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London Singer Ella Mai Tops U.S. R&B Charts with ‘Boo’d Up’ [VIDEO]

British singer Ella Mai has reached the top of the mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop airplay chart as her single “Boo’d Up” advances 2-1. The tune climbs five percent in plays in the week ending July 15, according to Nielsen Music, per According to the news outlet, “Mai is the first woman […]

From The JamZ Time Capsule Happy Birthday Gwen Guthrie – R.I.P

Gwen Guthrie is best remembered for “Ain’t Nothin’ Goin’ On But the Rent”, one of the biggest dance anthems of the Eighties, which captured the public imagination with its catchphrase: “No romance without finance. You gotta have a J.O.B. if you wanna be with me.” Over the course of a […]

Teena Marie serenades Smokey Robinson

Teena Serenades Smokey: The first white artist signed to Motown in the history of the label paying tribute to her idol, possibly the most underrated songwriter in the history of popular music, Smokey Robinson. That’s Teena’s beautiful daughter Alia Rose at the 2:12 mark mouthing the words to Smokey’s classic […]

Teena Marie – A Rose By Any Other Name ft. Gerald Levert

Two big voices who left us too soon.But their legacies will live on through beautiful inspiring music.Gerald Levert died November 10, 2006, and Teena died December 26, 2010. They will be forever remembered as pioneers of the business.

Rock Master Scott & the Dynamic Three – Request Line

Before they became a group, Richard (aka Slick Rick) and Gregory (aka MBG) played sports together, while Charles (aka Charlie Prince) preferred to remain indoors playing music. Richard was also into music, and he played drums, mixed music, and belonged to another group; however, this was never known to Charles. […]

Dave Hollister – One Woman Man

David “Dave” Hollister (born August 17, 1968)[3] is an American R&B singer who found fame during the 1990s as one quarter of the R&B quartet Blackstreet, before going on to a have a successful solo career. Hollister is best known for his 2000 gold–certified album Chicago ’85… The Movie which […]

Musiq – Halfcrazy

“Halfcrazy” is a song performed by Musiq Soulchild (then credited as Musiq), issued as the lead single from his second studio album Juslisen. The single was released only on vinyl; and it contains a sample of “Vivre Pour Vivre” by Francis Lai. The song is Musiq’s biggest hit to date […]

SOLO – MF Keeper

Solo is an American R&B musical group from New York, New York. The original members were Robert Anderson, Darnell Chavis, Eunique Mack and Daniel Stokes. The group recorded their eponymous debut album in Minneapolis and released it in 1995.Released on Perspective Records, the album featured production primarily by Jimmy Jam […]

Usher – Superstar

Superstar from the album Confessions is the fourth studio album by American singer Usher. It was released on March 23, 2004, by Arista Records. Recording sessions for the album took place during 2003 to 2004, with its production handled by his longtime collaborator Jermaine Dupri, along with Jimmy Jam and […]

Musiq Soulchild – Teach Me (Video)

“Teachme” is the second single from Musiq Soulchild’s fourth album Luvanmusiq. It debuted on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart on March 31, 2007 at #54, the same week his album, Luvanmusiq, entered the Billboard 200 and the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts at number one. The song peaked at number […]

Luther Vandross – For You to Love (from Live at Wembley)

“For You to Love” is a 1988 song by the American recording artist, Luther Vandross. The single was released in 1989 in support of his hit album Any Love. The song was a top five U.S. R&B hit which peaked to No. 3 on the R&B singles. Vandross’ Any Love […]