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Contemporary R&B

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Contemporary R&B (also known as simply R&B), is a music genre that combines elements of rhythm and blues, pop, soul, funk, hip hop, and electronic music. [1]

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Akon

Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam (born April 16, 1973), better known as Akon, is an American singer, songwriter, businessman, record producer and actor of Senegalese descent.

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Al B. Sure!

Albert Joseph Brown III (born June 4, 1968) is a three-time Grammy-nominated American R&B record producer, radio host, recording artist and actor.

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Alicia Keys

Alicia Augello Cook (born January 25, 1981), known professionally as Alicia Keys, is an American singer-songwriter.

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All Media Network

All Media Network (formerly All Media Guide (AMG) and AllRovi) is an American company that owns and maintains AllMusic, AllMovie, AllGame (until its closure in 2014), SideReel and Celebified.

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AllMusic

AllMusic (previously known as All Music Guide or AMG) is an online music guide.

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Alternative R&B

Alternative R&B (also referred to as PBR&B, indie R&B, experimental R&B, and hipster R&B) is a term used by music journalists to describe a stylistic alternative to contemporary R&B.

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Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande-Butera (born June 26, 1993) is an American singer and actress.

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Ashanti (singer)

Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas (born October 13, 1980), known simply as Ashanti, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer and actress.

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Atlanta

Atlanta is the capital city and most populous municipality of the state of Georgia in the United States.

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Auto-Tune

Auto-Tune is an audio processor created by Antares Audio Technologies which uses a proprietary device to measure and alter pitch in vocal and instrumental music recording and performances.

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B'Day (Beyoncé album)

B'Day is the second solo studio album by American singer Beyoncé.

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Babyface (musician)

Kenneth Brian Edmonds (born April 10, 1959), known professionally as Babyface, is an American singer, songwriter and record producer.

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Baduizm

Baduizm is the debut album by American R&B and neo soul singer-songwriter Erykah Badu, released on February 11, 1997 by Kedar Records.

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Beat (music)

In music and music theory, the beat is the basic unit of time, the pulse (regularly repeating event), of the mensural level (or beat level).

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Bed (J. Holiday song)

"Bed" is a song by American R&B singer J. Holiday.

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Bell Biv DeVoe

Bell Biv DeVoe, also known as BBD, is an American music group that branched off from New Edition.

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BET

Black Entertainment Television (BET, stylised as BET★) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the BET Networks division of Viacom.

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Beyoncé

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter (born September 4, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, and businesswoman.

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Billboard (magazine)

Billboard (styled as billboard) is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries.

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Billboard 200

The Billboard 200 is a record chart ranking the 200 most popular music albums and EPs in the United States.

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Billboard charts

The Billboard charts tabulate the relative weekly popularity of singles or albums in the United States and elsewhere.

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Billboard Hot 100

The Billboard Hot 100 is the music industry standard record chart in the United States for songs, published weekly by Billboard magazine.

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Bobby Brown

Robert Barisford "Bobby" Brown (born February 5, 1969) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actor.

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Boyz II Men

Boyz II Men is an American R&B vocal group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, best known for emotional ballads and a cappella harmonies.

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Brandy Norwood

Brandy Rayana Norwood (born February 11, 1979), known professionally by her mononym Brandy, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress.

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Bruno Mars

Peter Gene Hernandez (born October 8, 1985), known professionally as Bruno Mars, is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and dancer.

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Bryan-Michael Cox

Bryan-Michael Cox (born December 1, 1977) is an American record producer and songwriter who is notable for his extensive work with multiple platinum-selling artists including Usher, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, and Toni Braxton.

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Bryson Tiller

Bryson Djuan Tiller (born January 2, 1993), is an American singer, songwriter and rapper.

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Burn (Usher song)

"Burn" is a song by American R&B singer Usher, which he wrote with American songwriters Jermaine Dupri, Bryan-Michael Cox.

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Chicago

Chicago, officially the City of Chicago, is the third most populous city in the United States, after New York City and Los Angeles.

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Chris Brown

Christopher Maurice Brown (born May 5, 1989) is an American singer, songwriter, and actor.

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Christina Aguilera

Christina María Aguilera (born December 18, 1980) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and television personality.

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Christina Milian

Christine Flores (born September 26, 1981), better known as Christina Milian, is an American singer, songwriter and actress.

