US singers

A Encyclopaedia Africana October 10, 2020 ARETHA FRANKLIN

Celebrating having her 100th R&B-charted single with “Rolling In The Deep (The Aretha Version),” making her the first woman and fourth artist in history to have done so, Aretha says, “I recorded it in between doing shows on the road so it was hectic – and I’m very happy with everything on this project.

D Encyclopaedia Africana October 10, 2020 DIANA ROSS

Despite personal and professional ups and downs, Ross has withstood the test of time as a performer with a career that spans more than four decades.

Encyclopaedia Africana J September 30, 2020 JANELLE MONAE

After graduating from F.L. Schlagle High School in Kansas City, Monáe received a scholarship to study musical theater at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City, where she was the only Black woman in her class.

Encyclopaedia Africana T September 22, 2020 TEDDY PENDERGRASS

After being pushed aside and in despair, unexpectedly and thankfully, in ‘83, another golden and much-needed opportunity came my way.

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