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'90s R&B singer Sam Salter has passed away at age 46. His death was reported on August 28. No cause of death was released.

Salter's debut album, It's On Tonight was released in 1997 on LaFace Records.

The album's first single "After 12, Before 6" was released in early 1997 and became a Top 20 R&B hit.

His sophomore album entitled Once My Sh.. (Always My Sh..) dropped in 1999.

Salter's follow-up album, titled Little Black Book, was never released, but a few of the songs were recorded by other artists. Boyz II Men recorded his song "Color Of Love" and Sisqó recorded "Incomplete."

Salters said his vocal style was influenced by R&B legends Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder.

He was also a songwriter, and worked on songs for 98 Degrees, Aaron Skyy, and Kandi Burruss' solo debut album.

According to, Salter's death was first reported by the blog

"We are saddened to share the news that R&B singer Sam Salter recently passed away at age 46. Confirmed in posts by his family. A special and often overlooked talent gone too soon."

"I was floored," said L.A. Reid, who signed Salter to his first record label in Atlanta.

"He's a great singer. I mean, we live in an era where you don't necessarily have to be, but he is!"

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Last night, Youtube held its Leaders and Legends Ball honoring L.A. Reid & Babyface, founders of LaFace Records. The Event was hosted by Lyor Cohen at the Atlanta history center in Atlanta, GA on Wednesday.

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Celebrities and glitterati were in the house to celebrate L.A. & Babyface, including T.I. and Tiny (pictured), Future and Lori Harvey, Monica, Dallas Austin, Jermaine Dupri, Rick Ross, Kevin Liles, Goodie MoB, Ludacris, Pebbles, Shanti Das, Lil Duval, Tricky Stewart, Michael Kyser, Tammy Rivera, Julie Greenwald, Rubi Rose, Yella Beezy, 2 Chainz, Da Brat, The-Dream, Bobby V, Kandi Burruss, Todd Tucker, Gunna, Toya, Sleepy Brown, Mike Will Made it, The Bonfire and more!

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Future and Lori Harvey didn't want to take pictures together, even though their relationship was confirmed by the couple on social media.

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(L-R) Besties Kandi Burruss, Antonia Wright, Tiny, and Tammy Rivera attended the event wearing they evening best.

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(L-R) L.A. Reid, Michael Kyser, guest, Lyor Cohen, Julie Greenwald, and Babyface. The event was hosted by Cohen.

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Legendary hip hop group Goodie MoB was in the house. The group is going out on tour together.

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