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Jody Watley - 100% match to Karyn White

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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30 January 1959, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Formerly one third of Shalamar between 1977 and 1984, a hugely successful group of the disco era, Watley’s first professional experience had come as a dancer on the television show Soul Train. After Shalamar disbanded she made the progression to solo artist, working in a contemporary soul/urban R&B vein. Her self-titled debut Read more

Pebbles - 89% match to Karyn White

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Perri Alette McKissack, Oakland, California, USA. This female singer, nicknamed ‘Pebbles’ by her family for her resemblance to the cartoon character Pebbles Flintstone, is based in San Francisco, California, and enjoyed substantial success after teaming up with black pop’s hottest production team, L.A. Reid And Babyface. Before their meeting she had spent her Read more

Cherrelle - 78% match to Karyn White

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Cheryl Norton, 13 December 1958, Los Angeles, California, USA. This cousin of soul singer Pebbles is an accomplished drummer as well as a vocalist. She was discovered by her neighbour Michael Henderson, with whom she toured widely and appeared on his In The Night Time (1978). Five years later she made her solo debut with Fragile for Tabu, featuring the production team of Jim Read more

Vanessa Williams - 74% match to Karyn White

Genres: Action & Adventure Drama R&B / Soul Holiday & Seasonal Kids & Family Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Television Comedy Documentaries Anime Music Videos & Concerts Mystery / Thriller Sci-Fi / Fantasy Soundtracks Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Vanessa Lynn Williams, 18 March 1963, Millwood, New Jersey, USA. Williams grew up in a household surrounded by musical influences from Broadway shows, before she attended Syracuse University to major in musical theatre. A mother and actress as well as singer, she has come a long way since becoming embroiled in a minor scandal over her appearance in Penthouse magazine (after Read more

Johnny Gill - 71% match to Karyn White

Genres: R&B / Soul Holiday & Seasonal Urban & Rap Country & Bluegrass Drama
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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22 May 1966, Washington, DC, USA. Gill’s expertly delivered soul vocal chords have been working since an early age. At the age of seven, he was singing with his three brothers in the gospel quartet the Wings Of Faith. His debut album was recorded when he was only 16. Following his meeting and subsequent recording with Stacy Lattisaw (Perfect Combination), she proffered Read more

5 Star - 69% match to Karyn White

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s
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Babyface - 69% match to Karyn White

Genres: R&B / Soul Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Regina Belle - 67% match to Karyn White

Genres: R&B / Soul Christian & Gospel Funk
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 July 1963, Englewood, New Jersey, USA. Belle first considered a career in the music business in her teenage years, after being inspired to sing by the gospel music greats Shirley Caesar and Inez Andrews. Both her mother and father were gospel singers and encouraged her to follow the same path - they were initially resistant to the idea that she should become involved in s Read more

Freddie Jackson - 66% match to Karyn White

Genres: R&B / Soul Funk Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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2 October 1956, Harlem, New York City, New York, USA. A singer-songwriter, who was especially successful in the late 80s, Jackson was brought up in Harlem, and sang at the White Rock Baptist church while he was still a young child. Later, he worked in a bank before joining the group LJE, along with the singer, songwriter and producer Paul Laurence. In the early 80s, Jackson Read more

Bobby Brown - 64% match to Karyn White

Genres: R&B / Soul Comedy Pop / Rock Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Robert Brown, 5 February 1969, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. A former member of New Edition, Brown emerged in the late 80s as the king of swingbeat, the fusion of hip-hop beats and soul vocals also referred to as ‘new jack swing’. Like many of the genre’s stars, Brown is not gifted with either huge ability or personality, yet he stamped his authority on the scen Read more

Shanice - 60% match to Karyn White

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Shanice Wilson, 14 May 1973, McKees Rocks, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but raised in Los Angeles, California, USA. Shanice began singing on stage with her mother Crystal and her aunt Penni, who now jointly oversee her career. Afterwards, she found her way into the modelling industry, appearing in television commercials, including one with Ella Fitzgerald, and performing in loc Read more

S.O.S. Band - 59% match to Karyn White

Genres: R&B / Soul Funk Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, in 1977, the S.O.S. Band enjoyed a long run of hits on the US R&B charts during the 80s. The group originally consisted of Mary Davis (vocals, keyboards), Jason ‘T.C.’ Bryant (keyboards), Billy R. Ellis (saxophone) and James Earl Jones III (drums). They performed regularly, as Sounds Of Santa Monica, at Lamar’s Regal Room in A Read more

Alexander O'Neal - 57% match to Karyn White

Genres: R&B / Soul Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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15 November 1953, Natchez, Mississippi, USA. O’Neal was one of the best-known soul crooners of the late 80s. In 1978, he joined Flyte Tyme with future producers Jimmy Jam And Terry Lewis. The group (as Time) became the backing band for Prince, although O’Neal was soon dismissed for insubordination. During the early 80s, he began a solo career as a vocalist, making Read more

Al B. Sure! - 56% match to Karyn White

Genres: Urban & Rap Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Al Brown, 1969, New York City, New York, USA. Briefly one of the most popular voices of the ‘New Jack Swing’ movement of the late 80s, Sure! represented more traditional soul values than other swingbeat singers such as Bobby Brown, concentrating on his smooth vocal stylings rather than the backing beats. Remarkably unambitious during his early years, Sure! amused h Read more

Tevin Campbell - 55% match to Karyn White

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts R&B / Soul R&B / Soul Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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12 November 1978, Waxahachie, Texas, USA. Discovered by Quincy Jones (or the flautist Bobbi Humphrey, according to some accounts), the singer Tevin Campbell first appeared in 1988 on the US television show Wally & The Valentines, which was followed by a part in Prince’s movie Graffiti Bridge. He was still only 14 years old when he appeared on Quincy Jones’ Back Read more


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