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….

21 Savage: “i am > i was”

Today, December 21, 2018, 21 Savage released his sophomore studio album, “i am > i was.” In  January 2020, the album earned platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America. Unsurprisingly, the album performed well internationally – reaching nos. 1 & 33, on the Billboard 200, iTunes and the Official Charts. A fan favorite…

Tyrese: “I Wanna Go There”

Today, December 17, 2002, Tyrese released his third studio album, “I Wanna Go There.” This relationships album reached no. 16 on the US Billboard 200. His first album for J Records, “I Wanna Go There” was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America on Valentine’s Day 2003.  This sensual album’s lead single, ‘How…

Pop Smoke: ‘For the Night’

Today, December 4, 2020, ‘For the Night’ by Pop Smoke, Lil Baby & DaBaby peaked at no. 2 on the US Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart. Taken from his posthumous debut studio album, “Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon,” ‘For the Night’ also reached no. 15 on iTunes.  Expectedly, ‘For the Night’ enjoyed international…

Motown Records: “Queen & Slim: The Soundtrack”

Today, November 15, 2019, Motown Records released the soundtrack album to Queen & Slim, a tragic love story boldly confronting the constant racial divide in America. A fulfilling & mixed-genre album, features from celebrated artists such as Bilal, Raphael Saadiq, Mike Jones, Choker, Lil Baby, Lauryn Hill, Megan Thee Stallion and more easily help bring…

Rahsaan Patterson: “After Hours”

Today, October 26, 2004, Rahsaan Patterson released “After Hours,” his third studio album. Just one month after its release, on the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, “After Hours” peaked at no. 65. Also an international success, the album reached no. 36 on Brazilian iTunes. “After Hours” is rich, extravagant, and Patterson’s vocals are as…

Anthony Hamilton: “Comin’ From Where I’m From”

Today, September 23, 2003, Anthony Hamilton released “Comin’ From Where I’m From,” his sophomore studio album. This album was a commercial success, peaking at no. 33 on the US Billboard 200, and no. 6 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart.  Mark Batson produced a few of the tracks on “Coming From Where I’m From,”…

Music Birthday: Amy Winehouse

Today, September 14, 1983, Amy Jade Winehouse was born in London, England. Amy covered the song by The Zutons, called ‘Valerie,’ and it’s included on her “Back to Black: B-Sides” bonus album. The song is 1 of 6 productions on “Back to Black” by Mark Ronson, others include ‘Rehab,’ ‘Back to Black, ‘You Know I’m…