Does Normani Stand a Chance on The Charts?

Does Normani Stand a Chance on The Charts?

Ten years ago, Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart was really black. The #1 single went to artists of color for a total of 42 weeks that year. The Black Eyed Peas experienced dizzying chart success with “Boom Boom Pow” and “I Gotta Feeling” which held the top spot for...
Music to Get Through 2019 – Part Deux

Music to Get Through 2019 – Part Deux

There is never a shortage of amazing music to be discovered. With the likes of streaming giants, YouTube, SoundCloud, and more, you really never have to worry about scraping the bottom of the barrel with new tunes to fall in love with. However, Spotify could...
Young, Black, + (Musically) Gifted: A Playlist

Young, Black, + (Musically) Gifted: A Playlist

Black people are quite inventive. Black people are pretty resilient. TL;DR? Black people are magical. Just look at the music landscape! So much inventiveness has come from the minds and hands of Black men, from Black women. I had the extreme pleasure of seeing Amanda...
Listen to Some of 2018’s Best Songs (So Far)

Listen to Some of 2018’s Best Songs (So Far)

Cardi B! Miguel! Sofi Tukker! Gallant! Thirty Seconds to Mars? No, this is not the lineup for some super messy music festival. These are just some of the many artists and musical acts (there is a difference between the two) that are setting my Sounds of 2018 –...

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