He has been a popular R&B and pop music performer since the early 1990s. He has an older sister named LaTonya and a younger brother named Andre. Many of the rock 'n roll heavyweights owe a debt to Elvis Presley, but Elvis himself owed a debt to the R&B, gospel and country singers who influenced him. After a brief stint studying musical theater in New York, he moved to San Diego. His parents were both from African-American families from Louisiana. Justin Randall Timberlake (born March 31, 1980 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American singer who came to fame as a vocalist in the pop band *NSYNC. This list enumerates people who record and perform in the traditional singer-songwriter approach. Michelle Branch. Should be number #2 or #1. ... Jaheim Hoagland was born on May 26, 1978 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. R. Kelly was born on the south side of Chicago, Illinois, and attended Kenwood Academy High School, where his music teacher-mentor Lena McLin inspired him to become a singer. Robert Kelly "Rob" Thomas (born February 14, 1972 on a military base in Landstuhl, Germany) is an American recording artist, the lead singer of the band matchbox twenty and formerly of the band Tabitha's Secret. Jason Mraz (born June 23, 1977) is an American singer, born and raised in Mechanicsville, Virginia. They have four children. He was briefly married to a woman named Sheridan; they divorced amicably, however, and they remain good friends. In November 2002, Timberlake released his debut solo album, Justified, which received critical acclaim. He was previously married to Martha Levert. His mother was killed in a drug deal. He is well known for his actor role as Roman Pearce in the The Fast and Furious movie franchise. Brian McFadden (born 12 April 1980 in Artane, Dublin, Ireland) is an Irish singer. Jaheim came out of jail when he was 16, which is when... Soundtrack | In 2000, they released their debut album, Love Crimes. In February of 2005, he also won Male Pop vocal Grammy for his song "Daughters" off the album Heavier Things. Eddie Levert was born on June 16, 1942 in Bessemer, Alabama, USA. Richard Wayne Penniman, better known as Little Richard, the self-proclaimed "Architect of Rock 'n' Roll", traveled in his early days with the legendary vaudeville star Spencer "Snake" Anthony. Green Day are a California based punk rock band consisting of Billie Joe Armstrong (lead vocals, guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass, backing vocals, born Michael Ryan Pritchard), and Tré Cool (drummer, backing vocals, born Frank Edwin Wright III, in Germany). It had hit song "Pony". by Emmy Favilla. Let's walk through the abyss of time or "memory lane," if you will, and a take look back at 17 artists from the 2000s that you probably erased from memory â until now. There he became a hit on the Southern California club scene, playing with percussionist Toca Rivera. He was married to Jan Gaye and Anna Gordy Gaye. The Killers are a rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, who formed in 2002. He beat out Elvis Costello, Josh Groban, Prince and Seal. Eric has appeared on CNN People In The News and The Oprah Winfrey Show. The top male vocalists of the '50s, '60s, and '70s are a diverse bunch. Dru Hill, âIn My Bedâ (1996) Video via Youtube. He had some minor hits over the years, mostly regional, but finally hit the big time in 1966 with the delicate "Tell It Like It Is". They have one child. In 1989 he sang on two... Otis Redding was born on September 9, 1941 in Dawson, Georgia, USA as Otis Ray Redding Jr. He was previously married to Diana Alexander Richie and Brenda Harvey-Richie. To say that Billy Porter is a star of stage, screen, television, and records might askew his work as a director, songwriter and playwright. He was previously married to Shirley Kyles. Usher (born Usher Jamie Raymond, IV on October 14, 1978 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States) is an African-American singer and actor. He is known for his work on Spaceballs (1987), Undercover Brother (2002) and Love & Mercy (2014). The soul balladeer's strong commitment to the art of music continued on its Grammy-winning course, even after an acute stroke in 2003 left him ... Raphael Saadiq was born on May 14, 1966 in Oakland, California, USA as Charlie Ray Wiggins. Ricky Martin (born Enrique José Martín Morales in San Juan, Puerto Rico on December 24, 1971) is a popular music singer, who rose to fame, first as a member of the Latin boy band Menudo, then as a solo artist since 1990. Bands are listed by the first letter in their name (not including articles), and individuals are listed by last name. He dropped out of high school, only to be encouraged later by his former high school ... Born in Washington, D.C., Johnny Gill was discovered by singer Stacy Lattisaw after singing in his family's group Wings of Faith from the age of five. He started off his career with a group by the name of Public Announcement. The program allows users to remix the song - using any or all of the samples included—and save it as an MP3 file. The critics are raving: Newsday calls the show, “a knockout!” ABC News says the show is “dynamite entertainment!” The Miami Herald simply calls the show “exuberant” and The Times says that “with every vibrant note he sings and defiant pose he strikes...he has earned the title of superstar.” And yet still all the ranting and raving from critics, celebrities, and former presidents can’t compare to the screaming and hollering heard from the audience at a typical Billy Porter performance. Jackson began a full-fledged solo career in 1979 and formally parted with his siblings in 1987, and has since become the most