702 (band) 702, named after the area code of their hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada, is an American platinum-selling R&B trio.
Aaliyah Aaliyah Dana Haughton, who performed under the mononym Aaliyah, was an American recording artist, actress and model.
Abbey Lincoln Anna Marie Wooldridge (August 6, 1930 – August 14, 2010), better known by her stage name Abbey Lincoln, was a jazz vocalist, songwriter, and actress.
Abbie Mitchell Abriea "Abbie" Mitchell (25 September 1884 – 16 March 1960), also billed as Abbey Mitchell, was an American soprano opera singer who sang the role of "Clara" in the premier productio...
Adam Wade (singer) Adam Wade (born Patrick Henry Wade, March 17, 1935) is an American singer, drummer and television actor.
Adele Addison Adele Addison is an African American lyric soprano who was an acclaimed figure in the classical music world during the 1950s and 1960s.
Adina Howard Adina Howard (born November 14, 1974) is an American R&B singer who rose to prominence during the mid 1990s with her debut album, Do You Wanna Ride? and her debut single, "Freak Like Me".
Akon Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam, better known as simply Akon, is a Senegalese American R&B and hip hop recording artist, songwriter, record producer and businessman.
Al "Carnival Time" Johnson Al "Carnival Time" Johnson (born June 20, 1939, in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American singer and piano player best known for the Mardi Gras song "Carnival Time".
Al Green Albert Greene, better known as Al Green, is an American gospel and soul music singer.
Al Jarreau Alwin "Al" Lopez Jarreau is a seven-time Grammy Award winning American jazz singer.
Al Wilson (singer) Al Wilson was an American soul singer best known for the million-selling #1 hit, "Show and Tell".
Alana Davis Alana Davis is an American singer-songwriter.
Alexander O'Neal Alexander O'Neal (born November 15, 1953 in Natchez, Mississippi) is an American R&B singer.
Alice Smith Alice Smith is a New York City-based singer, her style anchored in rock, R&B, blues, jazz and soul.
Alice Tan Ridley Alice Tan Ridley is a gospel and R&B singer and the mother of Precious.
Alton "Big Al" Carson Alton "Big Al" Carson (born October 2, 1953) is an American blues and jazz singer from New Orleans, Louisiana.
Amanda Randolph Amanda Randolph (September 2, 1896 – August 24, 1967) was an American actress and singer.
Amii Stewart Amy 'Amii' Paulette Stewart is an American contemporary R&B/disco/dance-pop singer, dancer and actress most famous for her hit disco record "Knock on Wood".
Amil (rapper) Amil Whitehead more commonly known by her stage name Amil, is an American female rapper, singer, and songwriter from New York City.
Andrea Brown Andrea Brown (born 17 February 1974) is an African American female singer from Boston, Massachusetts.
Angela Winbush Angela 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.
Anika Noni Rose Anika Noni Rose is an American singer and actress known for her Tony Award winning performance in the Broadway production of Caroline, or Change and her starring roles in the films Dreamgi...
Anthony David (singer) Anthony David Harrington (born December 4, 1971), better known as Anthony David, is an American R&B singer-songwriter.
Anthony Montgomery Anthony D. Montgomery (born June 2, 1971 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is an American film and television actor.
Anwar Robinson Anwar Farid Robinson (born April 21, 1979) is an American singer/songwriter/musician who was the 7th place finalist on the fourth season of American Idol.
apl.de.ap Allan Pineda Lindo, Jr. (born November 17, 1974) better known as apl.de.ap, is a Filipino-American rapper, record producer, and occasional drummer who is best known as a member of the G...
Arizona Dranes Arizona Dranes was one of the first gospel artists to bring the musical styles of Holiness churches' religious music to the public in her records for Okeh and performances in the 1920s.
Arthur "T-Boy" Ross Arthur "T-Boy" Ross (February 28, 1949 – May 30, 1996) was an American singer and songwriter most notable for his collaborations with Leon Ware and for being the younger brother of Diana Ross.
Arthur Conley Arthur Lee Conley was an American soul singer, best known for the 1967 hit "Sweet Soul Music".
Ashthon Jones Ashthon Jones is an American singer from Goodlettsville, Tennessee.
Asia Nitollano Asia Nitollano is an American singer, dancer, model and cheerleader.
Asie Payton Asie Reed Payton was an American blues musician, who lived most of his life in Holly Ridge, Mississippi, in the Mississippi Delta.
Aubrey Lyles Aubrey Lyles (1883, Jackson, Tennessee - 28 July 1932, New York City) was an African American songwriter, lyricist, and vaudeville performer, appearing with F. E. Miller as Miller and Lyles.
Austin Brown Austin Brown is an American musician and the youngest child of singer Rebbie Jackson, of the famous Jackson musical family.
Avant Myron Avant, better known as Avant is an American R&B singer-songwriter.
Avery Brooks Avery Franklin Brooks is an American actor, television director, jazz musician, opera singer, college professor and narrator.
Baby Huey (singer) James Ramey, better known as Baby Huey, was an American rock and soul singer.
Barbara McNair Barbara McNair was an African-American singer and actress.
Barbara Siggers Franklin Barbara Vernice Siggers Franklin (born June 29, 1917 in Shelby, Mississippi; died March 7, 1952 in Buffalo, New York) was the mother of the legendary soul and gospel singer Aretha Franklin and w...
Barbara Smith Conrad Barbara Smith Conrad is an American operatic mezzo-soprano of international acclaim.
Barbecue Bob Robert Hicks, better known as Barbecue Bob (September 11, 1902 – October 21, 1931) was an early American Piedmont blues musician.
Bardu Ali Bardu Ali (September 23, 1906 – October 29, 1981) was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He was an American jazz and rhythm and blues singer and guitarist, and a musical promoter.
Bernard Fowler Bernard Fowler is an American musician, songwriter, producer, and actor.
Bernard Wilson (singer) Bernard Wilson was a second tenor and baritone R&B, funk and soul music vocalist, who was a member of Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, and thus helped to define the “Sound of Philadelphia” in the...
Bernice Johnson Reagon Bernice Johnson Reagon (born October 4, 1942) is a singer, composer, scholar, and social activist, who founded the a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock in 1973.
Bertice Reading Bertice Reading (July 22, 1933 - June 8, 1991) was an American actress, singer and revue artiste.
Bessie A. Buchanan Bessie Allison Buchanan of Manhattan in New York City became the first African-American woman to hold a seat in the New York State Legislature when she was elected to the New York State Assembly...
Betty Everett Betty Everett (November 23, 1939, Greenwood, Mississippi – August 19, 2001, Beloit, Wisconsin) was an African-American Soul singer and pianist.
Betty Wright Bessie Regina Norris, better known by her stage name, Betty Wright, is a Miami-based soul and R&B singer-songwriter, who won fame in the 1970s with hits such as "Clean Up Woman" and "Tonig...
Beverly Crawford Beverly Crawford is an African American gospel vocalist who is best known for singing with the New Life Singers on Bobby Jones Gospel on the Black Entertainment Television and for having wel...
Beverly Watkins Beverly "Guitar" Watkins (born c. 1940, Atlanta, Georgia) is an American black female blues guitarist.
Big Boi Antwan André Patton, better known by his stage name Big Boi, is an American rapper, song-writer, record producer and actor, best known for being a member of American hip hop duo OutKast al...
Big Maybelle Mabel Louise Smith (May 1, 1924 – January 23, 1972), known professionally as Big Maybelle, was an American R&B singer and pianist.
Big Moe Kenneth Moore, better known by his stage name Big Moe, was an American rapper from Houston, Texas.
Bilal (American singer) Bilal Sayeed Oliver, better known by his stage name Bilal, is an American jazz/alternative hip hop singer-songwriter, musician and producer.
Bill Kenny (singer) Bill Kenny was an African American singer best known for his role as lead Tenor with The Ink Spots.
Billy Stewart Billy Stewart was an American musical artist, with a highly distinctive scat-singing style, who enjoyed popularity in the 1960s.
Billy Williams (singer) Billy Williams (December 28, 1910 – October 17, 1972) was an African-American singer, who had a successful cover recording of Fats Waller's "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Le...
BJ Snowden B.J. Snowden is a singer, songwriter and performer based out of Massachusetts.
Blaque Blaque is an American Urban-R&B group that had a string of hits in the late 90’s.
Blayse Blayse, an American R&B supergroup, which consists of Terrell Phillips formerly of Blackstreet, Marc Nelson and Tony Grant formerly of Az Yet and Gary "Lil G" Jenkins formerly of Silk.
Blind James Campbell Blind James Campbell (September 17, 1906 - January 22, 1981) was an American blues singer and guitarist.
Blind Willie McTell Blind Willie McTell (born William Samuel McTier May 5, 1898 – August 19, 1959), was an influential Piedmont and ragtime blues singer and guitarist.
Bo Diddley Ellas Otha Bates, known by his stage name Bo Diddley, was an American rhythm and blues vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, and rock and roll pioneer.
Bo Weavil Jackson Bo Weavil Jackson, was an African American blues singer and guitarist.
Bobby Bland Robert Calvin Bland better known as Bobby "Blue" Bland, is an American singer of blues and soul.
Bobby Brown Robert Barisford "Bobby" Brown is an American R&B singer-songwriter, occasional rapper, and dancer.
