American Soul Singers

American soul singers

  • Abdul Fakir
    Abdul "Duke" Fakir is an American singer. He is a founding member of the Motown act the Four Tops, from 1953 to the present day. A first tenor, Fakir is the group's lone surviving original member, performing today with Ronnie McNeir, Lawrence "Roquel" Payton, Jr., and Harold Bonhart.
  • Adam Joseph Adam Joseph
    Adam Joseph is an American singer-songwriter, and music producer. Joseph has released two albums and sixteen singles during his career. He is also the president of his own recording label, Jah Records.
  • Adam Levine Adam Levine
    Adam Noah Levine is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actor, and record producer. He is the lead singer for the pop rock band Maroon 5.
  • Adriana Evans
    Adriana Evans, is an American R&B soul singer-songwriter. She was born 1974 in San Francisco. Her debut album entitled Adriana Evans was released in 1997 and peaked at #33 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
  • A Girl Called Eddy
    Erin Moran, better known by her stage name, A Girl Called Eddy, is an American soul pop singer/songwriter born in Neptune, New Jersey, USA and currently living in England.
  • Ahsan Watts
    Ahsan Watts, known professionally as Ahsan, is a teenage soul and R&B singer from Newark, New Jersey.
  • Al B. Sure! Al B. Sure!
    Albert Joseph Brown III is a three-time Grammy-nominated American R&B record producer, radio host, recording artist and actor. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts and grew up in Leonia, New Jersey, and Mount Vernon, New York.
  • Alexandra Starlight Alexandra Starlight
    Alexandra Starlight is an American rock 'n' roll and soul singer, song-writer and performer. Alexandra and The Starlight Band is the recording name of her current project in collaboration with Zachary James.
  • Al Green Al Green
    Albert Leornes Greene, often known as The Reverend Al Green, is an American singer, songwriter and record producer, best known for recording a series of soul hit singles in the early 1970s, including "Take Me to the River", "Tired of Being Alone", "I'm Still in Love with You", "Love and...
  • Alice Smith Alice Smith
    Alice Smith is an American singer and songwriter, her style anchored in rock, R&B, blues, jazz and soul.
  • Alicia Keys
    Alicia Augello Cook, known professionally as Alicia Keys, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, pianist and actress. Keys released her debut album with J Records, having had previous record deals first with Columbia and then Arista Records.
  • Al Johnson (musician)
    Alfred Orlando "Al" Johnson was an American R&B singer, writer, arranger and producer.
  • Allen Stone Allen Stone
    Allen Stone is an American soul musician from Chewelah, Washington, United States. His website states that people describe him as a soul and R&B singer, yet he sees himself as a "hippie with soul."
  • Aloe Blacc Aloe Blacc
    Egbert Nathaniel Dawkins III, known as Aloe Blacc, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, businessman and philanthropist.
  • Alyson (singer) Alyson (singer)
    Alyson is pop/dance singer-songwriter and producer from in Los Angeles.
  • Amanda Sudano Amanda Sudano
    Amanda Grace Sudano-Ramirez is an American singer, songwriter and model. She is a member of the musical duo Johnnyswim. She is the daughter of singer Donna Summer and composer Bruce Sudano. She is the younger sister of actress Brooklyn Sudano.
  • Amel Larrieux Amel Larrieux
    Amel Eliza Larrieux is an American singer-songwriter and keyboardist. Larrieux rose to fame in the mid-1990s as a founding member of the duo Groove Theory along with Bryce Wilson.
  • Amerie Amerie
    Ameriie Mi Marie Rogers, known professionally as Amerie, is an American singer, songwriter, author, actress and record producer. She debuted in 2002 with her highly acclaimed debut album All I Have.
  • Amii Stewart Amii Stewart
    Amy Paulette "Amii" Stewart is an American disco/soul/dance-pop singer, dancer and actress most famous for her hit disco record cover of Eddie Floyd's "Knock on Wood". Stewart is the stepsister of actress-singer Miquel Brown and aunt to Brown's actress-singer daughter Sinitta.
  • Andra Day
    Cassandra Monique "Andra" Batie, known professionally as Andra Day, is an American singer and songwriter from San Diego, California who is currently signed to Warner Bros. Records. Her debut album, Cheers to the Fall, was released in 2015 and peaked at number 48 on the US Billboard 200 chart.
  • André Cymone
    André Cymone is an American bassist, songwriter and record producer. Cymone was a bass guitarist for recording artist Prince's touring band, pre-Revolution. Cymone began a solo career in 1981. His song, "The Dance Electric", reached number ten on the R&B charts.
  • Andy Grammer Andy Grammer
    Andrew Charles "Andy" Grammer is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is signed to S-Curve Records. His debut album, Andy Grammer, was released in 2011 and spawned the hit singles "Keep Your Head Up" and "Fine by Me".
  • Angela Bofill Angela Bofill
    Angela Tomasa Bofill is an American R&B and jazz singer-songwriter.
  • Angela Winbush
    Angela Lisa Winbush is an American R&B/soul singer-songwriter who rose to fame first in the 1980s R&B duo René & Angela, also scoring hits as a solo artist. To date, Winbush has sold over ten million albums and singles worldwide.
  • Angie Stone Angie Stone
    Angie Stone is an American recording artist, producer, and actress. She rose to fame in the late 1970s as member of the hip hop trio The Sequence. Soon after, Stone began working with futuristic rap group Mantronix and singer Lenny Kravitz.
  • Anhayla
    Anhayla Rene Stanley, better known by her stage name Anhayla, is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. She is known for covering popular R&B and hip hop songs presented on her YouTube channel, Anhaylarene. Anhayla was endorsed by Crafter guitars in 2013.
  • Anita Antoinette
    Anita Antoinette Fearon, born August 4, 1989, is a Jamaican-American reggae singer-songwriter.
  • Anita Baker Anita Baker
    Anita Denise Baker is a retired American singer-songwriter. Starting her career in the late 1970s with the funk band Chapter 8, Baker released her first solo album, The Songstress, in 1983.
  • Anna King (singer)
    Anna King was an American soul and gospel singer who performed with both James Brown and Duke Ellington.
  • Annette Beard Annette Beard
    Annette Beard-Simmons, formerly known as Annette Beard is an American R&B and soul singer. Beard is best known for her work with Motown and as an original member of the singing group Martha and the Vandellas during the 1960s.
  • Ann Peebles Ann Peebles
    Ann Lee Peebles is an American singer and songwriter who gained celebrity for her Memphis soul albums of the 1970s for Hi Records.
  • Ann Sexton Ann Sexton
    Ann Sexton is an American soul singer who recorded mainly in the 1970s. Her biggest hit, "You're Gonna Miss Me", reached the R&B chart in 1973.
  • Anthony Clark (actor)
    Anthony Higgins Clark is an American actor and comedian who starred in the television series Yes, Dear, in which he played the character Greg Warner.
  • Anthony Hamilton (musician) Anthony Hamilton (musician)
    Anthony Cornelius Hamilton is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer who rose to fame with his platinum-selling second studio album Comin' from Where I'm From, which featured the title track single "Comin' from Where I'm From" and the follow-up "Charlene".
  • Anthony Reynard Watson
    Anthony Reynard Watson, a native of Mobile, Alabama, is an American soul singer, who toured and recorded with The Chi-Lites in the late 1980s and 1990s.
  • Antoinette Montague
    Antoinette Mongague is an American jazz and blues singer.
  • Antwaun Stanley
    Antwaun Stanley is an American R&B singer and songwriter based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  • Anye Elite Anye Elite
    Anye Elite is an American singer-songwriter, rapper and LGBT activist. He is best known for his contributions to Atlanta, Georgia's gay community.
  • Archie Bell (singer)
    Archie Lee Bell is an African-American solo singer and former lead singer of Archie Bell & the Drells.
  • Aretha Henry Aretha Henry
    Aretha Lafayette Henry is an American singer-songwriter born in Jackson, Mississippi.
  • Artie "Blues Boy" White
    Artie "Blues Boy" White was an American blues and soul singer and guitarist based in Chicago, who was described as "one of the foremost Chicago practitioners of Southern Soul music".
  • Art Lassiter
    Arthur Lassiter was an American singer, known for his work with Ike Turner.
  • Aubrey Ayala
    Aubrey Ayala, simply known as Aubrey, is a vocal artist from Philadelphia. She has two entries on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart. In 2001 she hit number one with "Stand Still". Her second hit came in 2003, when "Willing & Able" climbed to number 24.
  • Baby Huey (singer) Baby Huey (singer)
    James Ramey, better known as Baby Huey, was an American rock and soul singer. He was the frontman for the band Baby Huey & the Babysitters, whose sole LP for Curtom Records in 1971 was influential in the development of hip hop music.
  • Baby Lloyd Stallworth
    Lloyd Eugene Stallworth, also known as "Baby Lloyd", was an American singer, dancer, songwriter, musician, choreographer, and recording artist.
  • Barbara Martin (singer)
    Barbara Diane Martin Richardson is an African-American singer; better known for being one of the original members of Motown singing group The Supremes. After The Primettes dropped Betty McGlown from their lineup due to McGlown's upcoming nuptials, Martin replaced her in the group in 1960.
  • Barbara Mason
    Barbara Mason is an American R&B/soul singer with several R&B and pop hits in the 1960s and 1970s, best known for her self-written 1965 hit song, "Yes, I'm Ready".
  • Barbara Pennington
    Barbara Pennington is an American Hi-NRG and soul music artist of the 1970s and 1980s.
  • Barbara Randolph Barbara Randolph
    Barbara Randolph, also known as Barbara Ann Sanders, was an African American singer and actress who recorded for Motown Records in the 1960s.
  • Barbara Tucker Barbara Tucker
    Barbara Tucker is an African American house and soul singer, songwriter and choreographer. Her music has influenced mainstream and dance music across the United States and throughout Europe.
  • Barry White Barry White
    Barry White, was an American singer, songwriter and composer.
  • Beau Dollar
    William Hargis Bowman, Jr., better known by his stage name, Beau Dollar, was a soul vocalist and drummer for King Records. He performed on many studio albums for various artists under contract with King, including James Brown.
  • Ben E. King Ben E. King
    Benjamin Earl King, known as Ben E. King, was an American soul and R&B singer and record producer.
  • Benny Gordon (singer)
    Benny Gordon was a soul and r&b singer who recorded from the early 1960s up to the 1970s. Some of his early efforts were as a member of Christian Harmonizers. Their recordings were credited to The Christian Harmonizers. Later recordings were as Bennie Gordon And The Soul Brothers.
  • Bessie Banks
    Bessie Banks is an American soul singer, best known for her original 1964 recording of "Go Now," successfully covered in the same year by UK band the Moody Blues.
  • Beth Hart Beth Hart
    Beth Hart is an American singer, songwriter and musician from Los Angeles, California, United States. She rose to fame with the release of her 1999 single "LA Song" from her second album Screamin' for My Supper.
  • Betty Davis
    Betty Davis is an American funk and soul singer. She is known as one of the most influential voices of the funk era and a performer who was known for her memorable live shows.
  • Bettye LaVette Bettye LaVette
    Bettye LaVette is an American soul singer-songwriter who made her first record at sixteen, but achieved only intermittent fame until 2005, with her album I've Got My Own Hell to Raise. Her eclectic musical style combines elements of soul, blues, rock and roll, funk, gospel, and country music.
  • Betty Everett Betty Everett
    Betty Everett was an American soul singer and pianist, best known for her biggest hit single, the million-selling "The Shoop Shoop Song".
  • Betty Kelly Betty Kelly
    Betty Kelly is a former American singer, most famous for her tenure in the popular Motown singing group Martha and the Vandellas.
  • Betty McGlown
    Betty McGlown-Travis was an American singer, a member of The Primettes, later known as The Supremes.
  • Betty Wright
    Bessie Regina Norris, better known by her stage name, Betty Wright, is an American soul and R&B singer and songwriter, who rose to fame in the 1970s with hits such as "Clean Up Woman" and "Tonight is the Night".
  • Beyoncé Beyoncé
    Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Beyoncé performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child. She rose to fame in the late 1990s as lead singer of the R&B girl-group Destiny's Child.
  • Big John Hamilton
    Big John Hamilton was an American vocalist. He is known as a singer of Southern Soul music. Hamilton lived in Florida. He made eight solo records as well as duets with Doris Allen. They sang a version of Buddy Miles' "Them Changes" for Florida's Minaret Records label between 1967 and 1970.
  • Bilal (American singer) Bilal (American singer)
    Bilal Sayeed Oliver, better known mononymously as Bilal, is an American singer-songwriter, musician and producer. He is currently an independent artist residing in New York City.
  • Bill Medley
    William Thomas "Bill" Medley is an American singer and songwriter, best known as one half of The Righteous Brothers. He is noted for his bass-baritone voice, exemplified in songs such as "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'".
  • Bill Pinkney Bill Pinkney
    Willie Pinkney was an American performer and singer. Pinkney was often said to be the last surviving original member of The Drifters, who achieved international fame with numerous hit records. He was chiefly responsible for its early sounds.
  • Bill Withers Bill Withers
    William Harrison "Bill" Withers Jr. is an American singer-songwriter and musician who performed and recorded from 1970 until 1985. He recorded several major hits, including "Lean on Me", "Ain't No Sunshine", "Use Me", "Just the Two of Us", "Lovely Day", and "Grandma's Hands".
  • Billy Bland
    Billy Bland was an American R&B singer and songwriter.
  • Billy Butler (singer)
    Billy Butler was an American soul singer and songwriter active in the 1960s and 1970s. He was born in Chicago.
  • Billy Griffin Billy Griffin
    William L. "Billy" Griffin is an American singer and songwriter. He is best known for replacing Smokey Robinson as lead singer of The Miracles in 1972. Griffin was born and raised in West Baltimore, Maryland, where he lived on Mount Holly Street.
  • Billy Harp Hamilton Billy "Harp" Hamilton
    Billy "Harp" Hamilton is an American blues/soul-R&B singer, songwriter, harmonica-guitar player.
  • Billy Henderson (American singer)
    William Henderson was an American singer, best known for being an original member and founder of The Spinners, a soul vocal group.
  • Billy Paul Billy Paul
    Paul Williams, known professionally as Billy Paul, was a Grammy Award-winning American soul singer, known for his 1972 #1 single, "Me and Mrs. Jones", as well as the 1973 album and single "War of the Gods" which blends his more conventional pop, soul, and funk styles with electronic and...
