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20 Reasons Why Earth, Wind & Fire Sets The...
Barbara Streisand , Neil Diamond , Barry Manilow , Cher , Minnie Riperton, Deniece Williams, Jennifer
Ten Super Bowl Shows You'll Never Forget
10 most memorable Super Bowl performances, including unforgettable shows by Michael Jackson, Prince, Beyonce, Madonna, and Janet Jackson.
Get Busy with the Sexiest R&B Songs of All...
Best R&B and Soul songs for having sex and making love to.
Soul Power: Check Out the 20 Best R&B...
Using a calculation formula that includes vocal creativity, chart-topping songs and albums, awards won, name recognition, songwriting ability and other factors, your R&B/Soul Guide has crafted a list of picks for the best R&B and Soul singers in music history. A few names might surprise you.
Ease Your Broken Heart with These 12 Great...
Best R&B Break-Up Songs - Songs About Breaking Up by R&B Artists
Top 50 R&B/Rap Collaborations
Top 50 R&B/Rap collaborations. 50 best rap duets featuring Mary J. Blige, Kanye West, JAY Z, Beyonce & more. Includes links to download music.
Nine Reasons Why Michael Jackson's 'Off The...
Remembering Michael Jackson's 1979 'Off The Wall' album which has sold over 30 million copies worldwide and earned his first Grammy Award.
15 Sweet R&B Songs to Play at Your Wedding
Great Wedding Songs - R&B Wedding Songs
12 Sweetest Love Songs in R&B History
Best R&B Love Songs by mary j blige, brian mcknight, sade, donell jones and others.
Best R&B Songs about Cheating Lovers
Best Songs About Cheating Lovers - Cheating Lover Songs
20 Reasons Why Beyonce is the Queen of Music
Born  September 4, 1981 in Houston, Texas, Beyonce is one of the su ccessful female artists of all-time,
What is Beyoncé's real name?
Beyoncé's real name. Includes origins of Beyoncé's full name and popularity of the name Beyoncé. Also explains Blue Ivy meaning and Blue Ivy popularity.
50 Special Musical Ways To Celebrate Valentine'...
February 14 is the international day of love, Valentine's Day. Love is expressed in many ways, and according
30 Greatest R&B Male Superstars of All-Time
30 greatest male R&B stars in music history, led by Michael Jackson, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles, and Smokey Robinson.
The 11 Best Modern-Day Soul Singers
Browse 11 of the Best Modern-Day Soul Artists and see what albums you need to listen to.
What is Funk Music?
An Origin and Definition of Funk Music.
What is R&B Music?
R&B 101 - The Origins of R&B Music
Set the Mood with These 11 Romantic R&B...
Whether you're looking for a song that expresses how you feel about that special person in your life, searching for tunes that are perfect for setting a mood in the bedroom, or just like soothing love songs, the About R&B/Soul list of recommended romantic songs is here to fulfill your needs.
Best Broken Heart Songs
Some artists, like Mary J. Blige, Ne-Yo and the late, great Amy Winehouse to name a few, are known for their woeful tales of heartbreak. And the songs on this list represent some of the better modern day and classic songs about being brokenhearted.
The Definition of Soul
The Definition of Soul - What is Soul Music?
17 Best R&B Songs for Your Workout
R&B might be best known as lovers' music, but that's not to say that some singers don't know how to put a high energy song or three out there. As artists like Usher, Beyonce and Ne-Yo have showed over the years, the R&B genre doesn't always have to live up to the 'Blues' portion of its Rhythm & Blues name. In fact, some songs are practically custom made for listening to while burning calories.
Swoon to These 12 R&B Duets
Whether you're making a mixtape for your significant other, looking for songs to sing with your baby on Karaoke night, seeking the perfect wedding music or just like hearing male and female voices in harmony, this list of best romantic R&B duets is for you.
Whitney Houston's 20 Greatest Achievements
Whitney Houston's top 20 career highlights, including a record seven straight number one hits, and the best-selling movie soundtrack of all-time.
Ten "Unforgettable" Hits by Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole launched her career in 1975 with three consecutive number one hits on the Billboard R&B
Joe Who? Joe Thomas
The official about.com mini-biography of romantic R&B singer Joe, also known as Joe Thomas.
Maxwell Biography
R&B singer Maxwell biography. Addresses Maxwell gay rumors. Includes info on early life, career, popular songs, albums & links to download music.
