Coldplay: “A Head Full of Dreams”

Today, December 4, 2015, Coldplay released “A Head Full of Dreams.” This angelic album peaked at no. 2 on the US Billboard 200, and no. 1 on iTunes. ‘Up&Up’ was released as one of the album’s singles, and it’s visual was nominated for Best Music Video at the Grammys.  ‘Up&Up’ was produced by Stargate and…

Lady Gaga: “Born This Way”

🔊💜Today, May 23, 2011, Lady Gaga released her second studio album “Born This Way.” This album peaked at no. 1 on the US Billboard 200, and spawned these five Hot 100 singles: ‘The Edge of Glory’ (no. 3), ‘You and I’ (no. 6), ‘Judas’ (no. 10), ‘Marry the Night’ (no. 29), and ‘Born this Way’…

Music Birthday: Jordan Pruitt

🔊🥳 Today, May 19, 1991, Jordan Lynne Pruitt was born in Loganville, Georgia. Pruitt has a song called ‘Jump to the Rhythm,’ and it’s included on her debut studio album “No Ordinary Girl.” The song is also included on the 2007 Disney film Jump In!, and it peaked at no. 54 on the US Hot…

Music Birthday: Malcom X

🔊🥳 Today, May 19, 1925, Malcom X was born El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz in Omaha, Nebraska. Michael Jackson sampled a portion of Malcolm X’s “By Any Means Necessary” speech in the ‘HIStory’ single. The song was released in 1997 as the final single to support Jackson’s ninth studio album “HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book 1.”

Hot Chip: “Why Make Sense?”

🔊💜Today, May 18, 2015, Hot Chip released their sixth studio album “Why Make Sense?” This album reached no. 20 on the US Billboard 200 in June 2015, and spawned three singles: ‘Huarache Lights,’ ‘Need You Now,’ and ‘Start You Right.’ On Apple Music, the former two singles are starred as fan favorites.

Mariah Carey: “#1 to Infinity”

🔊💜Today, May 18, 2015, Mariah Carey released her sixth compilation album “#1 to Infinity.” This album peaked at no. 29 on the US Billboard 200, and spawned the lead single ‘Infinity.’ The song was produced by Eric Hudson, Carey herself—on the Hot 100, it peaked at no. 82.

Backstreet Boys: “Millennium”

🔊💜Today, May 18, 1999, Backstreet Boys released their third studio album “Millennium.” This album reached no. 1 on the US Billboard 200, and it’s ‘I Want It That Way’ lead single saw no. 6 on the Hot 100. The song is just 1 of 4 singles released in support of “Millennium,” the other three of…

Rest in Paradise: Ian Curtis

🔊🙏🏾Today, May 18, 1980, Ian Curtis of Joy Division passed away. Well after, on May 2, 2014, Joy Division’s “An Ideal For Living — EP” peaked at no. 8 on the US Billboard Vinyl Albums Chart. This project was released in 1978, and preceded the post-punk band’s two albums “Unknown Pleasures,” and for Curtis, the…