Music Birthday: Anderson .Paak

Today, February 8, 1986, Anderson .Paak was born Brandon Paak Anderson in Oxnard, California. Now a three time Grammy winner, .Paak earned his first Grammy at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards, for his single called ‘Bubblin’.’  The song is a production by Jahlil Beats and Antwon Wonder, and it was released on May 17, 2018….

Music Birthday: Shakira

Today, February 2, 1977, Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll was born in Barranquilla, Columbia. 19 years after its fall 2001 release, Shakira’s hit single ‘Whenever, Wherever’ is still a popular jam. The single’s appearance atop the American iTunes Songs Chart on February 3, 2020, served as a sweet belated birthday gift to the ‘Hips Don’t Lie’…

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…

Music Birthday: Big Boi

Today, February 1, 1975, Antwan “Big Boi” Patton was born in Savanna, Georgia. At the 46th Annual Grammy Awards, as part of iconic rap duo Outkast, won three awards: Best Rap Album and Album of the Year (“Speakerboxxx/The Love Below”), and Best Urban/Alternative Performance (‘Hey Ya!’).  It was on September 23, 2003 when Outkast released…

KiDD Crash: ‘Why We Gotta Go There’

Today, December 1, 2020, the official music video for ‘Why We Gotta Go There’ by KiDD Crash has nearly 130 views. After being released to YouTube just four days ago, that rising view count speaks to Crash’s star power, you can call it “staying power.” ‘Why We Gotta Go There’ is track four on KiDD…

Fifth Harmony: “Better Together – EP”

Today, October 18, 2013, Fifth Harmony released their debut extended play, “Better Together.” Executively produced by Julian Bunetta, this EP reached nos. 2 & 6 on the American iTunes Albums Chart, and the Billboard 200.  There are also dance remix, and acoustic versions of “Better Together,” both of which have seen chart success. “Better Together:…

Anthony Hamilton: “Comin’ From Where I’m From”

Today, September 23, 2003, Anthony Hamilton released “Comin’ From Where I’m From,” his sophomore studio album. This album was a commercial success, peaking at no. 33 on the US Billboard 200, and no. 6 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart.  Mark Batson produced a few of the tracks on “Coming From Where I’m From,”…

Music Birthday: Niall Horan

Today, September 13, 1993, Niall James Horan was born in Mullingar, Ireland. Niall has a hit single called ‘Slow Hands,’ and it peaked at no. 11 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The song is a production by Julian Bunetta – producer of Amber Mark’s ‘Generous’ single.  ‘Slow Hands’ is a multi-platinum single, earning 3x…