Pop Smoke: ‘For the Night’

Today, December 4, 2020, ‘For the Night’ by Pop Smoke, Lil Baby & DaBaby peaked at no. 2 on the US Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart. Taken from his posthumous debut studio album, “Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon,” ‘For the Night’ also reached no. 15 on iTunes.  Expectedly, ‘For the Night’ enjoyed international…

Motown Records: “Queen & Slim: The Soundtrack”

Today, November 15, 2019, Motown Records released the soundtrack album to Queen & Slim, a tragic love story boldly confronting the constant racial divide in America. A fulfilling & mixed-genre album, features from celebrated artists such as Bilal, Raphael Saadiq, Mike Jones, Choker, Lil Baby, Lauryn Hill, Megan Thee Stallion and more easily help bring…

One Direction: “Made in the A.M.”

Today, November 13, 2015, One Direction released their fifth studio album, “Made in the A.M.” This album peaked at no. 1 on the UK Official Albums chart, becoming the band’s fourth album to top that particular chart.  “Made in the A.M.” has the hit single, ‘Drag Me Down’ – a production by Julian Bunetta and…

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…

Quincy Jones: “Quincy”

Today, September 9, 2018, “Quincy” was released at the Toronto International Film Festival. The success of this music documentary resulted in Quincy Jones winning his 28th Grammy Award. “Quincy” won Best Music Film at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards on February 10,  2019.  Netflix officially released the film on September 21, 2018, and it has…

Music Birthday: Leon Russell

🔊🥳Today, April 2, 1942, Leon Russell was born Claude Russell Bridges in Lawton , Oklahoma. Russell was a multiple Grammy Award-winner, notable songwriter, an all around superstar. His American classic single ‘A Song for You’ has been covered by music legends such as Donny Hathaway, Amy Winehouse, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Cher, The Temptations, Ron…

Music Birthday: Nina Simone

🔊🥳Today, February 21, 1933, Nina Simone was born Eunice Kathleen Waymon, in Tyron, North Carolina. On January 16, 1970, her classic soul song ‘To Be Young, Gifted and Black’ peaked at no. 76 on the US Hot 100. The song comes from Simone’s live “Black Gold” album of 1969. In 1972, the Queen of Soul Aretha…

Music Birthday: Rihanna

🔊🥳Today, February 20, 1988, Rihanna was born Robyn Rihanna Fenty, in Saint Michael, Barbados. On February 28, 2018, ‘Love the Way You Lie,’ her 2010 collaboration with rap God Eminem, was certified 11x platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. The song is a production by Alex da Kid, and Makeba Riddick, included on…