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  • The Boys Choir of Harlem

    The Boys Choir of Harlem

    Recording Group

    Music

    The Boys Choir of Harlem was a choir located in Harlem, New York City, United States. Its last performance was in 2007 and the group folded shortly thereafter due to several controversies, a large budget deficit, and the death of its founder.

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  • The Temptations

    The Temptations

    4-Time Grammy Award Winner

    Music

    The Temptations are an American vocal group known for their success with Motown Records during the 1960s and 1970s. Having sold tens of millions of albums, The Temptations are one of the most successful groups in music history.

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  • Boyz II Men

    Boyz II Men

    4-Time Grammy Award Winner

    Music

    Boyz II Men is an American R&B vocal group, best known for emotional ballads and a cappella harmonies. They are currently a trio composed of baritone Nathan Morris, alongside tenors Wanya Morris and Shawn Stockman.

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  • fun.

    fun.

    Grammy Award Winner

    Music

    Fun (stylized as fun.) is an American indie pop band based in New York City. It was formed by Nate Ruess, former lead singer of The Format, with Andrew Dost of Anathallo and Jack Antonoff of Steel Train.

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  • Janet Jackson

    Janet Jackson

    Inductee, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and 5-Time Grammy Award Winner

    Music

    Janet Jackson is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is known for a series of sonically innovative, socially conscious, and sexually provocative records, as well as elaborate stage shows, television roles, and film roles.

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  • Kirk Franklin

    Kirk Franklin

    16-Time Grammy Award Winner

    Music

    Kirk Franklin is an American gospel musician, choir director, and author. He is known for leading urban contemporary gospel choirs such as The Family, God's Property, and One Nation Crew (1NC), and has won multiple awards, including 16 Grammy Awards.

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  • Vanessa-Mae

    Vanessa-Mae

    Recording Artist

    Music

    Vanessa-Mae is a violinist with album sales reaching several million, having made her the wealthiest entertainer under 30 in the United Kingdom in 2006. She competed under the name Vanessa Vanakorn (father's surname) for Thailand in alpine skiing.

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  • Michael Jackson

    Michael Jackson

    King of Pop

    Music

    Michael Jackson was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor. Called the "King of Pop", his contributions to music and dance, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture.

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  • Martha Wash

    Martha Wash

    2-Time Grammy Award Nominee

    Music

    Martha Wash is a 2-time Grammy Award nominee, with a career spanning over thirty years. Known for her distinctive and powerful dramatic soprano voice, she first achieved fame as one half of the successful act Two Tons o' Fun.

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  • Cliff Edwards

    Cliff Edwards

    Disney Legends Award Winner

    Music

    Clifton Edwards, known as "Ukulele Ike", was an American singer and voice actor who enjoyed considerable popularity in the 1920s and early 1930s, specializing in jazzy renditions of pop standards and novelty tunes.

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  • Pink Floyd

    Pink Floyd

    Grammy Award Winner

    Music

    Pink Floyd were an English rock band formed in London. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music.

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  • Sounds of Blackness

    Sounds of Blackness

    3-Time Grammy Award Winner and Emmy Award Nominee

    Music

    Sounds of Blackness is a Grammy Award winning vocal and instrumental ensemble from Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota who perform music from several genres music including gospel, R&B, soul, and jazz.

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  • The Weather Girls

    The Weather Girls

    Recording Group

    Music

    The Weather Girls charted several dance hits over the course of its career, with its peak in popularity having occurred in 1982, when the group released the hit song "It's Raining Men."

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  • Marvin Gaye

    Marvin Gaye

    2-Time Grammy Award Winner

    Music

    Marvin Gaye was an American singer, songwriter and musician. He helped to shape the sound of Motown Records in the 1960s, first as an in house session player and later as a solo artist with a string of hits.

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  • The Terence Blanchard Group

    The Terence Blanchard Group

    Recording Group

    Music

    Terence Oliver Blanchard is an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer, arranger, and film score composer.

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  • Rihanna

    Rihanna

    Recording Artist

    Music

    Rihanna rose to fame with the release of her debut studio album "Music of the Sun" and its follow-up "A Girl like Me" (2006), which charted on the top 10 of the Billboard 200 and respectively produced the hit singles "Pon de Replay" and "SOS".

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  • Public Enemy

    Public Enemy

    Inductee, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and 6-Time Grammy Award Nominee

    Music

    Public Enemy is an American hip hop group consisting of Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Professor Griff, Khari Wynn, DJ Lord, and the S1W group. Formed in Long Island, New York in 1982, they are known for their politically charged lyrics.

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  • Prince

    Prince

    7-Time Grammy Award Winner

    Music

    Prince has sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. He has won seven Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe, and an Academy Award. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.

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  • Jay-Z

    Jay-Z

    Recording Artist

    Music

    Jay-Z is an American rapper, businessman and investor. In 2014, Forbes estimated Jay-Z's net worth at nearly $520 million. He is one of the world's best-selling artists, having sold more than 100 million records, while receiving 21 Grammy Awards.

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  • The Beatles

    The Beatles

    7-Time Grammy Award Winner

    Music

    The Beatles were an English rock band that formed in Liverpool in 1960. With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the greatest and most influential act of the rock era.

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  • Pharrell Williams

    Pharrell Williams

    2-Time Academy Award Nominee and 13-Time Grammy Award Winner

    Music

    Pharrell Williams is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, and fashion designer. He has earned eleven Grammy Awards, including two with the Neptunes.

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  • New Edition

    New Edition

    Grammy Award Nominee

    Music

    New Edition is an American boy band formed in Boston in 1978. The group reached its height of popularity during the 1980s. They were the progenitors of the boy band movement of the 1980s and 1990s and led the way for groups like New Kids on the Block.

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  • Tracy Chapman

    Tracy Chapman

    4-Time Grammy Award Winner

    Music

    Tracy Chapman is an American singer-songwriter, known for her hits "Fast Car" and "Give Me One Reason". She is a multi-platinum and four-time Grammy Award-winning artist.

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  • Silk

    Silk

    Recording Group

    Music

    Silk is an American R&B group, formed in 1989 in Atlanta, Georgia. They are best known for their 1993 hit single, "Freak Me", which reached number-one on the Billboard Hot 100.

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  • Missy Elliott

    Missy Elliott

    Recording Artist

    Music

    Missy Elliott launched her solo career with her debut album "Supa Dupa Fly", which spawned the hit singles "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)" and "Sock It 2 Me". The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200.

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