Music Birthday: Sheryl Crow

Today, February 11, 1962, Sheryl Susanne Crow was born in Kennett, Missouri. On February 4, 1997, Crow’s “Tuesday Night Music Club” album was certified 7x platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.  “Tuesday Night Music Club” is Crow’s debut album, and it was entirely produced by Bill Bottrell – co-producer of Michael Jackson’s “Dangerous”…

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: Project Pat

Today, February 8, 1973, Project Pat was born Patrick Earl Houston in Memphis, Tennessee. On March 29, 2001, Project Pat’s second studio album, “MISTA DON’T PLAY — EVERYTHANGS WORKIN’,” was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. “MISTA DON’T PLAY — EVERYTHANGS WORKIN’” is brimmed with head-nodding southern hip-hop, and laced with close-knit…

Rest in Paradise: Big Pun

Today, February 7, 2000, Christopher “Big Punisher” Rios passed away in NYC, New York. Big Pun proves eternal with the constant sampling of his music making many of today’s songs. For example, Eminem sampled Big Pun’s ‘Pakinamac Pt. II’ in his chart-topping single, ‘Rap God.’ ‘Pakinamac Pt. II’ comes from Big Pun’s solo debut studio…

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: 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…