Tupac Amaru Shakur, widely known by his stage name 2Pac, was an iconic figure in the world of hip-hop and remains one of the most influential and revered artists even decades after his tragic death. Born on June 16, 1971, in East Harlem, New York City, 2Pac’s life was marked by a relentless pursuit of
Throughout the vast realm of rock music, few vocalists have left an indelible mark on the genre quite like Steve Perry. As the iconic frontman of the legendary band Journey, Perry’s unmistakable voice and emotive delivery catapulted him to unparalleled heights of fame and admiration. With his soaring vocals, he captivated audiences around the world
Led Zeppelin, the iconic British rock band formed in 1968, has left an indelible mark on the world of music. With their electrifying performances, unmatched talent, and groundbreaking compositions, Led Zeppelin redefined the landscape of rock and roll. Their discography boasts a treasure trove of timeless classics that continue to captivate audiences to this day.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has unveiled the honorees for its 46th Kennedy Center Honors, set for Dec. 3 in Washington, D.C. Music icon Dionne Warwick is among the five recipients to be celebrated at the annual event. Highlighting notables across entertainment fields who’ve had lifetime artistic achievements, the 2023 class
Ambré is everywhere. Following the release of her new EP, who’s loving you?, she visited NPR headquarters to perform for its Tiny Desk Concert series in celebration of Black Music Month. During the 18-minute set, Ambré and her band played three tracks from her 2022 EP, 3000°, which included the No. 1 single “I’m Baby.”
Janelle Monáe has achieved her third consecutive top five debut on Billboard’s Top R&B Albums chart. Her new album The Age of Pleasure opens at No. 2 with 19,000 equivalent units sold. It’s Monáe’s second set to open at No. 2, as her 2013 album, The Electric Lady, launched at No. 2 with 47,000 copies
Corinne Bailey Rae is ushering in a new era of music. The Grammy-winning singer/songwriter has announced her new album, Black Rainbows, out Sept. 15 via Thirty Tigers. The 10-track album was inspired by artworks collected by Theaster Gates at the Stony Island Arts Bank in Chicago, Illinois. “I knew when I walked through those doors that
Phabo has announced his headlining Don’t Get Too Cozy Tour, which kicks off Sept. 6 at Valley Bar in Phoenix, Arizona. From there, the tour will stretch across North American territories, including Houston, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Toronto, Denver, and San Francisco, before wrapping its first leg on Oct. 13 at Echoplex in Los Angeles, California.
It’s a Tuesday afternoon, and Darhyl Camper, eponymously known as Camper, is happily celebrating his fourth consecutive week at No. 1 on Billboard’s Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart with Coco Jones’ breakout song “ICU.” He produced the piano-laden track for her debut EP, What I Didn’t Tell You (Deluxe), released in 2022. While working on “ICU,”
R&B singer SiR has teamed up with rapper D Smoke for a new bop titled “Work Hard Play Hard.” Arriving just in time for the summer season, “Work Hard Play Hard” is a fresh anthem that hears the SiR and D Smoke celebrating the fruits of their labor — and they encourage everyone else to