The influential vocalist played a key role in shaping the funk and R&B sound of the 1970s.
Bobby Caldwell's smooth soul jam "What You Won't Do for Love" went to No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100. It became a long-term standard and career-defining hit for Caldwell, who also wrote the song.
Raised in lily-white Cape Cod, Mass. while one of the few persons of color around, Esperanza found their voice the old-fashioned way: by searching for it.
If the singer was taking herself apart before, she is now presenting a unified and independent version of herself, all while actively maintaining a sense of distance from the audience.
Britanny Fousheé is not an artist who can be boxed in. In her Tiny Desk set, she flexes her eclectic artistry and vocal — and emotional — range.
One of the most sought after producers in music brings a trio of familiar voices to the Tiny Desk.
As they have every year since 1986, members of the Hall will select from a group of nominees – though these days, the nominees tend to represent a wider spectrum of popular music.
NPR Music's Tiny Desk series kicks off a celebration of Black History Month with this stunning performance from Lady Wray.
The Green Piano: How Little Me Found Music recounts the story of Flack's father finding her a beat-up, old, upright in a junkyard — a treasure that led to a life in music.
The LA-based performer's high-octane set for NPR Music's anniversary celebration served up bars and bravado to a crowd at the 9:30 Club.
The charges stem from a dispute that took place after the rappers left a pool party at Kylie Jenner's house in Los Angeles in 2020. Lanez was accused of assaulting Megan by shooting her in both feet.
As the key witness for the prosecution, the Houston rapper spoke for the first time in explicit detail about the night Lanez allegedly shot her in 2020.
We ranked our 50 favorite records of the year, from hip-hop to classical and everything in between.
Her album-as-Sistine Chapel: awe-inspiring from a distance and glittering with detail, a star-filled imaginary sky and an origin myth that comes to life through its brilliant brush strokes.
In the 1990's few producers matched Babyface's success. From Whitney Houston to TLC to Boyz II Men, his touch led to massive hits. NPR's A Martinez talks to him about his new album.