bal·​lad·​eer | \ ˌba-lə-ˈdir How to pronounce balladeer (audio) \

Definition of balladeer

: a singer of ballads

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Many male balladeers, from Teddy Pendergrass and Luther Vandross to R. Kelly and John Legend, have been inspired by his tender approach. Marc Myers, WSJ, "Barry White’s Music of Love," 11 Oct. 2018 The visionary K-Pop idol Rain, balladeer Baek Ji-young and fast-rising girl group Red Velvet each had their full-throated partisans in the audience, one heavily Korean but also notably diverse. August Brown,, "NCT 127 is leading the next generation of K-Pop," 16 May 2018 Between former and current girl group members furthering their sonic identities and the likes of hip-hop veteran and balladeer Yoonmirae dropping a feminist anthem, these releases all revel in these performers’ distinct styles and individuality. Tamar Herman, Billboard, "Female Korean Solo Artists Are Flourishing in April With New Singles From Luna, Hyolyn, Yoonmirae & More," 24 Apr. 2018 BTS’ Jungkook and Korean-American balladeer Roy Kim shared a musical bromance with the world this week, when the pair paid homage to one another through covers of each other's songs. Tamar Herman, Billboard, "BTS' Jungkook & Roy Kim Cover Each Other's Songs: Listen," 15 Mar. 2018 Apart from being massively successful in his own music career, the pop balladeer has also dabbled in the world of Broadway, earning a Tony Award nomination for his principle role as Pierre in the hit musical The Great Comet of 1812. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "A Timeline of Tony Awards Host Josh Groban's Surprising Dating History," 10 June 2018 Entertainment Thanks to a soaring, boyish tenor that seems tailor-made for romantic epics, Ricardo Montaner became one of the top balladeers on the Latin-pop scene in the late '80s and '90s. Randy Cordova, azcentral, "Ricardo Montaner on love songs, Venezuela and his famous kids," 13 Mar. 2018 With the arrival of rock ′n’ roll, music underwent a revolution and many balladeers faded. Robert D. Mcfadden, New York Times, "Vic Damone, Who Crooned His Way to Postwar Popularity, Dies at 89," 12 Feb. 2018 Music producer Deborah McDuffie offers a remembrance of her friend Luther Vandross, the legendary balladeer, who died in 2005. Charisse Jones, USA TODAY, "Women of color 'Sing' proudly in new essay collection," 5 Feb. 2018

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1714, in the meaning defined above

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