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Wiz Khalifa Earns First No. 1 Album On Billboard 200

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Blacc Hollywood is Wiz Khalifa’s first #1 album to debut on the Billboard 200 chart.

This Day In Music: The Supremes

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May 30, 1965 The Number One Cut On The R&B Chart was, “Back In My Arms Again”, by The Supremes. It was their 5th number one (pop) song to date.

Santana: Billboard #1 Spot!

 

SANTANA'S CORAZÓN DEBUTS AT #1 ON  THE BILLBOARD TOP LATIN ALBUMS CHART  #9 ON THE BILLBOARD TOP 200 CHART

SANTANA’S CORAZÓN DEBUTS AT #1 ON
THE BILLBOARD TOP LATIN ALBUMS CHART
#9 ON THE BILLBOARD TOP 200 CHART

THE BILLBOARD TOP LATIN ALBUMS CHART #9 ON THE BILLBOARD TOP 200 CHART #1 AT ITUNES IN ALL 17 SPANISH-SPEAKING LATIN AMERICAN COUNTRIES

CORAZÓN IS THE FIRST EVER LATIN MUSIC ALBUM OF SANTANA’S CAREER COLLABORATING WITH THE BIGGEST NAMES IN LATIN MUSIC

Superstar performances on CORAZÓN include ChocQuibtown, Lila Downs, Gloria Estefan, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Juanes, Ziggy Marley, Miguel, Niña Pastori, Pitbull, Samuel Rosa of Skank, Cindy Blackman Santana, Romeo Santos, Wayne Shorter, Soledad, and Diego Torres
(NewYork – May 14, 2014) Ten time GRAMMY®-Award winning rock icon, 3 X Latin Grammy® winner, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Carlos Santana and his band SANTANA’S album CORAZÓN (RCA/Sony Latin Iberia) debuts today at #1 on the Billboard Top Latin Albums Chart and #9 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. This is the iconic performer’s first ever Latin music album of his career.

In addition, CORAZÓN debuts at #1 on iTunes in all 17 Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America including Mexico, Argentina, Bolivia, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Panama, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Honduras, Paraguay, Venezuela, and Chile.

Santana performed many of the songs from his album CORAZÓN at a once in a lifetime concert event in December, accompanied by many of his album special guests, all celebrating their Latin music heritage in Guadalajara, Mexico (in his native state of Jalisco) at Arena VFG in Guadalajara. The concert entitled “CORAZÓN, LIVE FROM MEXICO: LIVE IT TO BELIEVE IT,” aired exclusively in the U.S. on HBO Latino on May 3rd, was simulcast in Latin America and the Caribbean, and is scheduled for release later this year on DVD. This is the first time ever that HBO Latino and HBO Latin America have joined forces to premiere a concert event in the US and Latin American regions.

Santana also performed on “Good Morning America,” “Live with Kelly and Michael” and at the Univision Upfront events this week.

Superstar performances on CORAZÓN, the album,include ChocQuibtown, Lila Downs, Gloria Estefan, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Juanes, Ziggy Marley, Miguel, Niña Pastori, Pitbull, Samuel Rosa of Skank, Cindy Blackman Santana, Romeo Santos, Wayne Shorter, Soledad, and Diego Torres.

Michael Jackson:Man In The Mirror

 

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Last night Billboard awards there was no African American Males singers performing onstage, with the exception of The Late Great Michael Jackson, whom appeared via Hologram and seems to water down, and fully perished his already, tainted legacy. If Mr. Dick Clark was alive the Billboard awards would be totally different, Clark fought for decades  for Black performers to perform on The American Music awards and the Billboard awards, especially Black males, why after his death, the practice stopped?

Iggy & Lopez: Fashion Fatel

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Robin Thick: Best Song

 

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Best R&B song goes to “Blurred Lines.”

Janet JACKSON: On This Day In Music

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On This Day In Music: In 1993, Janet Jackson started a eight week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘That’s The Way Love Goes’, her sixth US No.1, a No.2 hit in the UK.