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Ciara

Ciara Princess Harris (born October 25, 1985), known mononymously as Ciara (pronounced), is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, model and actress.

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Climax (song)

"Climax" is a song by American R&B singer Usher.

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CNN

Cable News Network (CNN) is an American basic cable and satellite television news channel and an independent subsidiary of AT&T's WarnerMedia.

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Commander (song)

"Commander" is a song performed by American recording artist Kelly Rowland from her third studio album, Here I Am (2011).

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Complex (magazine)

Complex is an American New York-based media platform for youth culture which was founded as a bi-monthly magazine by fashion designer Marc (Ecko) Milecofsky.

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Confessions (Usher album)

Confessions is the fourth studio album by American singer Usher.

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Confessions Part II

"Confessions Part II" is a song by R&B singer Usher, produced by Jermaine Dupri and Bryan-Michael Cox for Usher's fourth album Confessions.

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Control (Janet Jackson album)

Control is the third studio album by American recording artist Janet Jackson, released on February 4, 1986, by A&M Records.

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Craig David

Craig Ashley David (born 5 May 1981) is an English singer, songwriter and rapper and record producer who rose to fame in 1999, featuring on the single "Re-Rewind" by Artful Dodger.

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CrazySexyCool

CrazySexyCool is the second studio album by American girl group TLC, released on November 15, 1994 by LaFace Records.

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Crossover music

Crossover is a term applied to musical works or performers who appeal to different types of audience, for example (especially in the United States) by appearing on two or more of the record charts which track differing musical styles or genres.

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Crunk

Crunk is a subgenre of hip hop music that emerged in the early 1990s and gained mainstream success during the mid 2000s.

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D'Angelo

Michael Eugene Archer (born February 11, 1974), better known by his stage name D'Angelo (pronounced di-Angelo), is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer.

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Dangerously in Love

Dangerously in Love is the debut solo studio album by American singer Beyoncé.

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Daydream (Mariah Carey album)

Daydream is the fifth studio album by American singer and songwriter Mariah Carey, released on October 3, 1995, by Columbia Records.

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DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love

"DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love" is a song by American R&B recording artist Usher.

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Don't Forget About Us

"Don't Forget About Us" is a song by American singer and songwriter Mariah Carey.

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Don't Wake Me Up (song)

"Don't Wake Me Up" is a song by American recording artist Chris Brown, taken from his fifth studio album, Fortune (2012).

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Dotdash

Dotdash (formerly About.com) is an American Internet-based network of content that publishes articles and videos about various subjects on its "topic sites", of which there are nearly 1,000.

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Drake (musician)

Aubrey Drake Graham (born October 24, 1986) is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, and entrepreneur.

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Drop It Like It's Hot

"Drop It Like It's Hot" is a hit single by American rapper Snoop Dogg featuring American singer and producer Pharrell.

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Drum kit

A drum kit — also called a drum set, trap set, or simply drums — is a collection of drums and other percussion instruments, typically cymbals, which are set up on stands to be played by a single player, with drumsticks held in both hands, and the feet operating pedals that control the hi-hat cymbal and the beater for the bass drum.

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Drum machine

A drum machine is an electronic musical instrument that creates percussion.

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Drunk in Love

"Drunk in Love" is a song recorded by American singer Beyoncé featuring her husband, American rapper Jay Z. The duo composed the song along with credited production and writing by Detail, Andre Eric Proctor, Rasool Diaz, Brian Soko, Timbaland, Jerome Harmon and Boots for self-titled fifth studio album (2013).

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East Coast hip hop

East Coast hip hop is a regional sub genre of hip hop music that originated in New York City during the 1970s.

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Electronic dance music

Electronic dance music (also known as EDM, dance music, club music, or simply dance) is a broad range of percussive electronic music genres made largely for nightclubs, raves, and festivals.

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Electronic music

Electronic music is music that employs electronic musical instruments, digital instruments and circuitry-based music technology.

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Energy (Keri Hilson song)

"Energy" is the debut single by American recording artist Keri Hilson.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated as EW) is an American magazine, published by Meredith Corporation, that covers film, television, music, Broadway theatre, books and popular culture.

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Eric Bellinger

Eric BellinGer, Jr. (born March 28, 1986) is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer from Los Angeles, California.

