Encyclopaedia Africana J February 25, 2021 SHAWN COREY “JAY-Z’ CARTER

From 1999 to 2003 Jay-Z released five consecutive albums that eventually reached #1 on the hip hop charts

B Encyclopaedia Africana February 24, 2021 BEYONCE KNOWLES CARTER

Beyoncé has sold over 75 million CDs worldwide as a solo artist since her first release in 2003.

Encyclopaedia Africana F February 24, 2021 FRANK OCEAN

Despite opting for a more reclusive lifestyle, he has cemented his name as one of the most influential artists this century.

B Encyclopaedia Africana September 23, 2020 BLACK WOMEN 4 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN CHILDBIRTH

She later described how she had to plead with her medical team for a CT scan, which showed she was correct. The blood clots could have been fatal if not treated.

Encyclopaedia Africana P August 8, 2020 PRINCE

On April 21, 2016, Prince was found dead at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota.

Encyclopaedia Africana I August 7, 2020 IDRIS ELBA

In March 2020, Elba was among the first public figures to announce that he had tested positive for the coronavirus.

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