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: Sheryl Crow

Today, February 11, 1962, Sheryl Susanne Crow was born in Kennett, Missouri. On February 4, 1997, Crow’s “Tuesday Night Music Club” album was certified 7x platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.  “Tuesday Night Music Club” is Crow’s debut album, and it was entirely produced by Bill Bottrell – co-producer of Michael Jackson’s “Dangerous”…

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: Anderson .Paak

Today, February 8, 1986, Anderson .Paak was born Brandon Paak Anderson in Oxnard, California. Now a three time Grammy winner, .Paak earned his first Grammy at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards, for his single called ‘Bubblin’.’  The song is a production by Jahlil Beats and Antwon Wonder, and it was released on May 17, 2018….

Music Birthday: Capone

Today, February 8, 1976, Capone was born Kiam Akasi Holley in Queens, NY. Capone has a song called 2009 ‘Dirty Game,’ included on his “Revenge Is a Promise” album.  This song samples three culturally impactful rap songs: ‘The Set Up (Remix)’ by Obie Trice and Nate Dogg ft. Lloyd Banks, Jadakiss and Redman, ‘Westside Story’…

Music Birthday: Tinashe

Today, February 6, 1993, Tinashe Jorgensen Kachingwe was born in Lexington, Kentucky. Tinashe did a song with British EMD duo Snakehips, and Chance the Rapper called ‘All My Friends.’ The song comes from Snakehips’ 2016 extended play of the same name. ‘All My Friends’ was released in October 2015, and peaked at no. 3 on…

Music Birthday: Bob Marley

Today, February 6, 1945, Bob Marley was born Robert Nesta Marley in Nine Mile, Jamaica. On February 18, 2015, “Easy Skanking in Boston ‘78,” Bob Marley & the Wailers’ fifth live album, peaked at no. 72 on the American iTunes Albums Chart. Recorded at the old Boston Musical Hall, Orpheum Theatre, in Boston, Massachusetts, “Easy…

Music Birthday: Shakira

Today, February 2, 1977, Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll was born in Barranquilla, Columbia. 19 years after its fall 2001 release, Shakira’s hit single ‘Whenever, Wherever’ is still a popular jam. The single’s appearance atop the American iTunes Songs Chart on February 3, 2020, served as a sweet belated birthday gift to the ‘Hips Don’t Lie’…