Top 10 Videos by Michael Jackson

Published on August 26th 2013 by Leon Shepherd

Last week, June 25, marked the 1 year anniversary of the passing of Michael Jackson.  Jackson, often referred to as “The King of Pop”, is the biggest-selling solo artist of all time with over 750,000,000 sales. The popularity of his videos on MTV, helped to put the young channel on the map. As I was viewing his numerous great videos, VIEW THIS LIST…

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Top Ten Black Male Solo Singers/Artists

Published on August 19th 2013 by Leon Shepherd

There are a number of qualifiers for this list. First, all listed must have had a significant career over the years. In my opinion, singers like Howard Hewitt, Maxwell, Tyrese and Usher, although extremely talented, don’t currently have the body of work to qualify for the list such as those listed.   VIEW THIS LIST…

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Top 10 Greatest Male R&B Groups

Published on August 5th 2013 by Leon Shepherd

This top 10 list is based upon record sales, stage presence, top ten hits, Grammy Awards, longevity and the groups ability/talent to write songs, and play instruments. So, without further ado, here are the Top 10 Greatest Black Male R&B Groups of All Time. Let the top 10 debate begin! VIEW THIS LIST…

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Top 10 Greatest Songs by James Brown

Published on July 9th 2013 by Leon Shepherd

James Joseph Brown, Jr. (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006) was a singer and entertainer. Often referred to as “The Godfather of Soul“, Brown started singing in church groups and worked his way up. He has been recognized as one of the most influential figures in the 20th century popular music and was renowned for his vocals and incredible dancing. VIEW THIS LIST…

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Top 10 Favorite Songs by Whitney Houston

Published on August 5th 2012 by Leon Shepherd

Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American recording artist, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, the Guinness World Records cited her as the most-awarded female act of all-time. Houston was one of the world’s best-selling music artists, having sold over 170 million albums, singles and videos worldwide. VIEW THIS LIST…

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Top 10 Black Magazines

Published on September 15th 2011 by Leon Shepherd

This list features my “Top 10 Favorite Black Magazines”. The list was compiled and ranked based on popularity, longevity, content, and the ability to reach its target audience. Some of the magazines listed will appeal more to males than females, and vice versa. However, all the magazines have a certain appeal to them. VIEW THIS LIST…

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Top 10 Favorite Female Lead Singers

Published on August 18th 2010 by Leon Shepherd

This list features my top ten favorite female lead singers of all time. The list is not based on who may be the best vocalist, or who had the most hits, the list is based solely on my personal favorites.  Also keep in mind that the list is based upon the singer’s career within the group, not as a solo artist. So, without further ado, let the top 10 debate begin. VIEW THIS LIST…

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Top 10 Rappers Turned Actors

Published on June 12th 2010 by Leon Shepherd

This list consists of reputable rappers who were able to turn their rapping careers into successful television and movie careers. The bigger the impact the rapper has made in the television and movie industry, the higher he/she ranked on the list. So, without further ado, here’s my list of the “Top 10 Rappers Turned Actors.” Let the Top 10 debate begin! VIEW THIS LIST…

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Top 10 Greatest Songs by Aretha Franklin

Published on June 9th 2010 by Leon Shepherd

Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is a singer, songwriter and pianist commonly referred to as The Queen of Soul. Although renowned for her soul recordings, Franklin is also adept at jazz, rock, blues, pop, R&B and gospel music. Rolling Stone magazine ranked Franklin No. 1 on its list of The Greatest Singers of All Time. VIEW THIS LIST…

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Top 10 One-Hit Wonders of Rap

Published on June 2nd 2010 by Leon Shepherd

This top ten list features the top 10 one-hit wonders of rap & hip-hop. A one-hit wonder is a recording artist who has a big hit, but fails to achieve another successful recording, or is just never heard from again. The criteria for making this list was based on (a), the artist being a one-wonder (b), record sales,  (c), Grammy Award recognition, and VIEW THIS LIST…

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