Greatest R&B/Soul Groups Ever
Using a calculation formula that includes vocal creativity, chart-topping songs and albums, awards won, name recognition, songwriting ability and other factors, your R&B/Soul Guide has crafted a list of picks for the dozen best R&B, Soul and Funk groups in music history.
8 Songs to Lift Your Mood and Let Your Spirit...
Best Inspirational and Motivational R&B Songs
What is Neo-Soul?
A definition & origin of neo-soul music.
10 Best Protest Songs to Sing It Loud
Here's your R&B Guide's picks for the best social/political protest songs by R&B and Soul artists, including John Legend, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye and more.
What is Soul Music?
A definition and history of soul music, including the sub-genres Detroit soul, Memphis soul, Philly soul, Blue-eyed soul, British soul, and neo-soul.
Ten Reasons Why D'Angelo Is Leading Contemporar...
Neo-Soul " movement along with Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, and Maxwell. D'Angelo's second CD, Voodoo in
20 Grammy Awards Performances You'll Never Forget
20 unforgettable Grammy Awards performances, including Michael Jackson in 1988, Prince with Beyonce in 2004. and Beyonce with Tina Turner in 2008.
Ten History Making R&B Bands
Ten best R&B bands in history, led by Earth, Wind & Fire; The Isley Brothers, The Commodores, Parliament-Funkadelic, and Kool & The Gang.
Recommended British R&B Singers
R&B and Soul music may have originated and been molded in the United States, but the U.S. isn't the only place on earth where great Soul and Rhythm & Blues singers have come from.
What Is the 'Motown Sound'?
: What Is the 'Motown Sound'? What is the so-called 'Motown Sound'? : The Motown Sound is a style of
20 Reasons Why Earth, Wind & Fire is the...
Earth, Wind & Fire's 20 greatest moments, including being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Best Songs by Prince
Best R&B Songs by R&B Singer Prince.
About Jon B.
The official about.com mini-biography of caucasian R&B singer Jon B., who debuted and peaked in the mid-to-late 1990s.
Ten Reasons Why Aaliyah Will Never Be Forgotten
Aaliyah's Ten Greatest Hits." 1. 1994 - "Back & Forth" Sue Schneider/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
30 Michael Jackson Classics
A list of Michael Jackson's greatest songs as a member of The Jackson Five and also as a solo artist.
Why Queen Bey Runs The World
As an elite recording artist, composer, producer, actress, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Beyonce is
Best Covers of Prince Songs
Best Prince covers. Ten of the best Prince remakes, including Sinead O'Connor, the Foo Fighters, TLC and more. Includes links to purchase songs.
Real Names of R&B Singers
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.
New Edition Biography
R&B group New Edition biography. About New Edition members, origins, career, popular songs, albums and more. Includes links to download New Edition music.
Avant Biography
Avant singer biography. A bio of the R&B singer Avant, including early life, a career overview, popular songs, discography & links to download music.
Best R&B Graduation Songs
Eight best R&B/soul graduation songs. Includes Alicia Keys, R. Kelly, Boyz II Men & more, & links to download the songs and watch the music videos.
Best R&B Versions of Rock & Pop Songs
R&B and soul songs have often been covered by rock and pop acts. While it's not as prevalent in the former
Ten Funkiest Stars of All-Time
Ten leaders of the funk, including The Godfather of Soul, James Brown, George Clinton, Sly & The Family Stone, Rick James, Bootsy Collins, and Prince.
Best R&B/Soul Mixtapesv
This list of the eight best R&B/soul mixtapes includes links to free RnB mixtape downloads. List includes Frank Ocean, Trey Songz, Marsha Ambrosius & more.
Prince Biography
Prince biography. About the legendary singer/songwriter & instrumentalist. Includes Prince's real name, his early life, a career overview & his legacy.
Kem Biography
Kem Owens biography. About R&B/jazz/soul artist Kem Owens. Details on early life & career, & includes popular songs, discography & links to buy music.
Michael Jackson's Ten Greatest Achievements
We remember Michael Jackson, the "King of Pop," as the greatest entertainer of our generation. A few
Tank
Bio of bodybuilding R&B singer Durrell Babbs, whose stage name is Tank.
Akon Biography
Hip-hop/R&B artist Akon biography. Includes Akon's age, early life, career overview, discography, popular songs and links to download music.
Best R&B/Soul Movie Soundtracks
What makes for a great film soundtrack? Well, obviously it's all about the songs. A great OST (Original Sound Track) consists of quality, memorable tunes that stay with you long after a movie has ended. In fact, the best soundtracks are cohesive units that can be enjoyed even without the benefit of seeing the film they're attached to.
