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We present 50 little known but incredibly interesting facts about R&B music and the amazing artists that make it.
17-year-old aspiring singer Rihanna introduced herself to the music industry with a little-known mixtape called 'This Is Rihanna'. The 12-track project, which was released before her debut album 'Music Of The Sun', included a mix of Hip-Hop and R&B songs. However unfortunately the project didn't catapult her to fame in a similar way to Drake's 'So Far Gone' or Frank Ocean's 'Nostalgia, Ultra'.
Picture: Barcroft Media
The song samples the Police track that Sting wrote 'Every Breathe You Take' - because Diddy never asked permission to use it, Sting receives 100% of the publishing royalists - it is one of the best-selling singles of all time.
(Aaliyah lost!) Picture: Getty
TLC Cee Lo Green 'Waterfalls'
Alicia Keys - The Element of Freedom
Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images
Singer Mary J. Blige attends the premiere of 'Notorious' in New York.
Nelly Ride Wit Me
Destiny's Child (original line up) attend Maxwell Party, 1998. Beyonce Knowles, aged sixteen. Picture: PA
Singer Chris Brown.
She died in 2012. Photo by Lionel Hahn/AbacaUsa.com Date: 10/02/2007
A very young looking Chris Brown way back in 2005.
(Tina Knowles use to let the girls rehearse in the hair salon she owned.) Picture: Getty.
Ne-Yo arrives at the Millenium Stadium.
Trey Songz Never Again
Janet Jackson performs at the Fox Theatre