Bobby DeBarge Robert Louis "Bobby" DeBarge, Jr. was an American musician and the lead singer of the popular 1970s Motown R&B group Switch and was noted for his impressive falsetto vocals.
Bobby Jones (singer) Bobby Jones is a Grammy Award winning Gospel music singer and television host from Nashville, Tennessee and the host and executive producer of several cable television's gospel music program inc...
Bobby Lewis Bobby Lewis is an African American rock and roll and R&B singer.
Bobby Marchan Bobby Marchan (born Oscar James Gibson, 30 April 1930 in Youngstown Ohio — died 5 December 1999) was a well-respected American rhythm and blues bandleader, MC, singer-performer, recording ...
Bobby Short Robert Waltrip "Bobby" Short (September 15, 1924 – March 21, 2005) was an American cabaret singer and pianist, best known for his interpretations of songs by popular composers of the first...
Bobby Smith (R&B singer) Robert "Bobby" Smith (sometimes spelled Bobbie; born April 10, 1936 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American R&B singer, noted as the principal lead singer of the soul vocal group, The Spinner...
Bobby Smith (rhythm and blues singer) Robert "Bobby" Smith is an American R&B singer, noted as the principal lead singer of the soul vocal group, The Spinners, also known as the Detroit Spinners or the Motown Spinners.
Bobby Starr Bobby Starr is an American R&B and soul singer; currently a lead singer for The Intruders.
Bobby Tucker Bobby Tucker (born Robert Nathaniel Tucker; January 8, 1923 - April 12, 2007) was a pianist and arranger during the jazz era from the 1940s into the 1960s.
Bobby Womack Robert Dwayne "Bobby" Womack is an American singer-songwriter and musician.
Brandi Williams Brandi Danielle Williams is an American actress, singer and songwriter.
Brenton Wood Brenton Wood is an American singer and songwriter, best known for his two 1967 hit singles: "The Oogum Boogum Song" and "Gimme Little Sign".
Brian McKnight Brian McKnight is an American singer-songwriter, arranger, producer, and R&B musician.
Brian Stokes Mitchell Brian Stokes Mitchell (born October 31, 1957) is an American stage, film and television actor.
Brig Feltus Brigette Feltus, more commonly known as Brig Feltus, is an American rock singer.
Brooke Valentine Kanesha Nichole Brookes, better known by her stage name Brooke Valentine, is an American R&B recording artist, when her single "Girlfight" peaked on U.S. music charts in 2005, paving the w...
Bruce Williamson (singer) Bruce Williamson (born April 7, 1964) is an American R&B and soul singer; currently a lead singer for The Temptations.
Bryton James Bryton Eric McClure is an American actor and singer, also credited as Bryton and Bryton James.
Bukka White Booker T. Washington White, better known as Bukka White, was an American Delta blues guitarist and singer.
Bunny DeBarge Etterlene "Bunny" DeBarge is an American soul singer-songwriter, best known as the lone female sibling of the Motown family group DeBarge.
Butch Cassidy (singer) Danny Elliott Means II or better known by his stage name, Butch Cassidy, is an G-Funk/R&B singer/rapper, cousin of Lil' ½ Dead and deceased rapper, Nate Dogg, who started to sing in the ch...
Butterbeans and Susie Butterbeans and Susie were a comedy duo made up of Jodie Edwards (July 19, 1895 – October 28, 1967) and Susie Edwards, née Susie Hawthorne (1896 – 1963).
Byther Smith Byther Smith (born April 17, 1933, Monticello, Mississippi) is an American blues musician noted for his gritty style and uncompromising delivery.
Camilla Williams Camilla Ella Williams was an American operatic soprano, and the first African American to receive a contract with a major American opera company.
Carl Anderson (singer) Carl Anderson (February 27, 1945 – February 23, 2004) was an American singer, film and theatre actor best known for his portrayal of Judas Iscariot in the Broadway and film versions of the rock ...
Carl Hall Carl Hall was an African-American singer, actor, and musical arranger.
Carole Fredericks Carole Denise Fredericks (June 5, 1952, Springfield, Massachusetts – June 7, 2001, Dakar, Senegal) was an American singer most famous for her recordings in France.
Carolyn Franklin Carolyn Ann Franklin (May 13, 1944 – April 25, 1988) was an American singer and songwriter and the baby sister of musician Aretha Franklin and daughter of prominent preacher C. L. Franklin.
Case (singer) Case Woodard, stage name Case, is an American R&B singer.
Casey Anderson Casey Anderson (born Charles H. Henderson, Chicago) was an Afro-American blues and folk singer, who from 1960 until 1976 recorded ten albums and seven singles on the Elektra, ATCO, Forum C...
Clara Ward Clara Ward was an American gospel artist who achieved great success, both artistic and commercial, in the 1940s and 1950s as leader of The Famous Ward Singers.
Claude Jeter Claude A. Jeter (October 26, 1914 – January 6, 2009) was an African American gospel music singer.
Claytoven Richardson Claytoven Richardson is an American singer, instrumentalist, producer, songwriter, and author.
Clint Holmes Clint Holmes (born 9 May 1946), is a singer-songwriter and Las Vegas entertainer.
Clyde McPhatter Clyde McPhatter was an American R&B singer, perhaps the most widely imitated R&B singer of the 1950s and 1960s, making him a key figure in the shaping of doo-wop and R&B. He had high-pitched te...
Coko Cheryl Elizabeth "Coko" Clemons is an American gospel and R&B singer, and lead singer of R&B group Sisters With Voices.
Corey Glover Corey Glover (born November 6, 1964, Brooklyn, New York) is an American singer, guitarist and actor.
Cree Summer Cree Summer Francks, best known as Cree Summer, is a Canadian actress, musician and voice actress.
Crystal Waters Crystal Waters is an American dance music singer and songwriter.
Cynthia Haymon Cynthia Haymon-Coleman is an American soprano, born September 6, 1958 in Jacksonville, Florida.
Cynthia Johnson Cynthia Maria Johnson was an African American singer, best known to many as the lead singer for the late 1970s/early 1980s band Lipps Inc.
D'Angelo Michael Eugene Archer, better known by his stage name D'Angelo, is an American R&B and neo soul singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer.
Daisy Martin Daisy Martin was an African American actress and blues singer.
Dakota Staton Dakota Staton, also known by the Muslim name Aliyah Rabia for a period due to her conversion to Islam as interpreted by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, was an American jazz vocalist who fo...
Dalvin DeGrate Dalvin DeGrate in Hampton, Virginia is an R&B/soul musician, singer and rapper, one-quarter of the R&B group Jodeci.
Damien Horne Damien Horne, Also known as Mista D born July 14, 1978, is an American recording artist, musician and songwriter.
Damion Hall Damion Hall, also known as Damion "Crazy Legs" Hall is an African-American R&B singer.
Danny Boy (singer) Danny Boy or DB (born October 31, 1977) is the stage name of Chicago native Danny Boy Steward, a contemporary African-American soul singer.
Daphne Blunt Daphne Blunt stars as Kayla in the Radio Disney serial "My Dream," described by The Hollywood Reporter as "a contemporary story on a format reminiscent of the 1940s, before TV was pervasive."
Darlene Love Darlene Love ( Wright; born July 26, 1941 ) is an American popular music singer and actress.
Dave Hollister Dave Hollister (born August 17, 1971) is an American R&B vocalist who found fame during the 1990s as one quarter of the Platinum-selling R&B quartet Blackstreet before going on to a solo career.
David Townsend (musician) David Townsend (May 17, 1955 - October 26, 2005) was an American musician best known as the guitarist for the R&B band Surface, and the son of singer/songwriter Ed Townsend.
Davida Williams Davida Brittany Williams (born September 5, 1986) is an American singer and actress of African American and Italian descent.
Dawn Robinson Dawn Robinson is an American R&B/soul/Dance-pop singer best known for her work as a member of hit Urban/Dance-pop group, En Vogue.
DeBarge DeBarge was a sibling music group of American origin whose repertoire included R&B, soul, funk, pop, adult contemporary, and gospel.
Debra Byrd Debra Byrd (born in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American vocalist who has worked with Barry Manilow and Bob Dylan, appeared on Broadway, and serves as the head vocal coach for American Idol and '...
Dee Clark Dee Clark (November 7, 1938 – December 7, 1990) was an African-American soul singer best known for a string of R&B and pop hits in the late 1950s and early 1960s, including the ballad "Raindrops...
Derrick Green Derrick Leon Green (born January 20, 1971) is the frontman for the Brazilian heavy metal band Sepultura.
Destiny Lightsy Destiny Lightsy is an American actress, singer and dancer who serves as the co-host for the third season of MTV's reality game show Yo Momma, hosted by Wilmer Valderrama.
DeVante Swing Donald Earle DeGrate, Jr. (born September 29, 1969 in Hampton, Virginia), better known by his stage name DeVante Swing, is an American record producer, singer, rapper and songwriter.
Dobie Gray Dobie Gray (June 26, 1940 – December 6, 2011) was an American singer and songwriter, whose musical career spanned soul, country, pop and musical theater.
Don Julian (musician) Don Julian, full name Donald R. Julian, was a funk and soul guitarist, singer and composer from the United States.
Donell Jones Donell Jones (born May 22, 1973 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American R&B singer, songwriter and record producer.
