If you've ever wondered what Prince's real name is (it's Prince), or why Ginuwine doesn't go by his real name (because it's Elgin Lumpkin, that's why), then check out this list of the real names of some of your favorite R&B and Soul singers.
The nominations for the 2013 Grammy Awards were announced Dec. 5, 2012, and the winners were revealed Feb. 10, 2013 live on CBS. The nominees in the R&B categories included some of the usual names, like Usher, Beyonce and R. Kelly, as well as some surprises, like Frank Ocean, jazz musician Robert Glasper and Tamia.
The winners of the 54th Grammy Awards were announced during a live ceremony Feb. 12, 2012 on CBS. Award recipients in the R&B categories included Cee-Lo Green, Melanie Fiona, Chris Brown and Corinne Bailey Rae.
The list of nominees and winners of the 2012 Soul Train Awards.
June 2012 Q&A interview with R&B/Soul singer Angie Stone, conducted by about.com music critic Mark Edward Nero.
2012 BET Awards nominations list
The nominations for the 2011 BET Awards were announced Tues., May 17, and the ceremony took place June 26 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. It aired live (except on the West Coast) on BET.
The music category winners for the 42nd NAACP Image Awards, which honor diversity and achievement by people of color, were announced Thurs., Jan. 13, and the show was broadcast live Fri., March 4, 2011 on the Fox network.
The NAACP Image Awards ceremony, which is now in it's 43rd year, honors diversity and achievement by people of color. The nominations for the 2012 awards were announced Thurs., Jan. 19, and among the artists nominated in the music categories were Beyonce, Chris Brown, Jennifer Hudson and Jill Scott. The show will be broadcast Fri., Feb. 17 on NBC.
An interview with R&B singer songwriter Ryan Toby
An interview with Soul singer Urban Mystic
The 2011 Grammy Awards aired live from Los Angeles on Feb. 13, 2011 via CBS television and the night's big winners in the R&B categories were Usher and John Legend, each of whom took home multiple trophies for their latest albums.
The nominations for the 2011 Soul Train Awards were announced Fri., Oct. 21 and Chris Brown received the most nominations, five. Beyonce was the runner-up with four noms. The show taped Nov. 17 and aired Nov. 27 on BET and Centric. Here's full list of nominees and winners.
R&B/Soul singer Syleena Johnson releases her fifth album, 'Chapter 5: Underrated' on Sept. 27, 2011, and a few days beforehand, she spoke with about.com music critic Mark Edward Nero about the album, her upcoming reality show and the acoustic concert she'll perform online the day the album drops.
Some people still remember that Beyonce's last name is Knowles and that Fantasia's is Barrino, but how many folks still know -- or ever knew -- what Aaliyah's surname was? Or what Ciara's is? If you don't and are curious, check out this handy-dandy list of the full names of mononymous R&B singers.
The husband and wife team of Fatin Dantzler and Aja Graydon, better known as the duo Kindred the Family Soul, were recently interviewed by about.com's R&B/Soul music critic about their lives, music and latest album.
R&B songbird Keke Wyatt was first introduced to the music world through her duet with Avant, "My First Love," in 2000. Since then she's had a life and career filled with ups and downs. On June 15, 2011, the day after the release of her latest album, she spoke with About R&B's Mark Edward Nero about some of her personal and professional twists and turns.
About.com's R&B/Soul music critic, Mark Edward Nero, had a chance to speak exclusively with two members of the vocal group Jagged Edge a couple of weeks before the June 21, 2011 release of their seventh studio album, 'The Remedy,' which is their first for Miami-based hip-hop label Slip-n-Slide.
Interview with R&B singer Sammie
2007 Grammy Nominees and Winners - R&B categories
2009 Grammy Nominees and Winners: R&B Categories
Last week Jeffrey Allen, the keyboardist/saxophonist for the band Mint Condition, spoke via phone with about.com's R&B/Soul music critic, Mark Edward Nero, about the group's past, present and future.
About.com interview with R&B singer Avant in Los Angeles on Jan. 25, 2011.
2010 NAACP Image Awards - Recording Categories