Michael Jackson's Greatest Achievements
Michael Jackson's top ten career highlights plus classic photos in recognition of his birthday, August 29.
About Chante Moore
The official about.com mini-biography of R&B and Jazz singer Chante Moore.
12 Best-Ever Funk Songs
Best Funk Music Songs
Monica Biography
About Monica the singer. Monica biography, including early life, career, popular songs, discography and more. Includes links to download music.
Celebrating The 20 Greatest Female R&B...
The 20 greatest female R&B Superstars, including Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Diana Ross, Beyonce, and Mariah Carey.
Full Names of R&B and Soul Singers
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.
Artist bio: Leela James
The official about.com mini-biography of Soul singer Leela James.
Teddy Pendergrass Biography
Teddy Pendergrass biography. About legendary R&B/soul star Teddy Pendergrass. Includes information on early life, career, songs and discography.
25 Reasons Why Motown Was The Greatest Record...
25 reasons why Motown changed America, including superstars The Jackson Five, Stevie Wonder, and Diana Ross and The Supremes.
About Al Green
The official about.com mini-biography of legendary R&B/Soul singer Al Green.
Chico DeBarge Biography
Chico DeBarge biography. The early life and career of R&B singer Chico DeBarge of the Motown DeBarge family. Includes links to download music.
12 "Must Have" R&B Greatest Hits Collectionc
A list of the twelve best R&B hits albums, including music from James Brown, Stevie Wonder Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, and Ray Charles.
Best R&B Seduction Songs
Best R&B Seduction and Seduction Songs from the years 2007 to 2010, including Prince, Lizz Wright and Wayne Brady.
About R. Kelly
The official about.com mini-biography of R&B/Soul singer, songwriter and producer R. Kelly.
About Ronald Isley
The official about.com mini-biography of R&B/Soul singer Ronald Isley of legendary group The Isley Brothers.
Stevie Wonder Biography
Bio about R&B/soul superstar Stevie Wonder: Real name, bio, career over, popular songs, discography and links to download his music.
What is Ne-Yo's Real Name?
Ne-Yo's real name is Shaffer Chimere Smith. He was given the name Ne-Yo in 2004 by producer Big D. It is a reference to Neo, the lead character in the Matrix films.
Usher Biography
Usher biography. All about R&B singer Usher, including details on early life & career. Includes popular songs, discography & links to download music.
Ten Reasons Why Michael Jackson's "Thriller" is...
Michael Jackson 's Thriller is the best-selling album of all-time with over 65 million copies worldwide.
About Beyonce Knowles
The official About R&B bio of singer Beyonce Knowles, better known as simply Beyonce.
About SWV (Sisters With Voices)
The official about.com mini-biography of R&B trio SWV, which stands for Sisters With Voices.
About The Isley Brothers
The official about.com mini-biography of legendary R&B group The Isley Brothers, which is led by singer Ronald Isley.
Brandy Norwood Biography
R&B/soul artist Brandy singer biography. Includes info on Brandy Norwood's life & career, as well as Brandy albums & links to download her music.
Elite Eight of the American Music Awards
Eight great R&B American Music Awards winners, including the all-time leader with 24 trophies, Michael Jackson.
20 Reasons Why R.Kelly Is "The Pied Piper"
'> Jeff Kravitz FilmMagic, Inc R. Kelly won three Grammy Awards in 1998 for "I Believe I Can Fly": Best
Best R&B Christmas Songs
It's hard to sort through the literally tens of thousands of Christmas songs by R&B and Soul music artists to find the really good stuff. So to help you out a little, your Guide to R&B has compiled a list of great holiday songs by R&B artists, including audio streams for some tracks.
Essential '90s R&B/Soul Albums
Best 1990s R&B songs and albums. Ten of the best '90s R&B albums: Tony! Toni! Toné!, Boyz II Men, Mary J. Blige & more. Includes links to purchase albums.
Tamia's Top Ten Hits
Born May 9, 1975 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, Tamia is a six-time Grammy nominee. She launched her recording
R&B Artist Bio: Aaliyah
The official about.com mini-biography of the late R&B singer and actress Aaliyah.
Kelly Rowland Bio - About R&B Singer Kelly...
Kelly Rowland bio. Includes information on R&B singer Kelly Rowland's early life, career, personal life and music. Includes links to download music.