Dorothy Ashby Dorothy Ashby was an American jazz harpist and composer.
Dorothy Love Coates Dorothy Love Coates (January 30, 1928 – April 9, 2002) was an American gospel singer.
Dorothy Maynor Dorothy Maynor (September 3, 1910 February 19, 1996) was an American soprano, concert singer, and the founder of the Harlem School of the Arts.
Doug Pinnick Doug Pinnick sometimes stylised as dUg Pinnick or simply dUg is an American musician best known as the bass guitarist, songwriter, and co-lead vocalist for the hard rock/progressive ...
Dray Skky Dray Skky is an American songwriter born in South Carolina, and raised in Miami, Florida.
Dwele Andwele Gardner, better known by his stage name Dwele is a soul singer, songwriter and record producer from Detroit, Michigan.
Débria Brown Débria M. Brown (26 October 1936 – 17 December 2001) was an American operatic mezzo-soprano who had an active international career that spanned five decades.
E-40 Earl Stevens better known by his stage name E-40, is an American rapper, entrepreneur, and investor from Vallejo, California.
Eartha Kitt Eartha Mae Kitt was an American singer, actress, and cabaret star.
Eddie Levert Edward "Eddie" Levert (born June 16, 1942) is an American singer, and is the lead vocalist of the soul/funk/R&B vocal group, The O'Jays.
Eddie Murphy Edward Regan "Eddie" Murphy is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, singer, director, and musician.
Edmund Sylvers Edmund Theodore Sylvers (January 25, 1957 – March 11, 2004) was the lead singer of the 1970s family disco/soul music group The Sylvers.
Edna Hicks Edna Hicks was an American blues singer and musician.
Edward Matthews Edward Matthews (1904-1954) was a pioneering African American opera singer.
Edwin Starr Edwin Starr was an American soul music singer.
El DeBarge Eldra Patrick "El" DeBarge is an American R&B/pop singer-songwriter, known as the lead singer and co-founder of the R&B/soul music family group DeBarge throughout the early to mid-1980s.
Elijah Kelley Elijah Wood is an American actor, singer, and dancer.
Elizabeth Greenfield Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield (1824–March 31, 1876), dubbed "The Black Swan", was an African American singer considered the best-known black concert artist of her time.
Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996), also known as the "First Lady of Song", "Queen of Jazz", and "Lady Ella", was an American jazz vocalist with a vocal range spanning three octav...
Ernie Wheelwright (running back) Ernie Wheelwright was also owner of one of Atlanta's premier nightclubs in the 60's, the Pick Pussycat Club 'Wheels' hosted many visiting black artists and had the opportunity to cut a record ...
Esther Bigeou Esther Bigeou (c. 1895 – c. 1936) was an American vaudeville and blues singer.
Ethel Waters Ethel Waters was an American blues, jazz and gospel vocalist and actress.
Etta Baker Etta Baker was an American Piedmont blues guitarist and singer from North Carolina, United States.
Etta Moten Barnett Etta Moten Barnett was an American actress and contralto vocalist, who was identified with her signature role of "Bess" in Porgy and Bess.
Etterlene DeBarge Etterlene "Mama" Abney DeBarge Rodriguez is a gospel singer, songwriter, and matriarch of the famous singing DeBarge family group.
Fisk Jubilee Singers The Fisk Jubilee Singers are an African-American a cappella ensemble, consisting of students at Fisk University.
Florence Cole Talbert Florence Cole Talbert-McCleave (born Florence Cole, June 17, 1890–April 3, 1961) was a Detroit, Michigan, born African American soprano.
Florence Mills Florence Mills, born Florence Winfrey (January 25, 1896 – November 1, 1927), known as the "Queen of Happiness," was an African American cabaret singer, dancer, and comedian known for her e...
Florence Quivar Florence Quivar (b. March 3, 1944 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American operatic mezzo-soprano who is considered to be "one of the most prominent singers of her generation."
Flournoy Earkin Miller Flournoy Eakin Miller (14 April 1885, Columbia, Tennessee - 6 June 1971, Hollywood, California) was an African American composer, singer, writer, and actor who appeared in vaudeville with Aubrey...
Floyd Council Floyd Council (September 2, 1911 – May 9, 1976) was an American blues guitarist and singer.
Fontella Bass Fontella Bass (born July 3, 1940) is an American soul singer, who is best known for the 1965 R&B hit "Rescue Me", which she also co-wrote.
Fonzi Thornton Fonzi Thornton, is an American singer, song writer/producer, stage performer and radio personality.
Foster Sylvers The Sylvers were a popular R&B/soul and disco family group during the 1970s.
Francine Everett Francine Everett (April 13, 1915 – May 27, 1999) was an African-American actress and singer who is best known for her performances in race films, independently-produced motion pictures wit...
Frank Ocean Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All, often abbreviated OFWGKTA or Odd Future, are a hip hop collective from Los Angeles, California.
Frankie Beverly Frankie Beverly (born Howard Beverly, December 6, 1946, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American singer, musician, songwriter, and producer, known primarily for his recordings with the s...
Frankie Lymon Franklin Joseph "Frankie" Lymon (September 30, 1942 – February 27, 1968) was an American rock and roll/rhythm and blues singer and songwriter, best known as the boy soprano lead singer of ...
François Clemmons "Dr." François Scarborough Clemmons is an American singer, performer, playwright and university lecturer.
Freddi Poole Freddi Poole is an African-American singer, known best for her work with the Former Ladies of the Supremes Raised in Los Angeles, she started her singing career in the church at the age of four,...
Freddie Stone Freddie Stone (born Frederick Stewart, June 5, 1947, Vallejo, California, United States) is an African-American musician, best known for his role as co-founder, guitarist, and vocalist in ...
Frenchie Davis Franchelle "Frenchie" Davis is an R&B singer and former contestant on the second season of the American reality television show American Idol.
G. C. Cameron George Curtis "G.C." Cameron (born September 21, 1945 in Jackson, Mississippi) is an American soul and R&B singer.
Garnet Mimms Garnet Mimms is an American singer, influential in soul music and rhythm and blues.
Gary U.S. Bonds Gary U.S. Bonds (born Gary Levone Anderson, June 6, 1939, Jacksonville, Florida) is an American rhythm and blues and rock and roll singer.
Gavin Christopher Gavin Christopher is a R&B singer and musician, born on May 3, 1956 in Chicago, Illinois where he started out playing music at a very early age.
Gayle Adams Gayle Adams is an American Urban contemporary and house music artist who is best known for her hit singles "Love Fever", "Stretchin' Out" and "Your Love Is A Lifesaver."
Gene Chandler Gene Chandler also known as "The Duke of Earl" or simply "The Duke", is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter, producer and record executive.
Gene Dunlap Gene Dunlap, born in Detroit, Michigan, is an American soul/disco Drummer.
George Benson George Benson is a ten time Grammy Award winning American musician, whose production career began at the age of twenty-one as a jazz guitarist.
George Garner George Garner was an American vocalist and choral director.
George Huff (singer) George Clayton Huff, Jr. (born November 4, 1980 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American singer.
George Tunnell George "Bon Bon" Tunnell (June 29, 1912 - May 20, 1975) was an American vocalist.
George W. Johnson George Washington Johnson was a singer and pioneer sound recording artist, the first African American recording star of the phonograph.
Gerald Alston Gerald Alston (born 8 November 1951) is an R&B singer, and the lead singer with The Manhattans.
Gerald Levert Gerald Levert (July 13, 1966 – November 10, 2006) was an American R&B singer.
Gerrell Gaddis Gerrell Gaddis, known by his stage name Rell, is an American R&B singer.
Gina Green Gina Green is an American Gospel music singer based in Los Angeles, California.
Gino Washington George "Gino" Washington (born 1946?) is an African American R&B and rock singer from Detroit, Michigan who had cross-racial appeal.
Ginuwine Elgin Baylor Lumpkin (born October 15, 1970), better known by his stage name Ginuwine is an American singer-songwriter dancer and actor.
Gladys Bentley Gladys Bentley was an American blues singer during the Harlem Renaissance.
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 Maria Knight, known as the "Empress of Soul", is an American singer-songwriter, actress, businesswoman, humanitarian, and author.
Gloria Gaynor Gloria Gaynor (born Gloria Fowles; September 7, 1949) is an American singer, best known for the disco era hits; "I Will Survive" (Hot 100 number 1, 1979), "Never Can Say Goodbye" (Hot 100 ...
Gloria Jones Gloria Richetta Jones is an American singer and songwriter from Los Angeles, California.
Goapele Goapele (pronounced gwa-puh-LAY; born Goapele Mohlabane July 11, 1977, is an American soul and R&B singer-songwriter.
Governor (singer) Governor Washington Jr., better known as Governor, is an Southern American Soul and R&B singer who was signed to T.I.'s label, Grand Hustle, under the aegis of Atlantic Records.
Gregory Abbott Gregory Abbott (born April 2, 1964, New York City, New York) is an American soul musician (keyboards and drums), singer, composer and producer.
H.R. H.R. ("Human Rights") (born February 11, 1956) is the stage name of Paul D. Hudson, the lead singer of the hardcore punk band Bad Brains.
Hank Ballard Note: for the separate listing on the vocal group, see The Midnighters Hank Ballard, born John Henry Kendricks, was a rhythm and blues singer and songwriter, the lead vocalist of ...
