Female Contemporary R&b Singers

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Aaliyah
(Best Known as 'Princess of R&B' & 'Queen of Urban Pop')

Aaliyah
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Birthdate: January 16, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: August 25, 2001

Aaliyah was an American singer, actress and model, who became famous when her debut album, Age Ain't Nothing but a Number sold three million copies in the US. Her subsequent albums also sold in millions and won her numerous accolades. She also acted in some films. She tragically died in an airplane crash in the Bahamas, at the age of 22.

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Camila Cabello
(Pop Singer)

Camila Cabello
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Birthdate: March 3, 1997
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cojímar, Cuba

Cuban-American singer and songwriter, Camila Cabello, first gained fame as a member of the girl group Fifth Harmony. She is also a solo artist and released her debut solo album in 2018. She is the recipient of Billboard Women in Music award for Breakthrough Artist. She is also an upcoming actress who has appeared in a few TV shows.

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IU
(Singer)

IU
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Birthdate: May 16, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, South Korea

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Cynthia Erivo
(Actress)

Cynthia Erivo
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Birthdate: January 8, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Stockwell, London, England, United Kingdom

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Jess Glynne
(English Singer Best Known for Her Singles: ‘Hold My Hand’ and ‘Don't Be So Hard on Yourself)

Jess Glynne
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Birthdate: October 20, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hampstead, London, England
Jess Glynne, named one of Forbes’s Most Influential People Under 30 in 2019, initially rose to fame as a featured artist on tracks such as Rather Be and My Love. She became the first British female solo singer with seven number one UK Singles Chart tracks.

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Macy Gray
(Singer-songwriter)

Macy Gray
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Birthdate: September 6, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Canton, Ohio, United States

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Michel'le
(Singer-Songwriter)

Michel'le
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Birthdate: December 5, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Compton, United States
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Sheridan Smith
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Birthdate: June 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Epworth, North Lincolnshire, England, UK

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Keri Hilson
(Singer-Songwriter Known for Her Album ‘In a Perfect World’)

Keri Hilson
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Birthdate: December 5, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Decatur, Georgia, United States

Keri Hilson is an American singer, vocal arranger, songwriter, actress, and record producer. She is known for writing songs for popular artists like Mary J. Blige and Britney Spears. She often creates music that glorifies love, sexual intimacy, and womanhood. Also a well-known philanthropist, Hilson has contributed to various charities and relief efforts for natural disasters.

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Tulisa Contostavlos
(Singer-songwriter)

Tulisa Contostavlos
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Birthdate: July 13, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Camden Town, London

Tulisa Contostavlos is an English singer, television personality, songwriter, and actress. She achieved popularity after appearing in the popular reality television music competition series The X Factor, where she served as one of the judges. Her life and career inspired the 2014 documentary, Tulisa: The Price of Fame, which premiered on BBC Three.

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Emeli Sandé
(R&B Singer Best Remebered for her Album 'Our Vision of Events')

Emeli Sandé
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Birthdate: March 10, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England

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LeToya Luckett
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Birthdate: March 11, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States

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Cissy Houston
(Gospel Singers)

Cissy Houston
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Birthdate: September 30, 1933
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, USA

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K Michelle
(Singer-songwriter who Rose to Fame as Breakout Star of 'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta')

K Michelle
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Birthdate: March 4, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States

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Jessica Mauboy
(Her Album 'Been Waiting' Became The Second Highest-Selling Australian Album of 2009)

Jessica Mauboy
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Birthdate: August 4, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Darwin, Australia

Jessica Mauboy is an Australian singer, actress, and songwriter. She started hogging the limelight after finishing second in the fourth season of Australian Idol, which was aired in 2006. One of the most successful female artists in Australia, Mauboy has received several awards, such as ARIA Music Awards.

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Jazmine Sullivan
(R&B Singer-Songwriter Known for Her Debut Album 'Fearless')

Jazmine Sullivan
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Birthdate: April 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Jazmine Sullivan soared to fame with the Billboard-topping debut album Fearless. Born to a background vocalist mother, she began singing as part of gospel choirs. With 15 Grammy nominations, she has tied with Icelandic singer Björk, for the most Grammy nominations without a win for any female.

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Rina Sawayama
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Birthdate: August 16, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Niigata, Japan
Rina Sawayama is known for her unusual blends of pop with R&B, club music, nu-metal, and other genres. Born in Japan, the singer/model moved with her family to the UK at age 5. She is also a Cambridge graduate and a queer icon who identifies as pansexual and bisexual. 