successful recording artist in Black music history, and one of the most successful solo artists in music history. Thus unlimited, personalized versions of the title track were possible. Thomas is also known for co-writing and singing on the Carlos Santana hit "Smooth", on the album Supernatural, in 1999. In 2005 he also made more moves towards the blues genre. His debut album, I Am, is an inspired collection of songs and melodies that muse on life, love and social consciousness. The same year, he was nominated for the Academy... Ralph Tresvant was born on May 16, 1968 in Roxbury, Massachusetts to Patricia and Ralph, Sr. Scouted by New Faces in America, he has happily coupled his first passion as a singer / songwriter with a successful modeling career. He used to sing on street corners. Usher Raymond IV was born in Dallas, Texas, to Jonetta Patton (nÃ©e O'Neal) and Usher Raymond III. R. Kelly Soundtrack | Space Jam R. Kelly was born on the south side of Chicago, Illinois, and attended Kenwood Academy High School, where his music teacher-mentor Lena McLin inspired him to become a singer. He dedicated that award to his grandmother, Annie Hoffman, who passed away in May of 2004. 18 Of The Best '90s R&B Artists You May Have Forgotten About. The Best Male R&B Groups of the 90s. He is an actor and composer, known for Texas Chainsaw (2013), American Honey (2016) and Million Dollar Arm (2014). He began his career as the lead singer of the Motown act, The Jackson 5, in the 1960s, and made his first solo recordings in 1971 as part of the Jackson 5 franchise. Eddie Kendricks was born on December 17, 1939 in Union Springs, Alabama, USA as Edward James Kendrick. His debut album "Half Life" which features production from Guy Chambers, Tim & Bob and David Foster will be out in 2006. Greatest artists of 2000s. He is an actor, known for A Goofy Movie (1995), Boyz n the Hood (1991) and Steel (1997). Chris Brown was born on May 5, 1989 in Tappahannock, Virginia, USA as Christopher Maurice Brown. The name derived from the nickel in change Mike Kroeger frequently had to give customers back in his job at a Starbucks coffee shop. He has been married to Kristin Jordan since June 1994. R&B Music of 1980s and 1990s Best 80s R&B Male Singers and 90s R&B Male Artists. Designated the "heartbeat" of R&B during the 1980s and 1990s, Luther Vandross led a productive singing and songwriting life prior to this preeminence. He is married to Mahin. Johnny Cash John R. "Johnny" Cash (1932-2003) was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author, who was widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century and one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 90 million records worldwide. That solo album would end up selling over 6 million copies. His father died when he was very young and his mother was forced to raise him and his two brothers. A gifted artist in every sense of the word - writer, singer, musician and performer - Michael Tolcher deftly blends unfailing melodic and organic pop sensibilities with a deep understanding of soul, R&B and urban grooves drawn from his Southern upbringing. He won an Academy Award for Best Actor, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, for his work in the biographical film Ray (2004). He died on April 1, 1984 in Los Angeles, California, USA. Nelly (born Cornell Haynes Jr. in Austin, Texas on November 2, 1974) is an African-American hip-hop artist who rose to fame in 2000. Eminem (born, Marshall Bruce Mathers III on October 17, 1972 in Saint Joseph, Missouri, USA), is one of today's most controversial and popular rappers. They have two girls Na'Quelle and Mariah. The 2000s were a very interesting time. His father, Eli Ruffin, was a Baptist minister. He was born in the town of Glen Dale, West Virginia. He has been married to Sherri Osborne since 1983. All five of the members grew up in Omaha, Nebraska in the 1970s. The album sold over three million copies, spawning the hits "I Want Her" (#1 R&B, #5 pop), "Something Just Ain't Right" (#3 R&B), "Make It Last Forever" (#2 R&B), and "Don't ... A tragic fate may have given this visionary a heightened sensitivity, perception, awareness, even expansion to his obvious musical gifts that he may have never touched upon had he not suffered from his physical affliction. Because the success of an artist in gangsta rap often depends on street credibility and reputation, Interscope Records has sold 50 Cent as the "real deal". He has been shot nine times, and he built a large rap empire in New York City before ever signing a major record deal. Alejandro Sanz, born Alejandro Sánchez Pizarro on December 18, 1968 in Madrid, Spain, is a Spanish pop/ballad musician. Should be #1 or 2, this list sucks. These country stars represent very different country music styles, from traditional and contemporary country to rock and alternative. He was married to Tomirae Brown, Adrienne Rodriguez, Deidra Jenkins and Velma Warren. He was one of eight children of Charles Cook Sr., a Baptist minister. It debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart, and has sold over 3 million copies in the US alone and a total of 7 million copies worldwide. Michael Joseph Jackson (born August 29, 1958) in Gary, Indiana, is an American musician, singer, dancer, songwriter, record producer, and humanitarian. Artists from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. His love of music was encouraged at early age, by his father, a professional vocalist, and his mother, a church pianist who also provided musical accompaniment for him and his brothers at their early performances.For over 50 years, he has ... Teddy Pendergrass was born on March 26, 1950 in Kingstree, South Carolina, USA as Theodore DeReese Pendergrass. His last name is Czech for "frost." ... Sam Cooke was born January 22, 1931 in Clarksdale, Mississippi. By the 2000s, Raymond was among the most popular performers in his genre, and achieved significant sales and chart success from his albums and singles. The best singers, song wtiters, best sellers of all time. Top 100 Male Solo Singers. Other popular ... Jamie Foxx is an American actor, singer and comedian. 