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SWV - 100% match to Xscape

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Holiday & Seasonal Soundtracks
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Acronym for Sisters With Voices, these ‘ghetto sisters’ from Brooklyn and the Bronx, New York, comprised the talents of Coko (Cheryl Gamble), Taj (b. Tamara Johnson) and Lelee (b. Leanne Lyons). Shaped by swingbeat producer Teddy Riley to reflect streetwise dress and attitude, the trio’s sound was somewhat harder than that which might be expected of ‘new Read more

Faith Evans - 95% match to Xscape

Genres: R&B / Soul Comedy Urban & Rap Holiday & Seasonal Musicals & The Arts Soundtracks
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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

Mary J. Blige - 77% match to Xscape

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

Tony! Toni! Toné! - 71% match to Xscape

Genres: R&B / Soul Soundtracks Urban & Rap Holiday & Seasonal
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This swingbeat trio from Oakland, California, was formed by brothers Dwayne (14 February 1963, Oakland, California, USA; lead vocals, guitar) and Raphael Wiggins (b. Charlie Ray Wiggins, 14 May 1966, Oakland, California, USA; lead vocals/bass), and their cousin Timothy Christian (b. 10 December 1965, Oakland, California, USA; drums). They arrived with ‘Little Walter Read more

Brownstone - 66% match to Xscape

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock
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Urban R&B trio Brownstone were formed in Los Angeles, California, USA, by Nicci (Nicole Gilbert, 8 June 1970, Detroit, Michigan, USA), Maxee (b. Charmayne Maxwell, 11 January 1969, Guyana) and Mimi (b. Monica Doby, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA). Signed after performing a cappella at their audition, the trio became the first act on the Epic-distributed MJJ Music label. The Read more

Silk - 65% match to Xscape

Genres: R&B / Soul Drama Pop / Rock
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Comprising Gary ‘Big G’ Glenn, Gary ‘Little G’ Jenkins, Jonathan Rasboro, Jimmy Gates Jnr. and Timothy Cameron, R&B vocal group Silk formed in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, in the early 90s. Their 1992 debut album, Lose Control, was a smooth collection of risqué contemporary soul songs produced by Keith Sweat; it quickly rose to number 1 on the Billboard Read more

Kelly Price - 64% match to Xscape

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap Christian & Gospel Music Videos & Concerts
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4 April 1973, Queens, New York City, New York, USA. Price, like many of the legendary soul singers to whom she is often compared, developed her musical talents in the local church, where she was nicknamed ‘Little Mahalia’. Her powerful contralto was employed on a more secular plane during the 90s, either writing, singing background vocals or providing vocal arrange Read more

Kut Klose - 63% match to Xscape

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Formed in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, by the female trio of Tabitha Duncan, Athena Cage and LaVonn Battle, Kut Klose specialize in a sassy brand of urban R&B pop, primarily mounted on their smooth harmonies. Their debut album, Surrender, was the second to be released on Keith Sweat’s Keia Records label (the first being Silk’s platinum-selling debut), and merged pop sen Read more

Dru Hill - 62% match to Xscape

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Urban R&B outfit Dru Hill took their name from the historic Druid Hill Park complex in Baltimore, USA, where all four members were raised. They began their rise to fame in the mid-90s, largely through the intervention of Island Records’ Hiriam Hicks - formerly manager of Boyz II Men. He was looking for a group to record a song, ‘Tell Me’, for the soundtrack t Read more

Changing Faces - 61% match to Xscape

Genres: R&B / Soul
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This female R&B duo, comprising Charisse Rose (New York, USA) and Cassandra Lucas (b. New York, USA), first established itself in 1994 with the minor US hits ‘Stroke You Up’ (written and produced by R. Kelly) and ‘Foolin’ Around’. Both singles were included on the New York, USA-based group’s self-titled debut of that year. Changing Faces eve Read more

Tamia - 59% match to Xscape

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Jodeci - 58% match to Xscape

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Among the more eloquent practitioners of ‘new jack swing’ or swingbeat, Jodeci enjoyed huge success in the USA during the 90s. The band was formed by two pairs of brothers: Joel ‘JoJo’ (10 June 1971, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA) and Cedric ‘K-Ci’ Hailey (b. 2 September 1969, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA), and ‘Mr’ Dalvin and Donal Read more

Toni Braxton - 57% match to Xscape

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Easy Listening Dance Kids & Family Music & Radio Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Soundtracks Urban & Rap
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7 October 1968, Severn, Maryland, USA. Braxton, with her four sisters, was signed to Arista Records in 1990 as the Braxtons. It was their ‘The Good Life’ single that brought them to the attention of producers L.A. And Babyface, who provided her with solo successes such as ‘Another Sad Love Song’ and ‘You Mean The World To Me’. Though she was wid Read more

Jagged Edge - 56% match to Xscape

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock
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This urban R&B vocal quartet from Atlanta, Georgia, USA almost signed a recording contract with Michael Bivins, a former member of their idols New Edition, but after the contract fell through they were snapped up by Jermaine Dupri’s So So Def Recordings. The group was formed by twins Brandon ‘Case Dinero’ and Brian ‘Brasco’ Casey, who were brought u Read more

Keith Sweat - 55% match to Xscape

Genres: R&B / Soul R&B / Soul Television Music Videos & Concerts
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Keith ‘Sabu’ Crier, 22 July 1961, New York, USA. A veteran of contemporary R&B, acknowledged master crooner Keith Sweat has presided over a musical style that has evolved enormously since his double-platinum debut album, Make It Last Forever, was released in 1987. In that time, he has never seemed out of pace with developments, incorporating new innovations suc Read more

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