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Tiffany Hwang
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Birthdate: August 1, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA

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Victoria Monet
(Singer-songwriter)

Victoria Monet
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Birthdate: May 1, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Georgia (U.S. state) Georgia, U.S.

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Ella Eyre
(Singer-songwriter)

Ella Eyre
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Birthdate: April 1, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England

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Tisha Campbell-Martin
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Birthdate: October 13, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

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Heather Headley
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Birthdate: October 5, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Barataria, Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidadian-American singer-actor Heather Headley is best known for her Tony- and Drama Desk-winning performance in the musical Aida. The Northwestern University drop-out was also part of the theatrical version of Whitney Houston’s movie The Bodyguard and won a Grammy for her gospel album Audience of One.

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Beverley Knight
(Contemporary R&B singers)

Beverley Knight
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Birthdate: March 22, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wolverhampton, England

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Jody Watley
(Singer)

Jody Watley
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Birthdate: January 30, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Heidi Range
(Singer)

Heidi Range
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Birthdate: May 23, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Liverpool, England

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Enisa Nikaj
(Singer)

Enisa Nikaj
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Birthdate: March 5, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

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Farrah Franklin
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Birthdate: May 3, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

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Diamond White
(Singer, Actress)

Diamond White
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Birthdate: January 1, 1999
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

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Sevyn Streeter
(Singer-songwriter)

Sevyn Streeter
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Birthdate: July 7, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Haines City, Florida Haines City, Florida, U.S.

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Cindy Herron
(Singer)

Cindy Herron
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Birthdate: September 26, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States

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Leah LaBelle
(Singer)

Leah LaBelle
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Birthdate: September 8, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: January 31, 2018

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Shaznay Lewis
(Best Known as a Member of the All-Girl Group 'All Saints')

Shaznay Lewis
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Birthdate: October 14, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Islington, London, England

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Molly Sandén
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Birthdate: July 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Molly Sandén is one of Sweden's biggest pop singers. She has released five studio albums so far and had also represented Sweden in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2006.

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Sylvia Robinson
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Birthdate: March 6, 1935
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
Died: September 29, 2011

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Bonnie Pointer
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Birthdate: July 11, 1950
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
Died: June 8, 2020

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CeCe Peniston
(Singer-songwriter)

CeCe Peniston
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Birthdate: September 6, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, U.S.

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Brooke Valentine
(Known for Her 2005 Hit Single 'Girlfight')

Brooke Valentine
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Birthdate: October 5, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States

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Phoebe Snow
(Singer-songwriter)

Phoebe Snow
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Birthdate: July 17, 1950
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, U.S.
Died: April 26, 2011

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Katy B
(Singer-songwriter)

Katy B
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Birthdate: May 8, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Peckham, London, England

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Chrisette Michele
(Singer-Songwriter)

Chrisette Michele
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Birthdate: December 8, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Central Islip, New York, U.S.

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Coco Lee
(Only person of Chinese ethnicity to perform at the Oscars)

Coco Lee
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Birthdate: January 17, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hong Kong

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Adina Howard
(Singer-songwriter)

Adina Howard
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Birthdate: November 14, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

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Little Eva
(Singer)

Little Eva
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Birthdate: June 29, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Belhaven, North Carolina, United States
Died: April 10, 2003

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Sara Maria Forsberg
(Singer-songwriter)

Sara Maria Forsberg
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Birthdate: May 2, 1994
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Jakobstad, Finland

Sara Maria Forsberg is a Finnish singer, songwriter, and YouTube personality. She trained for a few years in a music academy in Jakobstad and began her career by posting videos on YouTube. In the mid-2010s, she signed to Capitol Records and released her debut single. She currently releases music as an independent artist. 

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Timi Yuro
(Singer-Songwriter)

Timi Yuro
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Birthdate: August 4, 1940
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: March 30, 2004

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Lolo Zouaï
(Musician)

Lolo Zouaï
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Birthdate: March 5, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France

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Sharon Jones
(Singer)

Sharon Jones
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Birthdate: May 4, 1956
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Augusta, Georgia, U.S.
Died: November 18, 2016

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Elle Varner
(R&B and soul singer who released her first album, Perfectly Imperfect, in 2012.)

Elle Varner
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Birthdate: February 12, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

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Shola Ama
(Singer who made waves in the R&B scene with her 1997 cover of Turley Richards' "You Might Need Somebody.")

Shola Ama
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Birthdate: March 8, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom

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Shy'm
(Singer)

Shy'm
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Birthdate: November 28, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Trappes