The Dream Similar Artists

Trey Songz - 91% match to The Dream

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

J. Holiday - 75% match to The Dream

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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Nahum Grymes, 29 November 1984, Washington, DC, USA. This contemporary R&B singer was raised in Washington, DC, within a highly musical family. He began singing at a young age, encouraged by his mother who performed as part of a family gospel group in her own church. As he reached his late teens Grymes’ musical tastes began to take on a more secular flavour, with cl Read more

Omarion - 66% match to The Dream

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s
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Omari Ishmael Grandberry, 12 November 1984, Inglewood, California, USA. Vocalist Omarion launched his solo career at the start of 2004 following the surprise break-up of his former group, the highly successful R&B boy band B2K. His solo work followed the direction of B2K’s US number 1 hit ‘Bump, Bump, Bump’, a raunchy collaboration with P. Diddy written by Read more

Jagged Edge - 61% match to The Dream

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

Pretty Ricky - 60% match to The Dream

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s
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Miami, USA-based rap/R&B quartet formed in 1997 by Spectacular (Blue Smith, 7 September 1986, USA), Baby Blue (b. Diamond Blue Smith, 13 August 1984, USA), Slick ’Em (b. Corey Lamar Mathis, 3 June 1985, USA) and Pleasure (b. Marcus Ramone Cooper, 27 December 1984, USA). The quartet all have the same father Joe ‘Blue’ Smith, an entrepreneur who launched the Read more

Bobby - 59% match to The Dream

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Bobby Valentino - 59% match to The Dream

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Bobby Wilson, 27 February 1980, Jackson, Mississippi, USA. The young Wilson was raised in Atlanta, Georgia, and his dream of a music career found an early outlet when he joined the vocal group Mista at the age of 16. The group recorded a minor hit single, ‘Blackberry Molasses’, and a debut album in 1996, but their lack of consistent success meant the quartet’s Read more

Jaheim - 59% match to The Dream

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

R. Kelly - 59% match to The Dream

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

Mario - 55% match to The Dream

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Mario Barrett, 27 August 1986, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. This teenage R&B sensation rose to prominence in 2002. Mario decided at an early age that he wanted to pursue a career in entertainment, as he began utilizing a karaoke machine and tinkering on his mother’s piano. Soon he began emulating renowned artists such as Usher and Stevie Wonder, and performed at numero Read more

Ray J - 55% match to The Dream

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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William Ray Norwood Jnr., 17 January 1981, McComb, Mississippi, USA. The younger brother of R&B vocalist Brandy, Ray J broke into the world of entertainment at an early age. Born in Mississippi but raised in southern California, he began featuring in commercials at the age of eight, and by 12 was co-starring in the television series The Sinbad Show. Two years later he si Read more

Dru Hill - 54% match to The Dream

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

Keyshia Cole - 54% match to The Dream

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

Ginuwine - 53% match to The Dream

Genres: Dance 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

Jeremih - 50% match to The Dream

Genres: R&B / Soul
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