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

#OnThisDateInRnB , #MichaelJackson released his 6th album #Thriller .. It is the best selling album of ALL-TIME. As of today, it is 3x's DIAMOND with 3x's PLATINUM on top of that.
#OnThisDateInRnB , @ChampagnePapi released his 2nd album #TakeCare .
#OnThisDateInRnB #TLC release their second album, #CrazySexyCool . CrazySexyCool was a commercial success, peaking at #3 on the #2Pac200 , where it spent over two years. It was certified #11XPlatinum by the RIAA making TLC the first girl group in history to be awarded #diamond status. CrazySexyCool has since sold over 14 million copies worldwide, becoming the best-selling album by an American girl group. The album has since been featured on #RollingStone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die and was listed as a "#NewClassic " by #EntertainmentWeekly in 2008. The album was also ranked as the 7th best diamond-certified album of all time by #Billboard .
#OnThisDateInRnB , #TevinCampbell was born in #Waxahachie , Texas. #TevinCampbell would grow up to: (1) sing gospel, (2) be nominated for 5 #Grammys , (3) release 4 albums, (4) act in films and (5) be #LittleT on #TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir
#OnThisDateInRnB , Omari @Omarion Grandberry was born in #Inglewood , California. #Omarion would grow up to: (1) dance, (2) appear in cereal commercials, (3) become the lead singer for #B2K , (4) release 4 albums and (5) act in films. #HappyBirthday O!
#OnThisDateInRnB , #JamesBrown appears on The Simpsons in the episode 88, "Bart's Inner Child." He appeared as himself on the show and sang his hit song, β€œ#IFeelGood ”.
#OnThisDateInRnB R&B singer-songwriter Gerald Levert, age 40, dies of acute intoxication after taking various prescription painkillers combined with Xanax and antihistamines. He was found in his bed at his home in Cleveland Ohio. Shortly before his death, Levert was working on a reality show in which he was losing weight along with 12 of his female fans, who were training with him at his palatial home. He was also about to release an album, #InMySongs , and a book β€œ#IGotYourBackAFatherAndSonKeepItRealAboutLove ”.
#OnThisDateInRnB @RKelly releases his debut album, #12Play . The album went on to top the R&B albums chart for 9 weeks straight, while reaching the #2 position on the #2Pac 200 chart. The album features the singles "#BumpnGrind " (#1 ), "#YourBodysCallin '" (#13 ), and "#SexMePts12 " (#20 ). The album serves as the first of a trilogy of albums Kelly later released under the "12 Play" moniker including TP-2.com (2000) and TP-3: Reloaded (2005).
#OnThisDateInRnB Sisqo is born Mark Althavean Andrews in Baltimore, Maryland. @Sisqo would grow up to become an American R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer and actor. He is the lead singer of R&B group Dru Hill, and has also released solo material. Happy Birthday #Sisqo !
#OnThisDateInRnB #RickJames suffers a stroke after a blood vessel ruptures in his neck while he is head banging during a performance in #Denver . Rick James was left temporarily unable to walk. #RIPRickJames
#OnThisDateInRnB Soul singer Major Harris (of The Delfonics) dies of congestive heart and lung failure at age 65. Major Harris is remembered as an R&B solo singer who was also associated with the #Philadelphiasoul and #TheDelfonics . RIP Major Harris.
#OnThisDateInRnB , SolΓ‘na @SZA Rowe was born in #StLouis , Missouri. #SZA would grow up to: (1) be raised in #NewJersey , (2) participate in gymnastics and cheerleading, (3) study Marine Biology at #DelawareStateUniversity , (4) sign to @TopDawgEnt , (5) release 1 album and 3 EPs, (6) be nominated for 5 #Grammys and (7) keep him satisfied through the weekend. #happyBirthday #SZA
#OnThisDateInRnB Soul singer #MinnieRiperton is born in #Bronzeville , #Chicago , Illinois. As a child, she studied music, drama and dance at Chicago's Lincoln Center. In her teen years, she sang lead vocals for the Chicago-based girl group the #Gems . Her early affiliation with the legendary Chicago-based Chess Records gave her the opportunity to sing backup for various established artists such as #EttaJames , #FontellaBass , #RamseyLewis , #BoDiddley , #ChuckBerry and #MuddyWaters . Riperton reached the apex of her career with her No. 1 single "#LovinYou ". She would be known for her four-octave coloratura soprano. She is also widely known for her use of the whistle register and has been referred to by the media as the "#Queen of the whistle register". Happy Birthday Minnie!
#OnThisDateInRnB Diana Ross leaves The Supremes to begin her solo career and is replaced by Jean Terrell.
#OnThisDateInRnB Dr. Conrad Murray is found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of #MichaelJackson . He was sentenced to 4 years in prison, but was released after 2 years on October 28, 2013, owing to prison overcrowding and good behavior.
#OnThisDateInRnB Soul singer Lenny Mayes (of The Dramatics) dies of lung cancer at age 53. RIP Lenny Mayes
#OnThisDateInRnB #IkeTurner was born in Clarksdale Mississippi. Turner began playing piano and guitar when he was 8 years old. He formed his group, the Kings of Rhythm, as a teenager. He employed the group as his backing band for the rest of his life. Relocating to St. Louis, Missouri, in 1954, he built the Kings into one of the most renowned acts on the local club circuit. There, he met singer Anna Mae Bullock, whom he renamed #TinaTurner , forming the Ike & Tina Turner Revue, which became a soul/rock crossover success. Happy Birthday Ike Turner! #RIPIkeTurner
#OnThisDateInRnB @MariahCarey makes her acting debut, playing a temperamental opera singer in the romantic comedy #TheBachelor .
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