Music Birthday: D’Angelo

Today, February 11, 1974, D’Angelo was born Michael Eugene Archer in Richmond, Virginia. At the 43rd Annual Grammy Awards, D’Angelo’s “Voodoo” won Best R&B Album. “Voodoo,” released in January 2000, shared the category with incredible albums from Jill Scott, Sisqo, Toni Braxton, Joe, and Boyz II Men.  On the US Billboard 200, “Voodoo” peaked at…

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…

HomageCollage: Aretha Franklin, “Spirit in the Dark”

🔊❤️Today, October 23, 1970, Aretha Franklin’s ‘Don’t Play That Song (You Lied)’ was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. Song is a cover of Ben E. King’s 1962 single. Aretha included it on her “Spirit in the Dark” album, released in August 1970.

HomageCollage: The Rolling Stones, “Emotional Rescue”

🔊❤️Today 1980 – The Rolling Stones released “Emotional Rescue,” their 17th American studio album – Album reached no. 1 on the US Billboard 200, and earned double platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America.