Hannah Sylvester Hannah Sylvester was an African American blues singer who performed in the classic female blues style that was popular during the 1920s.
Harolyn Blackwell Harolyn Blackwell (born November 23, 1955) is an African-American lyric coloratura soprano who has performed in many of the world's finest opera houses, concert halls, and theaters in operas, or...
Harry Burleigh Henry "Harry" Thacker Burleigh, a baritone, was an African American classical composer, arranger, and professional singer.
Harry Womack Harris "Harry" Womack was an American singer and musician, most notable for his tenure as a member of the family R&B quintet, The Valentinos.
Harve Pierre Harve Pierre, also known by the stage-name Joe Hooker, is a writer, singer and producer.
Harvey Fuqua Harvey Fuqua (July 27, 1929 – July 6, 2010) was an African-American rhythm and blues singer, songwriter, record producer, and record label executive.
Henry Fambrough Henry Fambrough (born 10 May 1938) is an original vocalist and current member of the R&B quintet The Spinners (a.k.a.
Jamo Thomas Jamo Thomas is an American Northern soul, soul and funk singer, best remembered for his 1967 hit single, "I Spy (For the FBI)".
Janelle Monáe Janelle Monáe is an American R&B/soul musician signed to Bad Boy Records and Atlantic Records.
Janice McClain Janice McClain is an R&B singer who signed to MCA Records in the 1980s.
Janice Robinson Janice Robinson, born and raised in Garfield, New Jersey, gained worldwide success in the early-mid 1990s with the Eurodance/Hi-NRG/Italo House group Livin' Joy as the lead singer before going s...
Jared Fernandes Jared Fernandes is an American Singer-songwriter born and raised in Natick, Massachusetts.
Jasmine Guy Bishop Jasmine Guy (born March 10, 1962) is an American actress, singer, and dancer.
Jasmine Murray Jasmine Murray (born March 14, 1992) is an independent American singer from Starkville, Mississippi.
Jazze Pha Phalon Anton Alexander, also known as Jazze Pha, is an American record producer.
Jean Carne Jean Carn (born Sarah Jean Perkins on March 15, 1947 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States) is an American jazz and pop singer known for her unique vocalising and her impressive interpretativ...
Jeanne Lee Jeanne Lee (January 29, 1939 – October 25, 2000) was an American jazz singer, poet and composer.
Jeffrey Daniel Jeffrey Daniel is an American dancer, singer-songwriter and choreographer, most notable for being a member of the R&B vocal group Shalamar.
Jeffrey Gaines Jeffrey Gaines is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist.
Jeffrey Osborne Jeffrey Linton Osborne (born March 9, 1948) is an American funk and R&B musician, songwriter, and former lead singer of the band, L.T.D.
Jermaine Jackson Jermaine LaJuane Jackson is an American singer, bassist, composer, a member of The Jackson 5 and occasional film director.
Jermaine Stewart William Jermaine Stewart was an American R&B singer best known for his Billboard hits "The Word Is Out" and "We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off".
Jero Jerome Charles White, Jr., better known by his stage name Jero, is an enka singer of African-American and Japanese descent.
Jill Jones Jill Jones (born July 11, 1962) is an American singer and songwriter, who was a backing vocalist for Teena Marie and Prince in the 1980s.
Jim Brewer (blues musician) Jim Brewer (October 3, 1920 – June 3, 1988) aka Blind Jim Brewer, although Brewer did not like this additive ("My mother didn't name me "Blind", she named me "Jim"), was an Afri...
Jimmy Hughes (singer) Jimmy 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 m...
Jimmy Jones (singer) Jimmy Jones is an African American singer-songwriter, who moved to New York while a teenager.
Jo Armstead Josephine "Jo" Armstead, often known as "Joshie" Jo Armstead, is an American soul singer and songwriter.
Jocelyn Brown Jocelyn Lorette Brown is an American R&B and dance music singer.
Joe (singer) Joseph Lewis Thomas, usually credited simply as Joe, is an American R&B singer-songwriter and record producer.
Joe Bataan Joe Bataan is a Filipino-African American Latin soul musician from New York.
Joe Tex Joseph Arrington, Jr. (August 8, 1933 – August 13, 1982), better known as "Joe Tex", was an American Southern soul singer-songwriter, most popular during the 1960s and 1970s.
John Boutté John Boutté is an American jazz singer based in New Orleans, Louisiana, who has been active since the mid 1990s.
John Henry Barbee John Henry Barbee (November 14, 1905 – November 3, 1964) was an American blues singer and guitarist.
Johnnie Wilder, Jr. Johnnie James Wilder, Jr. was the co-founder and lead vocalist of the international R&B/funk group Heatwave.
Johnny Adams Laten John Adams, known as Johnny Adams, was an American blues, jazz and gospel singer, known as "The Tan Canary" for the multi-octave range of his singing voice, his swooping vocal manne...
Johnny Gill Johnny Gill is an American R&B singer-songwriter.
Johnny Mathis John Royce "Johnny" Mathis (born September 30, 1935) is an American singer of popular music.
Johnny Nash John Lester "Johnny" Nash, Jr. (born August 19, 1940) is an American pop singer-songwriter, best known in the US for his 1972 hit, "I Can See Clearly Now".
Johnny Polygon John Armour (born May 15, 1984), better known by his stage name Johnny Polygon is an American independent hip hop recording artist.
Joi Gilliam Joi Elaine Gilliam, better known by her stage name Joi, is an American R&B/Rock singer, songwriter andrecord producer associated with the Dungeon Family collective based in Atlanta, Georgi...
Jonell Jonell is an American R&B singer, born Shannon Jonell Showes in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States.
Jordin Sparks Jordin Brianna Sparks (born December 22, 1989) is an American pop and R&B recording artist, songwriter and actress.
Josephine Baker Josephine Baker (June 3, 1906 – April 12, 1975) was an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress who came to be known in various circles as the "Black Pearl," "Bronze Venus" and even the ...
Josie Miles Josie Miles was an American vaudeville and blues singer.
Joya (singer) Joya (full name: Joya Owens; born 1978, Detroit, Michigan, United States) is an American R&B singer, who released her debut album Here I Am on June 20, 1995 on the Atlas/A&M record label.
Joyce Vincent Wilson Joyce Vincent Wilson is an American singer, most famous for being one-third of the group Tony Orlando and Dawn.
JRDN Ralph Jordan Croucher better known by his stage name JRDN is a Canadian recording artist.
Judy Craig Judy Craig (born August 6, 1946, New York, United States) was the lead singer of the girl group, The Chiffons.
Justin Warfield Justin Warfield (born 20 April 1973) is a musician and hip hop emcee of African American and Jewish Russian-Romanian maternal parentage, who is currently half of the darkwave duo She Wants Revenge.
K'Jon K'Jon, is an R&B singer whose 2009 solo debut album, I Get Around, reached #1 on the R&B charts.
Kandi Burruss Kandi Burruss, better known by her stage names Kandi or Kandi Girl, is an American R&B singer-songwriter, actress, record producer, and television personality.
Kanye West Kanye Omari West is an American musician, film director and fashion designer.
Karen Clark Sheard Karen Clark-Sheard is an American gospel four-time Grammy Award winning singer, musician, and songwriter.
Karyn White Karyn Layvonne White is a R&B singer who became popular during the late 1980s.
Katherine Anderson Katherine Anderson Schaffner (born January 16, 1944) is an American singer, famed for her tenure in the Motown all-female singing group The Marvelettes.
Kathleen Battle Kathleen Deanna Battle, is an African-American operatic soprano known for her agile and light voice and her silvery, pure tone.
Katie Crippen Katie Crippen, also billed as Little Katie Crippen or Ella White, was an African American entertainer and singer.
Keith Washington Keith Washington (born November 15, 1960 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American R&B vocalist from Detroit, Michigan who scored a hit single in the United States in 1991 with "Kissing You," which w...
Keke Palmer Lauren Keyana "Keke" Palmer (born August 26, 1993) is an American actress and singer who rose to fame for her performance in the 2006 film Akeelah and the Bee.
Keke Wyatt Ketara Shavon "Keke" Wyatt (born March 10, 1982) is a multi-talented American R&B recording artist.
Kelly Price Kelly Price is an American R&B and soul singer, formerly on the Def Soul label.
Kelly Rowland Kelly Rowland is an American recording artist, songwriter, dancer, actress and television personality.
Kem (singer) KEM Owens, professionally known as "'KEM'", is an American R&B/soul singer, songwriter, and producer.
Ken Page Ken Page is an American cabaret singer and actor from St. Louis, Missouri, best known as the voice of the evil bag of bugs Oogie Boogie in Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas and the...
Kenneth Lee Spencer Kenneth Lee Spencer (25 April 1913 - 25 February 1964) was an American opera singer and actor.
Keri Hilson Keri Lynn Hilson (born December 5, 1982) is an American singer, songwriter and actress.
Kevin Mahogany Kevin Mahogany is an American jazz vocalist who became prominent in the 1990s.
Kevon Edmonds Kevon Edmonds February 25, 1957, is a singer and actor and is the older brother of famous producer/songwriter/singer Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds.
Khalil (singer) Khalil Sharieff, better known by his first name Khalil, is an American/somalian R&B singer and dancer from Sacramento, California.
