Music Birthday: Shellback

Today, February 1, 1985, Shellback was born Karl Johan Schuster in Karlshamn, Sweden. Alongside Justin Timberlake and Max Martin, Shellback produced ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling!’ performed by Justin Timberlake. The song comes from the original soundtrack to animated musical comedy, Trolls. Shellback’s work on ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling!’ earned him a Grammy Award for Best…

There’s Big Truth in Jazmine Sullivan’s “Heaux Tales”

Jazmine Sullivan released her debut extended play “Heaux Tales” on January 8, 2021, and I must say that it was totally worth the wait. With six long years between the release of her “Reality Show” album, “Heaux Tales” is a really nice gift for Sullivan fans. Though the wait was long, the technique is genius….

Lalah Hathaway: “honestly”

Today, October 20, 2017, Lalah Hathaway released “honestly.” This sensually sophisticated album is full of soul and Self, complete with co-production and songwriting by the brilliant Tiffany Gouche. “honestly” reached nos. 9 & 45 on the US Billboard Independent Albums chart, and iTunes.   Released independently, “honestly” is spirited, voluptuous, and encouraging. Any lover can soak…

Rahsaan Patterson: “Love In Stereo”

Today, October 19, 1999, Rahsaan Patterson released his sophomore studio album, “Love In Stereo.” This contemporary soul album reached no. 51 on the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart; and internationally on Spanish iTunes at no. 83.  The album’s beautifully affirmative lead single, ‘Treat You Like A Queen,’ is a rhythmic and powerful production by…

Music Birthday: Tyler Joseph

🔊🎉Today, December 1, 1988, Tyler Robert Joseph was born in Columbus, Ohio. To date, ‘Stressed Out’ is the best performing single on the US Hot 100 by twenty one pilots. Song is a production by Mike Elizondo; it peaked at no. 2, and enjoyed a 52-week chart run. ‘Stressed Out’ is so popular, it’s been…