Kanye West: “Vh1 Storytellers”

Today, January 5, 2010, Kanye West released his second live album, “VH1 Storytellers.” This performance was taped while West was still working on the recording of his fourth studio album “808’s & Heartbreak.” “VH1 Storytellers” shows West as a timeless entertainer, and perfectionist. The set is complete with nine songs from his riveting repertoire: ‘See…

Ariana Grande: “k bye for now (swt live)”

Today, December 23, 2019, Ariana Grande released her first live album, “k bye for now (swt live).” This album is intimate, natural, playful and Grande’s vocals are as majestic as they are on her records. Covering an energetic evening on her Sweetener Tour, “k bye for now (swt live)’ went on to peak at no….

Music Birthday: DeFord Bailey Sr.

Today, December 14, 1899, DeFord Bailey Sr. was born in Smith County, Tennessee. Though he struggled with polio, Bailey broke racial barriers as a black musician when he performed on the Grand Ole Opry – originally The Barn Dance – in December 1924. Ultimately helping establish the country music genre.  With his harmonica, stature and…

Ariana Grande: “Positions”

Today, November 17, 2020, Ariana Grande’s “Positions” went to no. 12 on the Australian iTunes Albums chart. This is Grande’s sixth studio album, and it beautifully expresses her growth as an artist, woman and divine feminine. This late-night jam was originally released on October 30, 2020, and it debuted at no. 1 on both the…

Music Birthday: Susan Boyle

🔊🥳Today, April 1, 1961, Susan Magdalane Boyle was born Blackburn, West Lothian, Scotland. Boyle’s debut studio album “I Dreamed A Dream” peaked at no. 1 on the US Billboard 200. This album was produced by Steve Mac, producer of Kodaline’s ‘Follow Your Fire,’ and it spawned ‘Wild Horses.’ Boyle saw the song peak at no….

Music Birthday: Robin Thicke

🔊🥳Today, March 10, 1977, Robin Alan Thicke was born in Los Angeles, California. In 2005, Will Smith tapped Robin Thicke for his R&B-tinged ‘Switch (Remix).’ The song is a production by Co-P, and O. Banga, and it’s included on Smith’s fourth studio album “Lost and Found.” Another remix of ‘Switch’ Elephant Man.