Kid Cudi Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi, better known by his stage name Kid Cudi, sometimes stylized KiD CuDi, is an American alternative hip hop recording artist, singer-songwriter, guitarist an...
Kim Hill (soul musician) Kim Hill is an American soul singer-songwriter, best known for her work with the hip-hop band Black Eyed Peas.
Kim Massie Kim Massie is an American blues and soul singer who performs mostly in her native St. Louis, Missouri.
Kimya Dawson Kimya Dawson (born November 17, 1972) is an American singer-songwriter, best known as a solo performer and as one half of The Moldy Peaches.
Kina (musician) Kina is an American musician, best known for her work with Grammy Award-nominated group Brownstone, and her 2000 solo single "Girl from the Gutter".
King Curtis Curtis Ousley (February 7, 1934 – August 13, 1971), who performed under the stage name King Curtis, was an American saxophone virtuoso known for rhythm and blues, rock and roll, soul, funk...
Kurt Carr Kurt Carr (born on October 12, 1964) is an American gospel music composer and performer.
Kut Klose Kut Klose is an American R&B trio that formed in Atlanta, Georgia.
La Julia Rhea La Julia Rhea (1908—1992) was an American operatic soprano, and a pioneering African American figure in Chicago.
La'Myia Good La'Myia Good is an American singer and actress.
LaGaylia Frazier LaGaylia Frazier, born on the February 16, 1961 in Florida, USA, is an American singer who moved to Sweden in 2001.
Lajon Witherspoon Lajon Witherspoon is the vocalist for the Atlanta-based alternative metal band Sevendust.
Lakrea Clark Lakrea Merie Clark (born October 19, 1991 in Austin, Texas) is an American R&B and jazz singer-songwriter who also goes by the stage name Lakrea.
Lalah Hathaway Eulaulah Donyll Hathaway (born December 16, 1968) best known as Lalah Hathaway referred to as the First Daughter of Soul, is a contemporary R&B and jazz singer.
Larry "Jazz" Anthony Jazz (born Larry Eugene Anthony, Jr. on April 23, 1977 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an African-American R&B singer.
Larry Banks Lawrence H. "Larry" Banks was an American R&B and soul singer, songwriter, and record producer.
Larry Graham Larry Graham, Jr. is an American bass guitar player, both with the popular and influential psychedelic soul/funk band Sly and the Family Stone, and as the founder and frontman of Graham Central ...
Larry Riley (actor) Larry Riley (June 20, 1952 – June 6, 1992) was an American actor and musician, best known for his role as C.J. Memphis in the film A Soldier's Story (1984) and as Frank Williams in the...
Larry Williams Larry Williams was an American rhythm and blues and rock and roll singer, songwriter, producer, and pianist from New Orleans, Louisiana.
LaShun Pace Tarrian LaShun Pace (sometimes credited as LaShun Pace Rhodes or Shun Pace Rhodes) is an American gospel singer, Stellar Award winner, and evangelist.
LaTavia Roberson LaTavia Marie Roberson is a two-time Grammy Award–winning American contralto singer-songwriter.
LaToya London LaToya Renee London (born on December 29, 1978) is an American R&B and soul singer and actress who was the fourth-place finalist on the third season of the reality/talent-search television serie...
Laura Love Laura Love (born 1960) is an American singer and bass guitar player.
LaVan Davis LaVan Davis (born September 21, 1966) is an American singer and actor best known for his starring role as Curtis Payne on the TBS comedy-drama Tyler Perry's House of Payne.
LaVern Baker LaVern Baker was an American rhythm and blues singer, who had several hit records on the pop chart in the 1950s and early 1960s.
Lawrence Brownlee Lawrence Brownlee (born 1972) is an American operatic tenor particularly associated with the bel canto repertoire.
Lawrence Winters Lawrence Winters, bass-baritone, was an African American opera singer who had an active international career from the mid 1940s through the mid 1960s.
Lena Horne Lena Mary Calhoun Horne (June 30, 1917 – May 9, 2010) was an African American singer, actress, civil rights activist and dancer.
Lena Wilson Lena Wilson (1898–1939) was an American blues singer in the classic female blues style.
Lenny Kravitz Leonard Albert "Lenny" Kravitz is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actor and arranger, whose “retro” style incorporates elements of rock, soul, R&B, funk, r...
Leon Robinson Leon Preston Robinson IV usually credited as simply Leon, is an American actor and singer, who began his professional career as an actor in 1981.
Leon Sylvers III Leon Frank Sylvers III (born March 7, 1953, Memphis, Tennessee) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and multi-instrumentalist.
Leon Thomas III Leon G. Thomas III is an American actor, singer, songwriter, musician and dancer who plays the role of Andre Harris on the Nickelodeon series Victorious.
Leontyne Price Mary Violet Leontyne Price (born February 10, 1927) is an American soprano.
Leroy Hutson Leroy Hutson is an American soul and R&B singer, songwriter, arranger, producer and instrumentalist, best known as former lead singer of the R&B vocal group, The Impressions.
Lester Chambers Lester Chambers is an American recording artist, and former member and lead singer of the 1960s soul rock group The Chambers Brothers, who had the hit single, "Time Has Come Today."
Lil Green Lil Green (December 22, 1919 – April 14, 1954) was an American blues singer and songwriter.
Lil Rounds Lil Rounds (born October 20, 1984) is an American singer from Memphis, Tennessee, who was the seventh place finalist on the eighth season of American Idol.
Lil' Mo Cynthia Loving (born November 19, 1975), also known by her stage name Lil' Mo, is an American R&B singer, Washington, D.C. radio personality, songwriter & record producer.
Lillian Evanti Lillian Evanti (August 12, 1890 – December 6, 1967), was an African American opera singer.
Lillian Goodner Lillian Goodner was an African American blues singer, who performed in the classic female blues style that was popular during the 1920s.
Lillian Hayman Lillian Irene Hayman (July 17, 1922 – October 25, 1994) was a Tony Award-winning African American actress and singer.
Linda Hopkins Linda Hopkins (born December 14, 1924) is an African American actress and blues and gospel singer.
Lisa Kekaula Lisa Kekaula (born July 31, 1967 in Los Angeles, California) is the lead singer of American "rock 'n' soul" band The Bellrays.
Lisa Lopes Lisa Nicole Lopes, better known by her stage name Left Eye, was an American rapper, singer-songwriter, dancer, musician, television hostess, and actress.
Lisa Tucker (singer) Lisa Gabrielle Tucker is an American singer, musical theater and television actress who was the tenth-place finalist on the fifth season of American Idol.
Lita Gaithers Lita Gaithers is an African American, singer-songwriter, actor, and Tony Award nominated co-author of the Broadway musical, It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues, which was nominat...
Little Bruce Little Bruce, is an American rapper from Vallejo, California, best known for this 1994 debut album released on Sick Wid It and Jive Records, XXXtra Manish.
Little Walter Little Walter, born Marion Walter Jacobs, was an American blues harmonica player, whose revolutionary approach to his instrument has earned him comparisons to Charlie Parker and Jimi Hendr...
Little Willie John William Edward John, better known by his stage name Little Willie John, was an American R&B singer who performed in the 1950s and early 1960s.
Lizz Wright Lizz Wright (born January 22, 1980) is an American jazz/R&B singer and composer.
Lucille Hegamin Lucille Nelson Hegamin (November 29, 1894 – March 1, 1970) was an American singer and entertainer, and a pioneer African American blues recording artist.
Luther Vandross Luther Vandross was an American singer-songwriter and record producer.
Lynda Laurence Lynda Laurence (also spelled Lawrence, born Lynda Tucker, February 20, 1949, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American singer.
Lynda Randle Lynda Tait Randle, alto singer of southern gospel, was born in 1962 and grew up in the inner city of Washington, DC.
Mable John Mable John (born November 3, 1930) is an American blues vocalist and was the first female signed by Berry Gordy to Motown's Tamla label.
Mack Rice Mack Rice, is a American songwriter, whose compositions have been performed by many well-known artists, including The Staple Singers, Ike and Tina Turner, Albert King, Johnnie Taylor, Shirley Br...
Marcus Canty Marcus Canty is an American R&B and soul singer.
Marian Anderson Marian Anderson was an African-American contralto and one of the most celebrated singers of the twentieth century.
Marie Seilka Marie Seilka was the first black artist to perform in the White House during the administration of Rutherford B. Hayes.
Marilyn McCoo Marilyn McCoo (born September 30, 1943) is an American singer, actress, and television presenter, who is best known for being the lead female vocalist in the group The 5th Dimension, as well as ...
Mario (entertainer) Mario Dewar Barrett (born August 27, 1986), who performs under the mononym Mario, is an American R&B singer-songwriter, actor, dancer and model.
Mark DeBarge Mark "Marty" DeBarge (born June 19, 1959) is an American R&B/soul singer-songwriter, trumpeter and flugelhorn player best known for his work as member of 1980s Motown singing family group DeBarge.
Mark S. Doss Mark Steven Doss (born July 2, 1957 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a Grammy Award-winning African-American bass-baritone, specializing in opera, concert and recital.
Marv Johnson Marv Johnson (October 15, 1938 – May 16, 1993) was an American R&B and soul singer, most notable for performing on the first record to be issued from what became Motown.
Marva Hicks Marva Hicks is an R&B singer and actress who signed with Polydor in the late '80s and her debut LP, Marva Hicks, followed in 1991.
