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Jaheim - 100% match to Charlie Wilson

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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Jaheim Hoagland, 26 May 1978, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA. This urban R&B singer’s 2001 debut tapped into the stateside success of neo-soul artists such as Joe and Carl Thomas. Raised in the projects of New Brunswick, Hoagland escaped the tribulations of his upbringing owing to his faith in music and a vocal ability, which was already in evidence in his early tee Read more

Avant - 93% match to Charlie Wilson

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

Tyrese - 91% match to Charlie Wilson

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Tyrese Darnell Gibson, 30 December 1978, Los Angeles, California, USA. This photogenic urban R&B singer is also a highly successful model and actor. Gibson grew up in Los Angeles’ tough Watts ghetto, gaining his big break when he starred in a 1997 advertisement for Coca-Cola. RCA Records won the ensuing scramble for Tyrese’s signature, and were rewarded when hi Read more

Ruff Endz - 88% match to Charlie Wilson

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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Contemporary US soul outfit formed in 1994 by David ‘Davinch’ Chance and Dante ‘Chi’ Jordan. The duo first became aware of each other’s musical talents while attending high school in Baltimore, Maryland. Originally members of a vocal quartet, it did not take long for Davinch and Chi to realize that their ticket out of the tough west side of town (known Read more

Dave Hollister - 86% match to Charlie Wilson

Genres: Christian & Gospel R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Chicago, Illinois, USA. This journeyman R&B singer-songwriter first appeared on releases by artists such as Mary J. Blige and 2Pac, in addition to providing vocals on several soundtrack albums. Hollister’s big break was as an original member of Teddy Riley’s BLACKstreet. After appearing on the swingbeat quartet’s seminal 1994 debut, Hollister left to pursu Read more

Donell Jones - 83% match to Charlie Wilson

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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22 May 1973, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Edward Ferrell of Untouchables Entertainment discovered this talented singer-songwriter at the Black Radio Exclusive Conference in Washington, DC. The ex-Heavy D associate helped Jones sign a recording contract with LaFace Records. His writing skills were first heard on Usher’s 1994 hit single, ‘Think Of You’. Writing credi Read more

Carl Thomas - 82% match to Charlie Wilson

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s
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15 June 1972, Aurora, Chicago, Illinois, USA. One of the few soul singers to gain release on Sean ‘Puffy’ Combs’ hip-hop dominated Bad Boy label, Thomas earned critical praise for his adherence to traditional songwriting values. After several years playing low-key bar gigs around Chicago, Thomas joined Bad Boy in 1997 as their in-house backing vocalist, appear Read more

Lyfe Jennings - 81% match to Charlie Wilson

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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Chester Jennings, 3 June 1978, Toledo, Ohio, USA. This soul vocalist and multi-instrumentalist undertook a longer life journey than most before completing his 2004 debut album. Growing up in Ohio, Jennings sang in teenage vocal group the Dotsons with his brother and two cousins, but any plans to take his musical career any further were cut short when he was sentenced to 10 y Read more

Gerald Levert - 76% match to Charlie Wilson

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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13 July 1966, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, d. 10 November 2006, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. The son of O’Jays founder Eddie LeVert. Bridging the gap between traditional and contemporary R&B, Gerald LeVert’s fine vocal technique was first heard in 1985 with the release of the debut album by LeVert. By the time 1988’s Just Coolin’ had become a major US success, Gera Read more

Johnny Gill - 75% match to Charlie Wilson

Genres: 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

Kenny Lattimore - 70% match to Charlie Wilson

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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10 April 1970, Washington, DC, USA. Lattimore first entered the music industry at the age of 14 when he joined the R&B vocal group Maniquin, who recorded briefly for Epic Records in the 80s. When that band broke up, Lattimore remained in the industry as a songwriter for artists including Glenn Jones and Jon Lucien. As a solo artist, Lattimore and new label Columbia Recor Read more

Jagged Edge - 69% match to Charlie Wilson

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This urban R&B vocal quartet from Atlanta, Georgia, USA almost signed a recording contract with Michael Bivins, a former member of their idols New Edition, but after the contract fell through they were snapped up by Jermaine Dupri’s So So Def Recordings. The group was formed by twins Brandon ‘Case Dinero’ and Brian ‘Brasco’ Casey, who were brought u Read more

Joe - 67% match to Charlie Wilson

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Joe Lewis Thomas, 5 July 1973, Cuthbert, Georgia, USA. Raised to sing gospel by his minister father, Joe Thomas has graduated to become one of the leading artists on the American urban R&B market in the late 90s and early 00s.As a youth Thomas decided to move away from vocal, guitar and piano chores at his father’s church in Opelika, Alabama, Read more

Jon B. - 62% match to Charlie Wilson

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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Dru Hill - 61% match to Charlie Wilson

Genres: Dance R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Urban R&B outfit Dru Hill took their name from the historic Druid Hill Park complex in Baltimore, USA, where all four members were raised. They began their rise to fame in the mid-90s, largely through the intervention of Island Records’ Hiriam Hicks - formerly manager of Boyz II Men. He was looking for a group to record a song, ‘Tell Me’, for the soundtrack t Read more


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