11 Akon Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam, better known as Akon, is an American-Senegalese singer, rapper, songwriter, businessman, record producer and actor. Or maybe they just need to turn off 106 & Park.A few weeks ago, we looked at the top 10 female R&B singers of the 20â¦ This is a list of rhythm and blues (R&B) music artists. Comment on the contents of the 'Top 200 Artists of 2000 to 2020' page Subject: Kanye Omari West (pronounced "KAHN-yay") (born June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American record producer and rapper based in Chicago, Illinois. Brad Paisley (born October 28, 1972) is an American country music singer and songwriter. Their success has been a major influence on other prominent pop-punk bands, such as Sum 41 and blink-182. By the 2000s, Raymond was among the most popular performers in his genre, and achieved significant sales and chart success from his albums and singles. Music fans were in heavy debate a couple of months ago about the current state of R&B â male R&B artists, specifically - and whether real R&B music exists anymore. This list includes artists who have either been very important to the genre or have had a considerable amount of exposure (such as those that have been on a major label). He is an actor, known for Fried Green Tomatoes (1991), New Jack City (1991) and Alpha Dog (2006). He used to sing on street corners. While in junior high school, Ralph ... Isaac Hayes was the second-born child of Isaac Sr. and Eula Hayes, but was raised by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Wade Sr. Multi-talented performer/writer/producer Smokey Robinson's career, and life, is inextricably tied up with Motown Records' founder Berry Gordy (his first two children are named Tamla, for the Gordy-owned label Smokey recorded for, and Berry, for Gordy himself). He died on December 25, 2006 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. There are calculated charts here for every day, month and year from 2000 to 2020. Jackie "Sonny" Wilson was born in Detroit, Michigan, and grew up in Highland Park, the only son of Jack and Eliza Mae Wilson from Columbus, Mississippi. In 2005 Moby released "Lift Me Up", a single from his album Hotel, which featured, in addition to numerous remixes, UK company Digimpro's software. He is noted for his ability to change his own verbal pace ("flow") and style multiple times within one song without losing the beat. Westlife are an Irish boy band. Gerald Levert was born on July 13, 1966 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Gerald Edward Levert. The Best Male R&B Singers of the 2000s Whoever said R&B died in the 90s hasnât been paying attention. 'Independent Women' - Destiny's Child (2001) Like Destiny's Child's mega-hit "Survivor," the song â¦ Since their sixth album, the band have included close friend and associate, back-up guitarist Jason White. His maternal grandfather gave Brad his first guitar at age 8 and taught him how to play. This Monday morning, we celebrate the sexiest male soul singers of all time, from Smokey Robinson to Usher. His first meeting with music was when he was seven years old, in a Baptist church choir. Usher is beloved in the gay community. He and Gordy have had a professional ... Barry White first made his mark in the music business in the 1960s as a session musician, even serving for a spell as an A&R man for a small, independent Los Angeles record label. They released their hit record Hot Fuss in 2004. U2 is an Irish rock band featuring Bono (Paul David Hewson) on vocals and guitar, The Edge (David Howell Evans) on guitar and pianos, vocals, and bass, Adam Clayton on bass and guitar, and Larry Mullen Jr on drums and vocals. Nickelback is a post grunge rock band founded in western Canada in 1995. Once almost unknown outside his hometown of southside Jamaica, Queens, 50 Cent is currently one of the most well-known and commercially successful rappers of the decade. Too bad for Kylie â¦ Author: bonnielaurel. Their most popular single, âNo Moreâ, appeared on this album, peaking at # 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. His father, Joe Jackson (no relation to Joe Jackson, also a musician), had been a guitarist, but was forced to give up his musical ambitions following his marriage to Michael's ... Ronald Isley was born on May 21, 1941, in Cincinnati, Ohio. 100% Ginuwine followed on 16 March 1999 generating the hits "So Anxious", " None Of Ur Friends Business", and "Same Ol G". R&B was huge in the 2000's decade, but it seems to have been mostly forgotten, why was 2000's R&B forgotten? Nutty Professor II: The Klumps. The Best Rappers that did it for the ladies of all time, The 50 most beautiful black women of all time, The 30 best conscious rappers of all times, The 25 best Rappers of all time ( that made club bangers ). In 2003 he won the Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for the 2002 release of the single "Your Body Is A Wonderland" off the album Room for Squares. When Sam sang as a little boy in church, everyone made note that his voice had "something special". Born Stevland Hardaway Judkins in Saginaw, Michigan, United States, to Calvin Judkins and Lula Mae Hardaway. 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