Music Birthday: Kelly Rowland

Today, February 11, 1981, Kelendria Trene Rowland was born in Atlanta, Georgia. Kelly released a new single in April 2020 called ‘Coffee,’ and it’s gained more than eight million streams on Spotify.  The song was produced by Marcos “Kosine” Palacios of production duo Da Internz, and it is not included on any of Kelly’s albums….

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: Harry Styles

Today, February 1, 1994, Harry Edward Styles was born in Redditch, Worcestershire, England. The One Direction training wheels were completely removed with the 2019 release of “Fine Line,” his second solo studio album. This album reached no. 1 on the American iTunes Chart, 10 points higher than his eponymous debut two years prior. Too, it…

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…

Kesha: “Animal”

Today, January 1, 2010, Kesha released her debut studio album “Animal.” The album peaked at no. 1 on the US Billboard 200, enjoying an 85-week chart run. This dance-pop album houses the seminal ‘Tik Tok’ single – a production by Dr. Luke and Benny Blanco. The song also reached no. 1 on the Hot 100. …

The Weeknd: “Starboy”

Today, November 25, 2016, The Weeknd released his third studio album, “Starboy.” This album was released through The Weeknd’s XO record label, with distribution assistance through Republic Records – label home of Black Thought, James Blake, Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, Jonas Brothers, Belly, Conan Gray, Jacquees, the late Amy Winehouse and Pop Smoke, and so …

Beyonce: “I Am… Sasha Fierce”

Today, November 18, 2008, Beyonce released her third studio album, “I Am… Sasha Fierce.” This dual album is complete with one message: Beyonce is beautifully and boldly human – just like us. She gives a subtle “I Am” side, with soft tracks like ‘Satellites’ and ‘Ave Maria.’ And, then the unabashed ego side, “Sasha Fierce,’…

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…