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Old 15-04-2014, 13:37
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There have been some really talented young R&B vocalists come on the scene in the last few years and I want to know of more. Who are the current crop in UK & Ireland and who are waiting in the wings with the potential to be successful (critically/commercially) Perhaps people being developed by labels or working abroad but from UK / Ireland. My definition of R&B is quite loose so interested to hear opinions and debate on this.

Some thoughts so far

Female:
Emeli Sande
Laura Mvula
Jess Glynne
Ella Eyre
Adele
Rebecca Ferguson
Leona Lewis
3/4 of Little Mix if they went solo

Male:
Michael Kiwanuka
John Newman
Maverick Sabre
Sam Smith
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Old 15-04-2014, 13:40
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Alexandra Burke
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Old 15-04-2014, 13:52
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Marsha Ambrosius
She's british, yet has been more successful and well known in the US

Amy Winehouse
Mutya Buena (her one and only album is worth a check out)
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Old 15-04-2014, 14:32
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Alexandra Burke 100%
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Old 15-04-2014, 18:34
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Alexandra Burke 100%
She has such a great voice.
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Old 15-04-2014, 18:44
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Sampha, AlunaGeorge and Jessie Ware are pretty awesome.

Not exactly within the remit of this thread but Janelle Mon‚e, Rhye, Frank Ocean and Miguel are some great, non-UK R&B artists.

Mon‚e in particular is amazing. Regardless of whether or not she attains large commercial success, she will deservedly go down as one of the best minds and musicians in the genre's history.
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Old 16-04-2014, 23:44
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Wow this thread really didn't take off how I imagined it would
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Old 16-04-2014, 23:48
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Old 16-04-2014, 23:51
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Alexandra Burke has an incredible voice and is so often unfairly overlooked!
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Old 17-04-2014, 00:06
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Alexandra will have a difficult time getting recognized as an R&B singer since she spent most of her career so far doing dance-pop.

Daley is a good UK R&B singer, but he seems to have more success in the US than he does here.
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