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: 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…

Kesha: “Animal”

Today, January 1, 2010, Kesha released her debut studio album “Animal.” The album peaked at no. 1 on the US Billboard 200, enjoying an 85-week chart run. This dance-pop album houses the seminal ‘Tik Tok’ single – a production by Dr. Luke and Benny Blanco. The song also reached no. 1 on the Hot 100. …

Young Money: “We Are Young Money”

Today, December 21, 2009, Young Money released their compilation album, “We Are Young Money.” This tuneful, lyrically-potent hip-hop album peaked at no. 1 on the US Billboard Top Rap Albums chart, and no. 9 on the Billboard 200.  ‘Bedrock’ featuring the southern songbird Lloyd was released as a single, a production by Kane Beatz, and…

21 Savage: “i am > i was”

Today, December 21, 2018, 21 Savage released his sophomore studio album, “i am > i was.” In  January 2020, the album earned platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America. Unsurprisingly, the album performed well internationally – reaching nos. 1 & 33, on the Billboard 200, iTunes and the Official Charts. A fan favorite…

Tamar Braxton: “Love and War”

Today, December 21, 2012, ‘Love and War’ by Tamar Braxton peaked at no. 13 on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The song is a DJ Camper production, included on Tamar’s sophomore studio album of the same name.  The following year, on December 20, ‘All the Way Home,’ another single from the album peaked…

Tyrese: “I Wanna Go There”

Today, December 17, 2002, Tyrese released his third studio album, “I Wanna Go There.” This relationships album reached no. 16 on the US Billboard 200. His first album for J Records, “I Wanna Go There” was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America on Valentine’s Day 2003.  This sensual album’s lead single, ‘How…