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Launched: March 19, 2017 Celebrating #TheGood #TheBad and #TheUgly from R&B and its origins. Don't like it? Eat a πŸ†

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#OnThisDateInRnB @dianaross was born in #Detroit Michigan. She would grow up to (1) be next door neighbors with #SmokeyRobinson as a kid, (2) Join the #Primettes at 15, (2) have the group re-named to #DianaRossandtheSupremes which became Motown’s most successful act, (3) enter a solo career, (4) have a film career, (5) be named the β€œFemale Entertainer of the Century” by #BillboardMagazine , (6) be inducted into the #RockandRollHallofFame and (7) receiving a #GrammyLifetimeAchievementAward . #HappyBirthday Diana Ross!
#OnThisDateInRnB @Usher released his 6th studio album, #RaymondVRaymond . The album debuted at #1 on the 2Pac200 and was certified #Platinum . It included the singles, β€œ#HeyDaddyDaddysHome ” β€œ#LittleFreak ”, β€œ#ThereGoesMyBaby ”, β€œ#OMG ”, and β€œ#More ”. The album earned #Usher 2 #Grammy awards.
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#OnThisDateInRnB #Prince won best original song score award for β€œ#PurpleRain ” at the 1985 #OscarAwards . Prince was draped in a sequined purple cape with high-heeled boots, lace gloves, and a gold hoop earring.
#OnThisDateInRnB @officialday26 released their debut studio album, #Day26 . The album debuted at #1 on the #2Pac200 . The album includes the singles β€œ#GotMeGoing ”, β€œ#Exclusive ”, β€œ#and SinceYouveBeenGone”.
#OnThisDateInRnB we lost #HaroldMelvin , of #HaroldMelvinAndTheBlueNotes due to complications after a stroke. Harold is remembered as having an extremely successful career and creating great hits that have been recreated by other great artists like #DavidRuffin and #JohnLegend . Harold Melvin’s legacy lives on through current artists by being mentioned and sampled. He was mentioned on the intro track to #SnoopDogg ’s 1993 album #Doggystyle and being sampled by artists like #GucciMane , #KanyeWest , and #JayZ . #RIP Harold Melvin.
#OnThisDateInRnB @kerihilson released her debut studio album, #InAPerfectWorld . The album debuted at #4 on the #2Pac200 . It included the hit song β€œ#KnockYouDown ” featuring #KanyeWest and #NeYo . The album earned #KeriHilson 2 #Grammy nominations.
#OnThisDateInRnB @treysongz released his 7th studio album, #TremaineTheAlbum . The album included the single, β€œ#NobodyElseButYou ” which was certified #Gold . The album peaked at #3 on the #2Pac200 which made it #TreySongz ’s 5th consecutive top 3 album.
#OnThisDateInRnB @usher released his 4th album, #Confessions . The album was produced by #JermaineDupri , who claims the album reflects his own personal story rather than Ushers. The album sold 1.1 million copies in the first week. To boost sales amongst threats of bootlegging, a special edition was released including the song β€œ#MyBoo ”, featuring #AliciaKeys . The album earned a #Grammy for Best contemporary R&B Album. Concessions was the second-best selling album of the 2000’s decade. The album has been certified #Diamond , selling 10.3 million copies in the US and over 20 million worldwide.
#OnThisDateInRnB #BlackStreet (@my_blackstreet_is_original ) released their third album, #Finally . It was the first album to feature the new member, #TerrellPhillips . The album featured high profile guests such as #JanetJackson , #StevieWonder , and #HezekiahWalker . The video for the single β€œ#Girlfriend /Boyfriend” was one of the most expensive music videos of all-time featuring computer animation and 3D Graphics. The album peaked at #9 on the #2Pac200 #NoTypo .
#OnThisDateInRnB #Silk released their third album, #Tonight after a 4 year hiatus for a lack of involvement in the creative process and seeking new management. The album features the hit singles, β€œ#IfYou ” which peaked at #13 on the Hot 100 and β€œ#MeetingInMyBedroom ”. The album was certified #Platinum .
#OnThisDateInRnB @chloexhalle released their debut studio album, #TheKidsAreAlright . The album features #GoldLink , #KariFaux , and #JoeyBadass . The title track was released as a single along with the song β€œ#Grownish ” and β€œ#HappyWithoutMe ”. The duo’s song β€œ#Warrior ” was featured in the film, #AWrinkleinTime . Chloe x Halle released a short film on #YouTube named after the album, highlighting 6 of the album’s songs.
#OnThisDateInRnB @tonibraxton released her 8th studio album, #SexandCigarettes . This was her first solo album in 8 years. It was also her first album to be issues with a #ParentalAdvisory warning. It included the 3 singles β€œ#Deadwood ”, β€œ#FOH ”, and β€œ#LongasILive ”. It debuted at #22 on the #2Pac200 and was nominated for 3 #Grammy Awards.
#OnThisDateInRnB Yvette Marie β€œ@chakaikhan ” Stevens was born in #Chicago Illinois. She would grow up to (1) be the lead vocalist for the funk band β€œ#Rufus ”, (2) be the first R&B artist to have a crossover hit featuring a rapper with the song β€œ#IFeelForYou ”, (3) win 10 #Grammys , (4) have a successful career for over 5 decades, (5) be nominated into the #RockandRollHallofFame twice and (6) become known as the #QueenofFunk . Happy Birthday #ChakaKhan !
#OnThisDateInRnB @carlthomasnow released his second album, #LetsTalkAboutIt . The album included the 3 singles, β€œ#SheIs ”, β€œ#MakeItAlright ”, and β€œ#MyFristLove ”.
#OnThisDateInRnB @iamstephaniemills was born in #Brooklyn New York. She would grow up to (1) Begin her #Broadway career at age 9, (2) Win Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater 6 weeks straight, (3) Star as #Dorthy in #TheWiz , (4) score 5 #1 R&B hits and (5) Win a Grammy for her song β€œ#NeverKnewLoveLikeThisBefore ”.
#OnThisDateInRnB @theweeknd released his debut mixtape, #HouseOfBalloons . The song β€œ#HighForThis ” was featured in the promo for the final season of the HBO show #Entourage . The mixtape was a huge success. #Complex called it the best album of 2011.
#OnThisDateInRnB we lost #LoleattaHolloway to heart failure. Loleatta will be remembered as one of the most successful disco artists of all time. #RIP Loleatta!
#OnThisDateInRnB we lost #JohnnyBristol to the natural causes of old age. Johnny will be remembered as a great musician, songwriter, and #Motown producer. #RIP Johnny Bristol.
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