With vocals that were both guttural and gritty, yet sensual and sweet — Bobby “Blue” Bland had pipes, and his distinct growl made him an icon in the blues genre.
By Kyle Harvey, theGrio.com (Article originally published on theGrio.com.) Since winning “American Idol” in 2004, Fantasia Barrino has been one of R&B’s strongest voices and among the most accomplished singers in the genre. The North Carolina native has put out 4 award-winning albums and has been praised for her role as “Ms. Celie” in the Broadway production […]
By Jonathan Landrum, Jr. AP, ATLANTA — When Anthony Hamilton released his fifth album in December 2011, it didn’t receive the same amount of attention his previous efforts did. So he was extremely surprised when he got a call from his manager telling him that he’d been nominated for two Grammy Awards, including best R&B album […]