Babyface, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis to be Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame


The 2017 Songwriters Hall of Fame class has been announced. Revealed by Nile Rodgers on CBS This Morning, the list included music exec Berry Gordy, singer-songwriter Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and production duo Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis. 

The inductees will be honored at the 48th Annual Induction and Awards dinner on June 15 in New York City.

Not only was Gordy the mastermind behind the legendary Motown Records, but he also spent time songwriting. He wrote  hits for acts like The Jackson 5 (“I’ll Be There”and “ABC”), Marvin Gaye (“Try It Baby) and The Contours (“Do You Love Me”), to name a few.

Babyface has produced and written/co-written hits for everyone from Whitney Houston, Eric Clapton and Michael Jackson to Boyz II Men, Mariah Carey, P!nk and Beyoncé, among countless others. He has more than 200 top 10 R&B and over 50 top 10 pop hits (including 16 No. 1 singles).

Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis played a huge role in catapulting Janet Jackson’s music career with her groundbreaking albums Control, Rhythm Nation, janet. and The Velvet Rope. They also have more Billboard no. 1 hits than any other songwriting and production team in music history. Their list of no. 1 songs include “Escapade (Janet Jackson),” “That’s The Way Love Goes (Janet Jackson),” “Romantic (Karyn White)” and “Thank God I Found You (Mariah Carey).”

Congratulations to all inductees! 

Facebook Comments

1 Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Tiara Thomas Announces ‘FWMM Tour’

Following the release of her EP FWMM, Tiara Thomas reveals spring tour dates to support the project.

Thomas will begin the 14-city tour in Denver, Colorado on April 20 and will travel to several major cities including Seattle, Sacramento, Los Angeles and New York before wrapping up on May 17 in Atlanta.

FWMM is currently in the top 20 of iTunes R&B/Soul chart and continuing tor rise in streams on Spotify. The EP features seven tracks including “I Need,” which will get video treatment. FWMM is the follow-up to Thomas’ 2017 project, Don’t Mention My Name.

See FWMM tour dates below. Visit Ticketmaster to purchase tickets.

Facebook Comments

Stokley’s Single ‘Organic’ Enters Top 10 on Billboard Adult R&B Songs

Mint Condition’s Stokley is seeing much success as a solo artist. His latest single “Organic” has reached the top 10 on Billboard’s Adult R&B Songs chart, making it his second song to earn this feat.

The soulful tune, which is lifted from his debut album Introducing Stokley, moves from No. 12 to No. 10 after debuting at No. 26 last fall. So far, “Organic” has managed to reach No. 11 on Urban Adult Contemporary radio by racking up 1,085 radio spins.

Stokley scored his first solo top 10 single with “Level,” which peaked at No. 3 on the same Billboard chart. “Level” has nearly 2 million streams on Spotify.

Keep enjoying “Organic” below.

Facebook Comments

The Weeknd and Bruno Mars to Headline Lollapalooza 2018

The musical festival season continues to get even more exciting this year.

The official lineup for Lollapalooza has been revealed. The Weeknd and Bruno Mars have been tapped to headline the four-day festival, which takes place August 2-5 in Chicago.

Other R&B/soul acts are confirmed to perform including Khalid, Daniel Caesar, Alina Baraz, Kali Uchis, Sabrina Claudio, Jessie Reyez, R.LUM.R and Davie.

The Weeknd will also co-headline Panorama with Janet Jackson in July. Meanwhile, Bruno is scheduled to kick off the last leg of his 24K Magic Tour with special guest Cardi B later this summer.

Tickets are on sale now at

Facebook Comments

Send this to a friend