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Joss Stone’s Billboard “#1 Reggae Album” Is Further Evidence of Our “Adele Problem”

This week, I wrote an article that more than a few people were upset about critiquing British singer Adele. In 9 Black Soul Singers That Move Us More Than Adele Ever Could, I made the claim that even though Adele is talented, the showering praise she receives is unwarranted. And despite claims from commenters that everything doesn't have to "be about race" or that we ...

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Jill Scott and Tyrese, Two #1 Albums, Get No Top 40 Radio Airplay

When Tyrese cried racism about his #1 album Black Rosegetting no love on Top 40 radio, he was largely ignored. After all, R&B music has been on the outs for awhile now, and one surprisingly successful album wasn’t changing that. But now that Jill Scott’s WOMAN has also debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 chart, once again with zero Top 40 radio support, ...

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