Jazz/Standards, Music

Music-versary: Barbra Streisand was born on April 24, 1942

An American national treasure and one of Brooklyn’s finest, Barbra Streisand has earned a lifetime of happy birthdays for entertaining the world through song and the silver screen. This year’s 74th birthday puts her close to a major milestone, adding … Continued

Jazz/Standards, Music

Music-versary: Barbra Streisand was born on April 24, 1942

An American national treasure and one of Brooklyn’s finest, Barbra Streisand has earned a lifetime of happy birthdays for entertaining the world through song and the silver screen. This year’s 74th birthday puts her close to a major milestone, adding … Continued

Music, Pop, Rock

Music-versary: Paul McCartney announces his departure from the Beatles via press release on April 10, 1970

On April 10, 1970, London’s Daily Mirror declared that the Beatles were history. The tabloid was armed with a press release that included an explosive question-and-answer interview with Paul McCartney, who wouldn’t be speaking to the media but still wanted to … Continued

Music, Pop, Rock

Music-versary: Paul McCartney announces his departure from the Beatles via press release on April 10, 1970

On April 10, 1970, London’s Daily Mirror declared that the Beatles were history. The tabloid was armed with a press release that included an explosive question-and-answer interview with Paul McCartney, who wouldn’t be speaking to the media but still wanted to … Continued

Music

Music-versary: Mariah Carey was born on March 27, 1970

Mariah Carey was born on March 27, 1970, an occasion she prefers to call her “327 Anniversary” instead of her birthday. Last year, the five-time Grammy winner — with a stunning, five-octave range, 18 number one hits, and more than … Continued

Music

Music-versary: Mariah Carey was born on March 27, 1970

Mariah Carey was born on March 27, 1970, an occasion she prefers to call her “327 Anniversary” instead of her birthday. Last year, the five-time Grammy winner — with a stunning, five-octave range, 18 number one hits, and more than … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Music-versary: Whitney Houston’s eponymous debut began No. 1 run on March 8, 1986

Music industry executives who are obsessed with first week sales numbers could take a patience lesson from Whitney Houston. The star’s self-titled debut album reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts on March 8, 1986 — more than a year after … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Music-versary: Whitney Houston’s eponymous debut began No. 1 run on March 8, 1986

Music industry executives who are obsessed with first week sales numbers could take a patience lesson from Whitney Houston. The star’s self-titled debut album reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts on March 8, 1986 — more than a year after … Continued

Music, Rock

Music-versary: Metallica’s Master of Puppets album turns 30

Master of Puppets was released by Elektra Records on March 3, 1986. Metallica’s third album, it was the Northern California metal architects’ major label debut and would later become a certified international smash, peaking at No. 29 on the Billboard … Continued

Music, Rock

Music-versary: Metallica’s Master of Puppets album turns 30

Master of Puppets was released by Elektra Records on March 3, 1986. Metallica’s third album, it was the Northern California metal architects’ major label debut and would later become a certified international smash, peaking at No. 29 on the Billboard … Continued

Music

Music-versary: Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie first black artists to win Grammys in 1959

Though the first annual Grammys in 1959 handed out just 28 awards (as compared to the 83 that will be bestowed tonight at the 58th annual edition), ceremonies took place in both Beverly Hills and New York City. The dual … Continued

Music

Music-versary: Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie first black artists to win Grammys in 1959

Though the first annual Grammys in 1959 handed out just 28 awards (as compared to the 83 that will be bestowed tonight at the 58th annual edition), ceremonies took place in both Beverly Hills and New York City. The dual … Continued

Quiz: Which new artist should you watch out for in 2016?

Which artists are going to break through the upper echelons of music in 2016? We have a few ideas. Give this quiz a go and you’ll be rewarded with a personalized recommendation for an up-and-comer we think will be worth your … Continued

Quiz: Which new artist should you watch out for in 2016?

Which artists are going to break through the upper echelons of music in 2016? We have a few ideas. Give this quiz a go and you’ll be rewarded with a personalized recommendation for an up-and-comer we think will be worth your … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Pop

Quiz: What’s your song of the year for 2015?

The past 300-plus days have been filled with great new music, but if you’re anything like us, you’re probably still deciding on 2015’s “song of year.” Need a little help figuring it out? Just tell us a little bit about … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Pop

Quiz: What’s your song of the year for 2015?

The past 300-plus days have been filled with great new music, but if you’re anything like us, you’re probably still deciding on 2015’s “song of year.” Need a little help figuring it out? Just tell us a little bit about … Continued

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