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…

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…

Music Birthday: Gladys Knight

🔊🥳 Today, May 28, 1944, Gladys Maria Knight was born in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1994, Knight covered Boys II Men’s signature single ‘End of the Road’ in her medley called ‘End of the Road Medley: If You Don’t Know Me By Now/Love Don’t….’ The song is the final track on Knight’s “Just for You” album….

HomageCollage: Sia, “Some People Have REAL Problems”

🔊💜Today, January 8, 2008, Sia released her fourth studio album, “Some People Have REAL Problems.” This album was produced by Jimmy Hogarth, and it peaked at no. 26 on the US Billboard 200. In Australia, “Some People Have REAL Problems” has since been certified gold.  

HomageCollage: James Arthur, ‘Naked’

🔊💜Today, January 7, 2019, James Arthur’s ‘Naked’ was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. The song is a undeniably charming pop bop included on Arthur’s third studio album “YOU.” ‘Naked’ was co-written by James Arthur, Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, and it’s producer Johan Carlsson. On February 2, 2018, the song peaked at…

HomageCollage: Aretha Franklin, “Aretha Now.”

🔊💜Today, December 2, 1968, “Aretha Now” by Aretha Franklin was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. This album from Franklin was a chart-topper, peaking at no. 3 on the Billboard 200. Classic soul songs ‘Think/You Send Me,’ ‘I Say a Little Prayer,’ and ‘I Can’t See Myself Leaving You’ we’re released as…

HomageCollage: Aretha Franklin, “Spirit in the Dark”

🔊❤️Today, October 23, 1970, Aretha Franklin’s ‘Don’t Play That Song (You Lied)’ was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. Song is a cover of Ben E. King’s 1962 single. Aretha included it on her “Spirit in the Dark” album, released in August 1970.