  • BJ the Chicago Kid BJ the Chicago Kid
    Bryan James Sledge, better known by his stage name BJ the Chicago Kid, is an American singer and songwriter from Chicago, Illinois. Sledge is best known for frequently collaborating with Top Dawg Entertainment recording artists Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Kendrick Lamar, and Jay Rock.
  • Blaire Reinhard Blaire Reinhard
    Blaire Reinhard is a singer, pianist, and songwriter from Morristown, New Jersey. She is the granddaughter of trumpet player and Tonight Show bandleader Doc Severinsen. On September 7, 2012, her single "No Nothing" with Curtis & Reinhard reached #92 on the iTunes US Pop Music Chart.
  • Blake Lewis Blake Lewis
    Blake Colin Lewis is an American singer, songwriter and beatboxer who was the runner-up on the sixth season of American Idol. His major label debut album A.D.D. was released on December 4, 2007 through 19 Recordings and Arista Records.
  • Blake McIver Ewing
    Blake McIver Ewing, also known as Blake McIver and Blake Ewing, is an American singer-songwriter, actor, and pianist. He was known for playing Michelle's friend Derek on the sitcom Full House.
  • Blowfly (musician) Blowfly (musician)
    Clarence Henry Reid was an American musician, songwriter and producer, also known by the stage name and alternate persona Blowfly.
  • Blu Cantrell Blu Cantrell
    Blu Cantrell is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter.
  • Blue Raspberry (singer)
    Candi Lindsey, better known by her stage name Blue Raspberry, is an American singer from Pleasantville, New Jersey. She is perhaps best known for her affiliation with East Coast hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan.
  • Bobby Bennett (The Famous Flames)
    Robert J. Bennett, better known as Bobby Bennett was an American singer, noted for being a member of the vocal group The Famous Flames from 1958 to 1968. During his time in the group, he served as a singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, comedian, emcee, and dancer in the James Brown Revue.
  • Bobby Bland Bobby Bland
    Robert Calvin Bland, known professionally as Bobby "Blue" Bland, was an American blues singer.
  • Bobby Brown Bobby Brown
    Robert Barisford Brown is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actor. Brown started his career in the R&B and pop group New Edition, from its inception in 1978 until his exit from the group in 1985.
  • Bobby Caldwell Bobby Caldwell
    Robert Hunter Caldwell is an American singer and songwriter who recorded the hit single "What You Won't Do for Love".
  • Bobby DeBarge
    Robert Louis DeBarge Jr. was an American singer and musician. DeBarge was the lead singer of the Motown R&B/soul vocal group Switch and was noted for his impressive falsetto vocals.
  • Bobby Hatfield
    Robert Lee Hatfield, better known as Bobby Hatfield was an American singer, best known as one half of the Righteous Brothers. He sang the tenor part for the duo, but his most recognizable work is his 1965 recording of "Unchained Melody" which he performed as a solo.
  • Bobby King
    Bobby King is an American gospel-style, R&B and soul singer. He formed a singing duo with Terry Evans in the early 1970s. Since 1973, King has sung on most Ry Cooder albums. He was also the lead backing vocalist in Bruce Springsteen's Human Touch tour band of 1992-93.
  • Bobby McClure
    Bobby McClure was an American soul singer.
  • Bobby Rogers Bobby Rogers
    Robert Edward "Bobby" Rogers was an American musician and tenor singer, best known as a member of Motown vocal group the Miracles from 1956 until his death on March 3, 2013, in Southfield, Michigan. He was inducted, in 2012, as a member of the Miracles to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
  • Bobby Womack Bobby Womack
    Robert Dwayne Womack was an American singer, songwriter and record producer.
  • Bob Manning (soul singer)
    Bob Manning is a vocalist now living in Minnesota, United States.
  • Bob Relf
    Robert Nelson Relf, was an African American R&B and soul musician. Best known as half of the soul music duo Bob & Earl whose song, Harlem Shuffle was released in the US in 1963 and in the UK in 1964. It was re-released 1969 reaching No 7 in the UK charts.
  • Booker Newberry III
    Booker Newberry III is an American singer and keyboardist, who was a member of the mid 1970s soul groups Sweet Thunder, and Impact, before pursuing a solo career. He is probably best remembered for his 1983 hit called, "Love Town".
  • Booker T. Jones Booker T. Jones
    Booker Taliaferro Jones, Jr. is an American multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, record producer and arranger, best known as the frontman of the band Booker T. & the M.G.'s.
  • Bootsy Collins Bootsy Collins
    William Earl "Bootsy" Collins is an American musician and singer-songwriter.
  • Brenda Holloway Brenda Holloway
    Brenda Holloway is an American singer and songwriter, who was a recording artist for Motown Records during the 1960s. Her best-known recordings are the soul hits, "Every Little Bit Hurts", "When I'm Gone", and "You've Made Me So Very Happy."
  • Brenda Lee Eager Brenda Lee Eager
    Brenda Lee Eager is an American soul singer, songwriter and musical theatre performer who has written and performed several hits, including "Ain't Understanding Mellow", "Close to You", and "Somebody's Somebody".
  • Bruno Mars Bruno Mars
    Peter Gene Hernandez, known professionally as Bruno Mars, is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and choreographer.
  • Bryan Duncan Bryan Duncan
    Bryan Duncan is an American contemporary Christian music artist. He is known for being lead singer of the group Sweet Comfort Band and subsequent solo career, which spanned more than 25 years. He is currently involved with the Nehosoul Band and "Radio Rehab" podcast.
  • Bunny DeBarge
    Etterlene "Bunny" DeBarge is an American soul singer–songwriter, best known as the lone female sibling of the Motown family group DeBarge.
  • Byron Stingily Byron Stingily
    Byron Stingily is an African American R&B and house-music singer born in Chicago, Illinois, known for his falsetto voice. He is now a principal at a school in Chicago.
  • Calma Carmona Calma Carmona
    Myraida Desireé Carmona, better known by her stage name Calma Carmona, is a Puerto Rican singer-songwriter. Her music has been denominated as Soul & Latin Soul. Calma has a display of influences ranging from Sade Adu, Santana, PJ Harvey, La Lupe and Tina Turner.
  • Calvin Joonie Gary Calvin "Joonie" Gary
    Calvin "Joonie" Gary, Jr., better known by his stage name JOONIE is an American singer, songwriter, arranger and musician, specializing in soul, R&B and popular music.
  • Calvin Richardson Calvin Richardson
    Calvin Richardson is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter. In 1999, he released his debut solo album Country Boy.
  • Carmen Rodgers
    Carmen Rodgers is an African American R&B, neo soul singer and songwriter, from Dallas, Texas, United States.
  • Carole King Carole King
    Carole King is an American composer and singer-songwriter. She is the most successful female songwriter of the latter half of the 20th century in the USA, having written or co-written 118 pop hits on the Billboard Hot 100 between 1955 and 1999.
  • Carol Lynn Townes
    Carol Lynn Townes is an American soul singer from Warrenton, North Carolina.
  • Carolyn Franklin
    Carolyn Ann Franklin was an American singer–songwriter. Besides from her own musical success, Franklin was best known as the daughter of prominent Detroit preacher and civil rights activist C. L. Franklin; and the younger sister of American singer/musician Aretha Franklin.
  • Carolyn Griffey
    Carolyn Griffey is an American female soul vocalist, and member of the soul funk group Shalamar. She is the daughter of Carrie Lucas and Solar Records boss Dick Griffey, who worked with Don Cornelius in the television program, Soul Train.
  • Cashmere (band)
    Cashmere were an American music group best known for their boogie and soul hits, including "Can I" and "Do It Any Way You Wanna".
  • Cassandra O'Neal Cassandra O'Neal
    Cassandra O'Neal is an American musician, composer, and producer. Best known as keyboard player with Prince and The New Power Generation, she has an impressive resume of work with major industry artists for over twenty-five years.
  • CeCe Peniston CeCe Peniston
    CeCe Peniston is an American recording artist and former beauty queen. In the early 1990s, she was one of the most successful dance club artists in the history of the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play, scoring five number one hits in the chart within three years.
  • CeeLo Green CeeLo Green
    Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, better known by his stage name CeeLo Green, is an American singer, rapper, songwriter, record producer, actor, and businessman.
  • Chaka Khan Chaka Khan
    Chaka Khan is an American recording artist whose career has spanned five decades, beginning in the 1970s as the frontwoman and focal point of the funk band Rufus. Widely known as the Queen of Funk, Khan has won ten Grammys and has sold an estimated 70 million records worldwide.
  • Charles Bradley (singer) Charles Bradley (singer)
    Charles Bradley is an American funk/soul/R&B singer, signed to the Daptone Records label under the Dunham Records division. His performances and recording style are consistent with Daptone's revivalist approach, celebrating the feel of funk and soul music from the 1960s and 1970s.
  • Charles Mann (songwriter)
    Charles Mann, also named Charles M. Mann, was an American R&B songwriter, soul singer, record producer and musician. He worked during the 1970s into the Philly Sound world. He should not be confused with its namesake, the swamp pop singer Charles Mann born in 1944.
  • Charlie Allen (singer)
    Charles E. "Charlie" Allen was one of the founding members of blues and rock outfit Pacific Gas & Electric and the vocalist for the group. By 1968, the group consisted of Charlie Allen, Frank Cook, Tom Marshall, Brent Block, and guitarist Glenn Schwartz.
  • Charlie Whitehead
    Charlie Whitehead was a soul singer from Franklin, Virginia. Whitehead moved to New York City in 1968 and was subsequently signed to Musicor's R&B subsidiary, Dynamo Records, by Charlie Foxx.
  • Charlie Wilson (singer) Charlie Wilson (singer)
    Charles Kent "Charlie" Wilson, also known as Uncle Charlie, is an American R&B singer, songwriter, producer and the former lead vocalist for The Gap Band.
  • Cheri Dennis Cheri Dennis
    Cheri Dennis, is an American R&B singer from Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Cheryl Lynn Cheryl Lynn
    Cheryl Lynn is an American singer. Lynn is best known for her songs during the late 1970s through the mid–1980s; including 1978's R&B/disco song, "Got to Be Real". Lynn's singing career began when she was a young girl with her church choir.
  • Chico DeBarge
    Jonathan Arthur "Chico" DeBarge is an American R&B singer and musician. DeBarge is a younger brother of the members of the Motown family act DeBarge.
  • Chloe Temtchine
    Chloe Temtchine is an American singer-songwriter.
  • Chris Bartley (singer)
    Chris Bartley was an American R&B singer. Bartley grew up listening to '50s soul and doo wop, and formed his own group in the early 1960s with William Graham, Henry Powell, Sam Nesbitt, and Ronald Marshall.
  • Chrisette Michele Chrisette Michele
    Chrisette Michele Payne, known professionally as Chrisette Michele, is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter.
  • Chris Jasper Chris Jasper
    Christopher H. "Chris" Jasper is an American singer, composer, and producer. Jasper is a former member of the Isley Brothers and Isley-Jasper-Isley and is responsible for writing and producing the majority of the Isley Brothers music and Isley-Jasper-Isley music.
  • Chris Stylez
    Christopher Allen, better known by his stage name Chris Stylez, is a Canadian R&B recording artist, songwriter, and producer residing in New York City, New York.
  • Christopher Williams (singer)
    Christopher Williams is an American R&B singer and actor.
  • Chuck Jackson Chuck Jackson
    Chuck Jackson is an American R&B singer, who was one of the first artists to record material by Burt Bacharach and Hal David successfully. He has performed with moderate success since 1961. His hits include "I Don't Want to Cry," "Any Day Now," "I Keep Forgettin'", and "All Over the World".
  • Cissy Houston Cissy Houston
    Emily "Cissy" Houston is an American soul and gospel singer. After a successful career singing backup for such artists as Elvis Presley and Aretha Franklin she embarked on a solo career, winning two Grammy Awards for her work.
  • Citizen Cope Citizen Cope
    Clarence Greenwood is an American songwriter, producer and performer. His music is commonly described as a mix of blues, soul, folk, and rock. Citizen Cope's compositions have been recorded by artists as varied as Carlos Santana, Dido, Pharoahe Monch and Richie Havens.
  • Clarence Carter Clarence Carter
    Clarence George Carter is an American blues and soul singer, musician, songwriter and record producer. His most successful records included "Slip Away", "Back Door Santa", "Too Weak to Fight", "Patches", and "Strokin'".
  • Claudette Ortiz Claudette Ortiz
    Claudette Ortiz is an American singer and model, most famous as the female in the R&B group City High. Ortiz also was a castmate in TV One's reality series R&B Divas: Los Angeles.
  • Claudia Lennear
    Claudia Lennear is an American soul singer.
  • Claudine Clark
    Claudine Clark is an American R&B musician, best known as the singer and composer of the 1962 hit, "Party Lights", which reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100.
  • C. L. Blast
    Clarence Junior Lewis, better known by his stage name C.L. Blast, was an American soul singer.
  • Clyde McPhatter Clyde McPhatter
    Clyde Lensley McPhatter was an American rhythm and blues, soul and rock and roll singer. He was one of the most widely imitated R&B singers of the 1950s and early 1960s and was a key figure in the shaping of doo-wop and R&B.
  • Colonel Abrams
    Colonel Abrams was an American musician, singer, songwriter, dancer and actor.
  • Conya Doss Conya Doss
    Conya Doss is an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist and has been a major figure in independent music for over one decade. Conya is known as an innovator and is widely known for her eclectic work and light vocal range. She is known as The Queen of Indie Soul.
  • C. P. Spencer
    C. P. Spencer was an American musician, singer, songwriter and record producer for the Motown label in the late 1960s and early 1970s. He was a native of Detroit, Michigan. Best known for being a member of the Motown quartet The Originals.
  • Curtis Hairston
    Curtis Kinnard Hairston was an American soul/funk vocalist, who had a number of Top 75 hit singles in the UK and US, both as a solo artist and as a featured artist in the B. B. & Q. Band. Hairston's signature hit came in 1985, when he reached #13 in the UK Singles Chart with "I Want Your Lovin'".
  • Curtis Mayfield Curtis Mayfield
    Curtis Lee Mayfield was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer, and one of the most influential musicians behind soul and politically conscious African-American music.
  • Cynthia Robinson
    Cynthia Robinson was an American musician, best known for being the trumpeter and vocalist in Sly and the Family Stone. Her voice and presence were featured in the hit "Dance To The Music".
  • Dalvin DeGrate
    Dalvin Ertimus DeGrate is an American R&B and soul musician, singer and rapper, best known for his days as Mr. Dalvin, one-quarter of the R&B group Jodeci.