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Erykah Badu

Erica Abi Wright (born February 26, 1971), known professionally as Erykah Badu, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, disc jockey, activist, and actress.

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Fallin' (Alicia Keys song)

"Fallin'" is a song by American singer Alicia Keys from her debut studio album Songs in A Minor (2001).

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Fantasy (Mariah Carey song)

"Fantasy" is a song by American singer-songwriter Mariah Carey from her fifth album Daydream (1995), released on September 12, 1995 by Columbia Records as the lead single from the album.

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Flawless (Beyoncé song)

"Flawless" (stylized as "***Flawless") is a song recorded by American singer Beyoncé from her self-titled fifth studio album (2013).

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Frank Ocean

Frank Ocean (born Christopher Edwin Breaux; October 28, 1987) is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer and photographer.

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French horn

The French horn (since the 1930s known simply as the "horn" in some professional music circles) is a brass instrument made of tubing wrapped into a coil with a flared bell.

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Funk

Funk is a music genre that originated in African American communities in the mid-1960s when African American musicians created a rhythmic, danceable new form of music through a mixture of soul music, jazz, and rhythm and blues (R&B).

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Goodies (song)

"Goodies" is the debut single by American singer Ciara featuring American rapper and label-mate Petey Pablo for her debut studio album of the same name.

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Grammy Award

A Grammy Award (stylized as GRAMMY, originally called Gramophone Award), or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievement in the music industry.

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Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album

The Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album was an honor presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards, to recording artists for quality works on albums in the contemporary R&B music genre.

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Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

The Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance (previously called Best Rhythm and Blues Solo Vocal Performance, Female) was an honor presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards, to female recording artists for quality R&B songs.

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Grammy Award for Best R&B Album

The Grammy Award for Best R&B Album is an honor presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards, to recording artists for quality works on albums in the R&B music genre.

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Grammy Award for Best R&B Song

The Grammy Award for Best R&B Song (sometimes known as the R&B Songwriter's Award) has been awarded since 1969.

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Grammy Award for Record of the Year

The Grammy Award for Record of the Year is presented by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to sales or chart position." The Record of the Year award is one of the four most prestigious categories at the awards (alongside Best New Artist, Song of the Year and Album of the Year) presented annually since the 1st Grammy Awards in 1959.

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Grammy Award for Song of the Year

The Grammy Award for Song of the Year is an honor presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards.

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Grime (music genre)

Grime (also known as, Eskibeat, 8Bar, Sublow and UK Bashment) is a genre of music that emerged in London in the early 2000s.

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Guy (band)

Guy is an American hip hop, R&B and soul band, and were the creators of the new jack swing style of the late 1980s and early 1990s.

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Here I Stand (Usher album)

Here I Stand is the fifth studio album by American singer Usher, released on May 13, 2008 by LaFace Records.

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Hey Ya!

"Hey Ya!" is a song written and produced by André 3000 for his 2003 album The Love Below, part of the hip hop duo OutKast's double album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below.

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Hip hop music

Hip hop music, also called hip-hopMerriam-Webster Dictionary entry on hip-hop, retrieved from: A subculture especially of inner-city black youths who are typically devotees of rap music; the stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rap; also rap together with this music.

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Hip hop soul

Hip hop soul is a subgenre of contemporary R&B music, most popular during the early and mid 1990s, which fuses rhythm and blues/gospel singing with hip hop musical production.

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Hot 100 Airplay (Radio Songs)

The Radio Songs chart (previously named Hot 100 Airplay) is released weekly by Billboard magazine and measures the airplay of songs being played on radio stations throughout the United States across all musical genres.

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Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

The Hot R&B/Hip-Hop/Rap Songs is a record chart that ranks the most popular R&B and hip hop songs in the United States and is published weekly by Billboard.

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Houston

Houston is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Texas and the fourth most populous city in the United States, with a census-estimated 2017 population of 2.312 million within a land area of.

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I Am... Sasha Fierce

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Ice Box (song)

"Ice Box" is the second single from Omarion's second album, 21.

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II (Boyz II Men album)

II is the second studio album by American R&B quartet Boyz II Men, released on August 30, 1994 on Motown Records.

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Irreplaceable

"Irreplaceable" is a song recorded by American singer Beyoncé for her second studio album, B'Day (2006).

