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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
Best R&B Songs about Cheating Lovers
Best Songs About Cheating Lovers - Cheating Lover Songs
15 Sweet R&B Songs to Play at Your Wedding
Great Wedding Songs - R&B Wedding Songs
Michael Jackson's Ten Greatest Achievements
We remember Michael Jackson, the "King of Pop," as the greatest entertainer of our generation. A few
Get Busy with the Sexiest R&B Songs of All...
Best R&B and Soul songs for having sex and making love to.
She Died Too Soon: Remembering Aaliyah
The life of Aaliyah including three American Music Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, and starring in 'Romeo Must Die' with Jet Li.
Singers and Rhymers: The 50 Best R&B/Rap...
Top 50 R&B/Rap Collaborations
12 Sweetest Love Songs in R&B History
Best R&B Love Songs by mary j blige, brian mcknight, sade, donell jones and others.
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.
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.
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.
Ashanti's Full Name
Ashanti's Full Name. R & B.
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.
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.
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.
What is R&B Music?
R&B 101 - The Origins of R&B Music
Joe Who? Joe Thomas
The official about.com mini-biography of romantic R&B singer Joe, also known as Joe Thomas.
8 Songs to Lift Your Mood and Let Your Spirit...
Best Inspirational and Motivational R&B Songs
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.
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."
What is Funk Music?
An Origin & Definition of Funk Music.
The Definition of Soul
The Definition of Soul - What is Soul Music?
Prince and Mary J. Blige Headline Essence...
Prince, Mary J. Blige, Treyz Songz, Jennifer Hudson, Lionel Richie and more stars featured in great R&B music festivals this summer.
Best Songs by Prince
Best R&B Songs by R&B Singer Prince.
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.
Recommended British Soul and R&B
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.
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.
12 Best-Ever Funk Songs
Best Funk Music Songs
What is Neo-Soul?
A definition & origin of neo-soul music.
Ten Reasons Why J. Lo Has Respect "On The Block"
Born July 24, 1969 in New York City. Jennifer Lopez is one of the most versatile entertainers in the
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.
Artist bio: Leela James
The official about.com mini-biography of Soul singer Leela James.
Best Remakes of Prince Songs
Best cover versions or remakes of Prince songs
Beyoncé's Full Name
Full name and background of R & B and pop singer Beyoncé's name.
R&B Artist Bio: Maxwell
The official about.com mini-biography of the R&B, Soul and neo-Soul singer known as Maxwell.
Ten Reasons Why Michael Jackson's "Thriller" is...
Janet Jackson and La Toya Jackson 7. "Thriller" (featuring Vincent Price) The album included two additional
Best Songs by Aaliyah
A list of the best Songs by R&B-Pop Singer Aaliyah, as chose by about.com's R&B/Soul music critic.
What Is the 'Motown Sound'?
: What Is the 'Motown Sound'? What is the so-called 'Motown Sound'? : The Motown Sound is a style of
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.
Best R&B Graduation Songs
Recommended R&B and Soul Graduation Songs
Avant: A Profile
Avant singer profile biography. R & B.
Best R&B Versions of Rock/Pop Songs
Best R&B versions of songs originally recorded by rock and pop music artists.
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.
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.
Ten Reasons Why Ashford & Simpson Were A...
One of the greatest songwriting duos of all-time, Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson, married in 1974,
About Sam Cooke
The official about.com mini-biography of R&B, Soul and Pop music singer Sam Cooke.
Ten Reasons Why Woodstock Lifted Sly & The...
The historic Woodstock Music & Art Fair, known as the Woodstock Festival, was held August 15-18, 1969
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.
R&B Artist Bio: Aaliyah
The official about.com mini-biography of the late R&B singer and actress Aaliyah.
Essential Funk Music Artists
Recommended Funk Music Artists
Ten Music Marriages That Made History
Ten music marriages that made history including Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley, Beyonce and Jay-Z, and Ike and Tina Turner,
About Faith Evans
Profile of Faith Evans' successes and struggles, including her early life, recording career, and relationship with the Notorious B.I.G.
Mariah Carey's Greatest Moments
20 Reasons Why Mariah Carey is the Best-Selling Female Artist in History
Ten Reasons Why Rick James Was "The King of...
Rick James' top ten career achievements, including his triple platinum 'Street Songs' album in 1981, and winning his only Grammy Award in 1991.
About R&B Group 112 (One Twelve)
The official about.com mini-biography of Atlanta-based R&B quartet 112 (One Twelve).
