We have seen lots of young R&B singers in 1990s who did very well in the charts. Since 2000, there are lots of young R&B singers who did well too. Here are some of them:
Ashanti was still young when she started. Before releasing her own record, she wrote songs for other artists which included the highly successful Jennifer Lopez. Ashanti scored several top 10 albums and multi-million selling song “Foolish”.
Mario was still a teenager when he scored her first top 5 hit. After two years, he eventually topped the charts worldwide with this breezy track “Let Me Love You”. Aside from these hit songs, he gained platinum records too.
Chris Brown is one of the biggest male R&B singers around. But he started and released his first record a decade ago, and guest what? He immediately topped the US charts. Until now, his success continued as heard in his music.
Cassie hit big with her first single “Me and U”. The catchy sound of the song helped her gain success. However, she was considered as one-hit wonder. Still, she made a mark in the industry.
She was first known the time when teen pop stars such as Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera are on top of the game and Milian was even considered in their category. But her music was more on R&B. Her biggest succes was the song “Dip it Low”.
She made 3 top ten hits over her debut LP and she was even compared to Bey when she debuted. But her sound is quite different. Her first release came out before she turned 20. She was one of the young female singers then.
She is one of the biggest female singers around and her career since debut is already a decade old. She’s just 17 when her top 2 hit was released which was the start of her successful career.
Some facts from Wikipedia