  • Damon Harris
    Damon Harris was an African-American soul and R&B singer, most notable as a member of The Temptations from 1971 to 1975. Twenty years old when he joined the group, Harris was the youngest member of The Temptations during his tenure in the group.
  • Dana Fuchs Dana Fuchs
    Dana Fuchs is an American singer, songwriter, actress and voice over talent, famous for her performance in the 2007 film Across the Universe, in which she played the role of Sadie.
  • D'Angelo D'Angelo
    Michael Eugene Archer, better known by his stage name D'Angelo, is an American, Grammy Award winning R&B and Neo soul singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer.
  • Danielle Nicole
    Danielle Nicole is an American blues /soul musician from Kansas City, Missouri, United States. Her self-titled solo debut EP was released March 10, 2015 via Concord Records.
  • Darondo
    William Daron Pulliam, who performed in the 1970s under the name Darondo, was a funk and soul singer from the San Francisco Bay Area. Although he is not widely recognized today, serious enthusiasts of the soul genre consistently rate him in high regard.
  • Darrell Banks Darrell Banks
    Darrell Banks was an American soul singer.
  • Daryl Hall Daryl Hall
    Daryl Franklin Hohl, known professionally as Daryl Hall, is an American rock, R&B, and soul singer; keyboardist, guitarist, songwriter, and producer, best known as the co-founder and lead vocalist of Hall & Oates.
  • David Ruffin David Ruffin
    David Eli Ruffin was an American soul singer and musician most famous for his work as one of the lead singers of The Temptations during the group's "Classic Five" period as it was later known. He was the lead voice on such famous songs as "My Girl" and "Ain't Too Proud to Beg".
  • Dawn Robinson
    Dawn Sherrese Robinson is an American singer–songwriter, and actress. Robinson is best known as a founding member of the R&B/Pop group En Vogue, one of the world's best-selling girl groups of all time.
  • Dean Parrish Dean Parrish
    Dean Parrish is an American soul singer from New York, best known for the song, "I'm on My Way", which became famous for being the last record that was played at Northern Soul all-nighters at the Wigan Casino.
  • Dee Clark Dee Clark
    Dee Clark was an American soul singer best known for a string of R&B and pop hits in the late 1950s and early 1960s, including the song "Raindrops," which became a million-seller in the United States in 1961.
  • Dee Dee Warwick Dee Dee Warwick
    Delia Juanita Warrick, known as Dee Dee Warwick, was an American soul singer. Born in Newark, New Jersey, she was the sister of Dionne Warwick, niece of Cissy Houston and the cousin of Whitney Houston.
  • Dee Edwards (singer)
    Doris Jean Harrell, who recorded professionally under the name Dee Edwards, was an American singer.
  • Delores Holmes Delores Holmes
    Delores Holmes was an American soul singer. She was best known for her years as backup singer for the Bruce Springsteen Band during 1969 to 1972, the last grouping before the E Street Band.
  • Dennis Edwards Dennis Edwards
    Dennis Edwards is an American soul and R&B singer, notably a lead singer in The Temptations, on Motown Records. Edwards joined the Temptations in 1968, replacing David Ruffin and sang with the group from 1968 to 1976, 1980 to 1984 and 1987 to 1989.
  • Deon Jackson Deon Jackson
    Deon Jackson, was an American soul singer and songwriter.
  • Desiree Coleman Desiree Coleman
    Desiree Coleman Jackson aka Dez, Jamaica, Queens, New York, is an American vocalist and actress. She is married to former professional basketball player and former head coach of the NBA's Golden State Warriors Mark Jackson.
  • DeVante Swing
    Donald Earle DeGrate, Jr., better known by his stage name DeVante Swing, is an American record producer, singer, rapper and songwriter.
  • Diana Ross Diana Ross
    Diana Ernestine Earle Ross is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer.
  • Diane Birch Diane Birch
    Diane Birch is an American singer-songwriter.
  • Dionne Warwick Dionne Warwick
    Dionne Warwick is an American singer, actress and television show host, who became a United Nations Global Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization, and a United States Ambassador of Health.
  • Dobie Gray Dobie Gray
    Dobie Gray was an American singer and songwriter, whose musical career spanned soul, country, pop, and musical theater. His hit records included "The 'In' Crowd" in 1965 and "Drift Away", which was one of the biggest hits of 1973, sold over one million copies, and remains a staple of radio airplay.
  • Don Bryant (songwriter)
    Donald Maurice Bryant is an American singer and songwriter.
  • Doni Burdick
    Doni Burdick is a Michigan-based soul singer, active in the late 1960s and early 1970s. His work, particularly the song "Bari Track", has been embraced by the British Northern Soul movement. Only that song and its B-side, "If You Walk Out of My Life", were officially released in his heyday.
  • Donna Hightower Donna Hightower
    Donna Lubertha Hightower was an American R&B, soul and jazz singer and songwriter, who recorded and released albums for the Decca and Capitol labels. Later in her career she was based in Europe, where she had a hit in 1972 with "This World Today is a Mess."
  • Donna Summer Donna Summer
    LaDonna Adrian Gaines, better known by her stage name Donna Summer, was an American singer, songwriter, and painter. She gained prominence during the disco era of the late 1970s.
  • Donnie Williams Donnie Williams
    Donnie Williams is an American soul, gospel and jazz singer-songwriter who in 2004 became a Top 32 Finalist in Season 3 of American Idol. He currently resides in the Bay Area, California.
  • Donny Hathaway Donny Hathaway
    Donny Edward Hathaway was an American jazz, blues, soul and gospel singer, songwriter, arranger and pianist.
  • Don Varner
    Don Wilson Varner was an American soul singer. Varner was a baritone who sang both uptempo soul in the northern soul style as well as ballads.
  • Doris Allen (singer)
    Doris Allen was an American soul singer. She and Genie Pace were signed to the independent label Jade Records, started by former Bethlehem Records executive Jim Bright, in 1957. Billboard magazine referred to them as "thrushes".
  • Dudley Perkins (rapper)
    Dudley Perkins is an American rapper and singer from Oxnard, California. He has released records on Stones Throw Records under his own name and the alias of Declaime. In 2008, he co-founded the SomeOthaShip Connect record label with his partner Georgia Anne Muldrow.
  • Dwele Dwele
    Andwele Gardner, better known by his stage name Dwele is an American soul singer, songwriter and record producer from Detroit, Michigan.
  • E.C. Scott
    E.C. Scott is an American electric blues, soul blues, gospel and soul singer, songwriter, record producer and television host. Jerry Wexler, called Scott "one honest-to-God soul singer."
  • Eddie Floyd Eddie Floyd
    Edward Lee "Eddie" Floyd is an American soul-R&B singer and songwriter, best known for his work on the Stax record label in the 1960s and 1970s including the number 1 R&B hit song "Knock on Wood".
  • Eddie Holman Eddie Holman
    Eddie Holman is an American singer and recording artist. He is best known for his 1970 hit song "Hey There Lonely Girl". His specialty ranges from R&B and pop to gospel.
  • Eddie Kendricks Eddie Kendricks
    Edward James Kendrick, best known by the stage name Eddie Kendricks, was an American singer and songwriter. Noted for his distinctive falsetto singing style, Kendricks co-founded the Motown singing group The Temptations, and was one of their lead singers from 1960 until 1971.
  • Eddie Levert
    Edward Willis "Eddie" Levert is an American singer–songwriter and actor. Levert is best known as the lead vocalist of the R&B/Soul vocal group, The O'Jays.
  • Edward Patten
    Edward Roy "Eddie" Patten was an Atlanta, Georgia-born R&B/soul singer, best known as a member of Gladys Knight & the Pips. He was lead singer Gladys Knight's first cousin. Along with the group, he was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.
  • Elam Jay Elam Jay
    Elam Jay is a Swiss-Moroccan singer-songwriter.
  • Elbridge Bryant
    Elbridge "Al" Bryant was an American tenor, and one of the founding members of Motown singing group The Temptations.
  • El DeBarge
    Eldra Patrick "El" DeBarge is an American singer-songwriter, producer and musician. DeBarge was the focal point and primary lead singer of the family group DeBarge throughout the early to mid-1980s.
  • Eldridge Holmes
    Eldridge Holmes was a New Orleans singer, who recorded throughout the 1960s and into the 1970s, primarily with producer Allen Toussaint.
  • Eliot Lewis
    Eliot Lewis is an American rock, R&B and soul singer, keyboardist, guitarist, bassist, drummer, songwriter, and producer. He is best known for his work with Average White Band and Hall & Oates.
  • Eli Paperboy Reed Eli "Paperboy" Reed
  • Ella Washington
    Ella Washington is an African-American former R&B and gospel singer, described as "an outstanding Southern soul vocalist" and best known for her 1969 hit "He Called Me Baby". She later became a church pastor.
  • Elle Varner Elle Varner
    Gabrielle Serene "Elle" Varner is an American Grammy-winner singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Born into a musical family in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Los Angeles, California, she studied at New York University's Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music.
  • Ellis Hooks
    Ellis Hooks is an American soul blues and electric blues singer and songwriter, who has released six albums to date.
  • Emily Elbert Emily Elbert
    Emily Caroline Elbert is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. She has independently released three albums: Bright Side, Proof, and Alive, In Love, and one E.P., Evolve, as well as two singles, "Letting Go" and "Here and Now".
  • Eric Gable
    Eric Gable is an American R&B singer. He released three albums in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and had a #1 US Billboard R&B hit in 1989 with "Remember". Another single, "Process of Elimination", peaked at #63 in the UK Singles Chart in March 1994, his only UK chart entry.
  • Ernie Hines
    Ernie Hines is an American Soul musician. He was born in Jackson, Mississippi.
  • Esperanza Spalding Esperanza Spalding
    Esperanza Emily Spalding is an American jazz bassist and singer. Spalding was raised in Portland, Oregon and was a musical prodigy, playing violin in the Chamber Music Society of Oregon at five years old.
  • Etta James Etta James
    Etta James was an American singer who performed in various genres, including blues, R&B, soul, rock and roll, jazz and gospel. Starting her career in 1954, she gained fame with hits such as "The Wallflower", "At Last", "Tell Mama", "Something's Got a Hold on Me", and "I'd Rather Go Blind".
  • Eugene Record
    Eugene Booker Record was the American lead vocalist of the Chicago, Illinois based vocal group, The Chi-Lites, during the 1960s and 1970s.
  • Evelyn Champagne King Evelyn "Champagne" King
    Evelyn "Champagne" King is an American singer. She is best known for her hit disco single "Shame", which was released in 1978 during the height of disco's popularity. King had other hits from the early through the mid–1980s including; "I'm in Love" and "Love Come Down".
  • Evelyn Thomas
    Ellen Lucille "Evelyn" Thomas is an American singer from Chicago, Illinois, best known for the dance hits "High Energy", "Masquerade", "Standing At The Crossroads", "Reflections", and "Weak Spot".
  • Faith Evans Faith Evans
    Faith Renée Evans is an American singer-songwriter. Born in Lakeland, Florida and raised in New Jersey, Evans relocated to Los Angeles in 1993 for a career in the music business.
  • Fantasia Barrino Fantasia Barrino
    Fantasia Monique Taylor, known professionally by her mononym Fantasia, is an American R&B singer, songwriter, and actress. She rose to fame as the winner of the third season of the reality television series American Idol in 2004.
  • Felix Cavaliere Felix Cavaliere
    Felix Cavaliere is an American singer, songwriter, music producer and musician.
  • Florence Ballard Florence Ballard
    Florence Glenda Chapman was an American singer. Ballard was the founding member of the popular Motown vocal female group the Supremes. Ballard sang on 16 top forty singles with the group, including ten number-one hits.
  • Frankee
    Nicole Francine Aiello is an American R&B singer-songwriter, known by her stage name, Frankee. She grew up with her parents, Matthew and Francine, and her two siblings, elder brother Matthew Jr. and younger sister Monique.
  • Frankie J Frankie J
    Francisco Javier Bautista, Jr., better known by his stage name Frankie J, is a Mexican American singer, songwriter, rapper and former member of the musical group Kumbia Kings.
  • Frank Reed (singer)
    Frank Kevin "Tchallah" Reed was the lead singer of the vocal group The Chi-Lites.
  • Freda Payne Freda Payne
    Freda Charcilia Payne is an American singer and actress. Payne is best known for career in music during the mid–1960s through the mid–1980s. Her most notable record is her 1970 hit single, "Band of Gold". Payne was also an actress in musicals and film, as well as the host of a TV talk show.
  • Freddie Gorman Freddie Gorman
    Freddie Gorman was an American musician and record producer, most famous as a singer, songwriter for the Motown label in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
  • Freddie Jackson
    Frederick Anthony "Freddie" Jackson is an American soul singer. Among his well-known hits are "Rock Me Tonight", "Have You Ever Loved Somebody", "Jam Tonight", "Do Me Again" and "You Are My Lady".
  • Freddie Mack
    Freddie Mack, sometimes also spelled Freddy Mack and also known as Mr. Superbad, was a retired light-heavyweight boxer, who took the Gold medal for the United States at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics in Finland. He later enjoyed success in the UK as a Funk/Soul singer and DJ.
  • Freddie Stone
    Freddie Stone is an African-American pastor and musician, best known for his role as co-founder, guitarist, and vocalist in the band Sly and the Family Stone, the frontman for which was his brother Sly Stone. His sisters Rosie Stone and Vet Stone were also members of the band.
  • Fred Hughes
    Fred Hughes is an American R&B singer.
  • Gaelle Adisson
    Gaelle Adisson is an urban, deep house, and downtempo singer/songwriter/producer born in New Jersey.
  • Garland Jeffreys Garland Jeffreys
    Garland Jeffreys is an American, singer and songwriter, traversing the musical genres of rock and roll, reggae, blues and soul.
  • Garnet Mimms
    Garnet Mimms is an American singer, influential in soul music and rhythm and blues. He first achieved success as the lead singer of Garnet Mimms & The Enchanters, and is best known for the 1963 hit "Cry Baby", later recorded by Janis Joplin.
  • G. C. Cameron
    George Curtis "G.C." Cameron is an American soul and R&B singer. Perhaps best known as the lead singer of supergroup "The Spinners" on their 1970 hit "It's a Shame" and for his 1975 hit "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday". G.C. is credited with having "six different voices."
  • Gene Chandler Gene Chandler
    Gene Chandler nicknamed "The Duke of Earl" or simply "The Duke", is an American singer, songwriter, talent scout, music producer and record label executive.
  • Gene Dunlap Gene Dunlap
    Gene Dunlap, born June 19, 1954, in Detroit, Michigan, is an American jazz/soul/disco drummer and bandleader.
