SWV Similar Artists

Xscape - 100% match to SWV

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

Faith Evans - 89% match to SWV

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal 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

Jodeci - 82% match to SWV

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Among the more eloquent practitioners of ‘new jack swing’ or swingbeat, Jodeci enjoyed huge success in the USA during the 90s. The band was formed by two pairs of brothers: Joel ‘JoJo’ (10 June 1971, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA) and Cedric ‘K-Ci’ Hailey (b. 2 September 1969, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA), and ‘Mr’ Dalvin and Donal Read more

702 - 78% match to SWV

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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A vocal R&B trio named after its Las Vegas, Nevada, USA home area code, 702 made their long-playing debut for Michael Bivins’ Biv 10 Records label in 1996. Bivins first became acquainted with the group in 1991 after they improvised an audition piece for him at the music industry’s Jack The Rapper convention. The original line-up comprised twin sisters Irish Grinst Read more

Tamia - 78% match to SWV

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Brownstone - 70% match to SWV

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Urban R&B trio Brownstone were formed in Los Angeles, California, USA, by Nicci (Nicole Gilbert, 8 June 1970, Detroit, Michigan, USA), Maxee (b. Charmayne Maxwell, 11 January 1969, Guyana) and Mimi (b. Monica Doby, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA). Signed after performing a cappella at their audition, the trio became the first act on the Epic-distributed MJJ Music label. The Read more

Mary J. Blige - 69% match to SWV

Genres: Dance Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Mary Jane Blige, 11 January 1971, the Bronx, New York, New York City, USA. Blige was signed to Uptown Records by their head of A&R, Sean ‘Puffy’ Combs. After being promoted by her record company as ‘The original queen of hip-hop and soul’, her 1992 debut album sold over two million copies (many of the best songs being written for her by POV). The hip- Read more

Dru Hill - 66% match to SWV

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

En Vogue - 65% match to SWV

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Vocal R&B group originally comprising Dawn Robinson (28 November 1968, Connecticut, USA), Terry Ellis (b. 5 September 1966, Texas, USA), Cindy Herron (b. 26 September 1965, San Francisco, California, USA) and Maxine Jones (b. 16 January 1966, Patterson, New Jersey, USA). They formed in Oakland, California, where they were auditioned by Denzil Foster and Thomas McElroy. T Read more

Brandy - 64% match to SWV

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

Keith Sweat - 61% match to SWV

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal 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

Soul For Real - 61% match to SWV

Genres: Dance
Decades Active: 1990s
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New Edition - 59% match to SWV

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Funk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Upbeat US teenage pop stars New Edition were formed by Maurice Starr, who modelled them on the Jackson Five. He recruited five handsome young men, Bobby Brown (5 February 1969, Boston, Massachusetts, USA), Ralph Tresvant (b. 16 May 1968, Boston, Massachusetts, USA), Michael Bivins (b. 10 August 1968, Boston, Massachusetts, USA), Ricky Bell (b. 18 September 1967, Boston, Mass Read more

Tamar Braxton - 59% match to SWV

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
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112 - 58% match to SWV

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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