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


The music industry is mourning the loss of LaShawn Daniels, an award winning songwriter who is responsible for some of the greatest hits of our generation.


Quincy Jones is not a fan of Michael Jackson’s “new stuff.” The producer who masterminded the King of Pop’s solo rise to superstardom, including such seminal albums as “Off the Wall” and “Thriller,” gave a blunt assessment of Jackson’s latest posthumous album release, “Xscape” during an interview Tuesday on Jian Ghomeshi’s “Q” talk show on […]

R&B singer/songwriter Tank once said artists needed to start making happy R&B records again. Tank is leading by example with the upbeat horn-driven “You’re My…

Singer/songwriter Raphael Saadiq has had career longevity some artists can only dream of. With over two decades in the business and starting out on the road with Prince at 16, you can certainly call him an icon. (And he still looks 25!) Boys and Girls Clubs of America thought so, too, so they inducted the […]

Hopefully, Brian McKnight has put his more salacious musical days behind him. After the uproar of his new infamous song about, well, a woman’s private parts, he’s moved on to release a new CD, “More than Words,” which promises a return to the sultry ballads that are more his style. The first track “Sweeter” and […]