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B2K - 92% match to B5

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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This Los Angeles, California, USA-based boy band was formed by Omarion (Omari Ishmael Grandberry, 12 November 1984, Inglewood, California, USA), Raz B (b. DeMario Monte Thornton, 13 June 1985, Cleveland, Ohio, USA), Lil’ Fizz (b. Druex Pierre Frederic, 26 November 1985, Los Angeles, California, USA) and J-Boog (b. Jarell Damonte Houston, 11 August 1985, Los Angeles, Cal Read more

Pretty Ricky - 85% match to B5

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s
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Miami, USA-based rap/R&B quartet formed in 1997 by Spectacular (Blue Smith, 7 September 1986, USA), Baby Blue (b. Diamond Blue Smith, 13 August 1984, USA), Slick ’Em (b. Corey Lamar Mathis, 3 June 1985, USA) and Pleasure (b. Marcus Ramone Cooper, 27 December 1984, USA). The quartet all have the same father Joe ‘Blue’ Smith, an entrepreneur who launched the Read more

Marques Houston - 84% match to B5

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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Marques Barrett Houston, 4 August 1981, Los Angeles, California, USA. Vocalist Marques ‘Batman’ Houston enjoyed a string of US hit singles during the mid-90s as a member of teen R&B vocal trio Immature. After a name change to IMx in the late 90s, which marked the trio reaching maturity, the hits began to dry up and the members began to concentrate on outside pr Read more

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Day26 - 80% match to B5

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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This all-male urban vocal group emerged in 2008 from the fourth 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, and the girl group Danity Kane. The group, comprising Qwanell 'Q' Mosley (Rochester, New York, USA), Robert Curry ( Read more

Omarion - 74% match to B5

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s
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Omari Ishmael Grandberry, 12 November 1984, Inglewood, California, USA. Vocalist Omarion launched his solo career at the start of 2004 following the surprise break-up of his former group, the highly successful R&B boy band B2K. His solo work followed the direction of B2K’s US number 1 hit ‘Bump, Bump, Bump’, a raunchy collaboration with P. Diddy written by Read more

Mario - 72% match to B5

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Mario Barrett, 27 August 1986, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. This teenage R&B sensation rose to prominence in 2002. Mario decided at an early age that he wanted to pursue a career in entertainment, as he began utilizing a karaoke machine and tinkering on his mother’s piano. Soon he began emulating renowned artists such as Usher and Stevie Wonder, and performed at numero Read more

Trey Songz - 70% match to B5

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s
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Tremaine Aldon Neverson, 28 November 1984, Petersburg, Virginia, USA. This smooth-voiced R&B artist was initially inspired by rap music but was encouraged to concentrate on singing by his family and friends. At the age of 15 he met his mentor, noted soul producer Troy Taylor, who coached the young teenager in vocal techniques and landed him his first break in 2004 by sec Read more

Lloyd - 63% match to B5

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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Lloyd Harlin Polite Jnr., 3 January 1986, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Polite, who grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, was singing from an early age. His precocious vocal talents resulted in an offer to join the teen pop group N-Toon, a unit assembled in 1996 by Joyce Irby of 80s soulsters Klymaxx. N-Toon never made much of a commercial impact and split up not long after releasing Read more

Ray J - 61% match to B5

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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William Ray Norwood Jnr., 17 January 1981, McComb, Mississippi, USA. The younger brother of R&B vocalist Brandy, Ray J broke into the world of entertainment at an early age. Born in Mississippi but raised in southern California, he began featuring in commercials at the age of eight, and by 12 was co-starring in the television series The Sinbad Show. Two years later he si Read more

Frankie J - 60% match to B5

Genres: Latin R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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Francisco Javier Bautista Jnr., 14 December 1980, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. Debonair R&B singer Frankie J relocated with his family to San Diego, California at the age of two. Raised on a diet of traditional Mexican music and American rap and soul, the young Francisco Bautista began singing while still at school and was talented and devoted enough to secure a min Read more

J. Holiday - 58% match to B5

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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Nahum Grymes, 29 November 1984, Washington, DC, USA. This contemporary R&B singer was raised in Washington, DC, within a highly musical family. He began singing at a young age, encouraged by his mother who performed as part of a family gospel group in her own church. As he reached his late teens Grymes’ musical tastes began to take on a more secular flavour, with cl Read more

Nivea - 52% match to B5

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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Nivea Hamilton, 24 March 1982, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. This multi-talented urban diva broke into the US charts in late 2002 with the highly catchy ‘Don’t Mess With My Man’. Nivea followed the typical route to success of American soul singers, performing with her local church choir from an early age. Inspired to pop stardom by seeing Mariah Carey perform on tele Read more

3LW - 51% match to B5

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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One of many all-female urban vocal groups to spring up in the wake of TLC and Destiny’s Child, New Jersey, USA-based 3LW (Three Little Women) comprises Naturi Naughton (20 May 1984, East Orange, New Jersey, USA), Kiely Williams (b. 9 July 1986, Alexandria, Virginia, USA), and Adrienne Bailon (b. 24 October 1983, New York City, New York, USA). The trio was inaugurated by Read more

Avant - 51% match to B5

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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26 April 1978, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. This US modern R&B singer earned immediate comparisons to fellow Midwest native R. Kelly when he made his initial breakthrough in 2000 with the hit single ‘Separated’. Raised in Cleveland, Avant began singing in church but first attracted attention while studying at Cleveland School of the Arts. ‘Separated’ was rel Read more

Cherish - 51% match to B5

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


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