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J. Cole

Jermaine Lamarr Cole (born January 28, 1985) is an American hip hop recording artist and record producer.

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J. Holiday

Nahum Thorton Grymes (born November 29, 1984), better known by his stage name J. Holiday, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, and actor.

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Janelle Monáe

Janelle Monáe Robinson (born December 1, 1985) is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, actress, and model.

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Janet (album)

Janet (stylized as janet.) is the fifth studio album by American recording artist Janet Jackson, released on May 18, 1993, by Virgin Records America.

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Janet Jackson

Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress.

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Jazz

Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in blues and ragtime.

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Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lynn Lopez (born July 24, 1969) is an American singer, actress, dancer and producer.

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Jeremih

Jeremih Felton (born July 17, 1987), better known by his mononym Jeremih, is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer.

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Jhené Aiko

Jhené Aiko Efuru Chilombo (born March 16, 1988) is an American singer and songwriter.

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Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis

James Samuel "Jimmy Jam" Harris III (born June 6, 1959) and Terry Steven Lewis (born November 24, 1956) are an American R&B songwriting and record production team.

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Jodeci

Jodeci is an American R&B quartet with members DeVante Swing, Mr. Dalvin, K-Ci, and JoJo.

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John Legend

John Roger Stephens (born December 28, 1978), known professionally as John Legend, is an American singer, songwriter and actor.

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Justin Timberlake

Justin Randall Timberlake (born January 31, 1981) is an American singer-songwriter, actor, dancer, and record producer.

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K. Michelle

Kimberly Michelle Pate, better known by her stage name K. Michelle, is an American R&B singer, songwriter, and television personality.

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Keith Sweat

Keith Douglas Sweat (born July 22, 1961) is an American R&B and soul, singer-songwriter, record producer, actor, radio personality, and an early figure in the new jack swing musical movement.

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Kelly Rowland

Kelendria Trene Rowland (born February 11, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter, actress and television personality.

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Keri Hilson

Keri Lynn Hilson (born December 5, 1982) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress.

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Keyshia Cole

Keyshia Myesha Cole (born October 15, 1981) is an American singer/songwriter, record producer, business woman, and television personality.

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Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Noelle Hill (born May 26, 1975) is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, and actress.

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Lean Back

"Lean Back" is a song by American hip hop group Terror Squad.

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Let Me Love You (Mario song)

"Let Me Love You" is a song by American singer Mario.

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Like a Boy

"Like a Boy" is a song performed by American singer Ciara for her second album Ciara: The Evolution (2006).

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List of best-selling music artists

This list includes music artists with claims of 75 million or more record sales.

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List of Billboard number-one rhythm and blues hits

Listed here are Billboard magazine's number-one rhythm and blues hits from 1942 to 1959.

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List of R&B musicians

This is a list of rhythm and blues (R&B) music artists.

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles (Spanish for "The Angels";; officially: the City of Los Angeles; colloquially: by its initials L.A.) is the second-most populous city in the United States, after New York City.

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Mainstream Top 40

Mainstream Top 40 (also called Pop Songs on billboard.com and sometimes referred to as Top 40/CHR) is a 40-song music chart published weekly by ''Billboard'' Magazine which ranks the most popular songs being played on a panel of Top 40 radio stations in the United States.

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Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1969 or 1970) is an American singer and songwriter.

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Mario (American singer)

Mario Dewar Barrett (born August 27, 1986), known mononymously as Mario, is an American singer, songwriter, actor, record producer and model.

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Mary J. Blige

Mary Jane Blige (born January 11, 1971) is an American singer, songwriter, rapper and actress.

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Maxwell (musician)

Gerald Maxwell Rivera better known by his stage names Maxwell and Musze, is an American (of Puerto Rican and Haitian descent) singer-songwriter, record producer, and actor.

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Melisma

Melisma (Greek:, melisma, song, air, melody; from, melos, song, melody, plural: melismata) is the singing of a single syllable of text while moving between several different notes in succession.

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Michael Jackson

Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer.

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Miguel (singer)

Miguel Jontel Pimentel (born October 23, 1985) is an American singer, songwriter, actor and record producer.

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Missy Elliott

Melissa Arnette Elliott (born July 1, 1971), better known as Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, is an American rapper, singer, dancer and record producer.

