J.J. Hairston's R&B Contemporaries

J.J. Hairston's R&B Contemporaries

J.J. Hairston's R&B Contemporaries - J.J. Hairston's ability as the composer and choir director of Youthful Praise is unmatched. Few possess the talent that allows them to work with groups without having an ego, and it's this leadership that has made him successful and kept him on top. Click on to see who some of his R&B contemporaries are and why!  (Photo: David Surowiecki/Getty Images for eOne)

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J.J. Hairston's R&B Contemporaries - J.J. Hairston's ability as the composer and choir director of Youthful Praise is unmatched. Few possess the talent that allows them to work with groups without having an ego, and it's this leadership that has made him successful and kept him on top. Click on to see who some of his R&B contemporaries are and why! (Photo: David Surowiecki/Getty Images for eOne)

Destiny's Child "Lose My Breath" - The Destiny's Child hit "Lose My Breath" had a lengthy run of use during the 2004-05 NBA season. It was first used by ABC during their Christmas Day coverage and ended up rocking for promos until that season's playoffs. (Photo: AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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Destiny's Child - With harmonies rooted in gospel music, Destiny's Child was naturally a match for J.J. Hairston and Youthful Praise. The R&B trio has often performed gospel live with their own renditions of "Amazing Grace" and Michelle has gone on to become quite a force in the gospel world.   (Photo: AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

"The D Word" - The curtain closes on this marital melodrama with, you guessed it: divorce. But there's no hard feelings as Face and Toni wish each other all the best as well as sing to each other about the undying love they have for one another. The perfect finish to an unhappy ending.   (Photo: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

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Toni Braxton and Babyface - Although they aren't an official group, Toni Braxton has kept her church upbringing present in her vocals for years and combined with Babyface's musical talents the two have managed to blend their voices together like Youthful Praise to keep music first. (Photo: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Best Independent R&B/Soul Performance: Raheem DeVaughn - "Love Connection"  - The acclaimed R&B/soul singer sent fans on a trip to A Place Called Loveland with this Carvin & Ivan produced jam.  (Photo: Mychal Watts/WireImage)

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Raheem DeVaughn - With soulful vocals and an uncanny ability to emote through music, "Customer" singer Raheem DeVaughn matches the confidence of Hairston and his choir. (Photo: Mychal Watts/WireImage)

Ginuwine - No stranger to the spotlight or working with a group, Ginuwine exhibits the high-quality vocals and stage presence that J.J. Hairston and Youthful Praise always bring to their performances.    (Photo: WENN)

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Ginuwine - No stranger to the spotlight or working with a group, Ginuwine exhibits the high-quality vocals and stage presence that J.J. Hairston and Youthful Praise always bring to their performances.   (Photo: WENN)

Jamie Foxx - Not only can Jamie Foxx act, he can sing and play the piano. With his musical expertise, he and J.J. Hairston are cut from the same cloth.  (Photo: Mark Davis/Getty Images for BET)

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Jamie Foxx - Not only can Jamie Foxx act, he can sing and play the piano. With his musical expertise, he and J.J. Hairston are cut from the same cloth. (Photo: Mark Davis/Getty Images for BET)