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…

Music Birthday: Sheryl Crow

Today, February 11, 1962, Sheryl Susanne Crow was born in Kennett, Missouri. On February 4, 1997, Crow’s “Tuesday Night Music Club” album was certified 7x platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.  “Tuesday Night Music Club” is Crow’s debut album, and it was entirely produced by Bill Bottrell – co-producer of Michael Jackson’s “Dangerous”…

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…

Rest in Paradise: Tyrone Davis

Today, February 9, 2005, Tyrone Davis passed away in Hinsdale, Illinois. Davis has a 1979 song called ‘Ain’t Nothing I Can Do,’ and 24 years later, Beyonce sampled it in the ‘Be With You’ track of her debut solo studio album ‘Dangerously In Love.”   Tyrone Davis and Beyonce share a commonality – Columbia Records. Both…

Music Birthday: Shellback

Today, February 1, 1985, Shellback was born Karl Johan Schuster in Karlshamn, Sweden. Alongside Justin Timberlake and Max Martin, Shellback produced ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling!’ performed by Justin Timberlake. The song comes from the original soundtrack to animated musical comedy, Trolls. Shellback’s work on ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling!’ earned him a Grammy Award for Best…

Music Birthday: Big Boi

Today, February 1, 1975, Antwan “Big Boi” Patton was born in Savanna, Georgia. At the 46th Annual Grammy Awards, as part of iconic rap duo Outkast, won three awards: Best Rap Album and Album of the Year (“Speakerboxxx/The Love Below”), and Best Urban/Alternative Performance (‘Hey Ya!’).  It was on September 23, 2003 when Outkast released…

Migos: “Culture”

Today, January 27, 2017, Migos released their second studio album, “Culture.” This Grammy-nominated album includes the hit singles ‘Bad and Boujee’ ft. Lil Uzi Vert, ‘Slippery’ ft. Gucci Mane, and ‘T-Shirt.’  On the American iTunes Chart, “Culture” reached no. 5, becoming their second top 10 album on the chart since 2015’s “Yung Rich Nation.” “Culture”…