Matthew "Mdot" Finley Matthew Finley, who performs under the mononym "Mdot", and is also known as, and credited as Matthew "Mdot" Finley, is an American R&B recording artist, songwriter, dancer, musician, actor and r...
Mattie Hite Mattie Hite (sometimes spelled Matie Hite; c.1890 – c.1935) was an African American blues singer in the classic female blues style.
Mavis Staples Mavis Staples (born July 10, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American rhythm and blues and gospel singer and civil rights activist who recorded with The Staple Singers, her family's band.
Maxine Sullivan Maxine Sullivan, born Marietta Williams, was an American blues and jazz singer.
Maxwell (musician) Gerald Maxwell Rivera, better known by his stage name Maxwell, is an American R&B, funk and neo soul musician.
Maya Rudolph Maya Khabira Rudolph is an American actress, comedienne, and singer who was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 2000 to 2007, and has appeared in films such as Away We Go, Brides...
McHenry Boatwright McHenry Boatwright (February 29, 1928November 5, 1994) was an American operatic bass-baritone and singing teacher.
Megan Rochell Megan Rochell is an American contemporary R&B singer, who was formerly signed to Def Jam Records.
Mel Carter Mel Carter (born April 22, 1943, Cincinnati, Ohio) is an American singer and actor.
Mel Jackson Melton Jackson (born on October 13, 1970, in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.) is an African-American actor, producer, spoken word artist and R&B musician.
Melanie Thornton Melanie Janene Thornton was an American pop singer who found fame in Germany and fronted the Eurodance group La Bouche, who found success with the singles "Be My Lover" and "Sweet Dreams" in the...
Melba Moore Beatrice Melba Smith (born October 29, 1945), best-known by her stage name, Melba Moore is an American disco, R&B singer and actress.
MeLo-X MeLo-X is an Emcee, DJ, experimental multi-genre music producer, laptop musician, Audio Engineer and Photographer from the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, NY. MeLo-X is renowned worldwide f...
Melody Thornton Melody Thornton (born September 28, 1984) is an American vocalist, dancer, and model.
Melvin LaThomas Brimm Melvin "LaThomas" Brimm (born September 20, 1987) better known today by his middle name, LaThomas, is a singer-songwriter, vocal producer, dancer-choreographer, and actor.
Mem Nahadr Mem Nahadr, is a jazz vocalist best known for the performance of the song Butterfly, composed by Yoko Kanno and lyricized by Chris Mosdell for Cowboy Bebop.
Mercedes (singer) Raquel Miller (born 1978), better known by her stage name Mercedes, is a former American R&B singer from Louisiana.
Michael Lynche Michael Alexander Lynche is an American singer from St. Petersburg, Florida who was the fourth place finalist on the ninth season of American Idol.
Michael Marshall (singer) Michael Marshall, also known and credited as Mike Marshall and Mike Meezy, was the lead singer of the R&B group Timex Social Club.
Michael McCary Michael Sean McCary is an American R&B singer, best known as the former bass singer of the R&B group, Boyz II Men.
Michael Taliferro Michael Taliferro (August 23, 1961 – May 4, 2006) was an American film and television actor, sportsman and singer.
Mick Collins Mick Collins is a musician from Detroit, Michigan.
Midge Williams Midge Williams (May 27, 1915 – January, 9 1952) was an African American Swing Jazz vocalist during the 1930s and 1940s.
Mike Epps Michael Elliot "Mike" Epps is an American stand-up comedian, actor, film producer, writer and rapper.
Miki Howard Alicia Michelle "Miki" Howard is an American R&B/jazz singer and actress who had a string of Top 10 hit songs in the late-1980s and early-1990s.
Minnie Riperton Minnie Jean Riperton was an American singer-songwriter best known for her vocal range of five-and-a-half octaves, and her 1975 single "Lovin' You".
Mississippi Slim (blues musician) Walter Horn Jr. (13 August 1943 – 14 April 2010), known by the stage name Mississippi Slim, was an American blues singer and performer.
Mo B. Dick Raymond E. Poole, better known as Mo B. Dick, is an American singer and producer who is a founding member of the production team The Medicine Men, formerly called Beats by the Pound, which...
Montell Jordan Montell Jordan is an American R&B singer-songwriter and record producer.
Muriel Rahn Muriel Rahn was an American vocalist and actress.
Musiq Soulchild Musiq Soulchild or Musiq is a American R&B/soul singer-songwriter whose style blends contemporary R&B, soul, funk, alternative, blues, jazz, some gospel influences and hip hop.
Myra Merritt Myra Merritt is an American operatic soprano, who was born in Washington, DC. She earned a Bachelor of Music from the Peabody Conservatory of Music, and a Master of Music from the Catholic Unive...
Nadia Turner Nadia Turner (born January 11, 1977 is an American singer, songwriter, actress and radio/television personality, best known as the 8th place finalist on the fourth season of American Idol.
Naima Adedapo Naima Adedapo is an American singer and dancer from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Nappy Brown Napoleon Brown Goodson Culp better known by his stage name Nappy Brown, was an American R&B singer.
Nate Parker Nate Parker is an American actor and musical performer who has appeared in The Secret Life of Bees, The Great Debaters, and Pride.
Nathan Beauregard Nathan Beauregard, real name Nathan Bogard, (*1887, 1893 or 1896 in Colbert, Mississippi; died May 15, 1970 in Memphis, Tennessee) was an African American blues singer and guitarist.
Ne-Yo Shaffer Chimere Smith, Jr., better known by his stage name Ne-Yo, is an American pop and R&B singer-songwriter, record producer, dancer and actor.
Nerdkween Nerdkween (pronounced "nerd queen") is the stage name for the American singer/songwriter and composer Monica Arrington (born November 2, in Anderson, Indiana) who is known for lo-fi record...
Nicole Wray Nicole Monique Wray, also known as simply Nicole, is an American R&B and hip hop singer.
Nikko Smith Osborne Earl "Nikko" Smith is a singer-songwriter who was the ninth-place finalist of Season 4 on American Idol.
Nivea (singer) Nivea B. Nash who performs under the mononym Nivea, is an American recording artist whose recordings reached the Billboard charts during the early 2000s.
NoClue Ricky Raphel Brown, known by the stage name NoClue, is an American rapper from Seattle.
Noel Gourdin Noel Gourdin is an R&B artist from Boston, Massachusetts.
Nokio the N-Tity Nokio the N-Tity (born Tamir Mateen Raheem Hameed Ruffin, January 21, 1979, Baltimore, Maryland) is an African-American record producer, songwriter, singer, and rapper.
Nona Gaye Nona Marvisa Gaye (born September 4, 1974) is an American singer, former fashion model, and screen actress.
Norman Brown (guitarist) Norman Brown is a smooth jazz guitarist & singer, often compared to his contemporary George Benson.
O'Kelly Isley, Jr. O'Kelly Isley, Jr., better known as Kelly Isley, was an American singer and one of the founding members of the legendary family group, The Isley Brothers.
O'Ryan O'Ryan (born O'Ryan Omir Browner on February 12, 1987 in Los Angeles, California) is an American R&B singer.
O. V. Wright Overton Vertis "O. V." Wright (October 9, 1939 — November 16, 1980) was an American singer who is regarded as one of Southern soul's most authoritative and individual artists.
Orlandus Wilson Orlandus Wilson, * 1917 in Chesapeake, Va., † December 30, 1998 in Paris, was one of the longest standing members of the Golden Gate Quartet and the group's bass singer.
Oryn the Rebel Oryn the Rebelis an American rapper out of the Boston, Massachusettsand a frequent collaborator with many established and up-in-coming acts internationally.
Otis Blackwell Otis Blackwell was an American songwriter, singer, and pianist, whose work significantly influenced rock 'n' roll.
Otis Leavill Otis Leavill (February 8, 1937 - July 17, 2002) was an American R&B singer, songwriter and record company executive.
Pat Lewis Pat Lewis is an American soul singer and backing vocalist since the 1960s.
Patina Miller Patina Miller (born November 6, 1984) is an American actress and singer.
Patrice Pike Patrice Pike is an American singer, songwriter, and musician.
Patti Austin Patti Austin is an American R&B and jazz music singer.
Paul Owens (gospel singer) Paul Owens (July 27, 1924 - October 17, 2002) was one of the foremost artists in African American gospel music, performing with the Dixie Hummingbirds, the Swan Silvertones and the Sensational N...
Paula Campbell Paula Campbell is an American R&B singer from Baltimore, Maryland.
Percy Sledge Percy Sledge is an American R&B and soul performer who recorded the hit "When a Man Loves a Woman" in 1966.
Perri "Pebbles" Reid Perri A. Reid, formerly known as Pebbles (born Perri Arnette McKissack, August 29, 1964) is an American dance-pop and urban contemporary singer-songwriter.
Pervis Jackson Pervis Jackson (May 17, 1938 – August 18, 2008) was an American R&B singer, noted as the bass singer for The Spinners, and was one of the group's original members.
Phil Phillips Phil Phillips is an American singer and songwriter, best known for his 1959 hit, "Sea of Love".
Philip Bailey Philip Irvin Bailey is an American R&B, soul, gospel and funk singer, songwriter, percussionist and actor, best known as one of the longtime members of the band Earth, Wind & Fire.
