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Pebbles - 100% match to Karyn White

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock
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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

Vanessa Williams - 64% match to Karyn White

Genres: Action & Adventure Drama Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Television Sci-Fi / Fantasy Holiday & Seasonal Kids & Family Anime Comedy Documentaries Soundtracks Pop / Rock
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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

Jody Watley - 57% match to Karyn White

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Dance Television
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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

Johnny Gill - 49% match to Karyn White

Genres: R&B / Soul Holiday & Seasonal Comedy Country & Bluegrass Drama Funk Pop / Rock
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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

Miki Howard - 44% match to Karyn White

Genres: R&B / Soul Jazz
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1962, Chicago, Illinois, USA. The former lead vocalist of Side Effect, soul/R&B singer Miki Howard combines spiritual soul music with touches of jazz singing. Before turning solo, she was a jazz session singer, working with, among others, Grover Washington Jnr. , Philip Bailey and Billy Cobham. Come Share My Love attracted comparisons with Regina Belle, while Love Confe Read more

Bobby Brown - 40% match to Karyn White

Genres: R&B / Soul Comedy Blues Dance Pop / Rock
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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

Regina Belle - 39% match to Karyn White

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Christian & Gospel
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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

Alexander O'Neal - 38% match to Karyn White

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

Shanice - 38% match to Karyn White

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul Television
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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

Teena Marie - 38% match to Karyn White

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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Mary Christine Brockert, 5 March 1957, Santa Monica, California, USA. A singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, arranger and producer, Teena Marie is rightly fêted as one of the few white artists to sustain a consistent career in the US soul market. Spotted by Motown Records’ Berry Gordy in the 70s, he linked her up with funk star and labelmate Rick James, and h Read more

Tracie Spencer - 38% match to Karyn White

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12 July 1976, Waterloo, Iowa, USA. This precociously talented R&B artist, whose father had performed as a member of vocal group the Cavaliers, began singing at an early age. She was discovered after appearing on the nationally syndicated Star Search television show in 1986, and, following an audition in Los Angeles, California, signed to Capitol Records. She released her Read more

Freddie Jackson - 37% match to Karyn White

Genres: Funk Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts
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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

Christopher Williams - 34% match to Karyn White

Genres: Folk Comedy
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Color Me Badd - 34% match to Karyn White

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock
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This US harmony and a cappella quartet, comprising Oklahoma college students, Bryan Abrams (16 November 1969, USA), Mark Calderon (b. 27 September 1970, USA), Sam Watters (b. 23 July 1970, USA) and Kevin Thornton (b. 17 June 1969, USA), triumphed on both sides of the Atlantic in 1991 with the dubious sexual slant of their breakthrough single, ‘I Wanna Sex You Up’ ( Read more

Al B. Sure! - 33% match to Karyn White

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
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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

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