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Raheem DeVaughn - 87% match to Maxwell

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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New Jersey, USA. This R&B vocalist is the son of noted jazz cellist Abdul Wadud, and naturally his early years were spent in a musical environment. Raised in Maryland, DeVaughn began singing in a vocal group at college and before long was devoting all his energies to making music his career. He formed the Urban Ave 31 project with vocalist Tennyson Richards and producer Read more

Anthony Hamilton - 85% match to Maxwell

Genres: 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

Jill Scott - 76% match to Maxwell

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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4 April 1972, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. This modern R&B singer toured with the Roots and Erykah Badu before embarking on a solo career, after striking a recording contract with the Hidden Beach label. Her other credits include co-writing the Roots’ Grammy Award-winning single ‘You Got Me’, writing and contributing vocals on Common’s acclaimed 2 Read more

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Kem - 75% match to Maxwell

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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Kem Owens, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Detroit-based R&B artist Kem battled through numerous setbacks before making his way to the upper reaches of the US charts in 2005. Raised in Detroit, Michigan, the self-taught musician initially struggled to make it in the music business and at times was left almost destitute. He made ends meet by working as a waiter and performing Read more

Dwele - 72% match to Maxwell

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Andwele Gardner, Detroit, Michigan, USA. That this innovative nu soul artist’s full first name means ‘God has brought me’ in Swahili is frequently cited as fitting for a man considered as an outstanding talent. This may be overstating the case but, nevertheless, the former rapper’s juxtaposition of R&B, spoken word, jazz and the swagger of underground Read more

Floetry - 71% match to Maxwell

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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Before even having a record in the stores, the members of the UK-bred neo-soul duo Floetry, singers Marsha Ambrosius and Natalie Stewart, were already songwriting veterans, having penned songs for renowned figures such as Michael Jackson, Glenn Lewis, Bilal, and Jill Scott, among others. Ambrosius and Stewart first met as members of different London, England-based basketball te Read more

Donell Jones - 69% match to Maxwell

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

D'Angelo - 66% match to Maxwell

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Rahsaan Patterson - 63% match to Maxwell

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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11 January 1974, New York, USA. Progressive urban R&B vocalist Rahsaan Patterson attracted strong reviews upon the release of his self-titled 1997 debut album. A collection of ballads combining strong melodic and rhythmic elements, critics were impressed both by his sonorous voice and the maturity of the songwriting, earning the singer comparisons to artists such as Maxw Read more

Angie Stone - 61% match to Maxwell

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Angela Laverne Brown, 30 January 1961, Columbia, South Carolina, USA. This gospel-trained soul singer endured a difficult childhood before moving to New York in her late teens. Reinventing herself as Angie B. she joined the mid-80s prototype female rap trio Sequence, a group who were too far ahead of their time to break into the male-dominated hip-hop market. Subsequent gigs Read more

Amel Larrieux - 60% match to Maxwell

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. Perhaps best known as the singer for the short-lived mid-90s R&B outfit, Groove Theory, Amel Larrieux has also lent her vocal talents to recordings by several renowned outfits, in addition to launching a solo career shortly after the dawn of the twenty-first century.Larrieux was raised in Manhattan, in an a Read more

Jaheim - 57% match to Maxwell

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

Mint Condition - 55% match to Maxwell

Genres: Dance R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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One of a myriad of R&B-inspired American outfits who emerged in the early 90s, Mint Condition was formed by Larry Waddell (31 August 1963; keyboards), Homer O’Dell (b. 17 May 1965; guitar), Stokley Williams (b. 17 July 1967; vocals/drums), Jeff Allen (b. 17 November 1968; saxophone/keyboards), Keri Lewis (keyboards), and Ricky Kinchen (b. 7 July 1966; bass). The gro Read more

Ledisi - 54% match to Maxwell

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. In addition to issuing her own recordings, contemporary soul and jazz singer Ledisi has appeared on albums by other artists, in addition to co-managing her own production/record company, LeSun. Ledisi was raised in Oakland, California, to a family rich in musical talent (her mother was a singer, her father a guitarist, and her subsequent stepfath Read more

Carl Thomas - 50% match to Maxwell

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


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