Akon is one of the most successful R&B, hip hop and rap singers in the world. His albums Trouble, Konvicted, Freedom, El Negreeto and Akonda have many chartbusters songs. He has also founded record labels Akonik Label Group, KonLive Distribution and Konvict Mizik. He courted controversy in 2007 for an onstage act involving simulated sex with a 15-year-old girl.
Known for her five-octave vocal range and melismatic singing style, singer-songwriter Mariah Carey is one of the best-selling music artists of all time. She holds the record for the most number-one singles by a solo artist and a female songwriter. She was ranked second on VH1's list of the 100 Greatest Women in Music in 2012.
Young M.A is an American rapper who achieved popularity after the release of her single Ooouuu, which was certified quadruple-platinum. Also a well-known philanthropist, Young M.A launched the KWEENZ Foundation in 2018; the foundation aims at helping those trying to cope with the loss of loved ones. The same year, she was named in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list.
Stokeley Clevon Goulbourne, popularly known by his stage name Ski Mask the Slump God, is an American rapper. He is credited with co-founding a hip hop collective called Members Only. A controversial figure, Goulbourne has been on the wrong side of the law on a couple of occasions. In 2016, he was arrested for robbery and driving without a license.
Aminé is an American rapper, songwriter, and singer. He is best known for his hit single Caroline, which took the US Billboard Hot 100 by storm by peaking at number 11 on the chart. In 2017, Aminé was nominated at the BET Hip Hop Awards under the Best New Hip Hop Artist category.
Lou Bega became an overnight sensation with the 1999 international chartbuster Mambo No. 5, based on Pérez Prado's 1949 original. Born in Germany, Lou was the son of a Ugandan father and a Sicilian mother. Initially inspired by rap and R&B, he deviated to mambo music after a trip to Miami.
Millie Corretjer is a Puerto Rican actress and singer best known for her debut album Sola, which earned her a Lo Nuestro Award nomination for Best New Artist. The album housed popular songs that were featured on Billboard lists. Millie Corretjer and her music are well-known in several Latin American countries like Mexico, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Bolivia, and Argentina.
Not3s is a British-Nigerian rapper, singer-songwriter, and actor. He achieved international recognition in 2017 when he released his hit song Addison Lee. Many of his singles have been featured on the UK Singles Chart as well as the UK Hip Hop and R&B Singles Chart.
Known as the Crown Prince of Bhangra, Jazzy B is an Indo-Canadian singer and songwriter, who has been releasing numerous albums, singles, soundtracks and duo collaborations since late 1990s. Winner of several Brit Asia TV Music Awards and PTC Punjabi Music Awards, he has also appeared in several films, mostly as himself, and owns his own clothing, B Jazzy.
Angie is a Swedish singer, songwriter, and rapper. She achieved popularity with her controversial singles, Smoke Weed Eat Pussy and Sad Sex. Openly bisexual and an ardent supporter of cannabis as a recreational drug, Angie is often seen as a representative of the liberal-minded revolution.
A big fan of William Shakespeare, R&B singer and rapper Jahkoy Palmer began composing poems and turning them into raps by the age of eleven and debuted on stage at thirteen, performing in numerous events across Toronto before releasing his first mixtape at nineteen. Currently a popular star, he now focuses more on singing than on rapping.