Richie has had 11 No.1 singles on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, five No. He has also achieved one platinum and four gold singles.His honors include four Grammy Awards, including Song of the Year in 1986 for "We Are The World," and Album of the Year in 1985 for "Can't Slow Down Smokey Robinson is one of America's most enduring musical icons.
She has sold more than 200 million records and is iconic for setting the bar for outstanding female stage performance. His number one hits include "Never Too Much," "Here and Now" and "Power of Love/Love Power"Vandross sold over 30 million singles and albums, including 13 platinum or double platinum albums and seven No. He won eight Grammys and also composed and produced albums for Aretha Franklin, Dionne Warwick and Cheryl Lynn.More » Luther Vandross, transitioned from a very lucrative career as a studio and background vocalist working with Quincy Jones, Roberta Flack, David Bowie, Diana Ross, Chaka Khan, Bette Midler, Donna Summer, and Barbara Streisand, to become one of the most admired and influential solo artists. More » Mariah Carey is one of the most successful pop-R&B artists of all time.Al released six consecutive number one R&B albums from 1972 to 1975: "Let's Stay Together," "I'm Still in Love with You," "Call Me, Livin' for You," "Al Green Explores Your Mind" and "Al Green Is Love Prince, was one of the greatest guitarists, composers, producers and artists in modern music.His career spanned from 1976 to his untimely death in 2016. 1 singles include "When Doves Cry," "Let's Go Crazy," and "Batdance." In 1985, he won an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score for "Purple Rain He sold over 100 million records in his career which spanned four decades.His classic tunes include "(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66," released in 1946, "Nature Boy," released in 1948, "Mona Lisa, which came out in 1950, "Too Young," the No.
1 song in 1951 and his signature tune "Unforgettable."Cole's version of "The Christmas Song" is one of the most popular songs of all-time.
His distinctive, silky smooth voice has easily withstood the test of time and is one of the reasons the name Isley is synonymous with R&B.
More » The father of Natalie Cole, Nat King Cole, began his career as a successful jazz pianist and was one of the most admired vocalists of his era, spanning 1935 to 1965.
He has appeared in more than 25 films, and in 1956, he made history as the first African-American to host a national television variety show, "The Nat King Cole Show." More » Tina Turner, overcame the abuse of her former husband, Ike Turner, to become one of the most admired women in music. She recorded the Grammy Award-winning classic "Proud Mary" as a member of the duo, Ike and Tina Turner.
In 1984, she won Record of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "What's Love Got To Do With It."She is a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer who has been one of the most influential and inspiring artists for more than 50 years.
Prince composed or produced hits for Chaka Khan ("I Feel For You featuring Stevie Wonder), Madonna, Patti La Belle, The Time, Vanity 6, Sinead O' Connor and several other artists.