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: 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…

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….

Avant: “Private Room”

Today, December 9, 2003, Avant released his first studio album with Geffen Records, “Private Room.” Executively produced by the seasoned Steve Huff, “Private Room” is passionate, intimate contemporary soul on the same high levels of R. Kelly’s “Chocolate Factory.” On the US Billboard 200, “Private Room” peaked at no. 18, while on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop…

Crew Cuts: ‘Sh-Boom’

Today, December 2, 1954, ‘Sh-Boom (Life Could Be A Dream)’ by the Crew Cuts ended it’s nine-week run at no. 12 on the UK Official Singles chart. Though popularized by the Crew Cuts, the song was originally written and recorded by The Chords, and released through Atlantic Records subsidiary, Cat Records. This doo-wop, rock &…

One Direction: “Midnight Memories”

Today, November 25, 2015, One Direction released their third studio album, “Midnight Memories.” This album reached no. 1 on the UK Official Albums chart, while it’s title track reached no. 39 on the Official Singles chart. In addition to ‘Midnight Memories’ being released as a single, ‘Story of My Life,’ ‘Best Song Ever,’ and ‘You…

Tim & Bob Day

Today, November 18, 2011, the city of Peoria, Illinois gave Grammy-winning record producers Tim & Bob a ceremonial key to the city, declaring this day Tim & Bob Day. Tim & Bob have been involved in the flourishing of plenty music careers, including Sisqo, Tamia and Jon B.  The Illinois production duo produced Tamia’s ‘So…