A Look at How Black Music Month Started

A Look at How Black Music Month Started

African Americans have weaved together musical tapestries from various genres as a contribution to America’s soundtrack. This month, the National Museum of African American Music joins the rest of the country in celebrating Black Music Month. Since the end of the 70s,...
The State of Black Music

The State of Black Music

As we celebrate Black Music Month, NMAAM is reflecting on the past year in music. The state of Black music remains robust and continues to grow stronger. Its reach is larger than ever, spanning platforms, countries and genres. After overtaking rock as the most-played...
BET’s “Sunday Best” Returns with New Judges

BET’s “Sunday Best” Returns with New Judges

Gospel music is part of the foundation of America’s soundtrack. After a four year hiatus, BET’s gospel competition “Sunday Best” is heading back to the airwaves this summer with two new judges. Award winning gospel vocalists Erica Campbell and Jonathan...
Chaka Khan to Release First Album in 12 Years

Chaka Khan to Release First Album in 12 Years

After decades of contributing to America’s soundtrack and taking a long hiatus, the Queen of Funk, Chaka Khan is making her musical comeback with her first studio album in 12 years.  Khan made the announcement about her new project Hello Happiness on her website...