  • Georgeanna Tillman Georgeanna Tillman
    Georgeanna Marie Tillman was an American singer and an original member of the Motown girl group The Marvelettes.
  • George McCrae George McCrae
    George Warren McCrae, Jr. is an American soul and disco singer, most famous for his 1974 hit "Rock Your Baby".
  • George Perkins (singer)
    George Perkins was an American soul singer, best known for his 1970 hit "Crying In The Streets" which was based on observation of the Martin Luther King funeral. The song was covered by Buckwheat Zydeco with Ry Cooder on slide guitar. After dropping out of view 1974-1979 he made a comeback in 1980.
  • George Soulé (musician)
    George Soulé is an American songwriter, singer, drummer, record producer and studio engineer whose songs have been recorded by some of the most successful artists in soul music, including Percy Sledge, Carl Carlton, Temptations and Bobby Womack.
  • Gerald Alston Gerald Alston
    Gerald Alston is an American R&B singer, and the lead singer with the Manhattans.
  • Gerald Levert Gerald Levert
    Gerald Edward Levert was an American singer–songwriter, producer and actor. Levert is best known for singing with his brother, Sean Levert, and friend Marc Gordon of the vocal group LeVert. Levert was also a member of LSG, a supergroup comprising Keith Sweat, Johnny Gill, and himself.
  • Gil Saunders
    Gil Saunders is an American soul singer who came to fame as lead singer with Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes.
  • Gina Green Gina Green
    Gina Green is an American Gospel music singer based in Los Angeles, California. She has recorded three albums to date: In His Time, Changes and Tell 'Um. She is known for her vibrant spirit and silky-smooth vocal style, and is often compared stylistically to 1980s pop diva Stephanie Mills.
  • Ginuwine Ginuwine
    Elgin Baylor Lumpkin, better known by his stage name Ginuwine, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actor.
  • Gio Washington
    Governor Washington, Jr., known by his stage name Gio Washington, is an American R&B and soul recording artist from Charles City, Virginia. He is perhaps best known as a singer-songwriter, who was once signed to T.I.'s Grand Hustle imprint, under the aegis of Atlantic Records.
  • Gladys Horton Gladys Horton
    Gladys Catherine Horton was an American R&B and pop singer, famous for being the founder and lead singer of the popular Motown all-female vocal group The Marvelettes.
  • Gladys Knight Gladys Knight
    Gladys Maria Knight, known as the "Empress of Soul", is an American singer–songwriter and actress.
  • G. L. Crockett
    George L. Crockett, also known as G. Davy Crockett, was an American rhythm and blues singer whose best known records were "Look Out Mabel" in 1957 and "It's A Man Down There", an R&B hit in 1965.
  • Glenn Leonard Glenn Leonard
    Glenn Carl Leonard is an American R&B and soul singer best remembered for serving as the first tenor/secondary lead singer of the Motown quintet The Temptations from 1975 to 1983.
  • Gloria Ann Taylor
    Gloria Ann Taylor, sometimes credited as Gloria Taylor, is an American R&B and soul singer. Her biggest hit was "You Got to Pay the Price" in 1969, and her early 1970s recordings with producer and husband Walter Whisenhunt became sought-after rare grooves before being reissued in the 2010s.
  • Gloria Gaynor Gloria Gaynor
    Gloria Gaynor is an American singer, best known for the disco era hits "I Will Survive", "Never Can Say Goodbye", "Let Me Know" and "I Am What I Am".
  • Goapele Goapele
    Goapele Mohlabane, is an American soul and R&B singer-songwriter. Her name means to move forward in Setswana, a Southern African language.
  • Grayson Hugh Grayson Hugh
    Grayson Hugh is an American singer-songwriter, pianist, Hammond B3 organ player and composer. He is best known for his 1989 hit "Talk It Over", and his other blue-eyed soul hits "Bring It All Back" and "How Bout Us".
  • Gregory Abbott Gregory Abbott
    Gregory Joel Abbott is an American singer, musician, composer and producer. Abbott is best known for his singles in the mid–1980s including his platinum single, Shake You Down, from his 1986 debut album.
  • Gwen Guthrie Gwen Guthrie
    Gwendolyn "Gwen" Guthrie was an American singer-songwriter and pianist, who also sang backing vocals for Aretha Franklin, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, Peter Tosh, and Madonna, among others, and who wrote songs made famous by Ben E. King, Angela Bofill and Roberta Flack.
  • Gwen McCrae
    Gwen McCrae is an American singer, best known for her 1975 hit "Rockin' Chair".
  • Haley Reinhart Haley Reinhart
    Haley Elizabeth Reinhart is an American singer, songwriter, and voice actress from Wheeling, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. She first rose to prominence after placing third in the tenth season of American Idol. In July 2011, Reinhart signed a recording deal with Interscope Records.
  • Harold Burrage
    Harold Edwin Burrage was an American blues and soul singer, pianist, and record producer.
  • Hattie Littles
    Hattie Littles was an American soul singer, best known for her 1963 single, "Your Love Is Wonderful," released on Motown's Gordy label.
  • Helen Baylor
    Helen LaRue Lowe, known professionally as Helen Baylor is an American singer–songwriter.
  • Herbie Goins Herbie Goins
    Hubert Leroy "Herbie" Goins was an American rhythm & blues singer. He worked mainly in England in the 1960s, notably with Alexis Korner and then as the leader of Herbie Goins & The Night-Timers. He later continued his career based in Sezze, Italy.
  • Hoagy Lands
    Hoagy Lands was an American soul singer.
  • Hoku
    Hoku Ho Clements, known mononymously as Hoku, is an American singer. She is best known for her 2000 hit single "Another Dumb Blonde" from the soundtrack and film Snow Day and the song "Perfect Day" from the soundtrack and film Legally Blonde.
  • Holle Thee Maxwell Holle Thee Maxwell
    Holle Thee Maxwell is an American vocalist and songwriter who performs opera, jazz, soul music, blues, R&B, pop, and country music. She has performed with soul and blues artist Ike Turner and jazz organist Jimmy Smith.
  • Howard Johnson (soul singer)
    Howard Johnson is a former American soul/disco singer, and founder of the group Niteflyte. He charted two songs on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart during the eighties - "So Fine," which spent one week at #1 in 1982, and "Let This Dream Be Real," which reached #19 in 1984.
  • Howard Tate Howard Tate
    Howard Tate was an American soul singer and songwriter.
  • Huey Lewis Huey Lewis
    Hugh Anthony Cregg III, known professionally as Huey Lewis, is an American singer, songwriter, and actor.
  • Ike Turner Ike Turner
    Izear Luster "Ike" Turner, Jr. was an American musician, bandleader, songwriter, arranger, talent scout, and record producer. An early pioneer of fifties rock and roll, he is most popularly known for his work in the 1960s and 1970s with his then-wife Tina Turner in the Ike & Tina Turner Revue.
  • Imani Uzuri
    Imani Uzuri is an African-American vocalist and composer.
  • India Arie
    India Arie Simpson born, October 3, 1975, best known as India.Arie is an American singer-songwriter, actress, musician, and record producer. She has sold over 3.3 million records in the US and 10 million worldwide. She has won four Grammy Awards from her 21 nominations, including Best R&B Album.
  • Ingrid Burley
    Ingrid Burley, known professionally as Ingrid, is an American singer, rapper and songwriter. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Burley's mother was close to Tina Knowles and Mathew Knowles, who signed Burley to his record label, Music World, when she was an upcoming rap artist.
  • Isaac Hayes Isaac Hayes
    Isaac Lee Hayes Jr. was an American singer-songwriter, actor, voice actor and producer.
  • Iyeoka Okoawo Iyeoka Okoawo
    Iyeoka Okoawo is a Nigerian-American poet, recording artist, singer, activist, educator and TEDGlobal Fellow. Her music includes elements from soul, R&B, rock, hip hop, and jazz.
  • Jackie Jackson
    Sigmund Esco "Jackie" Jackson is an American singer and musician. Jackson is best known for being a member of The Jackson 5. Jackson is the second child of the Jackson family and the oldest Jackson brother.
  • Jackie Payne
    Jackie Payne is an American blues singer. He was nominated in both 2007 and 2008 for the Blues Music Award for Best Male Soul Blues Artist; an album he recorded with Johnny Otis was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1993. He is the nephew of the blues harmonica player Neal Pattman.
  • Jackie Ross Jackie Ross
    Jackie Ross is an American soul singer.
  • Jackie Shane
    Jackie Shane is a former American-Canadian soul and rhythm and blues singer, best known for the 1962 single "Any Other Way".
  • Jackie Venson
    Jackie Venson is an Austin-based singer, songwriter, and musician. She is best known for her vocals and blues guitar. "The Statesman" described her as "a Gary Clark Jr.-level talent who speaks boldly through her guitar while entrancing with her gorgeous, smoky voice."
  • Jackie Wilson Jackie Wilson
    Jack Leroy "Jackie" Wilson Jr. was an American soul singer-songwriter and performer. A tenor with a four octave vocal range, he was nicknamed "Mr. Excitement", and was important in the transition of rhythm and blues into soul.
  • Jack Splash Jack Splash
    Jack Splash is an American recording artist, musician, songwriter, and record producer from the Los Angeles, California area.
  • Jacquees
    Rodriquez Jacquees Broadnax, better known by his stage name Jacquees, is an American singer-songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Jaguar Wright Jaguar Wright
    Jaguar Wright is a soul/R&B vocalist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is part of the Okayplayer collective. She has performed along rap acts such as The Roots, Jay-Z, and Blackalicious.
  • James Brown James Brown
    James Joseph Brown was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and bandleader. A progenitor of funk music and a major figure of 20th century popular music and dance, he is often referred to as the "Godfather of Soul".
  • James Govan
    James Govan was an American Blues soul singer. His most recent album, I'm in Need, was released in 1996. He had also performed alongside such artists as The Boogie Blues Band and Charlie Wood. Govan had become one of the favorite musicians on Beale Street, known for his cavernous baritone voice.
  • James King (musician)
    James King is an American multi-instrumentalist who is a cofounder for soul band Fitz and The Tantrums. In 2008, he was approached by college friend Michael Fitzpatrick to play saxophone on a few songs that he had written which turned out to be the beginnings of Fitz and The Tantrums.
  • Jamie Davis (musician) Jamie Davis (musician)
    James Lee Davis III is an American country/soul/Southern rock musician. He is best known as lead singer, guitarist, and principal songwriter of Jamie Davis & Soul Gravy, the band notable for its 2006 single "Mississippi Moonshine".
  • Jamila Woods
    Jamila Woods is a Chicago-based American soul singer, songwriter and poet.
  • Jamo Thomas
    Jamo Thomas is an American soul and funk singer, best remembered for his 1966 hit single, "I Spy".
  • Jan Bradley
    Jan Bradley is an American soul singer.
  • Janet Jackson Janet Jackson
    Janet Damita Jo Jackson is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress.
  • Janiva Magness Janiva Magness
    Janiva Magness is a Grammy Award nominated American blues, soul and Americana soul singer and songwriter. To date she has released twelve albums.
  • Javier Colon Javier Colon
    Javier Colon is an American singer-songwriter and musician. He has referred to his style of music as being "acoustic soul." He was a member of EmcQ and The Derek Trucks Band, and worked with many musicians before going solo.
  • Jayanthi Kyle
    Jayanthi Kyle is an American gospel and soul singer.
  • Jazmine Sullivan Jazmine Sullivan
    Jazmine Marie Sullivan is an American singer-songwriter from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her debut single "Need U Bad", produced by Missy Elliott, reached #1 on Billboards Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, while her second single, "Bust Your Windows", produced by Salaam Remi, peaked at #4.
  • J. Blackfoot
    J. Blackfoot was an American soul singer. A member of The Soul Children in the late 1960s and 1970s, he subsequently had a moderately successful solo career. His biggest hit was "Taxi", which reached the charts in both the US and UK in 1984.
  • Jean Carn
    Jean Carn, also spelled Jean Carne is an American jazz and pop singer. In mid career, she added a final e to her name, reportedly under the advice of a numerologist. Carn is a vocalist credited with a five octave vocal range.
  • Jean Knight
    Jean Knight is an American soul, R&B and funk singer, best known for her 1971 Stax Records hit single, "Mr. Big Stuff".
  • Jeff Bernat
    Jeffrey "Jeff" Bernat is a Filipino-American singer, songwriter and record producer.
  • Jeffrey Osborne Jeffrey Osborne
    Jeffrey Linton Osborne is an American musician, singer-songwriter, lyricist and lead singer of the band, LTD.
  • Jennifer Holliday
    Jennifer Yvette Holliday is an American actress and singer. Holliday started her career on Broadway in musicals such as Dreamgirls, Your Arms Too Short to Box with God and later became a successful recording artist.
  • Jennifer Hudson Jennifer Hudson
    Jennifer Kate Hudson is an American singer, actress and spokesperson. She rose to fame in 2004 as a finalist on the third season of American Idol, coming in seventh place.
  • Jesse Boykins III Jesse Boykins III
    Jesse Boykins III is a Jamaican-American singer, songwriter, and record producer from Brooklyn, New York.
  • Jesse James (singer)
    Jesse James is an American soul singer who had several minor US hits from the late 1960s to the late 1980s, and has continued to record since then.
  • Jesse Powell
    Jesse Powell is an American R&B/soul songwriter-singer. Discovered by Louil Silas, Jr, he is best known for his hit "You" which peaked at #2 R&B and #10 on the Billboard Hot 100. Powell has released four studio albums to date.
  • Jessica Cleaves
    Jessica Marguerite Cleaves was an American singer and songwriter. Cleaves was lead singer for The Friends of Distinction in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
  • Jessica Sanchez Jessica Sanchez
    Jessica Elizabeth Sanchez is an American singer and songwriter originally from Chula Vista, California. She was the runner-up on the eleventh season of the reality show American Idol. Prior to appearing on American Idol, Sanchez competed in the first season of America's Got Talent at the age of 11.
  • Jill Scott Jill Scott
    Jill Scott is an American singer-songwriter, model, poet and actress. Her 2000 debut, Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1, went platinum, and the follow-ups Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2 and The Real Thing: Words and Sounds Vol. 3 both achieved gold status.
  • Jimmie Wilson (singer)
    Jimmie Wilson is an American singer and musical theatre actor. He represented San Marino in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, with the song "Spirit of the Night" in a duet with Sammarinese singer Valentina Monetta but failed to qualify to the final.
  • Jimmy Hughes (singer) Jimmy Hughes (singer)
    Jimmy J. Hughes is an American former rhythm and blues singer, whose biggest successes in the mid-1960s, notably his hit "Steal Away", were important in the early development of the Muscle Shoals music industry.
