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….

There’s Big Truth in Jazmine Sullivan’s “Heaux Tales”

Jazmine Sullivan released her debut extended play “Heaux Tales” on January 8, 2021, and I must say that it was totally worth the wait. With six long years between the release of her “Reality Show” album, “Heaux Tales” is a really nice gift for Sullivan fans. Though the wait was long, the technique is genius….

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…

Tamar Braxton: “Love and War”

Today, December 21, 2012, ‘Love and War’ by Tamar Braxton peaked at no. 13 on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The song is a DJ Camper production, included on Tamar’s sophomore studio album of the same name.  The following year, on December 20, ‘All the Way Home,’ another single from the album peaked…

Rahsaan Patterson: “After Hours”

Today, October 26, 2004, Rahsaan Patterson released “After Hours,” his third studio album. Just one month after its release, on the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, “After Hours” peaked at no. 65. Also an international success, the album reached no. 36 on Brazilian iTunes. “After Hours” is rich, extravagant, and Patterson’s vocals are as…

Anthony Hamilton: “Comin’ From Where I’m From”

Today, September 23, 2003, Anthony Hamilton released “Comin’ From Where I’m From,” his sophomore studio album. This album was a commercial success, peaking at no. 33 on the US Billboard 200, and no. 6 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart.  Mark Batson produced a few of the tracks on “Coming From Where I’m From,”…

Music Birthday: BeBe Winans

Today, September 17, 1962, Benjamin “BeBe” Winans was born in Detroit, Michigan. His third solo studio album, “Love and Freedom,” was released by Motown Records in 2000, and it peaked at no. 30 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart. The album includes the hit single Brian McKnight and Joe collaboration, ‘Coming Back Home.’ It also has…