TLC's Top Ten Career Highlights
TLC's Ten Classic Moments
The Life & Times of Chico DeBarge
The Life & Times of Chico DeBarge
Who is Kem?
Kem Owens R&B Jazz singer bio. R & B.
About Teddy Pendergrass
Teddy Pendergrass biography. R & B.
About R. Kelly
The official about.com mini-biography of R&B/Soul singer, songwriter and producer R. Kelly.
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.
10 Reasons Why The Whitney/Bobby Marriage Was...
10 reasons why the Whitney Houston/Bobby Brown marriage was unforgettable, including the 'Being Bobby Brown' reality series.
All About Akon
Akon profile biography. R & B.
Who is Avery*Sunshine?
The official about.com mini-biography of R&B/Soul singer Avery*Sunshine.
What is Ne-Yo's Real Name?
Ne-Yo's Real Name. R & B.
Essential R&B and Soul Albums:
Essential 1990s R&B and Soul Albums
R&B Artist Bio: Monica
The official about.com mini-biography of R&B singer Monica Brown, known as just Monica.
About Boyz II Men
The official about.com mini-biography of R&B/Soul group Boyz II Men
About Mary J. Blige
The official about.com mini-biography of R&B, Soul and Hip-Hop singer and icon Mary J. Blige.
Best Country-Soul Crossovers
Recommended Country-Soul Music
About SWV (Sisters With Voices)
The official about.com mini-biography of R&B trio SWV, which stands for Sisters With Voices.
About Beyonce Knowles
The official About R&B bio of singer Beyonce Knowles, better known as simply Beyonce.
About Aretha Franklin
The official about.com biography of legendary R&B singer and Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.
Tank
Bio of bodybuilding R&B singer Durrell Babbs, whose stage name is Tank.
Recommended Unsigned R&B Artists
Recommended Unsigned R&B Artists
Why Queen Bey Runs The World
As an elite recording artist, composer, producer, actress, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Beyonce is
Mario Barrett (R&B Singer)
Mario Barrett (R&B Singer) bio. R & B.
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.
R&B Singer Tweet
The official about.com profile and mini-biography of R&B and Soul singer Charlene 'Tweet' Keys.
About Miguel (R&B singer)
The official about.com mini-biography of R&B singer Miguel.
Janelle Monae - 'Metropolis: The Chase Suite...
Though she's new to the mainstream, the quirky, highly-talented singer Janelle Monae has been putting
Michael Jackson's Greatest Achievements
Michael Jackson's top ten career highlights plus classic photos in recognition of his birthday, August 29.
About Stevie Wonder
The official about.com mini-biography of legendary R&B/Soul singer and musician Stevie Wonder.
Best Free R&B/Soul Music Mixtapes
Although mixtapes started out strictly as a rap phenomenon, plenty of young R&B and Soul singers have jumped on the bandwagon in recent years. This list of the best R&B/Soul mixtapes includes free releases by young guns like Raheem DeVaughn, Trey Songz and Frank Ocean.
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.
About New Edition
The official about.com mini-biography of legendary R&B and pop group New Edition, whose members have included Bobby Brown, Ralph Tresvant, Johnny Gill and the trio Bel Biv Devoe.
John Legend
John Legend R&B singer bio. R & B.
The Real Names of Dru Hill
R*B group Dru Hill members' real names
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.
Underappreciated R&B/Soul Artists
Most Underappreciated R&B/Soul Performers
Artist Bio: Lauryn Hill
The about.com mini-biography of the highly talented R&B/Hip-Hop vocalist.
Usher: A Mini-Bio of Usher Raymond
A profile of R&B singer Usher (Usher Raymond)
Curtis Mayfield's 20 Greatest Songs
20 Reasons Why Curtis Mayfield was a Musical Genius
Best Blue-Eyed Soul Singers
For those not familiar with the term, Blue-Eyed Soul is an expression created in the 1960s to describe
About Ronald Isley
The official about.com mini-biography of R&B/Soul singer Ronald Isley of legendary group The Isley Brothers.
Best R&B/Soul Movie Soundtracks
Best R&B/Soul Movie Soundtracks
Profile: Angie Stone
Angie Stone bio biography profile
About Lyfe Jennings
Lyfe Jennings profile biography. R & B.
Prince's Full Name
Prince's real/full name. R & B.
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,
Review: Amy Winehouse - "Back to Black"
British Soul singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse has a voice that's very contradictory; it's strong and powerful,
Mariah Carey's 20 Classic Hits
Mariah Carey has 18 number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100, more than any other solo artist or female
About R&B Singer Estelle
The official about.com mini-biography of British R&B and Hip-Hop singer Estelle Swaray.