Tweet Biography
Tweet singer biography. About R&B/soul singer Tweet. Includes details on her early life, career, popular songs and discography. Includes links to download music.
About Sam Cooke
The official about.com mini-biography of R&B, Soul and Pop music singer Sam Cooke.
Artist Bio: Lauryn Hill
The about.com mini-biography of the highly talented R&B/Hip-Hop vocalist.
Top 10 Covers of R&B Songs by Non-R&B...
R&B and soul songs have long served as inspiration for artists of other genres.  There's been a long
25 Joyous Ways To Celebrate Christmas
'> Universal Music A Motown Christmas was released in 1973 as a double album featuring the label's stars.
Ten Reasons Why Anita Baker is "The Songtress"
Anita Baker's top ten highlights, including winning eight Grammy Awards, four American Music Awards, and the Soul Train Legend Award.
Janet Jackson's 20 Classic Songs
which is the only album to produce seven top five hits. Here are "Janet Jackson's 20 Greatest Hits."
Recommended R&B/Soul Christmas Albums
Best R&B Christmas albums. 12 best R&B & soul Christmas albums, including Mariah Carey, Luther Vandross & Brian McKnight. Includes links to download albums.
About Faith Evans
Profile of Faith Evans' successes and struggles, including her early life, recording career, and relationship with the Notorious B.I.G.
Stevie Wonder's Top Ten Career Highlights
Stevie Wonder's Top Ten Greatest Moments
Marvin Gaye's 20 Classic Songs
During Marvin Gaye 's phenomenal recording career, he released 30 albums, with 67 singles reaching the
Ten Reasons Why The Jacksons Are The Greatest...
". In 1976, the group left Motown to sign with E pic Records, and Randy Jackson replaced Jermaine Jackson
Ten Mary J. Blige Classics
." 1. 2005 - "Be Without You" Vince Bucci/Getty Images On February 11, 2007, Mary J. Blige won Best R&B
Kelly Rowland's Ten Greatest Moments
Ten special moments in Kelly Rowland's career, including performing at Super Bowl 47 with Beyonce, and winning Song of the Year in 2011.
20 Reasons Why "We Are The World" Is A Classic
The all-star single "We Are The World" was recorded on January 28, 1985 and released March 7, 1985 to
Why Luther Vandross Is One of the Greatest...
20 Reasons Why Luther Vandross Is the King of Male Vocalists, including receiving the Soul Train Quincy Jones Award for Career Achievement.
Boyz II Men Biography
Boyz II Men biography. About Boys to Men members, early life and career. Includes popular songs, albums and links to download music.
Ten Reasons Why The 1986 Rock & Roll Hall...
Remembering the historic 1986 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, including James Brown, Ray Charles, Little Richard, Sam Cooke, Chuck Berry, and Elvis Presley.
Prince's Top Ten Career Highlights
Ten Reasons Why Prince is Music Royalty
112 Biography
R&B/hip-hop group 112 biography. About 112 group's beginnings, career and music. Includes links to download popular 112 songs and 112 albums.
Miguel Biography
About Miguel the singer. R&B artist Miguel Pimentel bio. Includes info on early life, career, popular songs, discography & links to download music.
Janet Jackson's 20 Greatest Moments
20 reasons why Michael Jackson was proud of sister Janet, including the Grammy Award they won together in 1991.
Hil St. Soul Biography
About R&B/soul group Hil St. Soul. Hil St. Soul biography, including singer biographies and career overview. Includes links to download music.
Ten Reasons Why Justin Timberlake Is On Top of...
Justin Timberlake's top ten solo moments, including winning three Grammys in 2014, and the MTV Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award in 2013.
Tinashe Bio and Profile
Tinashe biography, including hitting number three with her debut solo CD 'Aquarius,' and performing in a tribute to Janet Jackson at the BET Awards.
About Fantasia Barrino
The official about.com mini-biography of R&B/Soul singer and former 'American Idol' winner Fantasia Barrino, who's simply known as Fantasia.
40 Reasons Why Stevie Wonder Is A Genius
40 Classic Stevie Wonder Songs
Tyrese Gibson Biography
Tyrese Gibson biography. About R&B singer, actor, model and sex symbol Tyrese. Includes early life, career overview & links to download music.
20 Reasons Why You Want to Listen to Lionel...
Lionel Richie's 20 Greatest Songs
Best Blue-Eyed Soul Singers
For those not familiar with the term, Blue-Eyed Soul is an expression created in the 1960s to describe
John Legend Biography
John Legend biography. About R&B/soul singer John Legend. Includes early life, career overview, popular songs, discography & links to download music.
