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New Edition - 100% match to Bobby Brown

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Upbeat US teenage pop stars New Edition were formed by Maurice Starr, who modelled them on the Jackson Five. He recruited five handsome young men, Bobby Brown (5 February 1969, Boston, Massachusetts, USA), Ralph Tresvant (b. 16 May 1968, Boston, Massachusetts, USA), Michael Bivins (b. 10 August 1968, Boston, Massachusetts, USA), Ricky Bell (b. 18 September 1967, Boston, Mass Read more

Guy - 87% match to Bobby Brown

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Widely applauded as the originators of swingbeat, a fusion of hip-hop beats with gospel/soul vocals also referred to as ‘new jack swing’, Guy was formed by Teddy Riley, Aaron Hall, and Timmy Gatling. At the close of the 80s the New York trio broke big by combining Aaron’s talented larynx with the studio know-how of producer Riley. The sound and image was much cop Read more

Bell Biv Devoe - 80% match to Bobby Brown

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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On their arrival on the music scene in 1989, this trio of former New Edition members, Ricky Bell (18 September 1967, Boston, Massachusetts, USA), Michael Bivins (b. 10 August 1968, Boston, Massachusetts, USA) and Ronnie DeVoe (b. 17 November 1967, Boston, Massachusetts, USA), heralded a new development in American urban music, infusing their hip-hop-inflected rhymes with a m Read more

Ralph Tresvant - 65% match to Bobby Brown

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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16 May 1968, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Following the success of Bell Biv DeVoe, Bobby Brown and Johnny Gill, Tresvant became the final former member of New Edition to record a solo album in 1990. Released on MCA Records and featuring moderate swingbeat numbers such as ‘Rated R’, Ralph Tresvant did little to remove the impression that this artist was technically t Read more

Johnny Gill - 57% match to Bobby Brown

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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22 May 1966, Washington, DC, USA. Gill’s expertly delivered soul vocal chords have been working since an early age. At the age of seven, he was singing with his three brothers in the gospel quartet the Wings Of Faith. His debut album was recorded when he was only 16. Following his meeting and subsequent recording with Stacy Lattisaw (Perfect Combination), she proffered Read more

Al B. Sure! - 56% match to Bobby Brown

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Al Brown, 1969, New York City, New York, USA. Briefly one of the most popular voices of the ‘New Jack Swing’ movement of the late 80s, Sure! represented more traditional soul values than other swingbeat singers such as Bobby Brown, concentrating on his smooth vocal stylings rather than the backing beats. Remarkably unambitious during his early years, Sure! amused h Read more

Pebbles - 54% match to Bobby Brown

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Perri Alette McKissack, Oakland, California, USA. This female singer, nicknamed ‘Pebbles’ by her family for her resemblance to the cartoon character Pebbles Flintstone, is based in San Francisco, California, and enjoyed substantial success after teaming up with black pop’s hottest production team, L.A. Reid And Babyface. Before their meeting she had spent her Read more

After 7 - 49% match to Bobby Brown

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This vocal trio comprising brothers Kevon and Melvin Edmonds (both Indianapolis, Indiana, USA) alongside long-time friend Keith Mitchell, became one of the most successful urban R&B/soul acts in the USA of the early 90s. The brothers met Mitchell at Indiana University where he and Kevon were pursuing business studies degrees, and were also members of the Indiana Universi Read more

Jodeci - 49% match to Bobby Brown

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Among the more eloquent practitioners of ‘new jack swing’ or swingbeat, Jodeci enjoyed huge success in the USA during the 90s. The band was formed by two pairs of brothers: Joel ‘JoJo’ (10 June 1971, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA) and Cedric ‘K-Ci’ Hailey (b. 2 September 1969, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA), and ‘Mr’ Dalvin and Donal Read more

Babyface - 48% match to Bobby Brown

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Karyn White - 48% match to Bobby Brown

Genres: Country & Bluegrass R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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Tevin Campbell - 47% match to Bobby Brown

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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12 November 1978, Waxahachie, Texas, USA. Discovered by Quincy Jones (or the flautist Bobbi Humphrey, according to some accounts), the singer Tevin Campbell first appeared in 1988 on the US television show Wally & The Valentines, which was followed by a part in Prince’s movie Graffiti Bridge. He was still only 14 years old when he appeared on Quincy Jones’ Back Read more

Keith Sweat - 45% match to Bobby Brown

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Keith ‘Sabu’ Crier, 22 July 1961, New York, USA. A veteran of contemporary R&B, acknowledged master crooner Keith Sweat has presided over a musical style that has evolved enormously since his double-platinum debut album, Make It Last Forever, was released in 1987. In that time, he has never seemed out of pace with developments, incorporating new innovations suc Read more

Ready for the World - 44% match to Bobby Brown

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s
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DeBarge - 43% match to Bobby Brown

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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One sister, Bunny DeBarge (15 March 1955), and four brothers, Mark (b. 19 June 1959), James (b. 22 August 1963), Randy (b. 6 August 1958) and El DeBarge (b. 4 June 1961), combined to form this family group in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, in 1978. Signed to Motown Records in 1979, they were viewed and marketed as successors to the young Jackson Five, a ploy helped by the phys Read more


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