Today in Rhythm and Blues Singer History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

  • 1966-02-22 Suave [Waymond Anderso], American R&B singer (covered The Temptations' "My Girl"), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestR. Kelly

1967-01-08 R. Kelly [Robert Sylvester Kelly], American R&B singer-songwriter (I Wish I Could Fly), born in Chicago, Illinois

R&B Singer R. Kelly
R&B Singer
R. Kelly
  • 1967-02-17 Chanté Moore, American R&B singer, actress and author (Precious), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1967-10-07 Toni Braxton, American R&B singer-songwriter ("Un-Break My Heart"), born in Severn, Maryland
  • 1968-06-04 Al B. Sure! [Albert Joseph Brown III], American R&B singer-songwriter (In Effect Mode), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1968-12-03 Montell Jordan [Barnett], American R&B singer, record producer ("This Is How We Do It"), and pastor, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1969-01-25 Kina Cosper, American rock and R&B singer (Brownstown), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1969-09-24 Gene Hunt, American R&B musician (Acid Man), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1970-04-10 Kenny Lattimore, American R&B singer-songwriter ("Never Too Busy"; "For You"), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1970-07-23 Sam Watters, American R&B singer and songwriter (Color Me Badd - "Wanna Sex You Up"), born in Camp Springs, Maryland
  • 1970-10-13 Mel Jackson, African-American actor (Soul Food) and R&B musician, born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestMary J. Blige

1971-01-11 Mary J. Blige, American R&B singer-songwriter (Be Without You) and actress (I Can Do Bad All By Myself), born in NYC, New York

Singer-songwriter Mary J. Blige
Singer-songwriter
Mary J. Blige
  • 1971-01-23 Marc Nelson, American R&B singer and songwriter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1971-06-10 (Joel) "Jo-Jo" Hailey, American R&B singer (Jodeci - "Come And Talk To Me"; "Cry For You"), born in Monroe, North Carolina
  • 1971-07-23 Dalvin DeGrate, American R&B singer and rapper, (Jodeci - "Cry For You"), born in Hampton, Virginia
  • 1971-12-16 Michael McCary, American R&B singer (Boyz II Men), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1973-04-16 Akon [Thiam], Senegalese American singer-songwriter and producer ("Trouble"; "Lonely"; "Smack That"), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1973-07-29 Wanyá Morris, American R&B singer (Boyz II Men), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1974-07-13 Deborah Cox, Canadian R&B singer, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1974-11-11 Static Major [Stephen Garrett], American R&B singer and songwriter, born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2008)
  • 1976-11-27 Tyrone Sutton, American pop and R&B singer (Perfect Gentlemen) and Muslim chaplain, born in Massachussetts
  • 1977-09-20 Namie Amuro, Japanese pop and R&B singer (Super Monkey's), born in Naha, Okinawa, Japan
  • 1977-09-29 Debelah Morgan, American R&B singer
  • 1977-11-08 Jully Black, Canadian R&B singer, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1978-04-26 Avant [Myron Lavell Avant], American R&B singer, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1978-06-03 Lyfe Jennings, R&B singer-songwriter
  • 1978-06-14 The-Dream [Terius Nash], American R&B singer, born in Rockingham, North Carolina
  • 1978-12-30 Tyrese [Gibson], American R&B singer (Tyrese) and actor (Transformers), born in Watts, Los Angeles, California
  • 1979-07-18 Jermaine Paul, American gospel and R&B singer, winner of "The Voice" (2012), born in Harriman, New York
  • 1979-10-10 Mýa [Mya Marie Harrison], American pop and R&B singer ("Lady Marmalade" from Moulin Rouge!), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1979-10-18 Ne-Yo [Shaffer Chimere Smith, Jr], American pop and R&B singer and songwriter, born in Camden, Arkansas
  • 1980-12-10 Massari [Sari Abboud], Lebanese-born Canadian R&B singer (Be Easy), born in Beirut, Lebanon
  • 1981-01-10 Brian Joo, Korean-American K-pop and R&B singer (Fly to the Sky), born in Absecon, New Jersey

Person of interestAlicia Keys

1981-01-25 Alicia Keys [Cook], American pop and R&B singer-songwriter, and pianist ("Girl On Fire"; 'No One"), born in NYC, New York

Singer-Songwriter Alicia Keys
Singer-Songwriter
Alicia Keys
  • 1981-02-15 Olivia Longott, American hip-hop and R&B singer (G-Unit), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1981-03-26 Jay Sean [Kamaljit Singh Jhooti], British pop, Bhaṅgṛā, and R&B singer, born in London, England
  • 1981-08-04 Marques Houston, American R&B singer (Immature-IMx) and actor, born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestBeyoncé Knowles

1981-09-04 Beyoncé Knowles, American pop and R&B singer, songwriter, producer and actress (Destiny's Child), born in Houston, Texas

  • 1981-10-15 Keyshia Cole, African American R&B singer
  • 1981-11-01 LaTavia Roberson, American pop and R&B singer (Destiny's Child, 1990-99 - "Say My Name"), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1982-10-28 Mai Kuraki, Japanese pop and R&B singer-songwriter (If I Believe), born in Funabashi, Chiba, Japan
  • 1983-01-18 Samantha Mumba, Irish pop and R&B singer ("Gotta Tell You") and actress (The time Machine), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1984-03-12 Shareefa [Faradah Cooper], American R&B singer, born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1984-11-12 Omarion, American R&B musician, born in Inglewood, California
  • 1984-12-27 Pleasure P. [Marcus Cooper], American R&B singer (Pretty Ricky), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1985-08-19 Megan Rochell, American R&B singer, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1985-10-23 Miguel [Pimentel], American R&B singer (Kaleidoscope Dream), born in San Pedro, California
  • 1986-01-03 Lloyd Polite, American R&B singer
  • 1986-08-27 Mario [Barrett], American R&B singer (Closer), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1987-03-01 Sammie Bush, American R&B singer ("I Like It"), born in Boyton Beach, Florida
  • 1987-06-11 TiA, Japanese pop singer (Ryuusei), born in Yokohama, Japan
  • 1987-12-02 Teairra Marí, American R&B singer and songwriter, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1989-01-25 Sheryfa Luna, French R&B singer, born in Évreux, France
  • 1989-02-28 Zhang Liyin, Chinese K-pop and R&B singer, born in Chengdu, China

Person of interestChris Brown

1989-05-05 Chris Brown, American R&B singer, born in Tappahannock, Virginia

Singer Chris Brown
Singer
Chris Brown
  • 1990-02-16 The Weeknd [Abel Tesfaye] Canadian pop and R&B singer- songwriter (After Hours; Beauty Behind the Madness), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1990-11-08 SZA [Solána Rowe], American R&B singer-songwriter, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1991-07-18 Karina Pasian, American-Dominican pop/R&B singer and pianist, born in New York City
  • 1992-08-04 Tiffany Evans, American pop and R&B singer, born in The Bronx, New York City
  • 1997-02-09 Catie Waters, American jazz and R&B singer-songwriter, born in Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • 1998-07-01 Chloe Bailey, American R&B singer (Chloe X Halle - Ungodly Hour), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 2000-03-27 Halle Bailey, American R&B singer (Chloe X Halle - Ungodly Hour), and actess (Grown-ish), born in Atlanta, Georgia

Weddings in Music


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