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Monica - 100% match to Fantasia

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 - 76% match to Fantasia

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 - 72% match to Fantasia

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

Chrisette Michele - 72% match to Fantasia

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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Chrisette Michele Payne, 22 December 1982, Long Island, New York, USA. R&B singer Michele was brought up in a strict Christian family; her father was a deacon, and she sang with gospel choirs in her teens. She made her mark on the US music scene as a session vocalist, and in 2006 appeared on major releases by Jay-Z (‘Lost One’) and Nas (‘Can’t Forget Read more

Jazmine Sullivan - 65% match to Fantasia

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Kelly Rowland - 63% match to Fantasia

Genres: 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

Faith Evans - 60% match to Fantasia

Genres: 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

Kelly Price - 60% match to Fantasia

Genres: Christian & Gospel Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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4 April 1973, Queens, New York City, New York, USA. Price, like many of the legendary soul singers to whom she is often compared, developed her musical talents in the local church, where she was nicknamed ‘Little Mahalia’. Her powerful contralto was employed on a more secular plane during the 90s, either writing, singing background vocals or providing vocal arrange Read more

Tamia - 57% match to Fantasia

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Melanie Fiona - 54% match to Fantasia

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Jennifer Hudson - 50% match to Fantasia

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Nivea - 50% match to Fantasia

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

Xscape - 50% match to Fantasia

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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An initially rather laboured attempt at emulating the swingbeat success of SWV and their ilk, this four-piece was assembled in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, by writer/producer Jermaine Dupri, who was previously the force behind Kriss Kross’ chart success. However, there was an important difference. While acts such as TLC (another band overseen by Dupri) had been closely identifie Read more

Marsha Ambrosius - 49% match to Fantasia

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Toni Braxton - 49% match to Fantasia

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


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