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Next - 100% match to Ruff Endz

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA-based hip-hop/R&B fusioneers Next were formed in 1992 by brothers T-Low (Terrance Brown, 7 June 1974, USA) and Tweety (b. Raphael Brown, 28 January 1976, USA) alongside friend R.L. (b. Robert Lavelle Huggar, 2 April 1977, USA). T-Low’s godmother Ann Nesby took the outfit in hand, training and managing them during their first years. They s Read more

Silk - 84% match to Ruff Endz

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Comprising Gary ‘Big G’ Glenn, Gary ‘Little G’ Jenkins, Jonathan Rasboro, Jimmy Gates Jnr. and Timothy Cameron, R&B vocal group Silk formed in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, in the early 90s. Their 1992 debut album, Lose Control, was a smooth collection of risqué contemporary soul songs produced by Keith Sweat; it quickly rose to number 1 on the Billboard Read more

112 - 80% match to Ruff Endz

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Donell Jones - 72% match to Ruff Endz

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

Jagged Edge - 72% match to Ruff Endz

Genres: Pop / Rock 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

Dru Hill - 69% match to Ruff Endz

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

Ruben Studdard - 67% match to Ruff Endz

Genres: Christian & Gospel Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s
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12 September 1978, Frankfurt, Germany. Studdard shot to fame in 2003 as the winner of the second series of the hugely successful Fox TV show American Idol. Raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Studdard grew up singing in various church and high school groups, and studied music at his home state’s A&M University. His battle with boy-next-door MOR balladeer Clay Aiken on Am Read more

After 7 - 63% match to Ruff Endz

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

K-Ci & JoJo - 63% match to Ruff Endz

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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K-Ci (Cedric Hailey, 2 September 1969, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA) and JoJo (b. Joel Hailey, 10 June 1971, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA). The Hailey brothers were founder members of Jodeci, the sexually provocative swingbeat outfit who enjoyed several US chart hits during the mid-90s, including ‘Come & Talk To Me’, ‘Lately’ and ‘Cry For You Read more

Dave Hollister - 61% match to Ruff Endz

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

Joe - 61% match to Ruff Endz

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

Tyrese - 61% match to Ruff Endz

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

Ginuwine - 60% match to Ruff Endz

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Elgin Baylor Lumpkin, 15 October 1970 (1975 is also cited), Washington, DC, USA. Talented R&B performer Ginuwine began his musical apprenticeship at the age of 12, performing at parties and (illegally) at bars with his friends in the neighbourhood outfit, Finesse Five. From this he progressed to a solo act, which was initially built around impersonations of his childhood Read more

Keith Sweat - 60% match to Ruff Endz

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul R&B / Soul
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

Blackstreet - 59% match to Ruff Endz

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Among the most highly rated of the new generation of urban R&B bands, BLACKstreet is the brainchild of gifted musician and producer Teddy Riley (Edward Theodore Riley, New York City, New York, USA). The band, formed in Los Angeles, California, USA, originally comprised songwriters Riley and Chauncey Hannibal (b. New Jersey, USA), with Levi Little and Dave Hollister as ad Read more


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