  • Jimmy Lewis (musician)
    James Eddie Lewis was an American soul singer, songwriter, arranger and producer. He was a member of the Drifters in the 1960s, worked as a songwriter and producer with Ray Charles, and wrote songs for Z. Z. Hill among many others.
  • Jimmy Radcliffe Jimmy Radcliffe
    James Radcliffe was an American soul singer, composer, arranger, conductor and record producer.
  • Jimmy Ruffin Jimmy Ruffin
    James Lee Ruffin was an American soul singer, and elder brother of David Ruffin of the Temptations. He had several hit records between the 1960s and 1980s, the most successful being the Top 10 hits "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" and "Hold On".
  • J. J. Barnes
    James Jay "J. J." Barnes is an American R&B singer and songwriter.
  • Jo Armstead
    Josephine Armstead, often known as "Joshie" Jo Armstead, is an American soul singer and songwriter. She co-wrote Ray Charles' hits "Let's Go Get Stoned" and "I Don't Need No Doctor", among other songs written with Ashford & Simpson.
  • Jocelyn B. Smith
    Jocelyn Bernadette Smith is an American jazz vocalist.
  • Jody Watley Jody Watley
    Jody Vanessa Watley is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and trendsetting artist in music, video and style whose music crosses genres including pop, R&B, jazz, dance and electronic soul.
  • Joe Herndon
    Walter Gregory "Joe" Herndon is an American R&B and soul singer, former bass singer of a version of doo-wop group The Spaniels and former bass singer for The Temptations.
  • Joe Hinton
    Joseph Hinton was an American soul singer.
  • Joe N Little III
    Joe N Little III, also known by names 'Joey Beanz Little', 'Casino Joe', J.Little and 'Lil Joe', is a Grammy and Billboard music award-winning American singer-songwriter, record producer, actor, fashion designer, philosopher and American entrepreneur.
  • Joe Quarterman
    Joe Quarterman, also known as Sir Joe Quarterman and sometimes misspelled as Joe Quatermain is an American funk and soul singer. Quarterman earned the title "Sir" in high school.
  • Joe Tex Joe Tex
    Joseph Arrington Jr., better known as Joe Tex, was an American musician who gained success in the 1960s and 1970s with his brand of Southern soul, which mixed the styles of country, gospel and rhythm and blues.
  • Johnny Daye
    Johnny Daye is an American soul music singer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who released six singles between 1965 and 1968. In 2007 he came out of retirement to sing on two tracks on Robert Peckman's first solo CD, Stirrin' Up Bees.
  • Johnny Ross
    Johnny Ross was a multi instrumentalist, singer songwriter and founding member of Baby Huey & the Babysitters who died in 2006 as a result of appendicitis. He also hosted his own cable television show.
  • Johnny Sayles
    John Earl Sayles, Jr., known as Johnny Sayles, was an American R&B and soul singer.
  • Joi Cardwell Joi Cardwell
    Joi Cardwell is an American singer-songwriter. Born and raised in New York City, New York, she performed in various singing competitions as a child and rose to fame in the early 1990s as guest vocalist for Lil Louis on the number 1 Dance singles "Club Lonely" and "Saved My Life".
  • Joi (singer) Joi (singer)
    Joi Elaine Gilliam, better known mononymously as Joi, is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer associated with the Dungeon Family collective based in Atlanta, Georgia, and as such often performs with OutKast, Organized Noize, and Goodie Mob.
  • Jonny Craig Jonny Craig
    Jonathan Monroe "Jonny" Craig is a Canadian-American singer and songwriter. He is currently working as a solo musician.
  • Jordan Fisher
    Jordan William Fisher is an American singer, dancer and actor. His self-titled EP was released by Hollywood Records on August 19, 2016.
  • Judy Clay Judy Clay
    Judy Clay was an American soul and gospel singer, who achieved greatest success as a member of two recording duos in the 1960s.
  • Judy Street
    Judy Street is an American singer best known for her popular northern soul single, "What".
  • June Rochelle
    June Rochelle is an American contemporary gospel singer, songwriter, executive media producer, editor, and talent scout from Indianapolis, Indiana. Her music infuses gospel, soul, pop, r&b, and jazz.
  • Kalenna Harper Kalenna Harper
    Kalenna Lashante Harper-Vick, mononymously known as Kalenna, is an American singer-songwriter, hit TV show personality and record producer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Kameko Tarnez Kameko Tarnez
    Kameko Tarnez also known as is an American rock, pop, and soul singer. He has collaborated with many icons such as Michael Jackson, Erykah Badu, Toni Braxton, Grace Jones, Rita Marley, Vanessa Williams and other artists.
  • Kathy Brown Kathy Brown
    Kathy Brown is an American R&B, dance, and house singer from South Carolina.
  • Keisha Jackson Keisha Jackson
    Keisha Jackson is an R&B singer, and is the daughter of R&B & Soul singer Millie Jackson.
  • Keke Wyatt Keke Wyatt
    Ke'Tara Shavon "Keke" Wyatt is an American R&B singer.
  • Kelis Kelis
    Kelis Rogers, better known mononymously as Kelis, is an American singer, songwriter and chef. Kelis achieved moderate international success with her 1999 debut album, Kaleidoscope, but left her label Virgin Records after its follow-up, Wanderland, received little sales attention and no U.S. release.
  • Kelly Price Kelly Price
    Kelly Cherelle Price is a six-time Grammy-nominated American R&B singer and songwriter, formerly on the Def Soul label.
  • Kem (singer) Kem (singer)
    Kim Owens, better known by his stage name Kem is an American R&B/Soul singer–songwriter, and producer. Born in Nashville, Tennessee, KEM was raised in Detroit, Michigan.
  • Kendra Morris Kendra Morris
    Kendra Morris is a soul singer-songwriter based in New York City, originally from St. Petersburg, Florida. She was a contestant on Fuse TV's Redemption Song. She is signed to Wax Poetics, and in 2011 released her first single, "Concrete Waves".
  • Kendra Ross Kendra Ross
    Kendra Ross is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, music business executive, and community organizer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • Keni Burke
    Kenneth M. "Keni" Burke is an American R&B, soul, funk, and jazz singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist who began his career as a member of the 1970s soul outfit, the Five Stairsteps.
  • Kenya Hathaway Kenya Hathaway
    Kenya Canc'Libra Hathaway is a contemporary American R&B and jazz singer. She is the daughter of R&B and jazz singer Donny Hathaway and classically trained vocalist Eulaulah and is the younger sister of Lalah Hathaway, also a R&B and jazz singer.
  • Kermit Quinn
    Kermit Quinn, who also performs as Quinn, is an American R&B singer. He has been a member of the vocal groups Intro and Blackstreet. He is a native of Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Kevin Covais Kevin Covais
    Kevin Patrick Covais is an American actor, singer and songwriter. He was finalist on the fifth season of American Idol. Covais appeared in the films College and, and television shows Good Luck Charlie and State of Georgia.
  • Kevin McHale (actor) Kevin McHale (actor)
    Kevin Michael McHale is an American actor, singer, dancer and radio personality. Formerly of the boy band NLT, McHale is known for his role as Artie Abrams in the Fox comedy-drama series Glee. From 2014 to 2016 he hosted the British panel show Virtually Famous on E4.
  • Kevin Michael Kevin Michael
    Kevin Michael is an American pop artist that was signed to Downtown Records in 2007, the same year he released his self-titled debut album.
  • Kim Massie Kim Massie
    Kim Massie is an African-American blues and soul singer who performs mostly in her native St. Louis, Missouri.
  • King Curtis King Curtis
    Curtis Ousley, who performed under the stage name King Curtis, was an American saxophone virtuoso known for rhythm and blues, rock and roll, soul, blues, funk and soul jazz. Variously a bandleader, band member, and session musician, he was also a musical director and record producer.
  • King Ernest Baker
    "King" Ernest Baker was an American blues and soul singer. He recorded "I Feel Alright" and "That's When I Woke Up." Baker was born in Natchez, Mississippi, and died in a car crash in 2000, just after finishing recording an album.
  • Kip Anderson
    Kip Anderson was an American soul blues and R&B singer and songwriter. He is best known for his 1967 single, "A Knife and a Fork."
  • Kittie Doswell Kittie Doswell
    Kittie Doswell was an American R&B, soul and jazz vocalist from Houston, Texas who later in life began a public service career.
  • Kobe (singer)
    Brian Honeycutt, best known by his stage name Kobe or Kobe Honeycutt, is an American R&B recording artist and songwriter from Chicago, Illinois. He is perhaps best known for his collaborations with American rapper Eminem, including 2010's "Talkin' 2 Myself", "Cinderella Man", and 2014's "Die Alone".
  • Koryn Hawthorne
    Koryn Mattanah Hawthorne is an American gospel and soul singer. Hawthorne is best known for being a finalist in season 8 of NBC's reality TV singing competition The Voice, placing fourth place. She was a member on Pharrell Williams' team.
  • Kristi Martel
    Kristi Martel, is a singer, song-writer, performance artist and yogini based in Rhode Island. She has recorded much of her music, and has toured extensively across the United States and Canada, giving concerts in many cities. She also teaches classes in a variety of yoga methods.
  • Kym Mazelle Kym Mazelle
    Kym Mazelle is an American singer-songwriter who has also acted in a minor television role. She is regarded as the pioneer of house music in the United Kingdom. Her music combines R&B, soul, funk, house music, disco, and pop. She is credited as "The First Lady of House Music".
  • Kym Sims
    Kym Sims is an American singer, whose biggest success came outside her home market. Sims began her career as an advertising jingle singer before breaking through into the dance music market.
  • LaGaylia Frazier LaGaylia Frazier
    LaGaylia Frazier is an American-born Swedish singer who specializes in R&B and jazz.
  • LaKisha Jones LaKisha Jones
    LaKisha Ann Jones is an American singer. She placed fourth on the sixth season of American Idol.
  • Lalah Hathaway Lalah Hathaway
    Eulaulah Donyll "Lalah" Hathaway is an American singer. She is the daughter of soul singer Donny Hathaway and an alumna of Berklee College of Music. In 1990, Lalah Hathaway released her self-titled album. The album's first single was "Heaven Knows", produced by Derek Bramble.
  • La Lupe
    La Lupe, was a Cuban singer of several musical genres, including boleros, guarachas and Latin soul in particular, known for her energetic, sometimes controversial performances.
  • La'Myia Good
    La'Myia Janae Good–Bellinger is an American and actress. Good is best known for her voice work in the blockbuster PlayStation 3 game Killzone 3 as the voice of Jammer and her work with R&B group Isyss.
  • Larry Santos
    Larry Santos is an American pop music singer-songwriter. Santos wrote songs for several American pop bands in the 1960s, including the 1963 hit "Candy Girl" for The Four Seasons which reached number 3 on Billboard Hot 100 chart.
  • La Toya Jackson La Toya Jackson
    La Toya Yvonne Jackson is an American singer and songwriter. Jackson is the fifth child of the Jackson family. Jackson maintained a career as a singer throughout the 1980s and 1990s, and returned to music in 2004 with her Billboard charting songs "Just Wanna Dance" and "Free the World".
  • Laura Nyro Laura Nyro
    Laura Nyro was an American songwriter, singer, and pianist.
  • Lauryn Hill Lauryn Hill
    Lauryn Noelle Hill is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, and actress. She is best known for being a member of the Fugees and for her critically acclaimed solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, which won numerous awards and broke several sales records.
  • Lee Fields Lee Fields
    Elmer "Lee" Fields is an American soul artist, sometimes nicknamed "Little JB" for his physical and vocal resemblance with James Brown. During his prolific 43-year career he has toured with such figures of soul and R&B as Kool and the Gang, Hip Huggers, O.V. Wright, Darrell Banks, and Little Royal.
  • Leela James Leela James
    Leela James is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter.
  • LeeOlive Tucker
    LeeOlive Tucker is an American Jazz vocalist, educator, actress, songwriter, and mentor. She is known in New York City as the Jazz Diva. She sings Gospel, Jazz and freedom songs. She works with many art and entertainment groups, organizations, and venues in the New York City area.
  • Lee "Shot" Williams
    Henry Lee "Shot" Williams was an American blues singer. He got the nickname "Shot" from his mother at a young age, owing to his fondness for wearing suits and dressing up as a "big shot."
  • Lee Soo-jung
    Crystal Yi, better known as Lee Soo-jung and Chai is an American singer of Korean descent who is currently signed under Antenna Music. She was the winner of SBS's K-pop Star 5 in 2016.
  • Lenny Williams Lenny Williams
    Leonard Charles Williams is an American singer-songwriter and musician, best known for his work during the 1970s. Williams was the lead vocalist for R&B/Soul group Tower of Power. As a soloist, Williams made several hit recordings, including 1978's "Cause I Love You" and 1977's "Choosing You".
  • Leon Haywood
    Otha Leon Haywood was an American funk and soul singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known for his 1975 hit single "I Want'a Do Something Freaky to You", which has been much sampled by Dr. Dre and others.
  • Leroy Hutson Leroy Hutson
    Leroy Hutson is an American soul and R&B singer, songwriter, arranger, producer and instrumentalist, best known as former lead singer of R&B vocal group The Impressions.
  • Lester Chambers Lester Chambers
    Lester Chambers is an American recording artist, and member and lead singer of the 1960s soul rock group The Chambers Brothers, who had the hit single, "Time Has Come Today".
  • Levi Stubbs Levi Stubbs
    Levi Stubbs was an American baritone singer, best known as the lead vocalist of the R&B group the Four Tops, a group known for a variety of Motown hit records and other songs created in the 1960s and 1970s. He has been noted by writers for his emotional, often dramatic, style of singing.
  • Lina (American singer)
    Shelina Wade, commonly known as Lina, is an American R&B and soul singer and songwriter.
  • Linda Jones Linda Jones
    Linda Jones was an American soul singer with a strong gospel-influenced style.
  • Linda Tillery
    Linda "Tui" Tillery is an American singer, percussionist, producer, songwriter, and music arranger. She began her professional singing career at age 19 with the Bay Area rock band The Loading Zone.
  • Lionel Richie Lionel Richie
    Lionel Brockman Richie Jr. is an American singer, songwriter, actor and record producer. Beginning in 1968, he was a member of the funk and soul band the Commodores and then launched a hugely successful solo career in 1982.
  • Lisa Lopes Lisa Lopes
    Lisa Nicole Lopes, better known by her stage name Left Eye, was an American hip hop singer, rapper, actress, songwriter and producer. She rose to fame in the early 1990s as one-third of the girl group TLC, alongside Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas.
