Rest in Paradise: Maurice White

Today, February 4, 2016, Maurice White passed away in Los Angeles, California. At the 18th Annual Grammy Awards, White won Best R&B Vocal Performance, By A Duo, Group or Chorus for his production on ‘Shining Star’ by Earth, Wind & Fire. The song comes from the funk band’s sixth studio album, “That’s the Way of…

Music Birthday: Bobby Womack

🔊🥳Today, March 4, 1954, Bobby Womack was born Robert Dwayne Womack in Cleveland, Ohio. In February 1973, on Valentine’s Day, Bobby Womack & Peace’s ‘Harry Hippie’ single earned gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America. The song was written by Jim Ford, like Aretha Franklin’s ‘Niki Hoeky,’ and it peaked at no. 31…

HomageCollage: Offset, “FATHER OF 4”

🔊💜Today, February 22, 2019, Offset released his solo debut studio album, “FATHER OF 4.” The album reached no. 4 on the US Billboard 200. Two singles were spawned in support of “FATHER OF 4,” ‘Red Room’ and ‘Clout.’ On May 3, 2019, ‘Clout’ peaked at no. 39 on the Hot 100; and on August 21,…

HomageCollage: Lalah Hathaway, ‘That Was Then’

🔊💜Today, February 7, 2009, ‘That Was Then’ by Lalah Hathaway peaked at no. 32 on the US Billboard Adult R&B Songs Chart. The song comes from Hathaway’s “Self Portrait” LP release in June 2008. Rex Rideout produced ‘That Was Then,’ much like Ledisi’s ‘Alright.’ “Self-Portait” peaked at no. 63 on the Billboard 200, and no….

Music Birthday: Steve Chrisanthou

🔊🎉Today, January 21, 1967, Steve Chrisanthou was born in Bradford, United Kingdom. In 2006, Chrisanthou co-wrote and produced Corrine Bailey Rae’s sensational single, ‘Put Your Records On.’ In 2007, the song earned two Grammy nominations: Record of the Year, and Song of the Year. ‘Put Your Records On’ comes from Rae’s eponymous debut studio album.

HomageCollage: Mike Posner, “A Real Good Kid”

🔊💜Today, January 18, 2019, Mike Posner released his third studio album, “A Real Good Kid.” On February 2, 2019, the album peaked at no. 73 on the US Billboard Top Current Albums Chart. The album debuted at no. 27 on the American iTunes Albums Chart. On January 4, 2019, Posner released the album’s final single,…

HomageCollage: Rae Sremmurd, “SremmLife”

🔊💜Today, January 6, 2015, Rae Sremmurd released their debut studio album, “SremmLife.” This album peaked at no. 5 on the US Billboard 200, and spawned the seminal single ‘No Flex Zone.’ Song was produced by Mike WiLL Made-It, and A+. On the US Hot 100, ‘No Flex Zone’ peaked at no. 36. 

Music Birthday: Miley Cyrus

🔊🎉Today, November 23, 1992, Miley Cyrus was born Destiny Hope Cyrus, in Franklin, Tennessee. ‘Wrecking Ball’ is her best performer on the US Hot 100, with peak of no. 1. Song was produced by Cirkut, and Dr. Luke. By October 2015, song earned 5x platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America.