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Maxwell - 74% match to John Legend

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Usher - 74% match to John Legend

Genres: Dance Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Usher Raymond IV, 14 October 1978, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. Originally drawn from LaFace Records’ seemingly inexhaustible wellspring of young R&B acts in the mid-90s, Usher is one of the few who can boast of real star quality and staying power. Indeed, after the release of his self-titled debut in 1994, there seemed to be a danger that he would become better kno Read more

Alicia Keys - 72% match to John Legend

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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Alicia Augello-Cook, 25 January 1980, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. This highly talented US singer-songwriter and pianist enjoyed immediate success when her 2001 debut album, released on Clive Davis’ J Records label, went straight to the top of the US charts. A classically trained pianist and former student at Manhattan’s Professional Performance Arts Sc Read more

Robin Thicke - 72% match to John Legend

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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10 March 1977, Los Angeles, California, USA. The son of actors Alan Thicke and Gloria Loring, Robin Thicke made a name for himself at the start of the new millennium as a songwriter before launching his own career with a series of slick, pop soul records. Thicke spent his childhood and early teens immersed in music, and was no doubt inspired by the success enjoyed by his mot Read more

Anthony Hamilton - 70% match to John Legend

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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28 January 1971, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. Soul vocalist Hamilton was raised in Charlotte, and began singing as a member of his local church choir before graduating to the city’s nightclub circuit. He relocated to New York City in 1993 and signed a recording contract with Uptown Records, but plans to release his completed debut album fell through when the label fo Read more

Musiq Soulchild - 70% match to John Legend

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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India.Arie - 59% match to John Legend

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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India Arie Simpson, 3 October 1975, Denver, Colorado, USA. This Atlanta, Georgia, USA-based singer-songwriter made an immediate impact on the neo-soul scene with the release of her debut Acoustic Soul in March 2001. Her parents named her India in honour of Mahatma Gandhi, with her mother adding Arie (Hebrew for ‘lion’). The singer later added the web-style dot to g Read more

Melanie Fiona - 58% match to John Legend

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Jamie Foxx - 56% match to John Legend

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Eric Bishop, 13 December 1967, Terrell, Texas, USA. Actor, comedian and R&B singer Jamie Foxx overcame a difficult upbringing to become one of the most prominent American performers of his generation. Adopted by his grandparents shortly after his birth, Eric Bishop endured a troubled adolescence to win a scholarship to study classical piano at the prestigious Juilliard S Read more

Joe - 55% match to John Legend

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock 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

R. Kelly - 55% match to John Legend

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul Spoken Word Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Robert Sylvester Kelly, 8 January 1967 (1969 is also cited), Chicago, Illinois, USA. This urban R&B singer-songwriter and producer first made an impact in 1991 with his band Public Announcement, and has since become one of America’s most successful solo artists.Kelly grew up in the housing projects of Chicago’s South Side, but channelled Read more

Boyz II Men - 54% match to John Legend

Genres: Dance Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This versatile close-harmony soul unit enjoyed an almost unprecedented level of success during the early 90s, beginning with 1991’s US Top 3 debut single ‘Motownphilly’. The original line-up comprised Wanya ‘Squirt’ Morris (29 July 1973, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA), Michael ‘Bass’ McCary (b. 16 December 1971, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Read more

Donell Jones - 54% match to John Legend

Genres: Pop / Rock 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

Trey Songz - 54% match to John Legend

Genres: R&B / Soul
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

Babyface - 51% match to John Legend

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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