Davina (born Davina Bussey) is an American R&B vocalist and musician. ...more on Wikipedia about "Davina"
Debelah Morgan (born September 29, 1977, Detroit, Michigan) is an American R&B singer and songwriter. Morgan is a coloratura soprano and is credited as having a three and a half octave vocal range, comparable to that of Christina Aguilera’s (four-octave) - including the ability to sing high notes in the whistle register. Morgan has enjoyed sporadic success, peaking with her song Dance With Me. ...more on Wikipedia about "Debelah Morgan"
Diana Ross (born Diane Ernestine Earle Ross ** on March 26, 1944 in Detroit, Michigan) is an African-American soul, R&B and pop singer and actress. Ross is one of the most successful female artists of her era, both due to her solo work and her role as lead singer of The Supremes during the 1960s. ...more on Wikipedia about "Diana Ross"
Don Gardner is an American rhythm and blues drummer and vocalist. ...more on Wikipedia about "Don Gardner"
Donell Jones is a Chicago-bred R&B tenor signed to LaFace Records. He started out writing and producing for artists like Usher's Think Of You, 702's Get It Together , Brownstone, Silk and many others. But he is best known for his hit U Know What's Up, featuring labelmate and the late Lisa Lopes of TLC that was no 1 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks for 8 straight weeks and was no 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart for 2 weeks as well as his cover of Stevie Wonder's Knocks Me Off My Feet (shocking the R&B fans as Wonder is difficult to cover due only in part to his usual tessitura), he has maintained popularity in the R&B market, but like nu soul singer Tamia, still is relatively obscure in the mainstream. Donell Jones upcoming album will be called Journey Of A Gemini and is set to be released on February 28th 2006 by LaFace/Zomba Label Group. Journey Of A Gemini will have producers,songwriters and guest appereances from Jermaine Dupri, Mariah Carey , Janet Jackson, Usher, Bow Wow, Dem Franchise Boyz) Bun B from the Houston rap group UGK producer Ryan Leslie ( New Edition, Britney Spears, Beyonce) producer Mike City ( Brandy, Dwele, Dave Hollister, Bilal, Carl Thomas) producers Tim And Bob ( Lionel Richie, Boyz 2 Men, Sisqó, Bobby Valentino, Case, Jagged Edge) producers The Underdogs ( Ruben Studdard, Fantasia, Toni Braxton, Tyrese, Omarion, Marques Houston, Craig David) and songwriter Sean Garrett ( Usher, Ciara, Destinys Child, Chris Brown). ...more on Wikipedia about "Donell Jones"
Doris Troy ( January 6, 1937 - February 16, 2004) was an R&B singer, known to her many fans as "Mama Soul." ...more on Wikipedia about "Doris Troy"
Dorothy Moore (born October 13, 1946 in Jackson, Mississippi) is an American pop, R&B, and soul singer. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dorothy Moore"
Eric Benét Jordan (born October 15, 1970 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an American R&B and gospel singer. His mother's maiden name is his middle, in a scenario similar to Beyoncé. ...more on Wikipedia about "Eric Benét"
Ernie K-Doe ( February 22, 1936 - July 5, 2001), was an African American rhythm and blues singer. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ernie K-Doe"
Erykah Badu (born Erica Abi Wright on February 26, 1971 in Dallas, Texas) is an American R&B/ hip hop artist whose work crosses over into jazz. She is best known for her singles "You Got Me," her collaboration with The Roots, as well as her own songs "Tyrone", "Next Lifetime", "On & On", and "Clevah." Her lyrics are highly personal urban philosophy which throw emotional challenges in the face of the listener. She weaves unusual musical influences together creating a rich texture of sound. ...more on Wikipedia about "Erykah Badu"
Etta James (b. Jamesetta Hawkins January 25, 1938 in Los Angeles, California) is an American Blues, R&B and gospel singer. ...more on Wikipedia about "Etta James"
Faith Renee Evans (born June 10, 1973 in Lakeland, Florida and raised in Newark, New Jersey) is an R&B singer/ songwriter who rose to fame even while under her late husband's rather large shadow, hip-hop icon The Notorious B.I.G.. Evans' father is Italian American; her mother is African-American. ...more on Wikipedia about "Faith Evans"
Florence "Flo" Ballard ( June 30 1943 - February 22 1976) was an African American singer, born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. Ballard, nicknamed "Blondie" because of her auburn hair and light complexion, was the founder and original lead singer of The Primettes, an all-girl singing group spin-off of The Primes (later known as The Temptations). The Primettes would sign to the Motown label in 1961 and go on to make music history as The Supremes. ...more on Wikipedia about "Florence Ballard"
Frankie Ford (born August 4 1939) is an American rock & roll and rhythm & blues singer. He is the adopted son of Vincent & Anna Guzzo. He was born in Gretna, Louisiana, across the Mississippi River from New Orleans, where he still currently lives. Ford had a Top 20 hit in 1959 with "Sea Cruise". ...more on Wikipedia about "Frankie Ford"
