Yolanda Adams, gospel singer, record producer, actress, and radio host. She has sold around 5M albums in the United States, and nearly 8M worldwide. Billboard Magazine named her the #1 Gospel Artist of the last decade and her album Mountain High...Valley Low the best gospel album. Her hits include Open My Heart, Victory, Step Aside and Be Still. She has won 4 Grammy Awards, 16 Stellar Gospel Music Awards, 4 Dove Awards, 1 AMA, 7 NAACP Image Awards, 1 Soul Train Music Award, and 4 BET Awards.
Mary J. Blige, singer-songwriter, record producer, and actress. With her classic album What's the 411?, she was praised for combining hip hop & soul music, subsequently earning her the title "Queen of Hip Hop Soul". She has had 10 consecutive albums debut in the top 10 and a total of 11 albums to debut top. She is a recipient of 9 Grammy Awards & 4 American Music Awards, has recorded 8 multi-platinum albums, and is the only artist with Grammy Award wins in R&B, Rap, Gospel, & Pop.
Usher (born Usher Raymond IV), singer, songwriter, & dancer. His 2nd album, My Way, went 6x platinum, his 3rd, 8701, went 4x platinum, & his 4th, Confessions, sold over 10M copies in the US (certified diamond). It has the highest 1st week sales for an R+B artist ever. His album, Here I Stand, sold over 5M copies worldwide. He is one of the best selling music artists of all time, having sold over 65M records worldwide. His awards include 8 Grammys, 8 AMAs, & 20 Billboard Music Awards.
Maxwell (born Gerald Maxwell Rivera), singer-songwriter, record producer multi-instrumentalist. His music spans R+B, funk soul, but he is best known as one of the exemplars of neo-soul. His hits include Til the Cops Come Knockin, Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder), Sumthin' Sumthin' (original Mellosmoothe), Whenever, Wherever, Whatever, Luxury: Cococure, Fortunate, This Woman's Work, Let's Not Play the Game, Pretty Wings Bad Habits. He won a Billboard, Image 3 Soul Train awards 2 Grammys.