R. Kelly is an American singer and songwriter. The RIAA has recognized R. Kelly as one of the best-selling music artists in the United States with 40 million albums sold as well as only the fifth black artist to crack the top 50 of the same list.
R.E.M. was formed in 1980 by drummer Bill Berry, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist/backing vocalist Mike Mills, and lead vocalist Michael Stipe. In 2007, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. R.E.M. disbanded amicably in September 2011.
Rachel Crow is an American singer, comedian, and actress from Mead, Colorado. She participated in the first season of the United States version of "The X Factor" in 2011 and she finished in 5th place overall.
Rachel Lorin is a rock singer, who starred on the reality show "The Next Big Thing: NY" (2012), broadcast on Oxygen and E! networks. She has worked with multi-Grammy Award winner Earl Cohen, Tony Harnell of TNT and Skid Row, and Pat Gasperini of Pound.
Rachel Platten is an singer and songwriter. She rose to fame in 2015, with the release of the single "Fight Song", which peaked at number six on Billboard Hot 100. She won an Emmy Award for the live performance of the song on "Good Morning America".
Rachelle Ferrell is an American vocalist and musician. Although she has had some success in the mainstream R&B, pop, gospel, and classical music scene, she is noted for her talents as a contemporary jazz singer.
Randy Gill is an R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, and advocate for R&B music. He is a member of the successful mid-1990s R&B group II D Extreme, which includes the members D'Extra Wiley, Jermaine Mickey, and (as of 1998) rapper Sage Lee.