Deitrick Haddon's R&B Contemporaries

Deitrick Haddon's R&B contemporaries.

The New Wave - For the past decade, Deitrick has been recognized for creating a lane for contemporary gospel music. His unique music and style has helped to develop today?s contemporary gospel culture. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)

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Deitrick Haddon's R&B Contemporaries  - Detriot-bred singer and songwriter Deitrick Haddon is widely revered for his contemporary style of gospel music. His music, a fusion of worship and R&B sounds, can be likened to R&B artists who in many ways exist in the same vein. Who are they? Flip through to find out. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)

Tank - Tank, like Haddon, is a singer, songwriter and producer. At the turn of the century, they both released their debut albums (Tank's Force of Nature in 2001 and Haddon's Lost & Found in 2002). Mirroring Haddon's ability to trade between gospel and R&B, Tank starred in 2010's The Preacher's Kid, which saw him trade his R&B swagger for gospel melodies. (Photo: Johnny Louis/WENN.com)

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Tank - Tank, like Haddon, is a singer, songwriter and producer. At the turn of the century, they both released their debut albums (Tank's Force of Nature in 2001 and Haddon's Lost & Found in 2002). Mirroring Haddon's ability to trade between gospel and R&B, Tank starred in 2010's The Preacher's Kid, which saw him trade his R&B swagger for gospel melodies. (Photo: Johnny Louis/WENN.com)

I Want You  - Luke James performs his latest single, "I Want You." (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Luke James - Similar to Deitrick Haddon, Luke James also began his career in a group. From 2004-2006, he was one half of the duo Luke & Q. Prior to Haddon's solo career, he was a member of Detroit-based singing group Perfect Peace. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

The Big Debut - His self-titled debut ? Bobby Valetino ? released in the spring of 2005 and was certified gold. His first single ?Slow Down,? was an instant hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B charts and earned Bobby a Soul Train Awards nomination for Best R&B/Soul Single. Later that year, he joined the Scream Tour IV line-up, which also featured Bow Wow, Omarion, Pretty Ricky and more. 

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Bobby V - Bobby V's debut album, Bobby Valentino, was primarily produced by production duo Tim & Bob, who also served as executive producers on Haddon's wildy popular 2006 effort 7 Days. (Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

21. Trey Songz - Trey Songz caught the ladies' attention on Drake's "Successful," Lupe Fiasco's "Out of My Head" and J. Cole's "Can't Get Enough." (Photo: Mark Davis/Getty Images for BET)

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Trey Songz - At the intersection of vocal prowess and being an impassioned songwriter, you have the commonalities that are marks of the Trey Songz and Deitrick Haddon brands. Both vocalists, songwriters and producers, the multi-talented forces continue to push their respective crafts to new heights by always reimagining themselves and evolving. (Photo: Mark Davis/Getty Images for BET)