HOT Artists

LL Cool J

James Smith – better known as LL Cool J – has been a hip hop success since the mid-80s. LL’s music is diverse – from hard hitting rap like "Mama Said Knock You Out" to smooth R&B ballads like "Hey Lover" – which is why he’s often considered a hip hop pioneer. Along with his 13 studio albums, LL...
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Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani is a singer, writer and fashion designer, known best for leading the Grammy winning band No Doubt. In 2004, Stefani released her solo debut, earning her 5 Grammy nominations and multi-platinum status. She’s also credited as the first artist to sell one million downloads of her single "...
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Tupac Shakur

Despite his short career, Tupac Shakur is one of the best-selling music artists in the world, having sold over 75 million albums. Shakur got his start as a roadie and MC with Digital Underground, and eventually started his own projects. Tupac is known for themes of violence and hardships in his...
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R. Kelly

R. Kelly began performing in the late 80s, with his 1993 solo debut 12 Play bringing him to prominence in the R&B scene. Among his hit singles is "I Believe I Can Fly," which earned him 3 Grammys. Kelly has released 10 albums, selling over 50 million worldwide, leading Billboard to name him the...
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En Vogue

En Vogue formed in Oakland, CA, as a modern-day version of the female groups so popular in the 1960s. The result spawned one of the most successful and popular female groups of all time. The quartet’s second album, Funky Divas , debuted at #1 and featured hits like "My Love (You’re Never Gonna Get...
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Blackstreet

Blackstreet was founded in 1991 by producer Teddy Riley, who wanted a new group after the breakup of his group GUY. While they had success with early singles, it was 1996’s "No Diggity" that helped earn the group a #1 song and a Grammy. The album that featured "No Diggity" ended up going 4 times...
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Snoop Doggy Dogg

Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr., known by his stage names Snoop Doggy Dogg , Snoop Dogg, and more recently Snoop Lion, is a rapper, singer-songwriter, and actor who's sold over 30 million albums worldwide. Discovered by Dr. Dre in 1992, he collaborated on Dre’s debut The Chronic and released his debut...
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Bobby Brown

Bobby Brown found fame as part of the group New Edition, and found breakout success after he released his second solo album Don’t Be Cruel , which launched the singles "My Prerogative" and "Every Little Step." While his follow up albums were good, none matched the success of Don’t Be Cruel . Brown’...
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50 Cent

With the help of Eminem and Dr. Dre, 50 Cent became one of the world's highest selling rappers with just his first two records. Curtis Jackson grew up in Queens, New York, and adopted the name 50 Cent as a metaphor for a life change after being released from prison. With that change, he focused on...
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Lauryn Hill

Born in New Jersey, Lauryn Hill got her start in the spotlight on TV’s As The World Turns and in Sister Act 2 with Whoopi Goldberg, where she showed off her vocal talents. In high school, she was asked to join a band that would become The Fugees, who would see much success with their album The...
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