Black America Web celebrates Black Music Month by saluting influential icons in the music industry

Ro James was a self-made rebel by grade school. Born in Stuttgart, Germany, the singer (real name Ronnie James Tucker) would jam out to the diverse sounds of Johnny Cash, Biggie, Tupac, Sly and the Family Stone and David Bowie while his father — a military man turned preacher — tried to push church music […]

You know the voice. It’s the sensuous, hot-buttered tenor oozing through such hits as “Put That Woman First,” “Finding My Way Back” and “Fabulous.” It’s also the sizzling, seductive charmer pushing temptation on such additional fan faves as “Anything,” “Ain’t Leavin’ Without You” and “Age Ain’t a Factor.”   Now that singular voice is back […]

Today, Anthony Hamilton announces that his fifth studio album, What I’m Feelin’ will be released on March 25th via RCA Records. What I’m Feelin’ reunites Hamilton with longtime collaborator Mark Batson, who has produced some of his biggest hits including “Charlene” and “Comin’ From Where I’m From” and features additional production from Salaam Remi & […]

Ever since 2010, when Gary Clark Jr. wowed audiences with electrifying live sets everywhere from the Crossroads Festival to Hollywood’s historic Hotel Café, his modus operandi has remained crystal clear: “I listen to everything…so I want to play everything.” The revelation that is the Austin-born virtuoso guitarist, vocalist and songwriter finds him just as much […]

Singer, songwriter, actor and nephew of jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald- Christopher Williams decided to become a singer after sitting with his aunt Ella, Frank Sinatra and Count Basie after a show at the Uris Theater in New York City. Raised in the Bronx, with talent in his genes and the desire to be a great […]

Jon B is a consummate artist, an accomplished musician and noted songwriter and producer with several gold and platinum records under his belt. His is a richly textured body of music, a testament to one man’s love for all things soul.… His beginning was seasoned by early influences including Duran Duran, Inxs, Marvin Gaye, Michael […]

11-time GRAMMY Award®-winning recording artist Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds, singer, songwriter, producer, philanthropist, and record label owner, has been revolutionizing the contemporary pop/Urban music landscape ever since scoring consecutive multi-platinum landmark albums with Tender Lover (1989, with R&B smashes “It’s No Crime,” “Tender Love,” “Whip Appeal,” “My Kinda Girl”); For the Cool In You (1993, with […]

Deitrick Haddon is a multi-faceted, award winning, creative juggernaut. As a singer, songwriter, arranger and producer, the Detroit native’s inspirational musical ministry has touched souls globally. The star of Oxygen network’s popular reality series Preachers of L.A also serves as executive producer of the Preachers franchise, and with the formation of DHVisions, a new partnership […]

Armed with an unmistakable voice, a spirited guitar, and lyrics drawn from the depths of his soul, Royce Lovett brings a much-needed breath of fresh air to music. After grooming his lyrical skills as an underground emcee, the Tallahassee native learned quickly that he had a desire to carve out his own musical path. This […]

Kirk FranklinHe’s known as an incomparable artist, speaker, author, businessman and humanitarian and after more than 20 years as the top selling contemporary Gospel artist, multiple Grammy award winner, Kirk Franklin, shows no signs of slowing down. In 1993 Kirk revolutionized Gospel Music and bridged the gap between the faith community and mainstream Urban Music […]

“It’s one thing to be church. It’s another thing to be Christian. I’ve dedicated my ministry, my life, my music to help people understand how Christianity meets regular life.”   For Jonathan McReynolds, his mission as an artist has always been clear. Now nearly four years since releasing his debut album, Life Music, his message […]