soul music

They led their packs with voices of gold! Check out 10 of our favorite male lead singers from classic R&B groups.

On Thursday (Aug. 18), the world lost the revered “Queen Of Soul,” Aretha Franklin, leaving behind a body of work that will be studied, admired, and admired for the rest of time. And with a career that spanned well over five decades, fans and new listeners alike have an opportunity to learn more about Franklin’s […]

The Rev. Al Green stands as one of the greatest soul singers of his generation, although there was a moment he nearly walked away from it all. Today is the Arkansas native’s birthday and we look back at his life. Albert Leornes Greene was born in 1946, living a part of his young life in […]

Aretha Franklin surprised fans during a recent appearance by emerging with an entirely new frame. The Queen of Soul is a bit lighter on her feet these days. Just before her performance in Virginia this weekend, Upscale Magazine posted a backstage shot of himself with Aretha, who has apparently lost a staggering amount of weight […]

The music gods have blessed us. Fantasia and Anthony Hamilton two of the most soulful artists left in the game, are heading out this spring – together. Both artists hail from North Carolina and both are ready to get on that stage and hold nothing back, The saaaangin’ duo announced the tour on their respective […]

  The music world lost a legend today now that R&B and soul singer Percy Sledge has died. Sledge is best known for his first and biggest hit, “When A Man Loves A Woman,” which made him an internationally recognized star. Sledge was born November 25, 1940 in Leighton, Alabama. As a youngster, Sledge worked […]

  Music legend Rev. Al Green is a 2014 Kennedy Center Honor recipient.  He received the honor on Sunday, December 7th, but the gala will be broadcast on December 30th at 9 p.m. on CBS. Green was honored along with Tom Hanks, Sting, ballerina Patricia McBride, and comedian Lily Tomlin. President Obama, who once sang a little of […]

NEW YORK (AP) — The farewell to the Broadway musical “Motown” may get upstaged by a concert from some original Motown stars — The Temptations and The Four Tops. The two groups will play the Palace Theatre together for seven shows between Dec. 29-Jan. 4. Tickets, which range from $52-$142, go on sale Nov. 14. […]

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Members of the Grammy-winning group Boyz II Men are returning to their roots with a concert at their old stomping grounds. The R&B trio will give a private show Tuesday at the Philadelphia High School for the Creative & Performing Arts. That’s where they met more than two decades ago. The concert […]

Al Green is set to take his place among the artists chosen for the annual 37th annual Kennedy Center Honors. The R&B crooner will be recognized alongside fellow honorees Tom Hanks, Sting, Lily Tomlin and ballerina Patricia McBride. The event, taking place on the Kennedy Center Opera House stage, will feature performances and appearances by […]

The City Of Seattle officially broke ground on a long-awaited park in honor of former resident, Jimi Hendrix. Jimi Hendrix Park will be a memorial garden encompassing two-and-a-half acres in the city’s Central District. The park’s organizers, the Jimi Hendrix Park Foundation, have raised over $1million for the project and say they envision the land […]

The Hollywood Bowl will host a huge James Brown tribute concert on Aug. 16, featuring alumni from the singer’s bands fronted by vocalists D’Angelo, Aloe Blacc, Angelique Kidjo and Bettye LaVette. The event was spearheaded by “Get on Up” executive producer Peter Afterman and jazz bassist Christian McBride, according to Billboard.com. McBride, who worked with […]