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'Hitsville: The Making of Motown' film premiere, After Party, Los Angeles, USA - 08 Aug 2019

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There are many notable R&B Black male singers who have made huge impacts in the music industry.

Some of the most iconic names include Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Prince, John Legend, and Usher.

Marvin Gaye is known for his soulful, passionate songs about love and social justice, and he has influenced a generation of artists since his heyday in the 1960s and 70s.

Marvin Gaye Performs In Rotterdam

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Stevie Wonder is a musical prodigy and has been known to perform in many genres including funk, jazz, rock, and soul.

Teddy Pendergrass is famous for his string of hits in the 70s and is remembered as one of the greatest live performers of all time.

Prince was an innovative artist who blended rock, R&B, soul, funk, and more into his own unique sound.

Prince - Moonbeam Levels promo photo

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John Legend is a modern-day master of soulful R&B with his powerful vocals and beautiful lyrics.

Usher has been an iconic figure in R&B since the 90s. His smooth voice and dance moves have made him beloved by fans.

Usher Performs In Shanghai

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Happy Black History Month!

Written by Te’Asia Royster