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: 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…

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…

Music Birthday: Project Pat

Today, February 8, 1973, Project Pat was born Patrick Earl Houston in Memphis, Tennessee. On March 29, 2001, Project Pat’s second studio album, “MISTA DON’T PLAY — EVERYTHANGS WORKIN’,” was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. “MISTA DON’T PLAY — EVERYTHANGS WORKIN’” is brimmed with head-nodding southern hip-hop, and laced with close-knit…

Migos: “Culture”

Today, January 27, 2017, Migos released their second studio album, “Culture.” This Grammy-nominated album includes the hit singles ‘Bad and Boujee’ ft. Lil Uzi Vert, ‘Slippery’ ft. Gucci Mane, and ‘T-Shirt.’  On the American iTunes Chart, “Culture” reached no. 5, becoming their second top 10 album on the chart since 2015’s “Yung Rich Nation.” “Culture”…

Lady A: “Need You Now”

Today, January 26, 2010, Lady A released their sophomore studio album “Need You Now.” This album peaked at no. 1 on the American iTunes Albums chart, their first album to reach no. 1 on the chart.  Production on “Need You Know” was handled by Paul Worley, and Lady A themselves. The album was so well…