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Montreal

Montreal (officially Montréal) is the most populous municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec and the second-most populous municipality in Canada.

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Moving Mountains (song)

"Moving Mountains" is a song recorded by American R&B singer Usher.

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MTV News

MTV News is the news production division of MTV.

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Music genre

A music genre is a conventional category that identifies some pieces of music as belonging to a shared tradition or set of conventions.

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Musical keyboard

A musical keyboard is the set of adjacent depressible levers or keys on a musical instrument.

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My Boo (Usher and Alicia Keys song)

"My Boo" is a duet between American R&B singers Usher and Alicia Keys, written by Usher, Keys, Jermaine Dupri, Adonis Shropshire, and Manuel Seal, Jr..

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Ne-Yo

Shaffer Chimere Smith (born October 18, 1982), known professionally as Ne-Yo, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor.

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Neo soul

Neo soul is a genre of popular music.

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New jack swing

New jack swing or swingbeatSilverton, Peter.

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New York City

The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.

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North America

North America is a continent entirely within the Northern Hemisphere and almost all within the Western Hemisphere; it is also considered by some to be a northern subcontinent of the Americas.

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NPR

National Public Radio (usually shortened to NPR, stylized as npr) is an American privately and publicly funded non-profit membership media organization based in Washington, D.C. It serves as a national syndicator to a network of over 1,000 public radio stations in the United States.

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Nu-funk

Nu funk is a contemporary genre of funk.

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Off the Wall

Off the Wall is the fifth studio album by American singer Michael Jackson, released on August 10, 1979 in the United States by Epic Records and internationally by CBS Records.

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Ol' Dirty Bastard

Russell Tyrone Jones (November 15, 1968 – November 13, 2004), better known under his stage name Ol' Dirty Bastard (or ODB), was an American rapper and producer.

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Omarion

Omari Ishmael Grandberry (born November 12, 1984), known by his stage name Omarion, is an American singer, rapper, songwriter, actor and dancer.

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OMG (Usher song)

"OMG" is a song by American recording artist Usher and American rapper will.i.am, who also wrote and produced the song.

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One Sweet Day

"One Sweet Day" is a song by American singer Mariah Carey and R&B group Boyz II Men.

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Outkast

Outkast (stylized as OutKast) is an American hip hop duo formed in 1991 in East Point, Georgia, composed of Atlanta-based rappers André "André 3000" Benjamin (formerly known as Dré) and Antwan "Big Boi" Patton.

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Pharrell Williams

Pharrell Lanscilo Williams (born April 5, 1973) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer.

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Piano

The piano is an acoustic, stringed musical instrument invented in Italy by Bartolomeo Cristofori around the year 1700 (the exact year is uncertain), in which the strings are struck by hammers.

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Pleasure P

Marcus Ramone Cooper, better known by his stage name Pleasure P, is an American R&B singer-songwriter, who experienced success as a member of the group Pretty Ricky before embarking on a solo career in 2007.

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Pop music

Pop music is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the United States and United Kingdom during the mid-1950s.

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Quincy Jones

Quincy Delight Jones Jr. (born March 14, 1933), also known as "Q", is an American musician and record producer.

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R. Kelly

Robert Sylvester Kelly (born January 8, 1967) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and former professional basketball player.

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Record producer

A record producer or track producer or music producer oversees and manages the sound recording and production of a band or performer's music, which may range from recording one song to recording a lengthy concept album.

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Recording Industry Association of America

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is a trade organization that represents the recording industry in the United States.

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Recording Industry Association of America certification

In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets.

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Rhythm and blues

Rhythm and blues, commonly abbreviated as R&B, is a genre of popular music that originated in African American communities in the 1940s.

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Rick Ross

William Leonard Roberts II (born January 28, 1976), known professionally by his stage name Rick Ross, is an American rapper and entrepreneur.

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Rico Love

Richard "Rico" Preston Butler, Jr. (born December 3, 1982), better known by his stage name Rico Love, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and rapper.

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Rihanna

Robyn Rihanna Fenty (born 20 February 1988) is a Barbadian singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman.

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RnBass

RnBass (or R&Bass) is a movement and contemporary music genre that is the modernized form of traditional R&B music.

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Robert Christgau

Robert Thomas Christgau (born April 18, 1942) is an American essayist and music journalist.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone is an American monthly magazine that focuses on popular culture.

