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GRAMMYs Rewind: Alicia Keys – “If I Ain’t Got You” (Live at the 47th Grammy Awards)

Alicia Keys wowed the crowd at the 47th Grammy Awards with a performance of “If I Ain’t Got You,” the second single from her sophomore album The Diary of Alicia Keys.  Written and produced by Keys, “If I Ain’t Got You” became the second consecutive number one from the album, and earned a Grammy for Best R&B Female Vocal Performance.  The song also earned a nomination for Song of the Year, but lost to John Mayer’sDaughters.”

“The song idea came together right after Aaliyah passed away. It was such a sad time and no one wanted to believe it. It just made everything crystal clear to me—what matters, and what doesn’t.” – Alicia Keys, Complex Magazine.

With fourteen GRAMMYs under her belt, Alicia Keys is one of the most decorated females in Grammy history.

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Daily Throwback: Fabolous featuring Lil Mo & Mike Shorey – “Can’t Let You Go”

Lifted as the second single from his sophomore album Street Dreams, Fabolous‘ “Can’t Let You Go” was one of his many hits in 2003.  The track reunited the Brooklyn MC with R&B songstress Lil Mo, who he previously worked with on 2000’s “Superwoman (Part 2),” and singer-songwriter Mike Shorey. Produced by Just Blaze, “Can’t Let You Go” reached the top 5 of Billboard’s Hot 100 and peaked at No. 2 on the Hot Hip-Hop & R&B Songs chart.

Did You Know? Fabolous is featured on two of Lil Mo’s biggest singles, 2001’s “Superwoman (Part 2)” and 2003’s “4Ever.”

Throwback Video: Luther Vandross – “Every Year, Every Christmas” (Official Music Video)

Nothing is better than a R&B Christmas; and nothing is better than Luther Vandross. His voice is timeless. Merry Christmas.

Luther Vandross – This Is Christmas

Album Review: Beyoncé – “4”

Since the release of her solo debut in 2003, Beyoncé has achieved multiplatinum sales, become a Golden Globe nominated actress, a fashion icon, won a record-setting six Grammys in one night, and is arguably the world’s biggest African-American recording artist. But with a list of accomplishments that reads like a wealthy child’s Christmas list, what else is left for Beyoncé to prove?

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