Philippé Wynne Philippé Wynne (April 3, 1941 – July 14, 1984), born Phillip Walker, was an American R&B singer.
Phyllis Hyman Phyllis Linda Hyman (July 6, 1949 – June 30, 1995) was an American R&B and soul recording artist, songwriter and actress.
Pink Anderson "Pink" Anderson was a blues singer and guitarist, born in Laurens, South Carolina.
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 so...
Pops Staples Roebuck "Pops" Staples was an American gospel and R&B musician.
Puma Jones Sandra "Puma" Jones was an American singer, best-known for her involvement with the Grammy Award-winning group, Black Uhuru.
R. Kelly Robert Sylvester Kelly, better known by his stage name R. Kelly, is an American singer-songwriter and record producer.
Rachel Crow Rachel Crow is an American singer, actress, and comedienne.
Ralph Tresvant Ralph Tresvant, aka Rizz (born Ralph Edward Tresvant, Jr. on May 16, 1968) is an American tenor singer, best known as one of the lead singers in New Edition.
Randy Crawford Veronica "Randy" Crawford is an American jazz and R&B singer.
Randy DeBarge William Randall "Randy" DeBarge (born August 6, 1958) 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 gro...
Rashida Jolley Rashida Jolley (born November 29, 1976) is an American singer, harpist, songwriter and motivational speaker.
Raven-Symoné Raven-Symoné Christina Pearman, known professionally as Raven-Symoné, or simply Raven, is an American actress and singer.
Ray Charles Ray Charles Robinson, known by his shortened stage name Ray Charles, was an American musician.
Ray Parker, Jr. Ray Erskine Parker, Jr., is an American guitarist, songwriter, producer and recording artist.
Reggie Watts Reggie Watts is a Brooklyn-based comedian and musician.
Rell Gerrell Gaddis, known by his stage name Rell, is an American R&B singer.
Reri Grist Reri Grist is an American coloratura soprano, one of the pioneer African-American singers to enjoy a major international career in opera.
Res (singer) Shareese Renée Ballard, better known by her stage name Res, is a female singer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Rex Garvin Rex Garvin (b. circa 1937) is an American former R&B singer, songwriter, keyboard player and arranger.
Richard Smallwood Richard Smallwood (born 30 November 1948 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American Gospel music artist who formed The Richard Smallwood Singers in 1977 in Washington, DC.
Richie Havens Richard P. "Richie" Havens is an American folk singer and guitarist.
Richie Rich (rapper) Richard Serrell, better known by his stage name Richie Rich, is a rapper from Oakland, California.
Ricky Owens Ricky Owens (born Richard Edgar Owens in St. Louis, Missouri) (April 24, 1939 - December 6, 1996) was an African-American R&B and soul singer better known as the first tenor and lead singe...
Rob Pilatus Robert "Rob" Pilatus was a German-American model, dancer and singer.
Robert Bell (musician) Robert Earl "Kool" Bell (born October 8, 1950) is an American singer, songwriter, and bassist, who is the founding member of the jazz/R&B/soul/funk/disco band, Kool & the Gang.
Robert McFerrin Robert McFerrin Sr. was the first African-American male to sing at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.
Roberta Flack Roberta Flack is an American singer, songwriter, and musician who is notable for jazz, soul, R&B, and folk music.
Roberta Martin Roberta Martin was an American gospel composer, singer, pianist, arranger and choral organizer, helped launch the careers of many other gospel artists through her group, The Roberta Martin Si...
Robin Clark Robin Clark is an American vocalist best known for her 1980s work with UK band Simple Minds.
Roger Troutman Roger Troutman (November 29, 1951 – April 25, 1999) was the lead singer of the band Zapp who helped spearhead the Funk movement and heavily influenced West Coast hip hop due to the scene'...
Roland Hayes Roland Hayes (June 3, 1887 – January 1, 1977) was a lyric tenor and is considered the first African American male concert artist to receive wide international acclaim as well as at home.
Romanthony Romanthony (born Anthony Moore) is an American disc jockey, producer and singer.
Ron Richardson Ronald E. Richardson (January 27, 1952 – April 5, 1995) was an American actor and operatic baritone.
Ronald Isley Ronald Isley (; born May 21, 1941) is an American recording artist, songwriter, record producer, and occasional actor.
Ronnie DeVoe Ronnie DeVoe, aka R.D., (born Ronald Boyd DeVoe, Jr. on November 17, 1967 in Roxbury, Massachusetts) is one of the members of the R&B sextet New Edition.
Rosa Henderson Rosa Henderson was an American jazz and classic female blues singer, and vaudeville entertainer.
Ruben Studdard Christopher Theodore Ruben Studdard, best known as Ruben Studdard, is an American R&B, pop, and gospel singer.
Ruby Andrews Ruby Andrews (born March 12, 1947) is a Chicago-based American soul singer.
Ruby Elzy Ruby Elzy (February 20, 1908 – June 26, 1943), was a pioneer American operatic soprano.
Rudolph Isley Rudolph Bernard Isley, better known as Rudy Isley, is an American singer-songwriter and is one of the founding members of the legendary family group, The Isley Brothers.
Rudy Ivan Rudy Ivan (March 12, 1933 – November 11, 1982) was an African-American singer, songwriter, writer, poet, and author.
Rudy Lewis Rudy Lewis was an American rhythm and blues singer with The Drifters.
Rudy Ray Moore Rudy Ray Moore was an American comedian, musician, singer, film actor, and film producer.
Rufus Thomas Rufus Thomas, Jr. (March 26, 1917 – December 15, 2001) was an American rhythm and blues, funk and soul singer and comedian from Memphis, Tennessee, who recorded on Sun Records in the 1950s and o...
Sallie Martin Sallie Martin was a gospel singer nicknamed "the mother of gospel music" for her efforts to popularize the songs of Thomas A. Dorsey and her influence on other artists.
Sam Cooke Samuel Cook, better known under the stage name Sam Cooke, was an American gospel, R&B, soul, and pop singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur.
Sammie Sammie Bush (born on March 1, 1987), better known by Sammie, is an American soul and pop singer.
Samuel E. Wright Samuel E. Wright is an American film and theater actor and singer who is best known as the voice of Sebastian in Disney's The Little Mermaid, for which he provided the main vocals to "Under ...
Sandra Tilley Sandra Tilley (May 6, 1943 – September 9, 1981) was an American R&B and soul singer, known for being a member of Motown girl groups the Velvelettes and Martha and the Vandellas.
Sara Martin Sara Martin (June 18, 1884 – May 24, 1955) was an American blues singer, in her time one of the most popular of the classic blues singers.
Shireen Crutchfield Shireen Crutchfield is an actress best known for her role as Jace on the series Dark Angel and the movie Hot Boyz.
Shirley Brown Shirley Brown (born January 6, 1947, West Memphis, Arkansas) is an American soul singer, best known for her million-selling single "Woman to Woman" which was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1975.
Shirley Caesar Shirley Ann Caesar is an American Gospel music singer, songwriter and recording artist whose career has spanned six decades.
Shirley Owens Shirley Alston Reeves (born Shirley Owens June 10, 1941, Henderson, North Carolina) was the member of the hit group, The Shirelles.
Shirley Verrett Shirley Verrett was an African-American operatic mezzo-soprano who successfully transitioned into soprano roles i.e. soprano sfogato.
Shorty Long Frederick Earl "Shorty" Long was an American soul singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer for Motown's Soul Records imprint.
Siedah Garrett Siedah Garrett (born June 24, 1960, Los Angeles, California) is an American songwriter and singer.
Simon Estes Simon Estes is an operatic bass-baritone of African-American descent who had a major international opera career since the 1960s.
Sisqó Mark Althavean Andrews, known by his stage name Sisqó, is an American R&B singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer and actor.
Sister Rosetta Tharpe Sister Rosetta Tharpe (March 20, 1915 – October 9, 1973) was an American singer, songwriter, guitarist and recording artist, who was a one-of-a-kind pioneer of 20th-century music.
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 s...
Snoop Dogg Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. (born October 20, 1971), better known by his stage name Snoop Dogg (formerly known as Snoop Doggy Dogg), is an American rapper, record producer, and actor.
St. Clair Lee St. Clair Lee (April 24, 1944 – March 8, 2011) was an American R&B 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".
Stacy Francis Stacy Francis is an American singer and actress from Brooklyn, New York.
Steph Jones Steph Jones, is an American singer, songwriter, and model.
Stephanie Edwards (singer) Stephanie Edwards (born November 5, 1987) is an American singer and was the eleventh-place finalist on sixth season of American Idol.
Stephanie Mills Stephanie Dorthea Mills is an American R&B and soul singer, and a former Broadway star.
Stevie B Stevie B is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer who was influential in the Latin freestyle and High-Energy, mostly from Miami dance music scene of the late 1980s.
Sugar Pie DeSanto Sugar Pie DeSanto (born Umpeylia Marsema Balinton, October 16, 1935, Brooklyn, New York, United States) is an American rhythm and blues singer of the 1950s and 1960s.
Sundray Tucker Sundray Tucker (born March 23, 1948) is an American singer.
Super Chikan James "Super Chikan" Johnson (born February 16, 1951, Darling, Mississippi) is an American blues musician, based in Clarksdale, Mississippi.