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Run It!

"Run It!" is the debut single recorded by American recording artist Chris Brown.

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Saxophone

The saxophone (also referred to as the sax) is a family of woodwind instruments.

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Say Goodbye (Chris Brown song)

"Say Goodbye" is a song recorded by American singer Chris Brown.

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Scream (Usher song)

"Scream" is a song by American recording artist Usher, released through RCA Records, as the second single from his seventh studio album Looking 4 Myself (2012).

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Sean Combs

Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969), also known by his stage names Puff Daddy, Puffy, P. Diddy, Diddy, Love and Brother Love is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, and entrepreneur.

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Shake It Off (Mariah Carey song)

"Shake It Off" is a song performed by American singer and songwriter Mariah Carey, taken from her tenth studio album, The Emancipation of Mimi (2005).

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Singing

Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice and augments regular speech by the use of sustained tonality, rhythm, and a variety of vocal techniques.

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Snap music

Snap music (also known as ringtone rap or snap rap) is a subgenre of hip hop music derived from crunk that originated in the South in the late-1990s, in Bankhead, West Atlanta, the United States.

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Snoop Dogg

Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. (born October 20, 1971), known professionally as Snoop Dogg, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, television personality and actor.

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Songwriter

A songwriter is a professional who is paid to write lyrics for singers and melodies for songs, typically for a popular music genre such as rock or country music.

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Soul music

Soul music (often referred to simply as soul) is a popular music genre that originated in the African American community in the United States in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

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Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Stephen Thomas Erlewine (born June 18, 1973) is an American music critic and senior editor for AllMusic.

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Stevie Wonder

Stevland Hardaway Morris (né Judkins; born May 13, 1950), known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist.

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Synthesizer

A synthesizer (often abbreviated as synth, also spelled synthesiser) is an electronic musical instrument that generates electric signals that are converted to sound through instrument amplifiers and loudspeakers or headphones.

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Take a Bow (Rihanna song)

"Take a Bow" is a song recorded by Barbadian singer Rihanna for Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded (2008), the re-release of her third studio album Good Girl Gone Bad (2007).

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Take Me as I Am (Mary J. Blige song)

"Take Me As I Am" is a song by American recording artist Mary J. Blige taken from her seventh studio album, The Breakthrough (2005).

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Talk box

A talk box is an effects unit that allows musicians to modify the sound of a musical instrument by shaping the frequency content of the sound and to apply speech sounds (in the same way as singing) onto the sounds of the instrument.

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Tamar Braxton

Tamar Estine Herbert (Braxton, born March 17, 1977), professionally known as Tamar Braxton, is an American singer, television personality and actress.

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Teddy Riley

Edward Theodore Riley (born October 8, 1967) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, keyboardist, and record producer credited with the creation of the new jack swing genre.

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Temple University Press

Temple University Press is a university press founded in 1969 that is part of Temple University (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania).

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Terror Squad (group)

Terror Squad was an American hip hop collective that was first established in 1998.

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The Bodyguard (soundtrack)

The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album is the soundtrack from the film of the same name, released on November 17, 1992, by Arista Records.

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The Boston Globe

The Boston Globe (sometimes abbreviated as The Globe) is an American daily newspaper founded and based in Boston, Massachusetts, since its creation by Charles H. Taylor in 1872.

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The Element of Freedom

The Element of Freedom is the fourth studio album by American singer and songwriter Alicia Keys, released on December 11, 2009, by J Records.

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The Emancipation of Mimi

The Emancipation of Mimi is the tenth studio album by American singer and songwriter Mariah Carey, released through Island Records on April 12, 2005.

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The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is the debut solo album by American singer and rapper Lauryn Hill.

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The Neptunes

The Neptunes are an American production duo, composed of Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo.

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker is an American magazine of reportage, commentary, criticism, essays, fiction, satire, cartoons, and poetry.

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The Village Voice

The Village Voice is an American news and culture paper, known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly.

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The Weeknd

Abel Makkonen Tesfaye (born 16 February 1990), known by his stage name The Weeknd (pronounced as the weekend), is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer.

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The-Dream

Terius Youngdell Nash (born September 20, 1977), better known by his stage name The-Dream, is an American singer, songwriter and record producer.

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Thick of It

"Thick of It" is a song by American recording artist Mary J. Blige.