  • Little Archie (singer) Little Archie (singer)
    Archie Patrick Himons, also known as Little Archie and latterly Aashid Himons, was an American singer and musician born in West Virginia.
  • Little Johnny Taylor
    Little Johnny Taylor was an American blues and soul singer, who made recordings throughout the 1960s and 1970s, and continued public performances through the 1980s and 1990s.
  • Little Richard Little Richard
    Richard Wayne Penniman, known as Little Richard, is an American musician, singer, actor, comedian and songwriter.
  • Little Willie John Little Willie John
    William Edward "Little Willie" John was an American rock 'n' roll and R&B singer who performed in the 1950s and early 1960s. He is best known for his successes on the record charts, with songs such as "All Around the World", "Need Your Love So Bad", and "Fever".
  • Little Willie Jones
    Willie Cornelius Jones, known as Little Willie Jones, is an American soul singer and musician.
  • Liz Lands
    Elizabeth Lands was an American soul singer.
  • Lou Johnson (singer)
    Lou Johnson is an American soul singer and pianist who was active as a recording artist in the 1960s and early 1970s.
  • Lou Pride Lou Pride
    Lou Pride was an American blues and soul singer and songwriter. Some sources state his year of birth was 1950. He is best known for his compositions "Long Arm Of The Blues" and "Love From A Stone". Pride had a cult following amongst British Northern soul aficionados.
  • Luke James Luke James
    Luke James Boyd, better known as Luke James, is a two-time Grammy-nominated American singer-songwriter.
  • Luther Ingram Luther Ingram
    Luther Ingram was an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter. His most successful record, "I Don't Want to Be Right", reached no. 1 on the Billboard R&B chart and no. 3 on the Hot 100 in 1972.
  • Luther Vandross Luther Vandross
    Luther Ronzoni Vandross Jr. was an American singer, songwriter and record producer.
  • L.V. Johnson
    L.V. Johnson was an American Chicago blues and soul-blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is best known for his renditions of "Don't Cha Mess with My Money, My Honey or My Woman" and "Recipe". He worked with the Soul Children, the Bar-Keys and Johnnie Taylor.
  • Lyfe Jennings Lyfe Jennings
    Lyfe Jennings is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter, record producer, and instrumentalist. He plays the guitar, bass, and piano which he integrates into his music. The New York Times referred to him as a "socially minded R&B singer".
  • Lyn Collins Lyn Collins
    Gloria Lavern Collins, better known as Lyn Collins, was an African-American soul singer best known for working with James Brown in the 1970s and for the influential 1972 funk single "Think". Contrary to some reports, she is not related to Bootsy and Catfish Collins.
  • Lynn Davis (singer)
    Lynn Davis is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer. She rose to prominence after joining The George Duke Band in 1977. During her time with the band, she sang lead vocals on their one of their biggest hits; "I Want You for Myself", "Party Down", and "Reach Out".
  • Macy Gray Macy Gray
    Macy Gray is an American R&B and soul singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and actress, known for her distinctive raspy voice, and a singing style heavily influenced by Billie Holiday.
  • Madeline Bell Madeline Bell
    Madeline Bell is a soul singer, who became famous as a performer in the UK during the 1960s, having arrived from the US in the gospel show Black Nativity in 1962, with the vocal group Bradford Singers.
  • Maiysha Maiysha
    Maiysha Kai, known professionally as Maiysha, is an American soul/R & B recording artist. She has released two albums, This Much is True in 2008 and UnderCover in 2010.
  • Major Harris (singer) Major Harris (singer)
    Major Harris III was an American R&B singer, associated with the Philadelphia soul sound and the Delfonics. His biggest hit as a solo artist was the 1975 single "Love Won't Let Me Wait."
  • Malford Milligan
    Malford Milligan is an American Austin, Texas-based soul, blues and rock singer who has been compared to Otis Redding and Al Green.
  • Malina Moye Malina Moye
    Malina Moye is an American singer-songwriter, lefty guitarist, and entrepreneur who fuses rock and soul. Fender guitars recognizes Malina as one of their first African-American left-handed upside-down female endorsee to join the fender family. She founded WCE Records in 2004.
  • Marcus Canty Marcus Canty
    Marcus Canty is an American R&B and soul singer and dancer. He finished in fourth place in the first season of The X Factor USA.
  • Margie Alexander Margie Alexander
    Marjorie Lucille "Margie" Alexander was an American gospel and soul singer, mainly noted for her recordings in the 1970s.
  • Margie Joseph
    Margaret Marie "Margie" Joseph is an American R&B, soul and gospel singer. Her greatest success came in the 1970s with a duet with Blue Magic on "What's Come Over Me" and her versions of Paul McCartney's "My Love" and The Supremes' "Stop! In the Name of Love".
  • Mariah Carey Mariah Carey
    Mariah Carey is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. In 1990, she rose to fame with the release of "Vision of Love" from her eponymous debut album.
  • Marilyn Marshall (singer)
    Marilyn Marshall was an American singer of jazz, rhythm and blues, and gospel music. She toured throughout the United States, Canada and the Bahamas.
  • Marion Black
    Marion Black is an American soul singer and songwriter from Columbus, Ohio, best known for his 1970 song "Who Knows".
  • Mark DeBarge
    Mark "Marty" DeBarge is an American R&B/soul singer–songwriter, drummer, percussionist,and plays all wind instruments, including the saxophone,flugalhorn,trumpet and flute. He is best known for his work as member of 1980s Motown singing family group DeBarge.
  • Marlon Jackson
    Marlon David Jackson is an American entertainer, singer, dancer. Jackson was a member of The Jackson 5. Jackson is known as "the Dancingest Jackson" for his dancing performances on stage, as well as the "Jokester" for his sense of humor. Jackson is the seventh child of the Jackson family.
  • Martha Reeves Martha Reeves
    Martha Rose Reeves is an American R&B and pop singer and former politician, and is the lead singer of the Motown girl group Martha Reeves and the Vandellas.
  • Martha Wash Martha Wash
    Martha Wash is an American singer-songwriter. Known for her distinctive and powerful voice, Wash first achieved fame as one half of the successful act Two Tons O' Fun who sang backing for American disco singer Sylvester.
  • Marva Whitney
    Marva Whitney, was an American funk singer commonly referred to by her honorary title, Soul Sister #1. Whitney was considered by many funk enthusiasts to be one of the "rawest" and "brassiest" music divas.
  • Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye
    Marvin Gaye was an American singer, songwriter and record producer.
  • Mary J. Blige Mary J. Blige
    Mary Jane Blige is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, model, record producer and actress.
  • Mary Wells Mary Wells
    Mary Esther Wells was an American singer who helped to define the emerging sound of Motown in the early 1960s.
  • Maurice White Maurice White
    Maurice "Moe" White was an American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, arranger, and bandleader. He was the founder of the band Earth, Wind & Fire. He was also the older brother of current Earth, Wind & Fire member Verdine White, and former member Fred White.
  • Maxine Brown (soul singer) Maxine Brown (soul singer)
    Maxine Ella Brown is an American soul and R&B singer.
  • Maxine Jones Maxine Jones
    Maxine Jones is an award winning American singer–songwriter, and actress. Jones is best known as a founding member of the R&B/Pop vocal group En Vogue, one of the world's best-selling girl groups of all time.
  • Maxine Weldon
    Maxine Weldon is an American soul and jazz singer. She is also an actress and live performer.
  • Maxwell (musician) Maxwell (musician)
    Gerald Maxwell Rivera, better known by his stage names Maxwell and Musze, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and actor.
  • Mayer Hawthorne Mayer Hawthorne
    Andrew Mayer Cohen, better known by the stage name Mayer Hawthorne, is a Grammy-nominated American singer, producer, songwriter, arranger, audio engineer, DJ, and multi-instrumentalist based in Los Angeles, California. Cohen also performs and records in the groups Tuxedo and Jaded Incorporated.
  • Meghan Trainor
    Meghan Elizabeth Trainor is an American singer and songwriter. Trainor's work has been recognized with several awards and nominations, including a Grammy Award, Music Business Association's Breakthrough Artist of the Year accolade and two Billboard Music Awards.
  • Melba Moore Melba Moore
    Beatrice Melba Hill, known by her stage name, Melba Moore is an American singer, actress, voice actress, and entertainer. Moore is the daughter of saxophonist Teddy Hill and R&B singer Bonnie Davis.
  • Melinda Doolittle Melinda Doolittle
    Melinda Marie Doolittle is an American singer who finished as the third place finalist on the sixth season of American Idol.
  • Merry Clayton Merry Clayton
    Merry Clayton is an American soul and gospel singer and an actress. She provided a number of backing vocal tracks for major performing artists in the 1960s, most notably in her duet with Mick Jagger on the Rolling Stones song "Gimme Shelter."
  • Meshell Ndegeocello Meshell Ndegeocello
    Meshell Ndegeocello is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, bassist, and vocalist. She has gone by the name Meshell Suhaila Bashir-Shakur which is used as a writing credit on some of her later work.
  • Mia Borders
    Mia Borders is an American singer-songwriter from New Orleans, Louisiana, mixing soul, funk, rhythm and blues, and electronic music.
  • Michael Bolton Michael Bolton
    Michael Bolotin, known professionally as Michael Bolton, is an American singer and songwriter. Bolton originally performed in the hard rock and heavy metal genres from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s, both on his early solo albums and those he recorded as the frontman of the band Blackjack.
  • Michael Jackson Michael Jackson
    Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, songwriter, actor, and dancer. Dubbed the "King of Pop", he was one of the most popular entertainers in the world, and was the best-selling music artist at the time of his death.
  • Michael McDonald (musician)
    Michael McDonald is an American singer, songwriter, keyboardist and record producer.
  • Michael McDonald (singer) Michael McDonald (singer)
    Michael McDonald is an American singer, songwriter, keyboardist and record producer.
  • Michael Speaks Michael Speaks
    Michael Speaks is a R&B and Gospel singer/songwriter originally from Benton Harbor, Michigan. He is best known for his singles "Whatever You Need" and "Just Wanna" in addition to his appearance on the first season of America's Got Talent.
  • Mickey Denton
    Mickey Denton is an American blue eyed 60's soul singer and guitarist. He began performing in the early 1960s with the likes of Del Shannon and Johnny and the Hurricanes, but failed to find chart success.
  • Miki Howard Miki Howard
    Miki Howard is an American singer and actress who had a string of Top 10 hit songs in the mid–1980s and early–1990s, including "Baby, Be Mine", "Come Share My Love" and "Love Under New Management".
  • Miles Bonny Miles Bonny
    Miles Bonny is a record producer, singer-songwriter, trumpeter, and DJ. Originally from New Jersey, Bonny began producing and creating hip hop while living in the midwest in the late 1990s, and founded the hip-hop group SoundsGood with rapper Joe Good in 2000.
  • Millie Jackson Millie Jackson
    Mildred Virginia "Millie" Jackson is an American singer-songwriter. Six of her albums have been certified gold by the RIAA for over 500,000 copies.
  • Minnie Riperton
    Minnie Julia Riperton-Rudolph, known professionally as Minnie Riperton, was an American singer-songwriter best known for her 1975 single "Lovin' You" and her five-octave vocal range. Born in 1947, Riperton grew up in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side.
  • Mitchelle'l
    Mitchelle'l Sium is an American singer and songwriter from Houston, Texas. He was discovered on Myspace.com and brought to Grand Hustle Records by General Manager, Hannah Kang. In 2008, Sium signed a record deal with Atlanta-based record label Grand Hustle Records, founded by American rapper T.I..
  • Mitch Margo Mitch Margo
    Mitch Margo is an American singer and songwriter who was a professional recording artist by the age of 14. Along with brother Phil Margo, he was, and still is, a member of The Tokens.
  • Mitty Collier
    Mitty Lene Collier is an American church pastor, gospel singer and former rhythm and blues singer. She had a number of successful records in the 1960s, of which probably the best known is "I Had A Talk With My Man".
  • Monifah Monifah
    Monifah is an American R&B singer-songwriter. She is best known for her association with rapper Heavy D. and her music from the mid-1990s including 1998's Touch It. Monifah was raised in the East Harlem section of New York City. She starred on TV One's reality show R&B Divas: Atlanta.
  • Morris Day Morris Day
    Morris E. Day is an American musician, composer, and actor. He is best known as the lead singer of The Time.
  • Musiq Soulchild Musiq Soulchild
    Taalib Johnson, professionally known as Musiq Soulchild or Musiq is an American singer and songwriter whose style blends R&B, funk, blues, jazz, gospel influences fused with hip hop.
  • Nacole Rice
    Nneka Renacole Rice known professionally as Nacole Rice is an American R&B/Soul singer.
  • Nakia Nakia
    Nakia Reynoso, known professionally as Nakia, is an American musician, singer-songwriter and actor living in Austin, Texas. He is a native of Fort Payne, Alabama.
  • Nancy Holloway
    Nancy Holloway is an American jazz, pop and soul singer who was popular in France during the 1960s.
  • Natalie Cole Natalie Cole
    Natalie Maria Cole was an American singer, voice actress, songwriter, and actress. The daughter of Nat King Cole, she rose to musical success in the mid-1970s as an R&B artist with the hits "This Will Be", "Inseparable", and "Our Love".
  • Nathaniel Rateliff Nathaniel Rateliff
    Nathaniel David Rateliff is an American singer and songwriter based in Denver, whose influences are described as folk, Americana and vintage rhythm & blues. Rateliff has garnered attention with Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, the soulful R&B combo he formed in 2013.
  • N'Dea Davenport N'Dea Davenport
    N'Dea Davenport, is an American born recording artist, songwriter, dancer, performer and producer, best known for her work as lead vocalist to the UK acid jazz/funk band, The Brand New Heavies and for her pioneering contributions to the genre of acid jazz.
  • Nella Dodds
    Nella Dodds is an American soul singer and actress. Born in Havre de Grace, Maryland, she recorded six released singles for Wand records between 1964 and 1966.
  • Ne-Yo Ne-Yo
    Shaffer Chimere Smith, better known by his stage name Ne-Yo, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor.
  • Nicci Gilbert
    Nichole "Nicci" Gilbert is an American R&B singer.
  • Nicholas David Nicholas David
    Nicholas David Mrozinski, formerly known as Nick "The Feelin'" Mrozinski, is an American soul singer-songwriter based in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was a finalist on the third season of NBC's The Voice.
