6/4/24 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Tems: Tiny Desk Concert

Tems recently performed her own NPR Tiny Desk Concert as part of an ongoing series celebrating Black Music Month. Throughout June, the show will be releasing concerts from nine Black women artists, ranging from newcomers on the scene to industry veterans. Continue reading

5/31/24 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Chris Brown – Feel Something

Chris Brown turns up the temperature in the video for Feel Something.The performer has unleashed multiple music videos in support of the set, which adds bountifully to the 2023 original LP. Indeed, ‘Feel Something’ follows the clips for Go Girlfriend and Press Me.  Continue reading

5/28/24 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Saweetie – Nani

Diamonté Quiava Valentin Harper born July 2, 1993 known professionally as Saweetie is a Hip Hop artist. Her 2017 debut single, Icy Girl received double platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America and led her to sign with Warner Records. Continue reading

5/23/24 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Rufus and Chaka Khan – Ain’t Nobody

Ain’t Nobody is by Funk band Rufus and R&B artist Chaka Khan. It was released on November 4, 1983 by Warner Bros., as one of four studio tracks included on their live album, Stompin’ At The Savoy. Continue reading

5/21/24 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Tyla, Gunna, Skillibeng – Jump

Tyla is an South African R&B artist  featuring Gunna  and Skillibeng from Tyla’s debut studio album Tyla. Initially released through Fax and Epic Records as an album track, Jump impacted rhythmic crossover radio in the United States as the album’s fourth single on May 14,2024. Continue reading

5/20/24 O&A NYC HAPPY BIRTHDAY SONG OF THE DAY SPECIAL: Grace Jones – Slave To The Rhythm

Slave To The Rhythm is by R&B artist, model and actress Grace Jones. It was released in October 1985 from Jones’ seventh album, Slave To The Rhythm (1985), on which it is titled Ladies and Gentlemen: Miss Grace Jones Continue reading

5/17/24 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY SPECIAL: Janet Jackson ft J Cole – No Sleeep

No Sleeep is by Janet Jackson for her eleventh studio album Unbreakable. Co-written and produced by Jackson and her long-time collaborators Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis,it is the first record to be released under Jackson’s independent label Rhythm Nation Records, distributed by BMG Rights Management. Continue reading

5/17/24 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY SPECIAL: Janet Jackson – Alright

Alright is by R&B artist from her fourth studio album, Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814. Written by Janet  Jackson and Jimmy Jam also Terry Lewis, he song was released on March 4, 1990, by A&M Records as the fourth single from Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814. Continue reading

5/14/24 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Brandy – Rather Be | A Color Show

R&B superstar at Brandy rounds off our series of shows with Motown Records celebrating Black Music Month with a masterful performance of Rather Be, a highlight from her latest album ‘B7’. Continue reading

5/13/24 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY SPECIAL: Happy Birthday – Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder original name is Stevland Hardaway  was born in Saginaw, Michigan, on this date May 13,1950. A child prodigy who developed into one of the most creative musical figures of the late 20th century. In addition to his acclaimed artistry, Wonder has routinely tackled social issues through his music appearances. Continue reading