Stevie Wonder: This Day In Music

 

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On This Day In Music: In 1971, On his twenty-first birthday Stevie Wonder received his childhood earnings. He received $1 million.

In addition, Stevie Wonder independently recorded two albums, which he used as a bargaining tool while negotiating with Motown. Eventually the label agreed to his demands for full creative control (at that time the only artists to have that) and the rights to his own songs.

The 120-page contract was a precedent at Motown and gave Wonder a much higher royalty rate and a stipulation that stated, if Motown was to ever be sold that he gets to keep his publishing’s and he would have to approve the buyers). Stevie Wonder is one of the only artists that never recorded for anyone but Motown.

This Day In R&B Music History

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This Day In R&B Music History: On April 23, 1971 The Number One cut on the R&B Chart was “What’s Going On” by Marvin Gaye (5 weeks at #1).

The Temptations: This Day in Music

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On This Day In Music In R&B Music History: On April 14, 1973 the Number One Record One cut on The R&B Chart was Masterpiece by The Temptations.

Aretha Franklin; This Day In Music

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This Day In R&B History: On April 5, 1967 The Number One Record On The R&B Charts was I Never Loved A Man (the way I love you) by Aretha Franklin (7 weeks at #1).

Rihanna: Umbrella!

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On this day in 2007, Rihanna released her smash hit single “Umbrella” featuring Jay Z. The 3x platinum single went on to chart at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for seven consecutive weeks.

Smokey VS. Claudette

 

 

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Soul icon Smokey Robinson is suing his ex-wife Claudette Rogers Robinson to prevent her from profiting from songs he wrote during their 27-year marriage.

The veteran singer is reclaiming the rights to tracks penned before 1978 from bosses at Jobete Music Co. under the copyright termination law, which allows musicians to recover control of their tunes after 35 years.

However, he wants a judge to make it clear that his former The Miracles bandmate Rogers Robinson, who he divorced in 1986, will not be entitled to 50 per cent of any future income the tracks generate, after she demanded half of all interest, royalties and advances from the songs in question, citing California’s community property law.

The legendary musician insists his ex’s claims are “incorrect” and is seeking a declaratory judgement to terminate and “recapture” the copyrights to tunes he wrote and co-wrote for The Miracles and The Temptations, such as My Girl, Tears of a Clown, You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me and Get Ready, as well as hits he helped create for other Motown artists early on in his career, like Marvin Gaye, Mary Wells and Brenda Holloway.

In legal papers filed in Federal Court in California, the 74 year old’s lawyers write, “Defendant did not write any part of the musical compositions at issue. Plaintiff wrote them during the parties’ marriage, which ended in 1986…

“(The) 1976 Copyright Act expressly provides that these ‘recaptured’ copyrights belong to the author alone, which is plaintiff. Moreover, the 1976 Copyright Act precludes any transfer of those copyrights before the terminations themselves are effective. Thus, any transfer of such rights to any third party, whether defendant or a music publisher, was barred by the 1976 Copyright Act, and is therefore null and void.”

Robinson, who has two children with his first wife, wed his current spouse, Frances, in 2004

“To Be Continued”: 43rd Anniversary!

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On This Day In Music: In 1971 the number one album on the R&B chart was “To Be Continued” by Isaac Hayes. It was in that top spot for 11 non consecutive weeks.

To Be Continued is a studio album by American soul musician Isaac Hayes, issued in 1970 on Stax Records’ Enterprise label. The LP includes Hayes’ cover of the Burt Bacharach/Hal David composition “The Look of Love”, which was issued as a single in an edited form. Hayes had covered Bacharach/David songs on his previous albums Hot Buttered Soul (“Walk On By”) and The Isaac Hayes Movement (“I Just Don’t Know What to Do With Myself”).

To Be Continued album as a whole peaked at #1 on the Billboard Black Albums and Jazz Albums charts, and at #11 on the Billboard 200.

Songs In The Key Of Life: 37th Anniversary!

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In 1977 the Number One Album on the R&B chart was Songs In The Keys Of Life” by Stevie Wonder. This week was the last of a 20 non consecutive run in that top spot on the Billboard Charts.

