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Christina Milian - 100% 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

Monica - 97% match to Ashanti

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

Keyshia Cole - 92% 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

Amerie - 88% 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

Brandy - 86% 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

LeToya - 86% match to Ashanti

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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LeToya Nicole Luckett, 11 March 1981, Houston, Texas, USA. One of the original members of the highly successful group Destiny’s Child, urban vocalist Luckett enjoyed commercial success of her own in 2006 with her debut album, a fitting conclusion to the chain of events that had seen her parting acrimoniously from her former group over five years previously.

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Ciara - 70% 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

Aaliyah - 69% 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 - 62% 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

Teairra Mari - 58% match to Ashanti

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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Teairra Mari Thomas, Detroit, Michigan, USA. This Detroit-based R&B singer came to prominence in summer 2005 with her debut single ‘Make Her Feel Good’. Mari began performing in her church at an early age and had already scored a local radio hit (‘You Thought’) by the time she reached her early teens. She carried on recording demos in the hope of attr Read more

Destiny's Child - 57% match to Ashanti

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

Mary J. Blige - 55% 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

Tamia - 55% match to Ashanti

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Danity Kane - 54% match to Ashanti

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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This all-female urban pop group emerged in 2006 from the third series of the popular MTV reality television show, Making The Band. The show, which was created by rap mogul P. Diddy, had previously spawned the boy bands O-Town and Bad Boy’s Da Band aka Da Band. The final line-up of Danity Kane, chosen in season two of the ongoing series, comprised Aubrey Morgan O’Day ( Read more

Fantasia - 52% 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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