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Throwback (song)

"Throwback" is a song by American recording artist Usher, taken from his fourth studio album, Confessions (2004).

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Timbaland

Timothy Zachary Mosley (born March 10, 1972), better known by his stage name Timbaland, is an American record producer, rapper, singer, songwriter and DJ.

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Tinashe

Tinashe Jorgensen Kachingwe (born February 6, 1993), known mononymously as Tinashe, is an American singer-songwriter, dancer, record producer, actress, and model.

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TLC (group)

TLC is an American girl group whose original line-up consisted of Tionne "'''T'''-Boz" Watkins, Lisa "'''L'''eft Eye" Lopes and Rozonda "'''C'''hilli" Thomas.

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Toni Braxton

Toni Michelle Braxton (born October 7, 1967) is an American singer, songwriter, pianist, record producer, actress, television personality, and philanthropist.

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Tony Rich

Antonio Jeffries Jr. (born November 19, 1971), better known as Tony Rich and The Tony Rich Project, is an American Grammy-award winning R&B singer-songwriter best known for his hit single "Nobody Knows".

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Top 40

In the music industry, the top 40 is the current, 40 most-popular songs in a particular genre.

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Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums is a chart published by Billboard magazine that ranks R&B and hip hop albums based on sales in the United States and is compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.

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Toronto

Toronto is the capital city of the province of Ontario and the largest city in Canada by population, with 2,731,571 residents in 2016.

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Trading Places (song)

"Trading Places" is a song by American recording artist Usher.

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Trap music

Trap is a style of popular music that developed in the late 1990s to early 2000s from Southern hip hop in the United States.

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Trapsoul

Trapsoul (stylized as T R A P S O U L) is the debut studio album by American singer Bryson Tiller.

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Trey Songz

Tremaine Aldon Neverson (born November 28, 1984), better known as Trey Songz, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper and actor.

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Turn Up the Music (Chris Brown song)

"Turn Up the Music" is a song by American recording artist Chris Brown.

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Umbrella (song)

"Umbrella" is a song by Barbadian singer Rihanna from her third studio album Good Girl Gone Bad (2007).

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Unfaithful (song)

"Unfaithful" is a song by Barbadian singer Rihanna from her second studio album A Girl like Me (2006).

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University Press of Mississippi

The University Press of Mississippi, founded in 1970, is a publisher that is sponsored by the eight state universities in Mississippi.

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Urban contemporary

Urban contemporary is a music radio format.

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Usher (musician)

Usher Raymond IV (born October 14, 1978), is an American singer, songwriter and dancer.

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Vibe (magazine)

Vibe is an American music and entertainment magazine founded by producer Quincy Jones.

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Vice (magazine)

Vice is a Canadian-American print magazine focused on arts, culture, and news topics.

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Virgin Records

Virgin Records Ltd. was a British record label founded by entrepreneurs Richard Branson, Simon Draper, Nik Powell, and musician Tom Newman in 1972.

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Vision of Love

"Vision of Love" is the debut single by American singer Mariah Carey.

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Wale (rapper)

Olubowale Victor Akintimehin (born September 21, 1984), better known by his stage name Wale, is an American recording artist, record producer and actor.

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We Belong Together

"We Belong Together" is a song by American singer Mariah Carey from her tenth studio album, The Emancipation of Mimi (2005).

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Whitney Houston

Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer and actress.

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Yeah 3x

"Yeah 3x" (pronounced "Yeah three times" or "Yeah Yeah Yeah"; sometimes stylized as "Yeah 3X") is a song by American recording artist Chris Brown, released as the lead single from his fourth studio album F.A.M.E. on October 25, 2010.

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Yeah! (Usher song)

"Yeah!" is a song by American singer Usher.

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YG (rapper)

Keenon Daequan Ray Jackson (born March 9, 1990), better known by his stage name YG, is an American rapper and actor from Compton, California.

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2-step garage

2-step garage, or simply 2-step, is a typically English genre of modern electronic music and a relatively popular subgenre of UK garage.

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44th Annual Grammy Awards

The 44th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 27, 2002 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

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7/11 (song)

"7/11" is a song recorded by American singer Beyoncé from the reissue of her fifth studio album Beyoncé (2013), subtitled Platinum Edition (2014).

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References

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