  • Nick Lachey Nick Lachey
    Nicholas Scott Lachey is an American singer, songwriter, actor, producer and television personality. He rose to fame as the lead singer of the multi-platinum-selling boyband 98 Degrees, and later starred in the reality series ' with his then-wife, Jessica Simpson.
  • Nikka Costa Nikka Costa
    Domenica "Nikka" Costa is an Australian-American singer whose music combines elements of funk, soul, and blues. She also had a career as a child singer starting in the early 1980s. She is the daughter of music producer Don Costa and is married to Australian producer/songwriter Justin Stanley.
  • Nikki Jean Nikki Jean
    Nicholle Jean Leary, better known by her stage name Nikki Jean, is an American singer-songwriter and occasional actress from St. Paul, Minnesota. Aside from her solo career, Jean was once a part of the Philadelphia-based music group Nouveau Riche.
  • Noelle Scaggs Noelle Scaggs
    Noelle Scaggs is an American musician and singer-songwriter from Los Angeles.
  • Nona Hendryx Nona Hendryx
    Nona Hendryx, is an American vocalist, record producer, songwriter, musician, author, and actress.
  • O'Bryan O'Bryan
    O'Bryan McCoy Burnette II, known by his stage name O'Bryan, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist.
  • O. C. Smith O. C. Smith
    O.C. Smith was an American musician. His recording of "Little Green Apples" went to number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1968 and sold over one million records.
  • O'Kelly Isley Jr.
    O'Kelly "Kelly" Isley Jr. was an American singer and one of the founding members of the family group The Isley Brothers.
  • Oleta Adams Oleta Adams
    Oleta Adams is an American soul, jazz, and gospel singer and pianist.
  • Oscar Toney Jr.
    Oscar Toney Jr. is an American soul singer.
  • Otis Clay Otis Clay
    Otis Lee Clay was an American R&B and soul singer, who started in gospel music. In 2013, Clay was inducted to the Blues Hall of Fame.
  • O. V. Wright O. V. Wright
    Overton Vertis "O. V." Wright was an American singer who is generally regarded as a blues artist by African American fans in the Deep South; he is also regarded as one of Southern soul's most authoritative and individual artists.
  • Patrice Rushen Patrice Rushen
    Patrice Louise Rushen is an American jazz pianist and R&B singer. She is also a composer, record producer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and music director. Her 1982 single, "Forget Me Nots", received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.
  • Patti LaBelle Patti LaBelle
    Patricia Louise Holt-Edwards, known professionally as Patti LaBelle, is an American singer, author, actress, and entrepreneur. LaBelle began her career in the early 1960s as lead singer and front woman of the vocal group, Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles.
  • Paul Davis (singer) Paul Davis (singer)
    Paul Lavon Davis was an American singer and songwriter, best known for his radio hits and solo career which started worldwide in 1970. His career encompassed soul, country, and pop music. Typically, the slower the tempo of a Davis record, the longer it took to reach its peak position.
  • Paul Laurence
    Paul Laurence is an American songwriter/producer/keyboardist. He had several number one R&B hits Freddie Jackson's "Rock Me Tonight," "Jam Tonight," "Tasty Love," "Hey Lover," "Do Me Again"; Stephanie Mills' "A Rush on Me"; and Meli'sa Morgan's "Do Me Baby."
  • Paul Williams (The Temptations) Paul Williams (The Temptations)
    Paul Williams was an American baritone singer and choreographer. Williams was noted for being one of the founding members and original lead singer of the Motown group The Temptations.
  • Peabo Bryson Peabo Bryson
    Peabo Bryson is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter, born in Greenville, South Carolina. He is well known for singing soft-rock ballads and has contributed to 3 Disney animated feature soundtracks. Bryson is winner of two Grammy Awards.
  • Peggy Scott-Adams Peggy Scott-Adams
    Peggy Scott-Adams is an African-American soul and R&B singer. She is sometimes known by her former name of Peggy Scott, and billed as "The Little Lady with the Big Voice".
  • Penny Ford Penny Ford
    Penny Ford is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, she rose to fame in the 1980s after signing a recording contract with Total Experience Records and releasing her debut solo album Pennye.
  • Pepper MaShay Pepper MaShay
    Jean McClain, better known as Pepper Mashay, is an urban/soul, house and dance music singer-songwriter who has had success as a touring and studio performer.
  • Pharrell Williams Pharrell Williams
    Pharrell Lanscilo Williams, sometimes known as simply Pharrell, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and film producer.
  • Philip Bailey Philip Bailey
    Philip Irvin Bailey is an American R&B, soul, gospel and funk singer, songwriter, percussionist and actor, best known as an original member, and one of the two lead singers of the band Earth, Wind & Fire.
  • Philip Margo
    Philip "Phil" Margo is an American musician and author who, along with his brother Mitch Margo is a member of The Tokens. They are best known for their hit recording of "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" which rose to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and remained there for three weeks in 1961.
  • Philippé Wynne Philippé Wynne
    Philippé Wynne was an American singer. Best known for his role as the lead singer of The Spinners. Wynne scored notable hits such as "How Could I Let You Get Away", "The Rubberband Man", and "One of a Kind".
  • Phil Perry Phil Perry
    Philip Eugene "Phil" Perry is an American R&B singer, songwriter, musician and a former member of the soul group The Montclairs from 1971 to 1975. He is the father of rapper Oliver the 2nd.
  • Phyllis Hyman Phyllis Hyman
    Phyllis Linda Hyman was an American singer and actress. She is best known for her singles from the late 1970s to the early 1990s: "You Know How to Love Me", "Living All Alone" and "Don't Wanna Change the World".
  • PJ Morton PJ Morton
    PJ Morton is an American R&B musician, singer, songwriter and record producer. Since 2012, he has been one of the keyboardists, alongside Jesse Carmichael, for the pop rock band Maroon 5, with whom he had been touring since 2010.
  • Pops Staples Pops Staples
    Roebuck "Pops" Staples was an American Gospel and R&B musician. A "pivotal figure in gospel in the 1960s and 1970s," he was an accomplished songwriter, guitarist and singer.
  • Prince (musician) Prince (musician)
    Prince Rogers Nelson was an American singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and record producer. He was a musical innovator who was known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence, extravagant dress and makeup, and wide vocal range.
  • Puff Johnson
    Ewanya "Puff" Johnson was an American R&B and Contemporary Christian singer-songwriter.
  • Pyeng Threadgill
    Pyeng Dubra Threadgill is an American blues, jazz and soul blues singer, songwriter and record producer. Her father is the bandleader and composer, Henry Threadgill, and her mother is Christina Jones, a dancer and choreographer.
  • Queen Latifah Queen Latifah
    Dana Elaine Owens, known professionally by her stage name Queen Latifah, is an American rapper, songwriter, singer, actress, model, television producer, record producer, and talk show host.
  • Quetzal Guerrero Quetzal Guerrero
    Quetzal Guerrero is an American-born, Latin soul singer.
  • Rachel Borovik
    Rachel Leia Borovik, known under the stage name Rachel B is an American singer and songwriter.
  • Ramiele Malubay Ramiele Malubay
    Ramiele Macrohon Malubay, also known as Ramiele, is a Filipino-American singer and the ninth place finalist on the seventh season of the television series American Idol.
  • Randy Cain
    Herbert Randal "Randy" Cain III was a Philadelphia soul singer with The Delfonics. He also helped set up the group Blue Magic.
  • Randy DeBarge
    William Randall "Randy" DeBarge is an American R&B/soul singer and bass guitarist, best known for being one of the original members of the popular Motown singing family group DeBarge. Randy is also known for singing co-lead and penning lyrics with brother El on the group's first hit, "I Like It".
  • Raphael Saadiq Raphael Saadiq
    Raphael Saadiq is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer. Saadiq has been a standard bearer for "old school" R&B since his early days as a member of the multiplatinum group Tony!.
  • Raven-Symoné Raven-Symoné
    Raven-Symoné Christina Pearman, sometimes credited as Raven, is an American actress, singer, songwriter, television personality, and producer. She first appeared on television in 1989 on The Cosby Show as Olivia Kendall.
  • Ray Charles Ray Charles
    Ray Charles Robinson, known professionally as Ray Charles, was an American singer-songwriter, musician, and composer. Among friends and fellow musicians he preferred being called "Brother Ray." He was often referred to as "The Genius." Charles was blind from the age of seven.
  • R. B. Greaves
    Ronald Bertram Aloysius "R. B." Greaves III was an American singer who had chart success in 1969 with the pop single "Take a Letter Maria".
  • Rebbie Jackson Rebbie Jackson
    Maureen Reillette "Rebbie" Jackson is an American singer. Born and raised in Gary, Indiana, she is the eldest child of the Jackson family of musicians.
  • Redd Velvet Redd Velvet
    Redd Velvet is an American blues and soul singer, best known for her unconventional entrance into the music industry.
  • Reggie Sears
    Reggie Sears is an American recording artist, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist musician and record producer, and a former child prodigy guitarist known for his songs "Dirty Dancer", "Dip My Dipper", and "You Betrayed Me."
  • Regina Belle Regina Belle
    Regina Belle is an American singer–songwriter and actress who first started her career in the mid–1980s.
  • Rell (singer)
    Gerrell Gaddis, better known by his stage name Rell, is an American R&B recording artist and songwriter from Bowman, South Carolina.
  • Renaldo Benson Renaldo Benson
    Renaldo "Obie" Benson was an American soul and R&B singer and songwriter. He was best known as the bass of Motown group the Four Tops, which he joined in 1953 and continued to perform with for over five decades, until April 8, 2005.
  • Res (singer) Res (singer)
    Shareese Renée Ballard, better known by her stage name Res, is an American singer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her musical style is a blend of indie pop, soul, and rock.
  • Rhona Bennett Rhona Bennett
    Rhona Lynn Bennett, also known as Miss R&B, is an American singer, actress and model, best known for her recurring role as Nicole on The Jamie Foxx Show. She is currently a member of American contemporary R&B group En Vogue.
  • Ricco Barrino Ricco Barrino
    Kassim Vonricco Washington, best known by his stage name Ricco Barrino, is an American R&B recording artist and songwriter from High Point, North Carolina. He is also the brother of American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino and nephew of The Barrino Brothers.
  • Richard Street Richard Street
    Richard Allen Street was an American soul and R&B singer, most notable as a member of Motown vocal group The Temptations from 1971 to 1993.
  • Richie Havens Richie Havens
    Richard Pierce "Richie" Havens was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. His music encompassed elements of folk, soul, and rhythm and blues.
  • Rick James Rick James
    Rick James was an American musician and composer.
  • Ricky Owens
    Ricky Owens was an American R&B and soul singer better known as the first tenor and lead singer of the doo-wop/R&B group The Vibrations and, briefly, as member of The Temptations, the first replacement of original Temptations founding member Eddie Kendricks.
  • Roberta Flack Roberta Flack
    Roberta Cleopatra Flack is an American singer and musician.
  • Robert Finley (musician)
    Robert Finley is an American blues and soul singer-songwriter and guitarist. After decades of performing semi-professionally followed by time away from music, Finley made a comeback in 2016.
  • Robert Kool Bell Robert "Kool" Bell
    Robert Earl "Kool" Bell, also known by his Muslim name Muhammad Bayyan, is an American singer-songwriter and musician. He is the founding member of the jazz/R&B/soul/funk/disco band, Kool & the Gang.
  • Robert Owens (musician)
    Robert Owens is an American songwriter, record producer, DJ and singer, best known for his work with the Chicago house group Fingers Inc. in the mid-1980s.
  • Robin Thicke Robin Thicke
    Robin Charles Thicke is an American singer, songwriter and record producer.
  • Ronald Isley Ronald Isley
    Ronald Isley also known as Ron Isley and Mr. Biggs, is an American recording artist, songwriter, record producer, and occasional actor. Isley is best known as the lead singer and founding member of the family music group the Isley Brothers.
  • Ronald White Ronald White
    Ronald Anthony "Ronnie" White was an American musician, best known as the co-founder of The Miracles and its only consistent original member.
  • Ronn Matlock
    Ronn Matlock from Detroit, Michigan, made a brief recording appearance on the soul scene in 1979; however, his musical talents have been utilised on many projects over the years.
  • Rosalind Ashford Rosalind Ashford
    Rosalind "Roz" Ashford-Holmes is an American soprano R&B and soul singer, famed for her work as an original member of the popular Motown singing group Martha and the Vandellas.
  • Roscoe Robinson (musician)
    Roscoe Robinson is an American gospel and soul singer.
  • Rose Stone
    Rose "Rosie" Stone is an African-American singer and keyboardist. She is best known as one of the lead singers in Sly and the Family Stone, a popular psychedelic soul/funk band founded by her brothers, Sly Stone and Freddie Stone.
  • Roszetta Johnson
    Roszetta Johnson, later Roszetta Johnson Scovil, was an American soul and gospel singer. She recorded for several labels during and after the 1960s, and was often credited as Rozetta Johnson. Her most successful record was "A Woman's Way", which reached the Billboard Hot 100 in 1970.
  • Royce Jones Royce Jones
    Royce Jones is a Grammy-winning American musician best known for his work as a touring vocalist with the bands Steely Dan and Ambrosia.
  • Ruben Wright
    Ruben Wright is a musician and former bandleader from Philadelphia. He had an R&B Top 30 hit with "I'm Walking Out On You". He is also a song writer. He also wrote regional hit "God Only Knows" for The Capris in 1954.
  • Ruby Andrews Ruby Andrews
    Ruby Andrews is an American soul singer. Her best known songs include "Casonova", "You Made A Believer", and "Everybody Saw You".
  • Ruby Johnson Ruby Johnson
    Ruby Johnson was an American soul singer, best known for her recordings on the Volt label in the late 1960s.
  • Ruby Winters
    Ruby Winters was an American soul singer whose records made the singles charts in both the US and UK in the 1960s and 1970s.
  • Rudolph Isley
    Rudolph Bernard "Rudy" Isley is an American singer-songwriter and is one of the founding members of The Isley Brothers.
  • Rudy Lewis
    Rudy Lewis was an American rhythm and blues singer known for his work with the Drifters. In 1988, he was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
  • Rufus Thomas Rufus Thomas
    Rufus C. Thomas, Jr. was an American rhythm-and-blues, funk, soul and blues singer, songwriter, dancer, DJ and comic entertainer from Memphis, Tennessee.
  • Ruthie Foster Ruthie Foster
    Ruthie Cecelia Foster is an American singer-songwriter of blues and folk music. She mixes a wide palette of American song forms, from gospel and blues to jazz, folk and soul. She has often been compared to Bonnie Raitt and Aretha Franklin.
