On September 28 Gwen Stefani released her debut single…

On September 28, 2004 Gwen Stefani released her debut single “What You Waiting For?”. The song was featured in her 2004 debut solo album, “Love.Angel.Music.Baby.” The song describes Gwen Stefani’s fear (in a tongue-and-cheek type of way) of releasing an album as a solo artist without “No Doubt,” her having writers block, not having any…

On September 27 Lil Wayne was born…

On September 27, 1982 Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. (Lil Wayne) was born.  Lil Wayne started his career by joining Cash Money Records and being part of the Southern hip-hop group Hot Boys. Lil Wayne’s most successful album to date has been 2008’s “The Carter,” which had sales of over 1 million records in the United…

On September 23 Ray Charles was born…

On September 23, 1930 Ray Charles was born. The singer-songwriter, whose career spanned close to 60 years, was considered a pioneer of soul music, attaining over 30 Top 40 singles in the United States, being featured in over 250 albums, as well as being a 17-time-Grammy-award winning artist. Some of his most popular songs include…

On September 18 Britney Spears released “Gimme More”…

On September 18, 2007 Britney Spears released “Gimme More” from her 2007 album “Blackout.” The uptempo dance-pop song received both critical and commercial success. It received praised for bringing back Spears to the uptempo pop genre that she was known for following a string of unfortunate incidents that resulted in negative press. Furthermore, the song…

On September 16 Nick Jonas was born…

On September 16, 1992 Nick Jonas was born. The singer-songwriter is best known as being one third of the boy band, Jonas Brothers, alongside his brothers Kevin and Joe. As part of Jonas Brothers, alongside his brothers, he achieved international stardom, selling over 17 million records worldwide. During his time with the group, he appeared…

On September 14 Amy Winehouse was born…

On September 14, 1983 Amy Winehouse was born. The English signer is best known for her deep, soulful vocals, as well as her often flamboyant appearance (e.g. beehive hair style). She rose to critical prominence with the release of her 2003 debut album, “Frank,” as well as her follow up 2006 album, “Back to Black.”…

On September 10 Nirvana released “Smells Like Teen Spirit”…

On September 10, 1991 Nirvana released “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” The single, taken from their album “Nevermind,” has arguably becoming Nirvana’s biggest hit. It catapulted Nirvana into mainstream success, and reached the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. While becoming a rock classic, the single has been the target of mixed criticism. While…