10 Reasons Why Aretha Franklin is the Queen Diva
10 reasons why Aretha Franklin is the greatest female vocalist, including being the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Mario Biography
R&B singer Mario Barrett biography. Includes details on early life, career, discography and links to download Mario Barrett songs.
20 Reasons Why James Brown was "The Godfather...
James Brown's top 20 career highlights, including being inducted into the first class of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on January 23, 1986,
Ten Reasons Why Christina Aguilera Is One of...
Ten reasons why Christina Aguilera is one of the greatest female vocalists, including being named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.
Calvin Richardson Biography
Calvin Richardson biography. About R&B/soul singer Calvin Richardson: age, early life, career, popular songs, discography & links to purchase music.
Rihanna's Top 20 Career Highlights
Rihanna's 20 greatest moments, including winning 22 Billboard Music Awards, and being named one of the 100 Most Influential people in the world.
Ten Times Brandy Proved She Is One Of Tthe Most...
Brandy's ten ten moments, including winning the Soul Train Aretha Franklin Award for Entertainer of the Year in 1997, and a Grammy Award in 1999.
"Thrilling" Facts About Michael Jackson's Best...
Ten reasons why Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' is a classic, including the King of Horror, Vincent Price.
Ten Reasons Why the Ladies Love Trey Songz
Here is a list of "Trey Song' Ten Greatest Hits ." 1. 2010- "Bottoms Up" featuring Nicki Minaj Ethan
Ten Reasons Why Natalie Cole Was One of the...
Natalie Cole's ten greatest moments, including winning nine Grammy Awards and the Soul Train Lena Horne Award for Lifetime Achievement Award.
Quincy Jones' 20 Greatest RandB Albums
20 Classic Quincy Jones Albums
About R&B Singer Estelle
The official about.com mini-biography of British R&B and Hip-Hop singer Estelle Swaray.
Ten Reasons Why The 1984 Prince ''Purple Rain'...
Remembering the iconic 1984 Prince ''Purple Rain' tour, which featured surprise performances by Madonna and Bruce Springsteen.
About Mary J. Blige
The official about.com mini-biography of R&B, Soul and Hip-Hop singer and icon Mary J. Blige.
20 Male R&B Vocal Groups That Made History
20 greatest male R&B vocal groups in history, including The Jackson Five, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, and The Isley Brothers.
About Mariah Carey
The official About R&B bio of singer-actress Mariah Carey.
About Stevie Wonder
The official about.com mini-biography of legendary R&B/Soul singer and musician Stevie Wonder.
Ten Reasons Why Stevie Wonder is a King for MLK...
Remembering Stevie Wonder's historic rally for a Martin Luther King Jr. national holiday attended by 100,000 on January 15, 1981 in Washington, D.C.
20 Reasons Why Luther Vandross is Unforgettable
During his outstanding career. Luther Vandross reached number one on the Billboard R&B album chart eight
About Marvin Gaye
The official about.com biography of legendary R&B and Soul singer Marvin Gaye.
20 Reasons Why Ronald Isley Is Timeless
3 + 3  album. Younger brothers Ernie lsley (guitar) and Marvin Isley (bass) joined the group along with
About Toni Braxton
The official About R&B mini-biography of Grammy-winning R&B-pop singer Toni Braxton.
Ashanti
Best and Worst Police Mugshots of R&B Singers. Page 12.
About Ray J.
The official about.com mini-biography of R&B singer and reality TV star Ray J., the brother of superstar singer Brandy Norwood and son of Gospel singer Willie Norwood.
20 Reasons Why Marvin Gaye Is Idolized
20 reasons why Marvin Gaye remains an icon, including his 1971 'What's Going On' album, and being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.
Aaliyah's Full Name
Aaliyah's Full Name. R & B.
10 Reasons Why Otis Redding was the "King of...
Otis Redding's top ten career highlights, including being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Ten Reasons Why Aaliyah Was "The Princess of...
The life of Aaliyah, including winning three American Music Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, and starring in 'Romeo Must Die' with Jet Li.
20 Reasons Why Curtis Mayfield was a Musical...
Curtis Mayfield's 20 Greatest Hits." 1. 1972 - "Super Fly" Curtom Recods Curtis Mayfield's title song
20 Times Rihanna Proved She's A Music Goddess
Born February 20, 1988 in Saint Michael, Barbados, Rihanna is one of the most successful recording artists

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