HOT Artists

Destiny's Child

Formed in Houston in 1990, Destiny’s Child faced many lineup changes before finding their groove as a soulful hip hop foursome. Their second album brought critical and commercial success, but not without the drama that eventually left them as a trio. While Destiny’s Child has been considered one of...
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Black Eyed Peas

The Black Eyed Peas ’ first record deal came from rapper Eazy-E – unique as a rap group because they performed with a live backing band. In 1999, they added Stacy “Fergie” Ferguson to branch out into their signature futuristic pop sound. This lineup as earned them many award nominations and wins,...
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Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige is one of the most diverse women in music, with 10 studio albums and over 150 guest appearances on others’ records. She’s produces, acts and occasionally even raps. However, her unique hip hop soul sound makes her special, and her voice shines especially on her album My Life , which...
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Ginuwine

Thanks to help from Jodeci, Missy Elliott and Timbaland, Ginuwine was one of the most prominent R&B artists of the 90s and early 2000s. His single "Pony" propelled his debut album Ginuwine… the Bachelor to platinum status after it came out in 1996. The singer remains active in his songwriting...
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Usher

From singing in his Atlanta church choir to super stardom, the multi-talented Usher has had success as a songwriter, singer, dancer and actor. Thanks to his album My Way , Usher gained national attention when he was just 18. He’s gone on to become one of the best-selling artists of all time, with 5...
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Snoop Doggy Dogg

Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr., known by his stage names Snoop Doggy Dogg , Snoop Dogg, and more recently Snoop Lion, is a rapper, singer-songwriter, and actor who's sold over 30 million albums worldwide. Discovered by Dr. Dre in 1992, he collaborated on Dre’s debut The Chronic and released his debut...
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Bobby Brown

Bobby Brown found fame as part of the group New Edition, and found breakout success after he released his second solo album Don’t Be Cruel , which launched the singles "My Prerogative" and "Every Little Step." While his follow up albums were good, none matched the success of Don’t Be Cruel . Brown’...
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50 Cent

With the help of Eminem and Dr. Dre, 50 Cent became one of the world's highest selling rappers with just his first two records. Curtis Jackson grew up in Queens, New York, and adopted the name 50 Cent as a metaphor for a life change after being released from prison. With that change, he focused on...
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Lauryn Hill

Born in New Jersey, Lauryn Hill got her start in the spotlight on TV’s As The World Turns and in Sister Act 2 with Whoopi Goldberg, where she showed off her vocal talents. In high school, she was asked to join a band that would become The Fugees, who would see much success with their album The...
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Kanye West

While Kanye West wanted to be a rapper, he started his career as a producer at the encouragement of record execs. After releasing his debut album in 2004, it was clear West was born to be the MC in the spotlight. On top of rapper, producer and musician, he can now add film director and fashion...
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