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….

Toiné Houston: “I Be.”

🔊💜Today, May 23, 2019, Toiné Houston released “I Be.” Houston’s album has these three tracks starred as fan favorites on Apple Music: ‘I Be,’ ‘Flippant,’ and ‘You and I.’ On May 3, 2020, Houston released the video to ‘Flippant’ on YouTube—the visual was directed by Josh “Chicago” Jones.

HomageCollage: Nivea, “Complicated”

🔊💜Today, May 3, 2005, Nivea released her “Complicated” sophomore studio album. This album peaked no. 37 on the US Billboard 200, and spawned ‘Okay’ as a single—a production by Lil Jon & The-Dream. ‘Okay’ features Lil Jon and YoungBloodZ, and it reached at no. 40 on the Hot 100.

Music Birthday: LaTocha Scott

🔊🎉Today, October 2, 1973, LaTocha Scott of Xscape was born in College Park, GA. Scott’s vocals on the bridge of Xscape’s ‘Work Me Slow’ made me an instant fan of music by the girl group. ‘Work Me Slow’ was produced by Darryl Simmons for their “Off the Hook” album. 

Music Birthday: Spice

🔊🎉Today 1982 – Spice, dancehall diva from Love & Hip-Hop: ATL, was born Grace Hamilton in Jamaica – She worked with Vybz Kartel on the single ‘Ramping Shop,’ and with Missy Elliot in her visual for ‘Fun.’