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George Michael’s Mark on Pop, R&B, and Hip-Hop Music

The late musician lives on through his influence on the sound and style of artists today

More than just a pop singer, George Michael was a music legend who influenced artists…

By Selena Hill

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Meet the Spotify Curator that Keeps the R&B Playlists Jammin’

Mjeema Pickett on artist discovery and how she curates some of the most popular playlists on Spotify

Learn more about Mjeema Pickett, Spotify’s Global Programming Head for R&B, who serves as the…

By Kali Wilder

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[Women of Power] Get Ready to Be Serenaded by R&B Crooner Johnny Gill

So put on your red dress, and slip on your high heels

You’ve already started humming your favorite Johnny Gill tunes and you’re likely looking for your…

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NBC’s “Real Music Live” Says No to Auto Tune

Who says real singing is dead?

NFocus Entertainment President and CEO Mark Hill has a passion for what he calls “real”…

By Demetria Irwin

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MARVIN GAYE, 44:  A Motown legend and gifted songwriter, Gaye racked up an impressive musical catalogue of timeless hits records that ranged from political commentary to love ballads to poetic soul that touched millions of fans. Having several bouts with drugs and depression throughout the years, Gaye’s personal demons got the better of him when he and his father got into an altercation on April 1, 1984 that led to the legendary singer’s death from a fatal gunshot wound. Gaye died just one day shy of his 45th birthday.

15 Black Artists Who Died Too Young

In the wake of Amy Winehouse's passing, we reminisce on other musical greats that were taken before their time

Amy Winehouse recently passed of mysterious causes in her London apartment, marking another example of…

By Anslem Samuel

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