Music Birthday: Kelly Rowland

Today, February 11, 1981, Kelendria Trene Rowland was born in Atlanta, Georgia. Kelly released a new single in April 2020 called ‘Coffee,’ and it’s gained more than eight million streams on Spotify.  The song was produced by Marcos “Kosine” Palacios of production duo Da Internz, and it is not included on any of Kelly’s albums….

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”…

Queen Latifah: “Simply Beautiful”

Today, December 24, 2004, ‘Simply Beautiful’ by Queen Latifah peaked at no. 22 on the US Billboard Adult R&B Songs chart. The song features Al Green, and it’s included on Latifah’s debut singing album, “The Dana Owens Album.”  In October 2004, the album itself reached no. 16 on the Billboard 200, becoming her first to…

One Direction: “Midnight Memories”

Today, November 25, 2015, One Direction released their third studio album, “Midnight Memories.” This album reached no. 1 on the UK Official Albums chart, while it’s title track reached no. 39 on the Official Singles chart. In addition to ‘Midnight Memories’ being released as a single, ‘Story of My Life,’ ‘Best Song Ever,’ and ‘You…

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:…

Music Birthday: Darius Rucker

🔊🥳 Today, May 13, 1966, Darius Carlos Rucker was born in Charleston, North Carolina. On January 13, 2020, Rucker’s version of the David Rawlings classic production ‘Wagon Wheel’ was certified 8x platinum by the RIAA. Darius Rucker’s version comes after another remarkable cover by Nathan Carter. Rucker’s version peaked at no. 15 on the Hot…

Music Birthday: Billy Joel

🔊🥳 Today, May 9, 1949, Billy Joel was born William Martin Joel in The Bronx, New York City, NY. On April 6, 1987, Joel’s 10th studio album “The Bridge” earned double platinum certification from the RIAA. The album’s lead single, ‘Modern Woman,’ was produced by Phil Ramone—producer of music by Barry Manilow, Madonna, Clay Aiken,…