🔊💜Today, May 31, 2019, Miley Cyrus released her second extended play “SHE IS COMING.” This album further actualizes the beautiful transformation of not only a child star, but a child star of a legend in music. Cyrus’ “SHE IS COMING” prominently plays with pop & hip-hop, especially in it’s ‘MOTHER’S DAUGHTER’ track. Andrew Wyatt produced the song, and co-produced ‘Cattitude’ ft. RuPaul. On the US Hot 100, ‘MOTHER’S DAUGHTER’ peaked at no. 54, while on the Billboard 200, “SHE IS COMING” reached no. 5.
🔊💜Today, May 31, 2019, Denzel Curry released his fourth studio album “ZUU.” This album peaked at no. 32 on the US Billboard 200, and spawned two singles: ‘Ricky’ and ‘Speedboat.’ The former single was produced by FnZ (Finatik N Zac), producers of Kanye’s ‘Everything We Need,’ and it sampled ‘Mafia Niggaz’ by Three 6 Mafia, ‘Twisted Blood’ by Lukid, ‘One Two’ by Z-Ro & Billy Cook, and ‘Parents’ by Curry himself.
🔊🥳 Today, May 31, 1996, Normani Kordei Hamilton was born in Atlanta, Georgia. Normani’s first single to reach the US Hot 100, Khalid collaboration ‘Love Lies,’ peaked at no. 9 on September 7, 2018. Ever since, she’s charted two more hits: Sam Smith collaboration ‘Dancing With A Stranger,’ peaked at no. 7 in April 2019, and in August 2019, her ‘Motivation.’ At this rate, Normani is a princess of pop and R&B—with a huge fan base and even bigger sense of desire and artistry, Normani is destined to be a multi-platinum artist like one of her influencers Kelly Rowland.
🔊🥳 Today, May 31, 1986, Waka Flocka Flame was born Juaquin James Malphurs in New York City, NY. Waka Flocka has a classic HBCU Greek stroll song called ‘No Hands.’ The song features Wale & Roscoe Dash, two hip-hop connoisseurs, and it was produced by Drumma Boy. Waka Flocka released ‘No Hands’ as a single in support of his debut studio album “Flockaveli.”
🔊🥳 Today, May 31, 1964, DMC was born Darryl Matthews McDaniels in Harlem, New York City, NY. On May 23, 2019, Run-D.M.C earned a few certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America: ‘It’s Tricky’ 2x platinum, and ‘Walk This Way’ 1x. Rick Rubin & Russell Simmons produced ’Walk This Way,’ a cover of Aerosmith’s 1975 song of the same name, and it peaked at no. 4 on the Hot 100. Run-D.M.C’s version is on their third studio album “Raising Hell”— an RIAA 3x platinum-seller.
🔊🥳 Today, May 30, 1994, Londynn B was born in New York City, NY. After finishing a top contestant on Netflix’s Rhythm & Flow in 2019, she teamed up with fellow contestant Troyman, and winner D Smoke, on a Troyman track called ‘Blessings.’ This song was produced by 27 Heart Beats—producer of Gavin Cambridge’s ‘We Want It,’ and it’s included on Troyman’s 2020 album “Insomniac.”
🔊🥳 Today, May 30, 1986, Jade Novah was born Lindsey Fields in Cleveland, Ohio. On February 28, 2020, Novah’s “Stages” album peaked at no. 51 on the American iTunes Albums Chart. “Stages” is Jade Novah’s second album to chart on iTunes America, the first was “All Blue,” which reached no. 93 in July 2013. What’s different about this album are the electrifying elements of introspection, confidence, and growth—the lush melodies and unhurried beats are right and refreshing.