scenes as a session vocalist. Cole grew up in inner city Oakland and showed an interest in music from an early age. By the age of 12 she had already appeared on recordings wi Read more

Brandy - 91% match to Ashanti

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

Kelly Rowland - 74% match to Ashanti

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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Kelendria Trene Rowland, 11 February 1981, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Rowland found pop fame as one third of the chart-topping US R&B vocal group Destiny’s Child. Late in 2001, the trio issued a holiday recording, 8 Days Of Christmas, before disclosing to the public that they were going on a temporary hiatus to pursue solo projects. Rowland’s debut solo single,  Read more

Mary J. Blige - 69% match to Ashanti

Genres: Dance Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul Soundtracks
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

Faith Evans - 68% match to Ashanti

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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10 June 1973, Lakeland, Florida, USA. Most famous for having been married to hardcore rapper the Notorious B.I.G. , R&B singer Faith Evans originally rose to prominence by singing background vocals and co-writing songs for Mary J. Blige, Color Me Badd and Tony Thompson. She broke through as a solo artist in the mid-90s with the release of her winning debut single, ‘ Read more

Ciara - 66% match to Ashanti

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

Tamia - 66% match to Ashanti

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Tamar Braxton - 64% match to Ashanti

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
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Aaliyah - 63% match to Ashanti

Genres: Dance R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Aaliyah Dana Haughton, 16 January 1979, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA, d. 25 August 2001, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Island, Bahamas, West Indies. Although she grew up in Detroit, Michigan, Aaliyah pronounced Ah-Lee-Yah (‘highest, most exalted one’ in Swahili), initially came to attention as part of the ‘new jill swing’ movement in the mid-90s. Her ear Read more

Cherish - 60% match to Ashanti

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s
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Atlanta, Georgia, USA-based R&B group formed at the start of the 00s by the four King sisters, Farrah, Neosha and twins Felisha and Fallon. In 2003, the quartet signed a recording contract with Ashanti Records, under the tutelage of Jermaine Dupri, but their ill-fated stay with the label saw the release of a solitary single (‘Miss P.’) and the scrapping of their c Read more

SWV - 60% match to Ashanti

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

Toni Braxton - 59% match to Ashanti

Genres: Dance Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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7 October 1968, Severn, Maryland, USA. Braxton, with her four sisters, was signed to Arista Records in 1990 as the Braxtons. It was their ‘The Good Life’ single that brought them to the attention of producers L.A. And Babyface, who provided her with solo successes such as ‘Another Sad Love Song’ and ‘You Mean The World To Me’. Though she was wid Read more

Fantasia - 58% match to Ashanti

Genres: Disco R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s
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Fantasia Monique Barrino, 30 June 1984, High Point, North Carolina, USA. Vocalist Fantasia owes her moment in the spotlight to her triumph in the third season of the highly rated Fox TV show American Idol. A real rags-to-riches story, Barrino auditioned for the show while she was unemployed and living with her 12-month-old daughter in a one-bedroom apartment in High Point, N Read more


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