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Brandy - 100% match to Tweet

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

Monica - 99% match to Tweet

Genres: Dance R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Monica Denise Arnold, 24 October 1980, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Alongside Brandy, Monica was the most successful of the new breed of urban R&B female vocalists to emerge in the mid-to late 90s. Monica Arnold grew up in the College Park suburb of Atlanta, and was immersed in gospel music from an early age. Her mother was a church singer, and by the age of 10 Monica was the Read more

Faith Evans - 92% match to Tweet

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

Aaliyah - 84% match to Tweet

Genres: Dance R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Aaliyah Dana Haughton, 16 January 1979, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA, d. 25 August 2001, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Island, Bahamas, West Indies. Although she grew up in Detroit, Michigan, Aaliyah pronounced Ah-Lee-Yah (‘highest, most exalted one’ in Swahili), initially came to attention as part of the ‘new jill swing’ movement in the mid-90s. Her ear Read more

Keyshia Cole - 81% match to Tweet

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

Amerie - 75% match to Tweet

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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Amerie Marie Rogers, 12 January 1980, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA. Some influential music critics heralded this urban R&B singer as the new Mary J. Blige when she broke into the US pop charts in 2002. Amerie was raised in a military family, moving around the world as a youngster before finally settling in Washington, DC. She studied English and Fine Arts at Georgetown Read more

Mya - 75% match to Tweet

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Mya Harrison, 10 October 1979, Washington, DC, USA. Growing up in suburban Maryland, Harrison took up tap-dancing and ballet as a child. She appeared with the TWA (Tappers With Attitude) troupe, and went to New York to study with choreographer Savion Glover (best known for the Broadway hit Bring In ’Da Noise, Bring In ’Da Funk) in a residency with the Dance Theater Read more

Fantasia - 71% match to Tweet

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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Fantasia Monique Barrino, 30 June 1984, High Point, North Carolina, USA. Vocalist Fantasia owes her moment in the spotlight to her triumph in the third season of the highly rated Fox TV show American Idol. A real rags-to-riches story, Barrino auditioned for the show while she was unemployed and living with her 12-month-old daughter in a one-bedroom apartment in High Point, N Read more

Kelis - 70% match to Tweet

Genres: Dance Funk R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Kelis Rogers, 21 August 1979, Harlem, New York City, New York, USA. American vocalist Kelis (pronounced Kuh-Lease) made a dramatic impact on the European market in 1999 with her debut single, ‘Caught Out There’. Dubbed the modern equivalent of Gloria Gaynor’s ‘I Will Survive’ and popularly perceived as ‘I Hate You So Much Right Now’ - from Read more

Janet Jackson - 69% match to Tweet

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Janet Damita Jo Jackson, 16 May 1966, Gary, Indiana, USA. Jackson was the youngest of the nine children in the family that produced the Jackson Five (including Michael Jackson, Jermaine Jackson and LaToya Jackson). When she was four years old, the family moved to the Los Angeles area; three years later she made her performing debut in Las Vegas with her brothers. At the age Read more

Kelly Rowland - 67% match to Tweet

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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Kelendria Trene Rowland, 11 February 1981, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Rowland found pop fame as one third of the chart-topping US R&B vocal group Destiny’s Child. Late in 2001, the trio issued a holiday recording, 8 Days Of Christmas, before disclosing to the public that they were going on a temporary hiatus to pursue solo projects. Rowland’s debut solo single,  Read more

Missy Elliott - 67% match to Tweet

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Melissa Arnette Elliott, 1 July 1971, Portsmouth, Virginia, USA. Hip-hop/R&B songwriter Missy Elliott aka Missy ‘Misdemeanor’ Elliott has become one of the most esteemed figures in contemporary American music, providing material for artists including MC Lyte, Adina Howard, Jodeci, Aaliyah, Tweet and Busta Rhymes, as well as working as an arranger, producer, tal Read more

Ashanti - 65% match to Tweet

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas, 13 October 1980, Glen Cove, New York, USA. For urban R&B singer Ashanti it has been a case of third time lucky. Her honey-toned voice and striking looks landed her a recording contract with Jive Records at the age of 14, then again with Epic Records at 17, but neither of those deals came to fruition. It was when she was noticed by Murder Inc. m Read more

Jill Scott - 65% match to Tweet

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

Mary J. Blige - 65% match to Tweet

Genres: Dance Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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


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