The BlackPast Music Library, 530-2021

Black musicians, Lisbon, Portugal, ca. 1522
African Musicians in Lisbon, detail of The Engagement of St Ursula and Prince Etherius tapestry, ca. 1520
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As you can see from the 1520 Tapestry from Lisbon, Portugal, musicians of African ancestry have contributed to the world of musical sound for centuries. This page, the Music Library, uses YouTube videos to provide representative samples of the varied types of music composed and performed by these artists from around the world. They begin with the composition “Deggua Yared,” written in the year 530 by Ethiopian religious and musical scholar Saint Yared.

This musical library brings together all of the more than 400 artists profiled on in all the major musical genres. You can see below their names, composition\song, the year it was released, and the genre. Click on the name of the artist and you will be taken to his or her entry. There you will find the most popular composition\song by that artist. You can also sort this list by artist, song, genre, and year.  Just hover your cursor over the category title, for example, year, and the list will sort chronologically by year the song was released or composed. This list will expand regularly with new entries profiling additional artists.

If you think of other musicians who should be in the library, please contact us at [email protected].

50 Cent/Curtis Jackson IIIIn Da ClubHip Hop/Rap2003
95 SouthWhoot, There It IsHip Hop/Rap1993
A Tribe Called QuestWe The People...Hip Hop/Rap2016
Aaliyah Dana HaughtonOne In A MillionR&B1996
Aaron Joseph NevilleTell It Like It IsR&B1966
Ada "Bricktop" SmithSt. Louis BluesBlues1970
Adelaide HallCreole Love Call with Duke EllingtonJazz1927
Adele Addison BergerRejoice Greatly, O Daughter of ZionClassical1961
Adele Darlene AllenBach Two-Part InventionsClassical2010
Adolphus HailstorkFanfare on Amazing GraceClassical2021
Afrika BambaataaPlanet RockHip Hop/Rap1986
Afroman/Joseph Edgar ForemanBecause I Got HighHip Hop/Rap2001
Al GreenLet's Stay TogetherR&B1971
Al JarreauWe're in This Love TogetherJazz1981
Alain (Ali) BongoI Wanna Stay With YouWorld1978
Alberta HunterLook for the Silver LiningBlues1983
Albertina WalkerJoy Will ComeGospel1997
Alicia Keys/Alicia Augello CookEmpire State of Mind ft. Jay-ZR&B2009
Alphonse Trent OrchestraBlack and Blue RhapsodyJazz1928
Alton AdamsVirgin Islands MarchWorld1921
Alyne Dumas LeeLest I ForgetClassical1958
Amy Paulette "Amii" StewartKnock On WoodR&B1979
Amythyst KiahBlack MyselfCountry2020
Anderson. Paak/Brandon Paak AndersonLeave the Door Open Hip Hop/Rap2021
Andraé Edward CrouchSoon And Very SoonGospel1977
Andre WattsRachmaninoff Piano Concerto # 2Classical1988
Andy PalacioGi mi Punta RockWorld1997
Andy RazafMemories of YouJazz1930
Anita WardRing My BellDisco1979
Anne Wiggins BrownSummertimePop/Popular1935
Anthony Braxton Trillium JClassical1980
Antoine "Fats" DominoBlueberry HillR&B1956
Antoine HodgeWere You ThereClassical2021
Arabella FieldsBecause I Love YouFolk1907
Archie Bell & The DrellsTighten UpR&B1968
Aretha FranklinRespectR&B1967
The ArnellsTake A LookR&B1964
Art BlakeyI Could Have Danced All NightJazz1957
Arthur ConleySweet Soul MusicR&B1967
Arthur PrysockThey All Say I'm The Biggest FoolPop/Popular1946
Arthur WoodleyLa bohèmeClassical2013
Ashanti Shequoiya DouglasFoolishR&B2002
Ashford and SimpsonSolidR&B1984
Audra Ann McdonaldClimb Ev'ry MountainClassical2018
B.B. King/Riley B. KingThe Thrill Is GoneBlues1969
Baaba MaalBaayoWorld2016
Babyface/Kenneth Brian EdmondsWhip AppealR&B1990
Barbara MasonYes I'm ReadyR&B1965
Barrett StrongMoney (That's What I Want)R&B1960