Susaye Greene Susaye Greene (born September 13, 1949), is an African-American singer, best known for being the last official member to join Motown girl group The Supremes, remaining in the group during its fi...
Tatyana Ali Tatyana Marisol Ali is an American actress and R&B singer, best known for her childhood role as Ashley Banks on the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
Teairra Marí Teairra Marquisha Thomas, better known by her stage name Teairra Marí, is an American singer-songwriter, actress, model, and dancer.
Teddy Pendergrass Theodore DeReese "Teddy" Pendergrass was an American R&B/soul singer and songwriter.
Terrell Phillips Terrell Phillips is an American music artist, recording producer and engineer, R&B vocalist, actor and former member of the R&B/New Jack recording group, Blackstreet.
Terrence C. Carson Terrence C. Carson (born November 19, 1958) is an American singer and stage, film, and television actor.
Tevin Campbell Tevin Jermod Campbell is an American R&B singer-songwriter and actor.
Teyana Taylor Teyana Taylor is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, dancer, and actress.
The Blind Boys of Alabama The Blind Boys of Alabama are a gospel group from Alabama that first formed at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind at Talladega, Alabama in 1939.
The Millen Sisters The Millen Sisters (Sonya Nicole and Sabrina Antoinette Millen) are models/singers/actresses of African American descent, best known as models for Deborah Gregory, and singers for the Music City...
The Philharmonics The Philharmonics were a versatile African-American vocal quintet from Springfield, Missouri who became successful despite origins in a then-racially-intolerant town and era.
The Platters The Platters were one of the most successful vocal groups of the early rock and roll era.
The Staple Singers The Staple Singers were an American gospel, soul, and R&B singing group.
The Sylvers The Sylvers were a popular R&B/soul and disco family group during the 1970s.
The Treniers The Treniers were an American R&B and jump blues musical group, led by identical twins Cliff and Claude Trenier with the Gene Gilbeaux Orchestra which included Don Hill on saxophone, Shifty Henr...
The Velvets The Velvets were an American doo wop group from Odessa in Ector County in west Texas.
Tiffany Evans Tiffany Evans is an American singer and occasional actress.
Tim Russ Timothy Darrell "Tim" Russ (born June 22, 1956) is an American actor, film director, screenwriter and musician.
Timbaland Timothy Zachery Mosley better known by his stage name Timbaland, is an American record producer, songwriter and rapper.
Tina Turner Tina Turner is an American singer and actress whose career has spanned more than 50 years.
Tionne Watkins Tionne Tenese Watkins, better known by her stage name T-Boz, is an American singer-songwriter, actress, author, poet, and executive producer who rose to fame as one-third of the R&B/hip-ho...
Tito Jackson Toriano Adaryll "Tito" Jackson is an American singer and lead guitarist and original member of The Jackson 5, which later changed their name to The Jacksons, who rose to fame in the late 196...
Tony Clarke (singer) Tony Clarke: Born Ralph Thomas Williams was an American soul singer-songwriter born circa 1944 in New York City and raised in Detroit.
Tony Grant (singer) Tony Grant, a native of North Carolina, is an American R&B singer, writer, producer and stage play actor.
Tony Williams (singer) Tony Williams (April 5, 1928 – August 14, 1992) was the lead singer of the Platters from 1953 to 1960.
Toussaint McCall Toussaint McCall (born 1934, Monroe, Louisiana) is an American R&B singer and organist.
Toya (singer) LaToya "Toya" Martin, known professionally as Toya, is a former American R&B singer from St. Louis, Missouri.
Trenyce Lashundra Trenyce Cobbins (born March 31, 1980 in Memphis, Tennessee), known professionally as Trenyce, is an American singer and was a finalist for the second season of American Idol ...
Trey Diggz Trey Diggz (born July 13, 1986), better known by his stage name Trey is an American rapper, producer and actor.
Trey Lorenz Trey Lorenz is an African American singer and songwriter.
Trey Songz Tremaine "Trey" Aldon Neverson (born November 28, 1984), better known by his stage name Trey Songz, is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer and actor.
Truth Hurts Share Watson, known as Truth Hurts, is an American Contemporary R&B singer-songwriter.
Tunde Adebimpe Babatunde Omoroga "Tunde" Adebimpe (born 1975) is an American musician, actor, and director best known as the lead singer of the Brooklyn-based band TV on the Radio.
Twinkie Clark Elbernita "Twinkie" Clark-Terrell is a two-time Grammy Award–winning American gospel singer, composer, musician, and evangelist.
Tyra Bolling Tyra Bolling (born June 27, 1985 in Petersburg, VA) is an American singer-songwriter.
Tyrese Gibson Tyrese Darnell Gibson (born December 30, 1978), also known simply as Tyrese, is an American R&B singer, rapper, actor, author, former fashion model and MTV VJ. After releasing several albu...
Támar Támar (born Ashley Támar Davis; 1980) is an American R&B singer who came to prominence through the artist, Prince.
Uncle Sam (singer) Uncle Sam (born Sam Turner, Detroit, Michigan, United States) is an African American R&B singer.
Urylee Leonardos Urylee Leonardos was an American vocalist and actress who appeared frequently on Broadway.
Usher (entertainer) Usher Terry Raymond IV, who performs under the mononym Usher, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor.
Valerie Carr Valerie Carr (born 1936, New York) is an American singer.
Valvin "V" Roane Valvin "V" Roane birth name given as Valvin Roane II, was born May 28, in Paulsboro, New Jersey is an American R&B/Soul singer and Songwriter who has a solid foundation in the music industry.
Valvin Roane Valvin "V" Roane birth name given as Valvin Roane II, was born May 28, in Paulsboro, New Jersey is an American R&B/Soul singer and Songwriter who has a solid foundation in the music industry.
Vance Gilbert Vance Gilbert (born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American folk singer/songwriter.
Vanessa Bell Armstrong Vanessa Bell Armstrong (born Vanessa Bell on October 2, 1953 in Detroit, Michigan) is a gospel singer who released her debut album Peace Be Still in 1983.
Vanessa R. Williams Vanessa R. Williams, who records as just Vanessa Williams is an American gospel music singer.
Vanessa Rubin Vanessa Rubin is an American jazz vocalist and composer.
Vicki Sue Robinson Vicki Sue Robinson (May 31, 1954 – April 27, 2000) was an American theatre and film actress and singer, closely associated with the disco era of late 1970s pop music; she is most famous for her ...
Vickilyn Reynolds Vickilyn Reynolds (born June 2, 1955) is an American film and television actress and singer.
Victor Willis Victor Edward Willis is a singer, songwriter, actor; and most known as the original lead singer of the disco group Village People.
Viola McCoy Viola McCoy was an African-American blues singer who performed in the classic female blues style during a career that lasted from the early 1920s to the late 1930s.
Virgil Johnson (singer) Virgil Lewis Johnson (born December 29, 1935) is a popular African American deejay at radio station KDAV in Lubbock.
Vonzell Solomon Vonzell Monique Solomon, nicknamed Baby V, is an American singer and aspiring actress who finished in third place in the fourth season of the televised singing competition American Idol.
Wallace King Wallace King was an African American blackface minstrel performer from the 19th century.
Wanda Perry-Josephs Wanda Perry-Josephs is a gospel music singer-songwriter and minister from Boston, Massachusetts.
Wanya Morris Wanyá Jermaine Morris is an American R&B singer, best known as a member of the R&B group Boyz II Men.
Wes Felton Wes Felton is an African-American singer/poet/actor/emcee born and raised in Washington DC.
will.i.am William James Adams, Jr., better known by his stage name will.i.am is an American rapper, musician, songwriter, singer, entrepreneur, actor, DJ and producer.
William Franklin (opera) William Franklin (born 1906 in Memphis, Tennessee) was an opera singer who was considered to be a pioneering African American in the Chicago music scene.
William Moore (musician) William "Bill" Moore (March 3, 1893 – November 22, 1951) was an Afro-American blues singer and guitarist.
William Warfield William Caesar Warfield (22 January 1920 - 26 August 2002), was an American concert bass-baritone singer and actor.
Wilson Pickett Wilson Pickett was an American R&B/Soul singer and songwriter.
Wondress Hutchinson Wondress Hutchinson, also known as, Wondress, is an American electronic dance music and jazz fusion singer who has worked with old school hip hop/electro funk group Mantronix (1990 album '...
Woody Rock Woody Rock (born James Green on September 10, 1976 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an African-American singer and musician.
Wynter Gordon Diana "Wynter" Gordon is an American pop/dance singer-songwriter.
Young Jessie Obediah Donnell "Obie" Jessie (born December 28, 1936, Lincoln Manor, Dallas, Texas), is an African American R&B and jazz singer and songwriter.
Ysaye Maria Barnwell Ysaye Maria Barnwell has been a member of the African American a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock since 1979.
Yvette Michele Yvette Michele (born Michele Yvette Bryant, 1972, New York) is an American R&B singer who released her debut album, My Dream, on August 26, 1997 on the RCA record label, which peaked ...
Z. Z. Hill Arzell "Z. Z." Hill was an American blues singer, in the soul blues tradition, known for his 1970s and 1980s recordings for Malaco.
Zola Taylor Zola Taylor, born Zoletta Lynn Taylor was an American singer.
Zulema Zulema Cusseaux was an American disco and rhythm & blues singer and songwriter.