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Common returns with the new single ‘Her Love’, featuring guests Daniel Caesar and Dwele over an unreleased beat by the late J Dilla.
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The award will be presented during the 19th annual BET Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on 23 June.
These laureates are the latest honorees to win the prize founded by ABBA manager, music publisher and lyricist Stig “Stikkan” Anderson.
Reflecting his eclectic tastes, Rick Rubin’s American Recordings label covered metal, rock, country and all points in between, establishing its founder as music’s ultimate auteur in the 90s.
The Houston, Texas outfit also placed seven albums on the Billboard 200, with 'Resurrection' blasting to No. 6 in 1996.
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Having owned the early 00s with their unstoppable run of singles, ‘The END’ was both a comeback and a victory lap for The Black Eyed peas.
Even before the advent of streaming, musicians rewrote the rules and delighted fans with surprise albums. Here are some that shook the industry.