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Regina Belle - 100% match to Labelle

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

Anita Baker - 89% match to Labelle

Genres: R&B / Soul Vocals Pop / Rock
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26 January 1958, Toledo, Ohio, USA. The granddaughter of a minister, Baker had a religious upbringing that included church music and gospel singing. After vocal duties with local bands she joined the semi-professional Chapter 8 in 1979 and was the vocalist on their minor US chart hit, ‘I Just Wanna Be Your Girl’, the following year. Several years later she left the Read more

Stephanie Mills - 80% match to Labelle

Genres: R&B / Soul Disco Documentaries Electronic & Ambient Funk Musicals & The Arts
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22 March 1957, Brooklyn, New York, USA. Mills found early fame at the age of nine, winning an influential talent show at Harlem’s famous Apollo Theatre for six weeks running. Soon afterwards, she appeared on Broadway in the play Maggie Flynn. She toured with the Isley Brothers, and in 1973, recorded her debut, Movin’ In The Right Direction, for the Paramount label. Read more

Gladys Knight & The Pips - 78% match to Labelle

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Holiday & Seasonal Easy Listening Soundtracks Pop / Rock Funk Music Videos & Concerts Disco
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Chaka Khan - 74% match to Labelle

Genres: R&B / Soul Musicals & The Arts Funk Comedy Pop / Rock Soundtracks Music Videos & Concerts Vocals R&B / Soul Drama Holiday & Seasonal
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Yvette Marie Stevens, 23 March 1953, Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Illinois, USA. Having sung with several Chicago club bands, including Lyfe, Lock And Chains and Baby Huey And The Babysitters, Chaka Khan became acquainted with Ask Rufus, a group formed from the remnants of hit group the American Breed. When Khan replaced original singer Paulette McWilliams, the line-u Read more

Gladys Knight - 71% match to Labelle

Genres: Drama Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Comedy
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Natalie Cole - 71% match to Labelle

Genres: R&B / Soul Vocals Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Kids & Family Music Videos & Concerts Vocals World Music Musicals & The Arts Jazz Documentaries Television
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Stephanie Natalie Maria Cole, 6 February 1950, Los Angeles, California, USA. The daughter of celebrated singer/pianist Nat ‘King’ Cole, Natalie survived early pressures to emulate her father’s laid-back singing style. Signed to Capitol Records in 1975, her debut release, ‘This Will Be’, was a US Top 10 hit and the first of three consecutive number 1 Read more

Diana Ross - 70% match to Labelle

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Documentaries Drama Pop / Rock Soundtracks Vocals Easy Listening Electronic & Ambient Dance Disco
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26 March 1944, Detroit, Michigan, USA. While still in high school Ross became the fourth and final member of the Primettes, who recorded for Lu-Pine in 1960, signed to Motown Records in 1961 and then changed their name to the Supremes. She was a backing vocalist on the group’s early releases, until Motown boss Berry Gordy insisted that she become their lead singer, a r Read more

Whitney Houston - 70% match to Labelle

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Drama Soundtracks Comedy Documentaries Holiday & Seasonal Kids & Family Music Theme Christian & Gospel R&B / Soul Spoken Word Music & Radio Music Videos & Concerts
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9 August 1963, Newark, New Jersey, USA. This pop and soul singer followed the traditions of her mother Cissy Houston and cousin Dionne Warwick by beginning her vocal career in gospel. There was much diversity in her early performances, however. These included engagements as backing singer with established acts, such as Chaka Khan, as well as lead vocals on the Michael Zager Read more

Tamia - 63% match to Labelle

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Teena Marie - 63% match to Labelle

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

Aretha Franklin - 61% match to Labelle

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Documentaries Soundtracks Comedy Vocals Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Dance Disco Christian & Gospel Christian & Gospel Easy Listening Musicals & The Arts
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25 March 1942, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Aretha Franklin’s music is steeped in the traditions of the church. Her father, Rev. C.L. Franklin, was a Baptist preacher who, once he had moved his family to Detroit, became famous throughout black America for his fiery sermons and magnetic public appearances. He knew the major gospel stars Mahalia Jackson and Clara Ward, who in Read more

Mary J. Blige - 60% match to Labelle

Genres: R&B / Soul Kids & Family Drama Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Mystery / Thriller Soundtracks Urban & Rap Country & Bluegrass Spoken Word Television Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Horror
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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

Klymaxx - 59% match to Labelle

Genres: R&B / Soul Funk
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This female R&B group from Los Angeles, California, USA was formed in 1979 by and Bernadette Cooper (drums/vocals), Lorena Porter (vocals), Cheryl Cooley (guitar), Lynn Malsby (keyboards), Robbin Grider (keyboards) and Joyce ‘Fenderella’ Irby (bass/vocals). They teamed up with new writing/production team Jimmy Jam And Terry Lewis on their debut for the Solar label Read more

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