  • Ryan Toby
    Ryan Toby is an American soul singer, songwriter, producer, and actor. He is known as the baritenor in the group City High. and is also best known for playing Wesley Glen Ahmal James in the 1993 film Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit.
  • Sable Winters Sable Winters
    Sable Winters, is an American singer songwriter jazz vocalist, neo-soul singer and recording artist.
  • Samantha James Samantha James
    Samantha James is an American dance-pop singer from Los Angeles known for her style of blending downtempo to uptempo dance music with soulful vocal styles. She released her debut album, Rise, in 2007 on Om Records, which features production work by Sebastian Arocha Morton.
  • Sam Dees
    Sam Dees is an American soul singer, songwriter and record producer. He has released several albums throughout the 1970s, 1980s, and the 1990s; as a composer, he has written hundreds of songs for many music artists.
  • Sam Kim
    Sam Kim is a Korean-American singer-songwriter and guitarist. He is signed under Antenna Music, having finished as the runner-up of the talent show K-pop Star 3. He made his official debut on April 10, 2016, on K-pop Star 5.
  • Sam Tsui Sam Tsui
    Samuel Story Tsui is an American singer/songwriter and video producer.
  • Sandra Hall
    Sandra L. Hall is an African-American blues and soul blues singer and songwriter. She has been billed as Atlanta's "Empress of the Blues" Hall is an Honorary Member of the Atlanta Blues Society. To date she has released five albums, including three on Ichiban Records.
  • Sandra Tilley
    Sandra Tilley was an American R&B and soul singer, known for being a member of Motown girl groups the Velvelettes and Martha and the Vandellas. She was a native of Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Sandy B Sandy B
    Sandra Barber is a House music and dance music singer from New York City who uses the stage name Sandy B.
  • Selan Selan
    Selan is an American musician, singer, songwriter, composer, arranger, musical director and producer who is known for combining electronic, pop, and soul music. He possesses perfect pitch and musical total recall, also known as eidetic memory. He is of Trinidadian and Jewish heritage.
  • Selena Selena
    Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was an American singer, songwriter, spokesperson, model, actress, and fashion designer. Called the Queen of Tejano music, her contributions to music and fashion made her one of the most celebrated Mexican-American entertainers of the late 20th century.
  • Shanice Shanice
    Shanice Lorraine Wilson, better known simply as Shanice, is an American singer–songwriter, actress and dancer. Wilson had the Billboard hit singles "I Love Your Smile" and "Silent Prayer" in 1991 and "Saving Forever for You" in 1993.
  • Sharon Jones (singer) Sharon Jones (singer)
    Sharon Lafaye Jones was an American soul and funk singer. She was the lead singer of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, a soul and funk band based in Brooklyn, New York. Jones experienced breakthrough success relatively late in life, releasing her first record when she was 40 years old.
  • Sheila D. Wheat Sheila D. Wheat
    Sheila D. Wheat is an Atlanta-based singer of jazz, theater and gospel inspiration. A native of Chicago, Wheat studied music with Gloria Lewis Johnson. She attended the University of Illinois-Urbana.
  • Sheila E. Sheila E.
    Sheila Cecelia Escovedo better known under the stage name Sheila E., is an American percussionist, singer, author, and actress. She began her career in the mid 1970s as a percussionist and singer for The George Duke Band.
  • Sheila Ferguson Sheila Ferguson
    Sheila Diana Ferguson is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and author.
  • Shorty Long
    Frederick Earl "Shorty" Long was an American soul singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer for Motown's Soul Records imprint. He was inducted into the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame in 1980.
  • Shuggie Otis Shuggie Otis
    Shuggie Otis is an American singer-songwriter, recording artist, and multi-instrumentalist.
  • Sly Stone Sly Stone
    Sly Stone is an American musician, songwriter, and record producer, most famous for his role as frontman for Sly and the Family Stone, a band which played a critical role in the development of soul, funk, rock, and psychedelia in the 1960s and 1970s.
  • Smokey Robinson Smokey Robinson
    William "Smokey" Robinson, Jr. is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and former record executive. Robinson was the founder and front man of the Motown vocal group the Miracles, for which he also served as the group's chief songwriter and producer.
  • Solange Knowles Solange Knowles
    Solange Piaget Knowles is an American singer, songwriter, model, actress and younger sister of singer Beyoncé.
  • Solomon Burke Solomon Burke
    Solomon Burke was an American preacher and singer, who shaped the sound of rhythm and blues as one of the founding fathers of soul music in the 1960s and a "key transitional figure in the development of soul music from rhythm and blues.
  • Spanky Wilson Spanky Wilson
    Spanky Wilson is an American soul, funk and jazz vocalist, who has performed internationally and recorded several albums since the late 1960s.
  • Spencer Sutherland
    Spencer Sutherland is an American soulful pop/RnB singer and songwriter from Pickerington, Ohio, United States. He released his debut single "Heartstrings" on December 10, 2013 and it was put into rotation on ClearChannel's WNCI 97.9 one week after its release.
  • Spencer Wiggins
    Spencer Wiggins is an American soul and gospel singer. He is an exponent of so-called "deep soul" and is considered one of the best kept secrets of soul music.
  • Stacy Barthe Stacy Barthe
    Stacy Barthe is an American singer-songwriter from Brooklyn, New York City, New York. She is a Grammy-nominated songwriter and signed a publishing deal to Universal Music Publishing Group by Ethiopia Habtermariam, in 2007.
  • Stacy Francis
    Stacy Francis is an American singer and actress. She is best known for being a part of the girl group Ex Girlfriend and as a contestant in the first season of The X Factor USA. Francis has also made several television appearances on various shows.
  • St. Clair Lee
    Bernard St. Clair Lee was an American Rhythm and Blues vocalist with the band The Hues Corporation, which had a top ten record on the R&B and pop music charts called "Rock The Boat". The single went to number one in 1974 and sold over two million copies.
  • Stephanie Mills Stephanie Mills
    Stephanie Dorthea Mills is an American R&B, soul and gospel singer, songwriter and Broadway star. She rose to stardom as "Dorothy" in the original Broadway run of the musical The Wiz from 1975 to 1977. The song "Home" from the show later became a No.1 U.S. R&B hit for Mills and her signature song.
  • Stevie Wonder Stevie Wonder
    Stevland Hardaway Morris, known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist. A child prodigy, he is considered to be one of the most critically and commercially successful musical performers of the late 20th century.
  • Sunshine Anderson Sunshine Anderson
    Sunshine Jocelyn Sian Anderson is a female American R&B and soul singer and songwriter.
  • Susaye Greene
    Susaye Greene, is an American singer–songwriter. Greene is best known for being the last official member to join the Motown girl group The Supremes, remaining in the group during its final years of existence from 1976 to 1977.
  • Suzanne Palmer Suzanne Palmer
    Suzanne Palmer is a female Progressive Trance, Club/Dance and House music singer, songwriter and producer born in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Syleena Johnson Syleena Johnson
    Syleena Johnson is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter and actress.
  • Sylvester Potts
    Sylvester Potts was a singer and composer as well as an off and on member of The Contours and a one time member of The Four Sonics. Songs that he has either composed or co-composed have been recorded by The Contours, Mamie Galore, Jimmy Ruffin and The Temptations.
  • Sylvia Robinson
    Sylvia Robinson was an American singer, musician, record producer, and record label executive. Robinson was best known for her work as founder/CEO of the hip hop label Sugar Hill Records.
  • Sylvia Striplin
    Sylvia Striplin is a New York-based jazz, soul, and R&B vocalist.
  • Syreeta Wright Syreeta Wright
    Syreeta Wright, who recorded professionally under the single name Syreeta, was an American singer-songwriter, best known for her work with her ex-husband Stevie Wonder and musical artist Billy Preston.
  • Sy Smith Sy Smith
    Sy Olivia Smith-Peterson is an American singer, songwriter, musician, actress, and music producer. Sy Smith has released four albums and twenty singles during her career. She is also the president of her own recording label, Psyko!.
  • SZA (singer)
    Solána Imani Rowe, better known by her stage name SZA, is an American recording artist. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri, later relocating to Maplewood, New Jersey.
  • Tamar Braxton Tamar Braxton
    Tamar Estine Braxton is an American singer, television personality and actress. Braxton had her first big break in music in 1990 as a founding member of the American R&B singing group The Braxtons, formed with her sisters. The Braxtons released their debut album, So Many Ways, as a trio in 1996.
  • Tamiko Jones
    Tamiko Jones is an American singer. Her most successful record was "Touch Me Baby" in 1975.
  • Tami Lynn
    Tami Lynn is an American soul singer. She scored a Top Ten hit on the UK Singles Chart in 1971, with the song "I'm Gonna Run Away From You".
  • Tammi Terrell Tammi Terrell
    Tammi Terrell was an American recording artist, best known as a star singer for Motown Records during the 1960s, most notably for a series of duets with singer Marvin Gaye.
  • Tasha Taylor
    Tasha Taylor is an American blues and soul vocalist, songwriter and actress. She is the daughter of American soul and rhythm and blues vocalist Johnnie Taylor. She was born and raised in Dallas, Texas and attended Boston University.
  • Tawatha Agee
    Tawatha Agee is an American background singer and songwriter. Her voice was described in the New York Times as an "acrobatic, gospel-charged soprano". She was the lead singer from the soul/R&B band, Mtume, whose soulful lead voice that was featured on the 1983 R&B hit, "Juicy Fruit".
  • Taylor Dayne Taylor Dayne
    Leslie Wunderman, better known by her recording and stage names Les Lee and Taylor Dayne, is an American pop and freestyle music singer-songwriter and actress. In late 1987, she scored her first major hit when her debut single "Tell It to My Heart" reached No. 7 on the Hot 100.
  • Taylor Hicks Taylor Hicks
    Taylor Reuben Hicks is an American singer who won the fifth season of American Idol. Hicks got his start as a professional musician in his late teens and performed around the Southeastern United States for well over the span of a decade, during which he also released two independent albums.
  • Teddy Pendergrass Teddy Pendergrass
    Theodore DeReese "Teddy" Pendergrass was an American singer–songwriter and composer. He first rose to fame as lead singer of Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes in the 1970s before a successful solo career at the end of the decade.
  • Teddy Riley
    Edward Theodore Riley is an American singer-songwriter, musician, keyboardist, and record producer credited with the creation of the new jack swing genre.
  • Ted Taylor (singer)
    Theodore Taylor was an American R&B and soul singer.
  • Teedra Moses Teedra Moses
    Teedra Moses is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter.
  • Tekitha Tekitha
    Tekitha Washington is a Wu-Tang Clan-affiliated female vocalist who was the Wu-Tang Clan's in-house singer for the album Wu-Tang Forever, on which she also performed a solo track titled "Second Coming".
  • Terence Trent D'Arby Terence Trent D'Arby
    Sananda Francesco Maitreya, better known by his former stage name Terence Trent D'Arby, is an American singer and songwriter who came to fame with his debut studio album, Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby, released in July 1987, which included the singles "Wishing Well"...
  • Teron Beal
    Teron Beal is an American singer/songwriter born in Tyler, Texas. He has also written songs for Michael Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, P!nk, Kelly Rowland, Mýa, Chrisette Michele, Robyn, Jaheim and others.
  • Terry Callier Terry Callier
    Terrence Orlando "Terry" Callier, was an American jazz, soul and folk guitarist and singer-songwriter.
  • Terry Ellis
    Terry Lynn Ellis is an American singer–songwriter and actress. Ellis is best known as a founding member of the R&B/Pop vocal group En Vogue.
  • Terry Evans (musician) Terry Evans (musician)
    Terry Evans is an African American R&B, blues, and soul singer, guitarist and songwriter. He has worked with many musicians including Ry Cooder, Bobby King, John Fogerty, Eric Clapton, Joan Armatrading, John Lee Hooker, Boz Scaggs, Maria Muldaur and Hans Theessink.
  • Terry Weeks
    Terry Wayne Weeks is an American R&B and soul singer who is currently one of the lead singers of the legendary Motown quintet The Temptations.
  • Tess Henley Tess Henley
    Tess Henley is an American singer-songwriter and pianist from Kent, Washington, United States. Born into a musical family, Henley studied and performed since childhood before launching a career performing soul music.
  • Tevin Campbell
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  • Thelma Houston Thelma Houston
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  • The Mighty Hannibal The Mighty Hannibal
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  • The Weather Girls The Weather Girls
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  • Thornetta Davis Thornetta Davis
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  • Tina Britt
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  • Tiombe Lockhart
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  • Tito Jackson Tito Jackson
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  • Tollak Ollestad Tollak Ollestad
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  • Tom Brock (singer)
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  • Tommie Young
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  • Tommy Faragher
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  • Toni Braxton Toni Braxton
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  • Tony Clarke (singer) Tony Clarke (singer)
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  • Tori Alamaze
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  • Tori Kelly Tori Kelly
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  • Torrey Carter
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  • Tracie Spencer
    Tracie Monique Spencer is an American singer–songwriter, actress, and model. Spencer is best known for her R&B and pop singles during the late–1980s through the 1990s; "Symptoms of True Love", "Tender Kisses" and "It's All About You".
  • Tracy Weber (singer)
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  • Trudy Lynn
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  • Tweet (singer)
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  • Valerie June Valerie June
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  • Veda Brown
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  • Vernessa Mitchell Vernessa Mitchell
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  • Vicki Anderson Vicki Anderson
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  • Vicki Sue Robinson
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  • Vivian Green Vivian Green
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  • Von Smith Von Smith
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  • Wade Flemons
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  • Walter Jackson (singer)
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  • Wanda Young Wanda Young
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  • Warren Pete Moore Warren "Pete" Moore
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  • Wendy St. Kitts Wendy St. Kitts
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  • William Bell (singer) William Bell (singer)
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  • William DeVaughn
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  • William L. Johnson
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  • Willie Clayton Willie Clayton
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  • Willie Hutch Willie Hutch
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  • Willie Norwood Willie Norwood
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  • Zakiya (singer)
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  • New York Times
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  • New York Times
    Don Williams, Singer of Plain-Spoken Country Songs, Dies at 78
    New York Times
    Named male vocalist of the year by the Country Music Association in 1978, Mr. Williams released 52 Top 40 country singles in all, 45 of them rising as high as the Top 10, before the hits stopped coming in the 1990s. ... Then, when Bill Haley, Little ...
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    Album Reviews: LCD Soundsystem, Gregg Allman and The National
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    Albany Times Union
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  • Charlotte Observer
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  • The Independent
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  • Daily Mail
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  • The Trinity Journal
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