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Mr. Marvin Junior, the long time surviving lead singer extraordinaire of the mighty, mighty Dells went home to glory today (05-29-13). According to a May 23, 2013 report in the Soulful Detroit blog, Mr. Junior was reported to be very ill “and is not expected to be with us for very much longer.” The report […]

Lauryn Hill (born May 26, 1975) is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, and actress. Early in her career, she established her reputation as an actress in the film Sister Act Two: Back In The Habit,and then as the front woman of the hip-hop group Fugees. In 1998, she launched her solo career with the release of The Miseducation […]

Stevland Hardaway Morris, also known by his stage name Stevie Wonder turns 63 today! The American multi- talented instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and child prodigy developed to be one of the most creative musical figures of the late 20th century.  After being blind shortly after birth, Wonder signed with Motown records at the age of eleven and continues to […]

Raheem DeVaughn born May 5, 1975, turns 38 today, just two years shy of 40. He’s an American singer and songwriter. His debut album, The Love Experience, released in 2005 reached No. 46 on the Billboard album chart. It featured the singles “Guess Who Loves You More” and “You”. His second album “Love Behind The Melody” was released in January […]

Luther Ronzoni Vandross, would’ve been 62 today but we continue to celebrate his life throughout the entertainment industry. Luther finally made his long desired career breakthrough as a featured singer with the vaunted pop-dance act change, a studio concept created by French-Italian businessman Jacques Fred Petrus. Their 1980 hits, “The Glow of Love” (by Romani, […]

Today, April 6, Billy Dee Williams turns 76 years-old. Mr. Williams is best known for portraying smooth dishonest, Lando Calrissian in two “Star Wars” movies.  He’s an actor, artist, singer and writer.  Williams was born in New York City, New York, the son of Loretta Anne, a West-Indian born elevator operator. He first appeared on […]

Grammy Award-winning American singer Jill Scott turns 41 today. The soulful philadelphia native actress and poet has made a reputation for  being a classic and provoking artist. Ms. Scott’s “Who Is Jill Scott? Words And Sounds Vol. 1” album went multi-platinum in 2000.   Scott  also grew up in North Philadelphia where she was raised […]

Marvin Gaye, the Motown recording artists whose smooth voiced captured millions in the 80’s would’ve turned 74 today!  Marvin died in Los Angeles on April 1, 1984 one day before his 45th birthday, after suffering a gunshot wound to his chest. Gaye’s father was arrested after the shooting where he pleaded no contest. In his long career […]

Diana Ross, actress and singer turns 69 today, She began singing with friends as a teenager and with two of them she formed the successful group known as the Supremes in the 1960s. Ross then left to pursue a solo career in 1969   and she began appearing in films as well. Despite all the […]

Aretha Franklin, the american singer, songwriter, and pianist turns 71 today. She has a recording career that spreads over half a century.  Her music involved many different genres from blues to r&b, pop and even funk.  Besides singing she is a mother of 4 children and  she’s recently been awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. […]