black music month

Black Music Month: Bobby Brown Releases “Don’t Be Cruel”
I'm quite sure it's no coincidence that Bobby Brown's new memoir "Every Little Step" was named from one of his biggest songs from his biggest selling album "Don't Be Cruel" which was released on this day (June 20th) in 1988. "Don't Be Cruel" was a crossover masterpiece selling over 12 million copies worldwide making it the best selling album OVERALL in 1989 (for all y
Black Music Month: The Whispers “Rock Steady” Tops Charts
As we continue our celebration of Black Music Month, we look back at 1987 as one of music's biggest R&B groups of the 60's and 70's managed to score a #1 hit in their third decade together as a group with all of its original members. The Whispers released their final #1 R&B hit this week (June 13th) in 1987 with the help of a few "new jacks" L.A. Reid...
Black Music Month: Guy Releases Debut Album
Let's take it back to 1988 and the undisputed leaders of the "New Jack Swing" era was "Guy" with super-producer Teddy Riley and brothers Damion and Aaron Hall. Their self-titled debut album "Guy" was released on this day (June 13th) in 1988 and its an R&B classic selling over 2 million copies in '88 and '89 featuring a few of the jams we're going to take a look at
Black Music Month: June 7th Prince’s Birthday
Today June 7th, we celebrate the life of an icon gone too soon. Prince Rodgers Nelson was born on this day in Minneapolis in 1958 and we are celebrating his life and music all day today on PRINCE-FM! Tune in all throughout the day for some of his biggest hits and special tribute mixes from our very own DJ Lil John and Tha Dark Knight...
June Is Black Music Month
I know some see the title and wonder, "What is Black Music Month?" Well, I am so happy that you asked because I have 30 days to break it down for you. The simple answer is the month of June is Black Music month and this month is dedicated to celebrate the impact of black music.