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Phyllis Hyman - 100% match to Stephanie Mills

Genres: R&B / Soul Disco Funk
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6 July 1949, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 30 June 1995, New York, USA. A singer, actress and fashion model, Hyman was one of several acts nurtured by vocalist Norman Connors in the mid-70s. Hyman began singing professionally in 1971, appearing with R&B bands such as New Direction and All The People. Relocating to New York, she worked as a legal secretary during the Read more

Regina Belle - 91% match to Stephanie Mills

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

Miki Howard - 89% match to Stephanie Mills

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

Labelle - 82% match to Stephanie Mills

Genres: Pop / Rock Funk R&B / Soul Eclectic Electronic & Ambient
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This popular soul act evolved from two friends, Patti LaBelle (Patricia Holt, 24 May 1944, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA) and Cindy Birdsong (b. 15 December 1939, Camden, New Jersey, USA), who sang together in a high school group, the Ordettes. In 1962, they teamed up with two girls from another local attraction, the Del Capris - Nona Hendryx (b. 18 August 1945, Trenton, N Read more

Patti LaBelle - 82% match to Stephanie Mills

Genres: R&B / Soul Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Drama Musicals & The Arts Dance Soundtracks Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Kids & Family
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Patricia Louise Holt, 24 May 1944, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. The lead singer of LaBelle began her solo career in 1976 when her former group, who had originally begun recording in the early 60s as the Blue Belles, disbanded. Although her first releases showed promise, she was unable to regain the profile enjoyed by LaBelle and at the beginning of the 80s, Patti agreed Read more

Ashford & Simpson - 78% match to Stephanie Mills

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Disco Electronic & Ambient
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Nickolas ‘Nick’ Ashford (4 May 1942, Fairfield, South Carolina, USA) and Valerie Simpson (b. 26 August 1946, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA). This performing and songwriting team met in the choir of Harlem’s White Rock Baptist Church. Having recorded, unsuccessfully, as a duo, they joined another aspirant, Jo ‘Joshie’ Armstead, at the Scepte Read more

Teena Marie - 78% match to Stephanie Mills

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Disco
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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

Freddie Jackson - 75% match to Stephanie Mills

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

Deniece Williams - 73% match to Stephanie Mills

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Documentaries Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Vocals
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Deniece Chandler, 3 June 1951, Gary, Indiana, USA. Williams is a gospel/soul singer whose successes span the 70s and 80s. As a child she sang in a gospel choir and made her first recordings in the late 60s for the Chicago-based Toddlin’ Town label. After training as a nurse, she was hired by Stevie Wonder to join his Wonderlove vocal backing group. She contributed to fo Read more

Anita Baker - 71% match to Stephanie Mills

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

Melba Moore - 69% match to Stephanie Mills

Genres: R&B / Soul Disco Funk Kids & Family Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Comedy Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Horror Electronic & Ambient
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Melba Hill, 29 October 1945, New York City, New York, USA. The daughter of singer Bonnie Davis, the New York-based Moore first attracted attention in the 1969 Broadway production of Hair. Although she continued her thespian inclinations, winning a Tony Award for her performance in the musical Purlie, Moore also forged a successful singing career. ‘This Is It’, a mi Read more

Teddy Pendergrass - 68% match to Stephanie Mills

Genres: R&B / Soul Documentaries Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Theodore Pendergrass, 26 March 1950, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Pendergrass joined Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes in 1969, when they invited his group, the Cadillacs, to work as backing musicians. Initially their drummer, Pendergrass had become the featured vocalist within a year. His ragged, passionate interpretations brought distinction to such releases as ‘I Read more

Chaka Khan - 67% match to Stephanie Mills

Genres: R&B / Soul Musicals & The Arts Comedy Drama Funk Soundtracks R&B / Soul Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Dance Pop / Rock
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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

Alexander O'Neal - 66% match to Stephanie Mills

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

Luther Vandross - 66% match to Stephanie Mills

Genres: R&B / Soul Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Jazz Comedy
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Luther Ronzoni Vandross, 20 April 1951, New York City, New York, USA, d. 1 July 2005, Edison, New Jersey, USA. Born into a family immersed in gospel and soul singing, Vandross had already formed his own group while still at school and later worked with the musical theatre workshop, Listen My Brother. This enabled him to perform at Harlem’s Apollo Theatre. After a brief Read more

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