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Category: Soul

Stevie Wonder

  Motown: Fingertips Pt. 2 (1963)   Jazz: Sir Duke (1976 a tribute to lifelong hero Duke Ellington) Techno: Love Light in Flight (1984)  

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R&B

Jazmine Sullivan

Early Life and Career As a singer/songwriter from Philadelphia, born April 9th, 1987, Sullivan started her career from a young age.  Like many African American artists, she found

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Aretha Franklin

Known as the Queen of Soul Began her career as a gospel singer in her father’s church Released her first album at the age of

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Pop

Whitney E. Houston

Whitney Elizabeth Houston was one of the biggest female pop stars of all time. Houston was one of the first artists ever to have seven

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R&B

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter

General Background: Born: September 4, 1981 (36 years) Birthplace: Houston, TX Spouse: Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter Children: Blue Ivy Carter, Sir Carter, Rumi Carter R&B &

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R&B

Teddy Pendergrass

Theodore DeReese Pendergrass was born on March 26, 1950 in Philadelphia. He began is music career in gospel music, singing in local Philadelphia churches, and

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Funk

Chaka Khan

Chaka Khan is one of the most transformative artist to grace musical billboards. Khan was  born Yvette Marie Stevens, March 23, 1953  into an artistic, bohemian

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H.E.R.

  Years Active: 1997- Active Gabi Wilson, better known by her stage name H.E.R.  ( an acronym for “Having Everything Revealed), was born on June

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Soul

Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu was born Erica Abi Wright on February 26, 1971, in Dallas, Texas. Being raised by her actress mother, Badu was constantly exposed to

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Blues

Donny Hathaway

Donny Hathaway was one of the smoothest voices in soul music during the ’70s. Hathaway was born October 1, 1945, in Chicago, IL. Hathaway moved

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