About Calvin Richardson
Calvin Richardson R&B singer bio
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.
If You Like Mary J. Blige ...
Recommended singers to try if you like Mary J. Blige.
Best Amy Winehouse Songs
Before Amy Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2012, she had released just two full studio albums. But those albums contained some of the better songs of the decade. Here's a look at the About R&B/Soul picks for the top 10 singles of her career.
'Funk' Music: What It Is
An Origin & Definition of Funk Music.
Ten Reasons Why The Temptations Set The...
Here is a list of "The Temptations' Ten Greatest Hits." 1. 1964 - "My Girl" Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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
About Mariah Carey
The official About R&B bio of singer-actress Mariah Carey.
What's Stevie Wonder's Real Name?
FAQ About Stevie Wonder. R & B.
About James Brown
The official about.com mini-biography of legendary R&B, Soul and Funk music singer James Brown.
About Chante Moore
The official about.com mini-biography of R&B and Jazz singer Chante Moore.
About Keyshia Cole
The official about.com mini-biography and profile of R&B singer and reality show star Keyshia Cole.
Ten Reasons Why Sly & The Family Stone Were...
Formed in 1967 in San Francisco by Sylvester Stewart, Sly & The Family Stone was one of the most influential
Review: "Daddy's Little Girls" Soundtrack
Many soundtracks these days contain a lot of music that has little - if any - relation to the movie itself.
About Diana Ross
The official About R&B biography of legendary singer-performer Diana Ross.
Tamia's Top Ten Hits
Tamia's Ten Greatest Songs
Ne-Yo, Charlie Wilson, and Ledisi Kick off 2015...
January 2015 New Music: Ne-Yo, Charlie Wilson, Ledisi, Jazmine Sullivan
Artist Bio: Brian McKnight
The official about.com mini-biography of 1990s R&B music superstar Brian McKnight.
Artist Bio: Chaka Khan
The official about.com mini-biography of legendary R&B and Soul singer Chaka Khan.
Ten Reasons Why Larry Graham Is A Legend
Born August 14, 1946 in Beaumont, Texas, Larry Graham is one of the greatest bass players of all-time.
Regina Belle's Top Ten Songs
Born July 17, 1963 in Englewood, New Jersey, Regina Belle won a Grammy Award in 1994 for Best Pop Performance
Marvin Gaye's 20 Classic Songs
Marvin Gaye's 20 Greatest Songs
20 Reasons Why Ronald Isley Is Timeless
3 + 3  album. Younger brothers Ernie lsley (guitar) and Marvin Isley (bass) joined the group along with
Ten Reasons Why George Clinton is the King of...
Born July 22, 1941 in Kannapolis, North Carolina, George Clinton is the legendary leader of the bands
20 Reasons Why You Want to Listen to Lionel...
Lionel Richie's 20 Greatest Songs
About Ray Charles
The official about.com biography of legendary R&B/Soul singer Ray Charles.
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.
Artist bio: Patti LaBelle
Patti LaBelle singer bio. R & B.
About Ne-Yo
The official about.com mini-biography of award-winning R&B-pop singer Ne-Yo.
10 Reasons Why Otis Redding was the "King of...
Known as the "King of Soul," Otis Redding was one of the greatest R&B singers of all-time, even though
Soul of a Songwriter
An interview with R&B singer songwriter Ryan Toby
Hil St. Soul
Hil St. Soul Bio. R & B.
About Smokey Robinson
The official about.com mini-biography of American pop-R&B singer Smokey Robinson.
10 Reasons Why Aretha Franklin is the Queen Diva
10 Reasons Why Aretha Franklin is the Greatest
25 Reasons Why Motown Was The Greatest Record...
25 Reasons Why Motown Changed America
Album Review: Amerie - "Because I Love It"
Album Review: Amerie - Because I Love It
Who is Jill Scott?
The official about.com mini-biography of R&B/Soul singer and spoken word poet Jill Scott.
Artist Bio: Trey Songz
The official about.com mini-biography of R&B singer Trey Songz.
Audio Biography: Keith Sweat
Keith Sweat R&B singer bio biography
R&B Artist Bio: Alicia Keys
The official about.com mini-biography of Grammy-winning R&B-pop singer Alicia Keys.
What is R&B Music?
Facts and answers about what R&B is.
About Joss Stone
The official about.com mini-biography of British Soul-pop singer Joss Stone.
About Anthony Hamilton
The official about.com mini-biography of southern R&B and Soul singer Anthony Hamilton.

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