 

Highly anticipated, the album surpassed all commercial expectations. Surprisingly, it debuted straight at #1 on the Billboard Pop Albums Chart on October 8, 1976, becoming only the third album in history to achieve that feat and the first by an American artist (after British singer/composer Elton John’s Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy and Rock of the Westies in 1975). In Canada, the album achieved the same feat, entering at number one on the RPM national albums chart on October 16. Songs in the Key of Life spent thirteen consecutive weeks at number one in the US, and eleven during 1976.

It was the album with the most weeks at number one during the year. In those eleven weeks, Songs in the Key of Life managed to block four other albums from reaching the top – in order, Boz Scaggs’s Silk Degrees, Earth, Wind & Fire’s Spirit, Led Zeppelin’s soundtrack for The Song Remains the Same and Rod Stewart’s A Night on the Town. On January 15, 1977, the album finally dropped to number two behind Eagles’ Hotel California and the following week it fell to number four. On January 29 it returned to the top for a fourteenth and It spent a total of 35 weeks inside the top ten and 80 weeks on the Billboard albums chart.

In all, Songs in the Key of Life became the second best-selling album of 1977 in the US, only behind Fleetwood Mac’s blockbuster rumors, and was certified as a diamond album by the RIAA, for sales of ten million copies in the US alone. It was the highest selling R&B/Soul album on the Billboard Year-End chart that same year.

Songs in the Key of Life was also the most successful Stevie Wonder project in terms of singles. The lead-off, the upbeat “I Wish” was released in November 1976, over a month after the album was released. On January 15, 1977 it reached number one on the Billboard R&B chart, where it spent five weeks at the top. Seven days after, it also reached the summit of the Billboard Hot 100, although it spent only one week at number one.

The track became an international top ten single, and also reached number five in the UK. “I Wish” became one of Wonder’s standards and remained one of his most sampled songs.The follow-up, the jazzy “Sir Duke”, surpassed the commercial success of “I Wish”.

It was released on March 1977 and also reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 (spending three weeks at the top starting on May 21) and the R&B Charts (for one week, starting on May 28). It also reached number two in the UK, where it was kept off the top spot by the song “Free” by Deniece Williams, who had provided backing vocals on the album.

Blondies Farewell: The Last Supreme

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On This Day In R&B Music History: February 21, 1970

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On February 21, 1970 The Number One Record on the R&B Charts was Thank You By Sly & The Family Stone (5 weeks at #1). The Songs we were listening to that week were: Call Me by Aretha Franklin, Gotta Hold On To This Feeling by Jr. Walker & The All-Stars, Up The Ladder To The Roof by The Supremes (pictured), Love Or Let Me Be Lonely by The Friends Of Distinction, You’re The One by Little Sister, It’s A New Day by JaOn February 21, 1970 The Number One Record on the R&B Charts was Thank You By Sly & The Family Stone (5 weeks at #1).

 

The Songs we were listening to that week were: Call Me by Aretha Franklin, Gotta Hold On To This Feeling by Jr. Walker & The All-Stars, Up The Ladder To The Roof by The Supremes (pictured), Love Or Let Me Be Lonely by The Friends Of Distinction, You’re The One by Little Sister, It’s A New Day by James Brown, Love Land by Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band, 24 Hours Of Sadness by The Chi-Lites, Love Bones by Johnnie Taylor and Never Had A Dream Come True by Stevie Wondermes Brown, Love Land by Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band, 24 Hours Of Sadness by The Chi-Lites, Love Bones by Johnnie Taylor and Never Had A Dream Come True by Stevie Wonder!

Al Green: Let’s Stay Together!

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On This Day In Music: On February 12, 1970 “Let’s Stay Together by Al green went to number one on the US single chart.

Rick Huxley: (August 5th 1940-February 11th 2013)

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Mr. Rick Huxley-The Dave Clark Five (Aug 5th 1940-Feb 11th 2013) Seen here with The Supremes.

The Temptations VS. The Supremes!

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On February 8, 1969, ‘TBC’ by The Supremes with Temptations went to No.1 on the US album chart

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