R&B

R&B

Sam Smith

Its very hard to believe he has been around for over 8 years in the music industry. His very first breakthrough song “Latch” rose as high as number 11 on

R&B

Ashanti

The beautiful songwriter, singer, actress and dancer. She gained instant success with her very first album which featured her hit song “foolish.” The album sold over 500,000 copy within the

R&B

Bruno Mars

Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii Mars took the world by storm since entering the music’s industry back in 2004. After graduating high school Mars moved the Los Angeles, to

R&B

Otis Redding

Otis Redding is known as one of the greatest singers in music history, although he did not get his start easily. In the early 1960s, Redding was usually seen touring

R&B

Little Richard

Little Richard’s career as a musician spans more than sixty years, although some of his most influential work was in the 1950s. He has been referred to as the architect

R&B

Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye was one of the most influential singers and songwriters in the 1960s, largely due to the role he played in creating the sound for which Motown became popular.

R&B

Van Morrison

            Van Morrison is a musician and songwriter from Northern Ireland who originally grew in popularity due to his work with the band Them. He

R&B

Sly and the Family Stone

            Those who played psychedelic soul music in the late 1960s and 1970s owe something of a debt to Sly and the Family Stone, who

R&B

Run-DMC

            Hip hop group Run-DMC is named after two of the Queens natives responsible for the group’s formation, Joseph “Run” Simmons and Darryl “DMC” McDaniels,

Hip Hop

Jay-Z

            Jay-Z has been performing since 1995, but it was the release of his album Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life in 1998 that began to

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