There are, at least, fourteen artists by this name. 1. Maria Jensen: A Danish rnb singer. 2. ＭＡＲＩＡ: A Japanese girl band lead by Maiko (formerly of Zone). 3. Maria Nalbandian): An Armenian Lebanese singer notorious for her provocative videos. Her hit debut single was "Elaab" or "El'ab". 4. An Oxnard, California, USA indie pop band, in signed to Yay! Records. 5. A Japanese psychedelic band, with an album by the same name. 6. マリア: A female rap artist. 7. A Bosnian artist, who represented her country in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007.
LEX is a Queens-based MC who represents himself through his music. With no patience for fraudulence, LEX effortlessly strings together lyrics that come from everything he represents as a man. A father of two, a hard-working 9-to-5er, and a man who observes the world around him with a keen eye, LEX paints pictures of his experiences through words. Letting his soul show through everything he writes, being one-dimensional is impossible.
Roderick Anthony Burton II (November 25, 1987 – May 18, 2009), better known by his stage name Dolla, was an American rapper. Originally part of a group group called Da Razkals Cru with friends Scrappy and Sas, a 12 year-old Dolla rapped in showcases around his Atlanta, Georgia hometown. Eventually, the group caught the attention of both Missy Elliott and P. Diddy. However those two weren't the only executives interested. By 2001, the trio signed to Elektra Records where Dolla met then unknown singer, Akon, who was producing for the label.
Solomon Burke (born March 21, 1940 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a soul music pioneer and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Despite releasing numerous R&B chart hits in the 1960s, he never had a Top 20 hit on the pop charts. Burke's influence, however, has outstripped his mainstream commercial success. Today he is considered a legend of American music. He began his adult life as a young preacher in Philadelphia, where he hosted a gospel radio show. In the 1960s, he signed with Atlantic Records and began moving towards more secular music.
Born in Detroit in the late 80’s, Lizzo spent much of her formative years in the church, where she was raised on the gospel sounds of The Winans, The Clark Sisters, and Fred Hammond, along with mainstay secular artists such as Stevie Wonder and Elton John. At the age of 10 her family moved to Houston, TX, and Lizzo was exposed to a wide array of emerging Southern musical styles, from the trademark chopped and screwed rap tracks of the underground, to the progressive and polished R&B sounds of groups like Destiny’s Child that were raising the city’s national profile to new heights.
Kem Owens (born in Nashville, Tennessee), professionally known as Kem, is an American R&B/soul singer, songwriter, and producer. He was raised in Detroit, Michigan. After finishing high school, Kem dealt with homelessness, addiction, and isolation from his family. He did not overcome these issues until he turned to spirituality and music, as he has said, "My career didn't take off until I connected with my spirituality.
Mint Condition is an R&B band from the Twin Cities. Formed in the late 1980s, its members are lead singer (and in-studio drummer/percussionist) Stokley Williams, bassist Ricky Kinchen, guitarist Homer O'Dell, pianist Larry Waddell, and keyboardist/saxophonist Jeffrey Allen. The group is well known for its highly diverse musical style (able to play anything from traditional jazz stylings to mainstream R&B and rock-based music to funk grooves and even latin and jamaican-based rhythms) and also its captivating live performances.
There are two artists by the name Navi: 1) Navi (real name: Ahn Ji-ho) is an R&B singer born in 1986. She was discovered by composer Lee Hyun-seung when she was just a college student working as a singer at a jazz club. Navi’s first single album features medium tempo R&B songs, which accentuates her beautiful voice. Tablo of Korea’s hottest hip hop group Epik High has done rap featuring on her album, adding his own musical flavor to her stylish pieces.
Mary Jane Blige (born January 11, 1971 in The Bronx but grew up in Yonkers, New York) is a Grammy award winning singer, rapper, model and actress. She released her debut album, What's The 411?, in 1992 to critical acclaim, and has since released eight more chart topping albums. Her ninth studio album, Stronger With Each Tear, was released on December 21st, 2009. When her debut album, What's the 411?, hit the street in 1992...