Music Birthday: Aaliyah

🔊🎉Today, January 16, 1979, Aaliyah Haughton was born in New York City, New York. Her confident ‘More Than a Woman’ single samples ‘Mayada El-Hennawy,’ by Alouli Ansa. Timbaland produced ‘More Than a Woman’ for Aaliyah’s eponymous third, and final studio album. Drake sampled ‘More Than a Woman’ on his ‘Is There More,’ Erica Campbell sampledContinue reading “Music Birthday: Aaliyah”

Music Birthday: Calvin Richardson

🔊🎉Today, December 16, 1976, Calvin Richardson was born Monroe, North Carolina. His sophomore studio “2:35pm” peaked at no. 65 on the US Billboard 200, and no. 8 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart. Two of the album’s songs have peaked on the Billboard Adult R&B Songs Chart: ‘Keep On Pushin’’ (no. 20), and ‘NotContinue reading “Music Birthday: Calvin Richardson”

HomageCollage: Aaliyah, “I Care 4 U”

🔊💜Today, December 10, 2002, Aaliyah released her posthumous compilation album, “I Care 4 U.” Album is comprised of old demos, unreleased tracks, and music from her previous three albums. ‘Miss You,’ the album’s lead single, was produced by Teddy Bishop, and co-written by Bishop, Johnta Austin, and Ginuwine. Song saw no. 3 on the HotContinue reading “HomageCollage: Aaliyah, “I Care 4 U””