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Bobby Valentino - 100% 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

J. Holiday - 96% 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

Lloyd - 96% match to The Dream

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s
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Lloyd Harlin Polite Jnr., 3 January 1986, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Polite, who grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, was singing from an early age. His precocious vocal talents resulted in an offer to join the teen pop group N-Toon, a unit assembled in 1996 by Joyce Irby of 80s soulsters Klymaxx. N-Toon never made much of a commercial impact and split up not long after releasing Read more

Pretty Ricky - 90% 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

Trey Songz - 90% match to The Dream

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
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

Day26 - 89% match to The Dream

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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This all-male urban vocal group emerged in 2008 from the fourth series of the popular MTV reality television show, Making The Band. The show, which was created by rap mogul P. Diddy, had previously spawned the boy bands O-Town and Bad Boy's Da Band aka Da Band, and the girl group Danity Kane. The group, comprising Qwanell 'Q' Mosley (Rochester, New York, USA), Robert Curry ( Read more

Omarion - 89% match to The Dream

Genres: 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

Marques Houston - 72% match to The Dream

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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Marques Barrett Houston, 4 August 1981, Los Angeles, California, USA. Vocalist Marques ‘Batman’ Houston enjoyed a string of US hit singles during the mid-90s as a member of teen R&B vocal trio Immature. After a name change to IMx in the late 90s, which marked the trio reaching maturity, the hits began to dry up and the members began to concentrate on outside pr Read more

Jamie Foxx - 66% match to The Dream

Genres: 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

Mario - 64% match to The Dream

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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

Ginuwine - 61% 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

Avant - 60% match to The Dream

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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26 April 1978, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. This US modern R&B singer earned immediate comparisons to fellow Midwest native R. Kelly when he made his initial breakthrough in 2000 with the hit single ‘Separated’. Raised in Cleveland, Avant began singing in church but first attracted attention while studying at Cleveland School of the Arts. ‘Separated’ was rel Read more

Ray J - 59% 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

Tyrese - 58% match to The Dream

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

Drake - 50% match to The Dream

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
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