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Teena Marie Lady T
Hot irons in the fire!  Fiery classic soul.  Lady T., Teena Marie didn’t have to take a backseat to anyone.  I was lucky enough to see her perform live one time. It was in a large Philadelphia arena.  The size of the crowd did not distract from the intimate punch Lady T. hammered home that night...







Stephanie Mills In The House
Stephanie Mills, Kingsley Smith (King from Powerhouse Radio), and Diane Prior. It’s 1980, we are in the studio of WAYV-FM, Atlantic City, NJ. Diane, our evening dj, went on to WKTU-FM in New York City, and me to 4 different FM stations in Philadelphia, PA.







Sparkle Then and Now
Whitney Houston’s “Celebrate,” a nice uptempo duet with Jordin Sparks of American Idol fame was recorded in early February, 2012. The latest “Sparkle” movie was released in August, 2012. The original film from 1976 starred Irene Cara. “Celebrate” is included in the soundtrack.







Nile Rodgers Chic Le Freak
Nile Rodgers, the surviving founder of Chic, chronicles the rise of his group in “Le Freak: An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco, and Destiny.” Co-founder Bernard Edwards died in Tokyo, Japan in 1996. The distinctive production style of Rodgers was responsible for hits by Diana Ross, David Bow...







Whitney Houston So Emotional
From Newark, New Jersey to Beverly Hills.  Whitney Houston: born August 9, 1963 in Newark.  Died: February 11, 2012 in Beverly Hills. Celebrate her life with this “So Emotional” wallpaper from Picture Sleeve Pop.







Donna Summer Remembered
LaDonna Adrian Gaines was born on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 1948. She grew up in Boston with her parents and two sisters.  By the time she was 12, she was singing Diana Ross and Dionne Warwick songs. On her approach to singing as an adult, Donna says in her autobiography “to this day I will a...







Photographer Sues Bruno Mars For Posting His Baby Photo
People will try to make a come up off anything! A photographer is suing music superstar Bruno Mars over a photo she snapped of him when he was a preschooler while impersonating Elvis Presley. Catherine McGann says she snapped the 1989 picture of Bruno and claims she owns the copyright of the sho...







Aaron Camper – So Cold
Aaron Camper follows up his previous offerings “High $ Habit,” and “Fire,” with the funky new song, “So Cold,” lifted from his upcoming EP, Hi-DEF. On the 80s synth-pop-soul-inspired track, the Grammy-nominated R&B artist mesmerizes with his silky delivery and lush harmonies. “These records are ...







Beyonce Tops Forbes’ Highest Paid Woman In Music List
While many artists brag about getting a bag, Beyonce is out in these streets filling up banks. The music superstar was named the world’s highest paid woman in music by Forbes. Blowing out the competition, the “Run the World (Girls)” singer made $105 million before taxes from June 2016 to June 20...







RAII & Whitney – No Worries Step Clap
Married duo RAII & Whitney steps into the spotlight with the powerful music video for their single, “No Worries Step Clap,” a song they premiered with Singersroom in the past. According to the couple, the record was created during a period in their lives where employment was scarce, causing fina...







Solange and “Family” Tapped For Calvin Klein Global Campaign
Solange’s rise to international prominence just received another boost. The celebrated R&B/Soul singer was announced as a new global ambassador for Calvin Klein’s underwear and jeans multi-media advertising campaign, which introduces an evolution in the company’s brand recognized as #MYCALVINS c...







Mary J. Blige, Bruno Mars, SZA, More Lead 49th NAACP Image Awards Nominations
The nominations have been announced for the 49th NAACP Image Awards, and in the music category, several R&B stars are front-runners. R&B/Soul veteran Mary J. Blige and Hip Hop mogul Jay-Z lead all nominations with five nods each. Bruno Mars, SZA, and Kendrick Lamar follow closely with four each ...










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