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: Tinashe

Today, February 6, 1993, Tinashe Jorgensen Kachingwe was born in Lexington, Kentucky. Tinashe did a song with British EMD duo Snakehips, and Chance the Rapper called ‘All My Friends.’ The song comes from Snakehips’ 2016 extended play of the same name. ‘All My Friends’ was released in October 2015, and peaked at no. 3 on…

Music Birthday: Natalie Cole

Today, February 6, 1950, Natalie Marie Cole was born in Los Angeles, California. On February 12, 2016, Cole’s “Unforgettable… with Love” album peaked at no. 25 on the American iTunes Chart.  Originally released in 1991, “Unforgettable… with Love” earned Natalie Cole a Grammy Award for Album of the Year, at the 34th Annual Grammy Awards….

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: 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…

Rest in Paradise: Lou Rawls

Today, January 6, 2006, Lou Rawls passed away in Los Angeles, California. For their 1969 “Cloud Nine” album, The Temptations included their psychedelic soul cover of Rawls’ ‘Love Is a Hurtin’ Thing.’ Norman Whitfield produced The Temptations’ version, while David Axelrod handled Lou’s three years prior.  On November 4, 1966, ‘Love Is a Hurtin’ Thing’…

Music Birthday: Tank

Today, January 1, 1976, Tank was born Durrell Babbs, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Before his R&B hits like ‘Please Don’t Go’ and ‘Your One,’ Tank lent those lush vocals to Aaliyah’s posthumous single, ‘Come Over.’  The song was written by Johnta Austin, and produced by Jazze Pha, Bryan-Micahael Cox and Kevin Hicks – it’s included on…