Black Music Month

Stevie Wonder, born Steveland Hardaway Morris, was born to be a star. At an early age, he learned to sing and play many instruments like the piano, harmonica drums. At 11, Stevie was discovered by a member of Motown Records’ The Miracles. That discovery later led to an audition with Motown founder, Barry Gordy. Gordy signed the […]

Gospel music is defined as a genre of American Protestant music, rooted in the religious revivals of the 19th century, which developed in different directions within the white (European American) and Black (African American) communities of the United States

Urban One Celebrates Black Music Month with the Release of a For The Culture: The History of Black Music Podcast Series Six Music Genres will be highlighted within a Podcast in Recognition of Black Music Month (Washington, DC – June 1, 2021) – In celebration of Black Music Month, Urban One announced today the release […]

Toni Braxton started her career in the 80’s as a member of The Braxtons, a family group that was composed of her and her sisters. She broke out on her own in 1993 with her self-titled debut studio album, which reached number one on Billboard 200. The project that included “Another Sad Love Song” and […]

Here's a look at eight pioneers of Black music firsts...

Sign Up For Our Newsletter! Black Music Month continues on and all month we are featuring talent women from Ohio that blazing the trail in the music industry! Tom Jones is a native of Columbus and has an amazing singing voice.  She was even signed back in the day to a group called Missez.  Now […]

Follow Majic 94.5 On Twitter: The Isley Brothers are one of the most iconic groups in music history. The Cincinnati, Ohio natives have been recording and performing since the late 1950’s and are still very much relevant today. The remaining two members Ronald Isley and Ernie Isley are keeping the group’s memory alive by touring occasionally […]

Baker would go on to have several hit albums under the label including Rapture, Giving You the Best That I Got, Compositions, and Rhythm of Love.

June is Black Music Month, a celebration of African-American musicians, creators, innovators and influencers. For 2018, the Urban One family is highlighting 25 of the most influential musicians of all-time that have contributed to black spaces far and wide, ranging from inspirational, to hip-hop and R&B. Artist: Maxwell Genre: R&B Quick Highlights: 3x Grammy Award winner, Neo-soul pioneer. […]

Affectionately known as “The Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin is a music industry icon.