45 Greatest R&b groups of all timeby ruffdadon | created - 04 Dec 2014 | updated - 04 Dec 2014 | Public
Soundtrack | Okja
They are nominated for the 2015 New Jersey Hall of Fame for their services to Performance Arts.
6 decades of #1 hits... several classic albums and songs
Soundtrack | Ready Player One
They were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
1 of the highest selling groups of all time in all genres and num 1 highest selling group in the R&b genre
5. The Supremes
Soundtrack | The Sixth Sense
The greatest girl group ever had its origins in the late 1950s in Detroit's Brewster Projects. At the beginning the girls formed a quartet and named themselves "The Primettes", achieving mild success locally and recording a single for the Lupine record label. They ended up being a trio in 1960 ...
Soundtrack | The Nice Guys
Kool & the Gang are an American band formed in Jersey City, New Jersey in 1964 by brothers Robert "Kool" Bell and Ronald Bell, with Dennis "D.T." Thomas, Robert Mickens, Charles Smith, George Brown, and Ricky West. They have undergone numerous changes in personnel and have explored many musical ...
10. The O'Jays
Soundtrack | The Martian
The O'Jays (they took their name from that of their manager, Eddie O'Jay) formed in 1958 in Canton, Ohio, as The Triumphs. The group members were all students at Canton's McKinley High School. They went through a few name changes before settling on The Mascots, under which they cut several records ...
19. Ohio Players
Soundtrack | Boogie Nights
They were known for their brassy dance music, catchy lyrics, and flamboyant outfits. They topped music charts in the 1970s with hits such as "Love Rollercoaster," "Fire," "Skin Tight," and "Funky Worm." Their lineup changed through the years, but featured horns, bass, guitar, drums, and keyboards.
24. The Stylistics
Soundtrack | Cradle 2 the Grave
The Stylistics were an R&B group out of Philadelphia, PA, formed in the late 1960s. Their first hit was "You're a Big Girl Now"--recorded in 1970 but not released until 1971--on Avco Records that hit #7 on the R&B charts. Avco approached producer Thom Bell, who had produced many hits for another ...
Soundtrack | Radio
Members have included Harold Melvin, Bernie Wilson, Don Haney, Roosevelt Brodie, Jesse Gillis Jr., Franklin Peaker, John Atkins, Teddy Pendergrass, Lawrence Brown, Lloyd Parks, Jerry Cummings, Sharon Paige, David Ebo, Dwight Johnson, William Spratelly, Gil Saunders.
28. The Gap Band
Soundtrack | Sleepers
The Gap Band are a funk, soul and rhythm and blues group from Tulsa, Oklahoma. The band is fronted by the three Wilson brothers: Charlie, Robert, and Ronnie. The Wilson brothers are the sons of a Pentecostal minister and began their music careers singing in their father's church. The Wilson ...
Soundtrack | Magic Mike XXL
112 is an actor, known for Magic Mike XXL (2015), Puff Daddy Feat. Faith Evans & 112: I'll Be Missing You (1997) and 112: Peaches & Cream (2001).
Soundtrack | New Jack City
Guy is a Harlem-based R&B group from New York City, comprised of Aaron Hall, Damion Hall and Teddy Riley. The group is an influential R&B group that introduced and spurred the growth of the "new jack swing" era of Rhythm-N-Blues during the late 1980s and early 1990s. The group released several ...