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: D’Angelo

Today, February 11, 1974, D’Angelo was born Michael Eugene Archer in Richmond, Virginia. At the 43rd Annual Grammy Awards, D’Angelo’s “Voodoo” won Best R&B Album. “Voodoo,” released in January 2000, shared the category with incredible albums from Jill Scott, Sisqo, Toni Braxton, Joe, and Boyz II Men.  On the US Billboard 200, “Voodoo” peaked at…

Rest in Paradise: Vic Damone

Today, February 11, 2018, Vic Damone passed away in Miami Beach, Florida. Spotify indicated Damone is still poppin’ today, with more than three million streams on ‘Let’s Fall in Love’ alone. ‘Let’s Fall in Love’ was included in Damone’s 1956 album, “That Towering Feeling.” Another hit from that album is ‘You Stepped Out of a…

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….

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….

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…

Jidenna: ‘Knickers’

Today, December 21, 2015, Jidenna released his ‘Knickers’ single. The song is starred as a fan favorite on Apple Music, and it’s included on several HomageCollage playlists. Nana Kwabena produced this creative single, alongside Jidenna himself.  As it turns out, ‘Knickers’ is not included on Jidenna’s debut studio album “The Chief,” but it still has…