Gladys Maria Knight (born May 28, 1944 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a legendary American R&B/ soul singer and actress. She is best known for the hits she recorded during the 1960s and 1970s, for both the Motown and Buddah Records labels, with her group Gladys Knight & the Pips, the most famous incarnation of which also included her brother Merald "Bubba" Knight and her cousins Edward Patten and William Guest. ...more on Wikipedia about "Gladys Knight"
Irma Thomas (b. February 18, 1941, Ponchatoula, Louisiana) is a soul and rhythm and blues singer from New Orleans. She is known as the "Soul Queen of New Orleans." Thomas is a contemporary of Aretha Franklin and Etta James, but never experienced their level of commercial success. Her only national hit was "I Wish Someone Would Care" in 1963, but she scored several other local hits in New Orleans. Today Thomas is perhaps best known outside of New Orleans for her recording of "Time Is On My Side," which inspired the hit version by the Rolling Stones. Otis Redding's hit "Pain In My Heart" was built on an earlier song, "Ruler of My Heart," by Thomas. Much of her most enduring work was produced by Allen Toussaint for Minit Records. She also recorded for Imperial, Chess, and Rounder. ...more on Wikipedia about "Irma Thomas"
Jack Leroy "Jackie" Wilson ( June 9, 1934– January 21, 1984) was an American soul and R&B singer born in Detroit, Michigan, where he became active in the music business. He joined Billy Ward & the Dominoes in 1953, replacing Clyde McPhatter. After losing McPhatter, the group's only recording success with Wilson came in June of 1956 with the single "St. Therese of The Roses" that reached number 13 on the Pop charts. ...more on Wikipedia about "Jackie Wilson"
James Joseph Brown (born May 3, 1933) is an African American entertainer recognized as one of the most influential figures in 20th century music. As a prolific singer, songwriter, bandleader and record producer, Brown was a seminal force in the evolution of gospel and rhythm and blues into soul and funk, the last of which he is credited with inventing. He has also left his mark on numerous other musical genres, including rock, jazz, reggae, disco, dance and electronic music, and, most famously, hip-hop music. ...more on Wikipedia about "James Brown"
Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966 in Gary, Indiana) is an American pop, R&B and soul singer-songwriter, dancer, actress, icon, and the youngest child of the famed Jackson music family. Breaking away from the shadows of her brothers, Jackson now ranks as the ninth most successful artist in the history of rock and roll, and is the youngest artist in the top ten of that group, according to Billboard magazine in 2004, and has gone to sell over 130 million albums and singles worldwide. Her high-octane choreography, music videos and pop appeal has influenced some of today's younger female singers including Beyoncé Knowles, Brandy, Britney Spears, Ciara, Ashanti & Christina Aguilera. ...more on Wikipedia about "Janet Jackson"
Jeannie Ortega is an R&B/ reggaeton singer born in Brooklyn, New York. As a member of the first graduating class of Brooklyn’s High School of The Arts, Ortega is a natural at performing, a singer, songwriter, and dancer. ...more on Wikipedia about "Jeannie Ortega"
Jennifer López, also known as J-Lo or J.Lo, (born Jennifer Lope Aguilar de la Vega in July 24, 1969 ) is a well-known Puerto Rican- American actress, Latin Pop singer, fashion designer, and dancer. She is married to singer Marc Anthony. ...more on Wikipedia about "Jennifer Lopez"
Jessica Nicole Benson (born October 4 1988, in Severn, Maryland) is a member of the R&B trio 3LW. She joined 3LW in 2002 after a series of auditions in Washington, DC after founding member Naturi Naughton left in 2002, but before the release of their sophomore album, A Girl Can Mack. Benson was initially rejected due to her age. However, she eventually was accepted, becoming the third Little Woman. Jessica is a student at Fort Meade High School in Fort Meade, Maryland. ...more on Wikipedia about "Jessica Benson"
Jill Scott (born April 4, 1972) is a jazz and rhythm and blues and neo-soul singer. She was born and raised in North Philadelphia and began her performing career reading her own poetry and writing it also. She was discovered by Amir "?uestlove" Thompson of The Roots. Amir invited her to join the band in the studios. The collaboration resulted in the song "You Got Me". ...more on Wikipedia about "Jill Scott"
Jody Watley is a Grammy Award-winning pop singer who was born in Chicago, Illinois on January 30, 1959. Her father was a minister/ disc jockey, and her godfather was the late soul singer Jackie Wilson. She has two children, Lauren and Arie, and was married to producer Andre Cymone. ...more on Wikipedia about "Jody Watley"
:For the professional wrestler known as Johnny Ace, see John Laurinaitis. ...more on Wikipedia about "Johnny Ace"
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