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…

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…

Music Birthday: Brian Littrell

🔊🥳Today, February 20, 1975, Brian Thomas Littrell, of the Backstreet Boys, was born in Lexington, Kentucky. Littrell helped the band chart 18 songs on the US Hot 100, one being ‘All I Have to Give,’ which peaked at no. 5 on February 5, 1999. The song is production by Full Force, and it won a…

HomageCollage: Heather Headley, “In My Mind”

🔊💜Today, January 31, 2006, Heather Headley released her sophomore studio album, “In My Mind.” This album peaked at no. 5 on the US Billboard 200, and spawned the titular single. ‘In My Mind’ was written by Drew and Shannon, and it peaked at no. 75 on the Hot 100. The song has since been homaged…

HomageCollage: Fifth Harmony, “Reflection”

🔊💜Today, January 30, 2015, Fifth Harmony released their debut studio album, “Reflection.” This album peaked at no. 5 on the US Billboard 200, and spawned three singles. Each of the singles saw the Hot 100: ‘Bo$$’ (no. 43), ‘Sledgehammer’ (no. 40), and ‘Worth It’ ft. Kid Ink (no. 12). StarGate and Ori Kaplan produced ‘Worth…

Music Birthday: Jody Watley

🔊🎉Today, January 30, 1959, Jody Vanessa Watley was born in Chicago, Illinois. Watley’s 1998 song ‘Lovin’ You So’ sampled ‘Pack’d My Bags,’ by Rufus & Chaka Khan. The song comes from Watley’s sixth studio album, “Flower.” Another hit from this album was ‘Off the Hook.’ The song reached no. 73 on the US Hot 100,…

Music Birthday: Phil Collins

🔊🎉Today, January 30, 1951, Phil Collins was born Philip David Charles Collins, in Chiswick, London, United Kingdom. Collins produced ‘Children of the Ghetto’ by Philip Bailey, a song taken from his third studio album, “Chinese Wall.” The album reached no. 22 on the US Billboard 200, and no. 10 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums…

HomageCollage: Charlie Puth, “Nine Track Mind”

🔊💜Today, January 29, 2016, Charlie Puth released his debut studio album, “Nine Track Mind.” This album peaked at no. 4 on the American iTunes Albums Chart, and spawned four singles, three of which charted the American iTunes Songs Chart: ‘Marvin Gaye’ ft. Meghan Trainor (no. 6), ‘One Call Away’ (no. 6), and ‘We Don’t Talk…