Adam Mitchel Lambert (born January 29, 1982) is an American singer, songwriter, and actor from San Diego, California. In May 2009, he finished as the runner-up on the eighth season of American Idol.[2]

Lambert released his debut album, For Your Entertainment, on November 23, 2009,[3] via RCA Records/19 Recordings. The album debuted at number 3 on the Billboard 200 on the week of December 12, 2009,[4] selling 198,000 copies in the United States in the first week

Aaron Charles Carter[1] (born December 7, 1987)[1] is an American singer. He is the younger brother of singer Nick Carter, from the boy band Backstreet Boys. He came to fame as a pop and hip hop singer in the late-1990s, establishing himself as a star among preteen and teenage audiences during the early-2000s.

Shaffer Chimere Smith (born October 18, 1979), better known by his stage name Ne-Yo, is an American pop and R&B singer–songwriter, record producer, actor, and occasional rapper. Since his debut, Ne-Yo has had five top ten songs on the Billboard Hot 100 as a lead artist and two number-one albums on the Billboard 200. Ne-Yo has also amassed a catalog of chart-topping songs that he has written for other artists

Anthony Hamilton (born January 28, 1971 in Charlotte, North Carolina)[1] is an American R&B, soul, and neo soul singer-songwriter, and record producer who rose to fame with his platinum-selling second studio album Comin' from Where I'm From (2003), which featured the singles "Comin' from Where I'm From" and "Charlene."

Don "Magic" Juan (born Donald Campbell in 1950, aka The Chairman of the Board, Archbishop Don 'Da Magic' Juan, Bishop Magic Juan, and Bishop) is an American hip hop artist, actor, fashion designer, and pimp from Chicago.

Juan's climb to mainstream celebrity began when he met Snoop Dogg backstage at one of his concerts. They soon became good friends, and Juan became Snoop's "spiritual advisor". He also acts as a "spiritual advisor" to Gina Gershon as seen in an episode of the documentary series Rocked with Gina Gershon. To date, Juan has not released any albums of his own, although in 2003, Snoop Dogg stated that he was working on producing Juan's first album.[1] Juan did release a compilation album of '70s and '80s soul classics in 2006, titled Green is for the Money, Gold is for the Honeys.

Musiq is the eldest of nine children. At an early age, Musiq decided he would discontinue his high school education, and left home at 17. It was during that time Musiq started to build a reputation for being musically gifted, beat boxing for MC's, free styling on the open mic circuit, scatting at a jazz club, or just performing a cappella in the streets of Philadelphia, which is where he got the name "Musiq" and later added "Soulchild", which is intended to respect and represent the legacy and traditions of past soul artists. He cites as his inspiration such icons as Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Patti LaBelle, Billie Holiday, Sly & the Family Stone and Ray Charles

George Clinton (born July 22, 1941) is an American singer, songwriter, bandleader, and music producer and the principal architect of P-Funk. He was the mastermind of the bands Parliament and Funkadelic during the 1970s and early 1980s, and began his work as a solo artist in 1981. He has been called one of the most prominent innovators of funk music, along with James Brown and Sly Stone. Clinton became a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, after being inducted in 1997 with fifteen other members of Parliament-Funkadelic.

Darris Love (born April 26, 1980) is an American actor, most notable for his role as Raymond 'Ray' Alvarado in Nickelodeon's The Secret World of Alex Mack. Since the show's ending in 1998, he has made appearances in episodes of numerous American television shows, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, ER, and Without a Trace, Janet Jackson's music video All For You (song) "Someone to Call My Lover" and in the Monica music video "All Eyez On Me".

His other credits include the films Gang Tapes (2001), Sucker Free City (2004), and Janky Promoters (2009)

Charlie Wilson was raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. At age 3 or 4, he was taught to sing in church which led the way for him to sing in his junior high school's choir, which was a precursor to his musical career with The Gap Band and later his solo career.

According to the Gap Band's website, he is sometimes colloquially known as "Uncle Charlie". This name was given to him by rapper Snoop Dogg, with whom he is good friends.

Wilson has released multiple solo albums. 2000's Bridging the Gap produced the Top 40 R&B hit "Without You", and his most recent, Charlie Last Name: Wilson in fall 2005, with production from such hitmakers as R. Kelly, Kaygee and Tramp and The Platinum Brothers. Wilson also appeared on The Biggie Duets alongside R. Kelly on the song "Mi Casa". He has worked with Snoop Dogg many times, such as on the single "Beautiful" (along with Pharrell), "Signs" (alongside Justin Timberlake) and "Perfect", a song from Snoop's R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta) The Masterpiece. Charlie Wilson also appeared on two songs on UGK's Underground Kingz album. Charlie Wilson appeared in Snoop Doog's 1996 video "Snoops Upside Ya Head" (contains a GAP Band sample and hook from ""I Don't Believe You Want to Get Up and Dance (Oopps upside your head)"