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Soap N’ B: Lauryn Hill, Rihanna Meet Daytime

Before their respective Grammy Award-winning albums “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” and “Confessions,” Lauryn Hill and Usher made acting debuts on Daytime Television.

Hill, portraying a runaway during high school, appeared on ‘As The World Turns’ while Usher spent time on ‘The Bold and The Beautiful’ as Raymond.

lauryn hill, usher, soaps, daytime television, r&b

lauryn hill, usher, soaps, daytime television, r&b

Before their respective Grammy Award-winning albums “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” and “Confessions,” Lauryn Hill and Usher made acting debuts on Daytime Television.

Hill, portraying a runaway during high school, appeared on ‘As The World Turns’ while Usher spent time on ‘The Bold and The Beautiful’ as Raymond.

rihanna, soaps, daytime television, r&b

rihanna, soaps, daytime television, r&b

Before going “bad” with “Umbrella,” Rihanna performed the single “S.O.S.” on ABC’s All My Children in 2006.

mary j blige, soaps, daytime television, r&b

mary j blige, soaps, daytime television, r&b

Mary J. Blige has performed not just once but, twice on ABC’s ‘One Life To Live’ since 2006.

Blige’s 2001 single “No More Drama” also sampled the popular ‘Young and The Restless’ theme “Nadia’s Song”.

ne yo, soaps, daytime television, r&b

ne yo, soaps, daytime television, r&b

Ne-Yo surprised his ‘All My Children’ watching mom when he appeared on the soap in 2008.

dionne warwick, soaps, daytime television, r&b

dionne warwick, soaps, daytime television, r&b

Legendary entertainer Dionne Warwick performed on ‘The Bold and The Beautiful’ in 1998.

erykah badu, soaps, daytime television, r&b

erykah badu, soaps, daytime television, r&b

Erykah Badu joins Mary J. Blige and Timbaland as a featured artist on ABC’s ‘One Life To Live’.

aaliyah, soaps, daytime television, r&b

aaliyah, soaps, daytime television, r&b

While the late Aaliyah did not perform on a Daytime soap, she did reference her favorite character Erica Kane in song.

Kane, portrayed by Emmy winner Susan Lucci on ABC’s All My Children, is described on Aaliyah’s final effort “I Care 4 U (2002)”.

b5, soaps, daytime television, r&b

b5, soaps, daytime television, r&b

Like Aaliyah, former Bad Boy group B5 referenced Lucci’s character, Erica Kane, in song. Kane is featured on B5’s “Don’t Talk, Just Listen”.

keri hilson, soaps, daytime television, r&b

keri hilson, soaps, daytime television, r&b

Before “In A Perfect World” took her to the top of the charts, singer/songwriter Keri Hilson shared the stage with Timbaland on ABCs ‘One Life To Live’ (2007).

For more on Soaps and their connection to R&B music, click here to view Singersroom’s Celebrating Black Music Month feature.

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