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….

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…

Next Up: NHL Marcel

Austin, Texas rapper NHL Marcel released his “Hard to Trust” album back in July 2020. This is actually a monumental debut for NHL Marcel, as he – in just eight tracks, shows mainstream readiness in the modern production, honest songwriting and delivery.  “Hard to Trust” is perfect for night and day driving, clubbing, and it…

Coldplay: “A Head Full of Dreams”

Today, December 4, 2015, Coldplay released “A Head Full of Dreams.” This angelic album peaked at no. 2 on the US Billboard 200, and no. 1 on iTunes. ‘Up&Up’ was released as one of the album’s singles, and it’s visual was nominated for Best Music Video at the Grammys.  ‘Up&Up’ was produced by Stargate and…

Redman: ‘BUD Like YOU’

Today, November 19, 2020, the music video for Redman’s remix of Usher’s ‘Good Kisser,’ ‘BUD like YOU,’ has upwards 2 million views on YouTube. Originally released on August 27, 2014, this remix is funny, relatable, and actually reveals more of Redman’s versatility as an artist and entertainer.  The song ‘Good Kisser’ samples ‘Montego Bay,’ by…

Music Birthday: Enya

🔊🥳 Today, May 17, 1961, Enya was born Eithne Pádraigín Ní Bhraonáin in Gweedore, Ireland. Enya has a song on the US Hot 100 called ‘I Don’t Wanna Know.’ The song is by Mario Winans, and it also features Diddy—the song peaked at no. 2. Winans produced the song for his 2004 “Hurt No More”…

Music Birthday: James Blunt

🔊🥳Today, February 22, 1974, James Blunt was born James Hillier Blount, in Tidworth, United Kingdom. On February 4, 2011, his ‘Stay the Night’ single peaked at no. 94 on the US Hot 100. The song is a production by Steve Robson, and samples ‘Is This Love’ by Bob Marley and The Wailers. ‘Stay the Night’…