HomageCollage: Various Artists, “Set it Off – OST”

🔊❤️Today 1996 – The “Set it Off” soundtrack was released – On this same day, ‘Days of Our Livez,’ performed by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, was released as a single – Album reached no. 4 on the US Billboard 200, and ‘Days of Our Livez,’ no. 20 on the Hot 100 – This album has features from…

Music Birthday: Zendaya

🔊🎊Today 1996 – Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman was born in Oakland, California – Her ‘Replay’ single became her highest performer on the US Hot 100 (no. 40) – Song comes from her eponymous debut studio album – “Zendaya” peaked at no. 51 on Billboard 200 – As a new artist, ‘Replay’ also peaked at no….

Music Birthday: OAKENFOLD

🔊🎉Today 1963 – Paul Mark Oakenfold was born in London, England – In 2002, he won the BMI Film Music Award for producing the soundtrack to “Swordfish,” starring Halle Berry, Don Cheadle, John Travolta, and more – N.E.R.D. is featured on the soundtrack, on the ‘Lapdance’ song – Song is included in the band’s debut album,…

HomageCollage: Beyoncé, “The Lion King: The Gift”

🔊❤️Today 2019 – “The Lion King: The Gift” by Beyoncé & Various Artists is no. 5 on the US World Albums chart – Album has spent two weeks on the chart so far, and spawned Blue Ivy’s feature, ‘BROWN SKIN GIRL,’ which reached no. 76 on the Hot 100 –  ‘MOOD 4 EVA’ ft. Oumou Sangaré, Childish…

Music Birthday: Chris Stokes

🔊🎉Today 1969 – Christopher B. Stokes was born in Los Angeles, CA – Before launching his Christopher Brian Collection in 2007, he helped discover B2K & IMx, two prominent R&B groups who went on to star in these films written & directed by Stokes: “House Party 4,” “You Got Served,” and “Somebody Help Me.”