Music Birthday: Kelly Rowland

Today, February 11, 1981, Kelendria Trene Rowland was born in Atlanta, Georgia. Kelly released a new single in April 2020 called ‘Coffee,’ and it’s gained more than eight million streams on Spotify.  The song was produced by Marcos “Kosine” Palacios of production duo Da Internz, and it is not included on any of Kelly’s albums….

Music Birthday: D’Angelo

Today, February 11, 1974, D’Angelo was born Michael Eugene Archer in Richmond, Virginia. At the 43rd Annual Grammy Awards, D’Angelo’s “Voodoo” won Best R&B Album. “Voodoo,” released in January 2000, shared the category with incredible albums from Jill Scott, Sisqo, Toni Braxton, Joe, and Boyz II Men.  On the US Billboard 200, “Voodoo” peaked at…

Music Birthday: Sheryl Crow

Today, February 11, 1962, Sheryl Susanne Crow was born in Kennett, Missouri. On February 4, 1997, Crow’s “Tuesday Night Music Club” album was certified 7x platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.  “Tuesday Night Music Club” is Crow’s debut album, and it was entirely produced by Bill Bottrell – co-producer of Michael Jackson’s “Dangerous”…

Music Birthday: Murda Beatz

Today, February 11, 1994, Murda Beatz was born Shane Lee Lindstrom in Fort Erie, Canada. On February 12, 2020, Murda Beatz’ ‘Do Not Disturb’ collaboration with Smokepurpp, Offset and Lil Yatchy earned gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America.  The song, released March 28, 2018, is a joint production by Murda Beatz and…

Music Birthday: Brandy

Today, February 11, 1979, Brandy Rayana Norwood was born in McComb, Mississippi. Brandy demonstrates vocal prodigy with her latest release, “B7.” The release of “B7” marks Brandy’s seventh studio album, and it does not disappoint.  Brandy’s love is flowing like a river on tracks like ‘Unconditional Oceans,’ and ‘No Tomorrow.’ And she calls out bad…

Rest in Paradise: Vic Damone

Today, February 11, 2018, Vic Damone passed away in Miami Beach, Florida. Spotify indicated Damone is still poppin’ today, with more than three million streams on ‘Let’s Fall in Love’ alone. ‘Let’s Fall in Love’ was included in Damone’s 1956 album, “That Towering Feeling.” Another hit from that album is ‘You Stepped Out of a…

Rest in Paradise: Tyrone Davis

Today, February 9, 2005, Tyrone Davis passed away in Hinsdale, Illinois. Davis has a 1979 song called ‘Ain’t Nothing I Can Do,’ and 24 years later, Beyonce sampled it in the ‘Be With You’ track of her debut solo studio album ‘Dangerously In Love.”   Tyrone Davis and Beyonce share a commonality – Columbia Records. Both…

Music Birthday: Carole King

Today, February 9, 1942, Carole King Klein was born in Manhattan, NY. Carole’s 1971 hit ‘It’s Too Late’ earned gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America. The certification date was July 21, 1971, marking Carole’s first certification from the RIAA.  Lou Adler produced ‘It’s Too Late,’ and it’s included on her sophomore studio…