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Single Sirens: R&B Moms Who Do It All

Whitney Houston had been dubbed “The Voice” after achieving record breaking success with the motion picture “The Bodyguard”.

Today, Houston can also lay claim to the title single mom, thanks to a divorce from Bobby Brown. But don’t let the divorce fool you, Houston is still very much involved in her -now- 16 year old daughter Bobbi Kristina’s life. The very daughter who lent vocals to Houston’s hit 1999 single “My Love Is Your Love” — at the age of 6.

whitney houston, single r&b moms, children, single parents

whitney houston, single r&b moms, children, single parents

Whitney Houston had been dubbed “The Voice” after achieving record breaking success with the motion picture “The Bodyguard”.

Today, Houston can also lay claim to the title single mom, thanks to a divorce from Bobby Brown. But don’t let the divorce fool you, Houston is still very much involved in her -now- 16 year old daughter Bobbi Kristina’s life. The very daughter who lent vocals to Houston’s hit 1999 single “My Love Is Your Love” — at the age of 6.

Fantasia, single r&b moms, children, single parents

Fantasia, single r&b moms, children, single parents

Fantasia sang the title “Baby Mama” loud and proud on her 2004 debut album “Free Yourself”. The inspiration behind the American Idol winner’s song is her daughter, 7 year old Zion (pictured).

Speaking of Zion in 2006, Fantasia offered: “It’s tough being a young mother. But she’s my angel and one of the reasons I work very hard.”

chilli, single r&b moms, children, single parents

chilli, single r&b moms, children, single parents

Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas found her stint in the Multi-Platinum selling female group TLC rewarding but, 11 year old Tron is her MVP – the most valuable player.

Admitting that recording an album is and was a blessing, she also admits raising a child is just as valuable. Infact, Chilli told DJ Booth: “A parent has so much to do with the upbringing of a child; you do not want to mess up – at least, great parents don’t wanna mess up. So that is the hardest job, but if you do it right it’s the most rewarding.”

t boz, single r&b moms, children, single parents

t boz, single r&b moms, children, single parents

Like TLC cohort “Chilli,” Atlanta based singer/actress T-Boz is a strong single mom who says “My daughter, Chase Anela, is 8 years old, and she’s the sweetest thing and makes me the happiest.”

In 2006 T-Boz (Tionne Watkins) opened a children’s clothing store called “Chases Closet” named after her daughter.

solange, single r&b moms, children, single parents

solange, single r&b moms, children, single parents

Some may not consider Solange Knowles the model parent after having her son at 17 and splitting with his father however, Solange Knowles is nothing if not real about her choices.

Speaking with Essence in 2007, Solange offered: “Some people might say I can’t call myself a role model, having a son so young or doing whatever, but I hope people can look at the good things I do and learn from them. I don’t exactly aspire to be a role model for young girls, though.(…) At the end of the day, I just do the best I can.”

mashonda, single r&b moms, children, single parents

mashonda, single r&b moms, children, single parents

She sang “Airing the Laundry” and moved forward in 2009 but one thing R&B singer (and ex-wife of producer Swizz Beatz) Mashonda remains is a proud mother.

Setting the record straight in 2008, Mashonda told Hip Hop Weekly: “I have a responsibility to raise my son, he’s my number one priority and everyday I strive more for him and of course my music.”

brandy, single r&b moms, children, single parents

brandy, single r&b moms, children, single parents

Brandy portrayed the role so many girls dream of when they’re little — Cinderella. For six year old Sy’rai, Cinderella is mommy and her best friend.

Upon releasing the 2008 effort “Human” Brandy spoke of her daughter on Today, stating: “My daughter is my angel. She keeps me motivated and she keeps me inspired”.

(Pictured: Brandy and Sy’rai for Sketchers 2008)

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