The singer/rapper cements her place in Hip-Hop as her lone solo album makes history at the 1999 Grammy Awards. The post 1999: Lauryn Hill’s “Miseducation” Wins Big | Black Music Month appeared first on Black America Web.
We take a look back at the obscenity case against the group's "As Nasty As They Wanna Be" album and the impact it made in Hip-Hop. The post 1990: 2 Live Crew’s Fight For Free Speech | Black Music Month appeared first on Black America Web.
The event consisted of two concerts held simultaneously at Wembley Stadium in London, England, and John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Over 72,000 people attended the event in London while an estimated 100,000 people attended in Philadelphia. The post 1985: Live Aid Brings Attention To Africa appeared first on Black America Web.
These 15 Black music icons made history by bringing our culture to the Broadway stage. The post Black On Broadway: 15 Trailblazing Musicians Who Brought Color To Musical Theater appeared first on Black America Web.
For Black Music Month we discuss the death of Marvin Gaye on April 1st, 1984 in Los Angeles, California The post 1984: Marvin Gaye Dies A Day Before His 45th Birthday appeared first on Black America Web.
3 and you are at home watching the Merv Griffin Show, watching what would become one of the biggest-selling artists and one of the greatest voices of all time singing “Home” from The Wiz. Griffin would go on to tell the audience “You won’t forget that name — Whitney Houston!” The post 1983: ‘A Star Is Born’ Whitney Houston Debuts On The Merv Griffin Show appeared first on Black America Web.
10 iconic collectives of Black musicians where every member was a hitmaker. The post All In The Family! 10 Black Music Cliques That Ruled The Charts appeared first on Black America Web.
In the late 70s, rapper Kurtis Blow signed to Mercury Records, becoming the first rapper to be signed by a major label. He released his first hit "Christmas Rappin" which to this day you can hear on the radio during the holiday season but his next song with go on to make history. The post 1980: Kurtis Blow Gives Us ‘The Breaks’ appeared first on Black America Web.
Marvin Gaye's album "Here My Dear" is a classic of black music and set a standard that stands to this day. The post 1978: Marvin Gaye Gets Vulnerable With “Hear My Dear” appeared first on Black America Web.
Natalie's first Grammy win made history when she become the first Black Artist to win Best New Artist at the 18th Annual Grammy Awards. The post 1976: Natalie Cole Makes History, Wins Best New Artist appeared first on Black America Web.
A moment that made music history happened on March 2, 1974, when Stevie Wonder became the first Black artist to win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. The post 1974: Stevie Wonder Makes History… Again | Black Music Month appeared first on Black America Web.
We continue our Black Music Month celebration, spotlighting the moments that made history. In the past 50 years, there may not have been a bigger moment than what happened on August 11th, 1973. On that day, a culture was born. READ MORE BLACK MUSIC MONTH STORIES ON BLACKAMERICAWEB.COM: On August 11th, 1973 at […] The post 1973: The Birth of Hip-Hop | Black Music Month appeared first on Black America Web.