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bLISTerd: The 50 Best Janet Jackson Songs (Part 1)

bLISTerd: The 50 Best Janet Jackson Songs (Part 1)

“Control” turns 30, and we count down the 50 best Janet songs.

Soul For Days: My Top 25 Albums of 2015 And More

Soul For Days: My Top 25 Albums of 2015 And More

It was a great musical year, and here’s the best to come from it.

The Viewfinder: Check Out Babyface's "We've Got Love"

The Viewfinder: Check Out Babyface’s “We’ve Got Love”

Babyface is still making music for the cool in you.

bLISTerd: Want "Real Love"? Well, Here's A Top Five

bLISTerd: Want “Real Love”? Well, Here’s A Top Five

A list of the top five songs entitled “Real Love”.

"Hello" Again, Adele

“Hello” Again, Adele

Multi-million selling superstar Adele returns with the song and video “Hello”.

Hey Everyone: It's Time To Meet Cool Uncle

Hey Everyone: It’s Time To Meet Cool Uncle

Legendary crooner Bobby Caldwell & producer Jack Splash have teamed up for a project they call Cool Uncle. Check out their first single “Break Away”.

Blerd Radio 2015 |Episode 12: The Janet & Madonna-Cast

Blerd Radio 2015 |Episode 12: The Janet & Madonna-Cast

About a year ago, we recorded a show discussing two legendary pop stars: Madonna and Janet Jackson. Then my Macbook died, taking the podcast with it. The release of Janet’s “Unbreakable” album made us realize that it was time to revisit the topic. So, here we are once again, talking Madge and Janet. Here’s some show notes for y’all: -We welcome  Michael Parr  back after a baby-related absence! (Although in true “the Lord giveth…” fashion, we’re missing  The Packet Man  this time around.) -I  (Big Money)  wrote […]

It's Hall Of Fame Time Again: Chicago, Chaka and Janet On List Of Nominees

It’s Hall Of Fame Time Again: Chicago, Chaka and Janet On List Of Nominees

Nominees for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame have been announced; with contenders including Chicago, Chaka Khan, NWA, Nine Inch Nails and Janet Jackson.

Childish Gambino & Erykah Badu Get Under The Covers (Separately)

Childish Gambino & Erykah Badu Get Under The Covers (Separately)

This week in covers: Erykah Badu takes on Drake’s latest, while Childish Gambino reaches back and remakes a Tamia classic.

The Black Eagle Soars Once Again: Janet Jackson's Triumphant Return

The Black Eagle Soars Once Again: Janet Jackson’s Triumphant Return

Pop icon Janet Jackson returns with “Unbreakable”, her first album of new material in seven years. How does Miss Janet fare? Check out the review.

New Season Of #UnSung Pops Off 10/7 With Nate Dogg, KC & The Sunshine Band & More

New Season Of #UnSung Pops Off 10/7 With Nate Dogg, KC & The Sunshine Band & More

A new season of TvOne’s documentary series “UnSung” launches next week with episodes dedicated to Nate Dogg, KC & The Sunshine Band and more!

Biopic Alert: Filmmakers Turn To IndieGoGo For Help With Betty Davis Movie

Biopic Alert: Filmmakers Turn To IndieGoGo For Help With Betty Davis Movie

I’ve spent a lot of time on this site raving about the TVOne docu-series UnSung, a show that has brought forth renewed interest in a bevy of R&B and rap acts from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. One artist who practically defines the term “unsung” (and probably isn’t high-profile enough to be covered by the show’s producers) is Betty Davis. Betty never sold a lot of records, never had a radio hit in any format, and has mostly disappeared from […]