Barry White/Barry Eugene CarterCan't Get Enough of Your LoveR&B1974
BeBe and CeCe WinansClose To YouGospel2009
Bell Biv DevoePoisonR&B1990
Ben E. KingStand By MeR&B1961
Benjamin "Bennie" MotenBaby DearJazz1927
Benny Cristo/Ben da Silva Cristóvão OmagaWorld2021
Bernice Johnson ReagonAin't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me AroundFolk2010
Bertha Lee PattonYellow BeeBlues1934
Bessie SmithSt. Louis BluesBlues1927
Betty DavisIf I'm In Luck I Might Get Picked UpR&B1973
Betty DavisThey Say I'm DifferentR&B1974
Betty EverettShoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)R&B1963
Betty WrightCleanup WomanR&B1971
Bettye SwannMake Me YoursR&B1967
Beyoncé/Beyoncé Giselle KnowlesSingle Ladies (Put a Ring on it)Pop/Popular2008
Big Daddy Kane/Antonio HardySmooth OperatorHip Hop/Rap1989
Bill WithersLean on MeR&B1972
Billie HolidayI'm Gonna Lock My HeartBlues1938
Billy EckstineI ApologizePop/Popular1951
Billy PaulMe and Mrs. JonesR&B1972
Billy PorterLove's in Need of Love TodayR&B2019
Billy PrestonOut of SpaceR&B1972
Billy Stewart IISummertimeR&B1966
Billy TaylorBilly Taylor meets Stanley Turrentine and Gary BurtonJazz1997
Billy Thomas StrayhornLush LifeJazz1964
Biz Markie/Marcel Theo HallJust A FriendHip Hop/Rap1989
Blind Lemon JeffersonBlack Snake MoanBlues1928
Bo DiddleyBo Diddley LiveRock & Roll/Rock1965
Bob MarleyOne LoveReggae1965
Bobby Blue BlandNothing You Can DoR&B1964
Bobby BrownDon't Be CruelR&B1988
Bobby Day/Robert James ByrdRockin' RobinRock & Roll/Rock1958
Bobby McFerrin Jr.Don't Worry, Be HappyR&B1988
Bobby Taylor and the VancouversDoes Your Mama Know About MeR&B1968
Bobby WomackIf You Think You're Lonely NowR&B1981
Bobi WineKyarengaWorld2018
Bone Crusher/Wayne Hardnett Jr.Never ScaredHip Hop/Rap2003
Bone Thugs-N-HarmonyTha CrossroadsHip Hop/Rap1996
Booker T & The MGsTime Is TightJazz1969
Boyz II MenEnd Of The RoadR&B1992
Brandy/Brandy Rayana Norwood That Boy Is Mine ft. MonicaR&B1998
Brenda & the TabulationsDry Your EyesR&B1967
Brian Stokes MitchellMake Them Hear YouPop/Popular1996
Brook BentonRainy Night in GeorgiaR&B1970
Buddy Bolden BandDixielandRagtime1906
Buddy GuyDamn Right, I've Got The BluesBlues1991
Buddy JohnsonShufflin & RollinJazz1952
Bukka WhiteParchman Farm BluesBlues1939
Busta Rhymes/Trevor George SmithWoo-hah!! Got You All In CheckHip Hop/Rap1996
Cab CallowayJumpin JiveJazz1943
CameoWord UpR&B1986
Camila WilliamsRitorna VincitorClassical1948
Camp LoLuchini AKA This is ItR&B1997
Candi StatonYou Got the LoveGospel1986
Cardi B/Belcalis Marlenis AlmanzarBodak YellowHip Hop/Rap2017
Carl CarltonEverlasting LoveR&B1974
Carl DouglasKung Fu FightingR&B1974
Carla ThomasGee WizR&B1961
Carmen BalthropTreemonishaClassical1975
Carmen McRaeAlfieJazz1967
Carol BriceWe Shall OvercomeClassical1970
Cecil "Big Jay" McNeelyThere Is Something On Your MindR&B1957
Cecil TaylorCallJazz1962
Cecil YoungThat Old Black MagicJazz1952
Cedric BurnsideStep InBlues2021
Celia CruzUsted AbusoWorld1977
Chaka KhanI Feel for YouR&B1984
Chance The Rapper/Chancelor Johnathan BennettNo Problem ft. Lil' Wayne & 2ChainzHip Hop/Rap2016
Charles "Charlie" ParkerI Can't Believe That You've Stopped Loving MeJazz1949
Charles BrownPlease Come Home for ChristmasR&B1960
Charles MingusMoanin'Jazz1960
Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm BandExpress YourselfR&B1970
Charley PattonPoor MeBlues1934
Charley PrideKiss an Angel Good Mornin'Country1971
Charlie WilsonForever ValentineR&B2020
Charlotte Wesley HollomanInterview of Charlotte Wesley HollomanClassical2012
Cheryl LynnGot To Be RealR&B1979
Chibundu OnuzoGood SoilWorld2021
ChicGood TimesR&B1979
Childish Gambino/Donald McKinley Glover, Jr.This Is AmericaHip Hop/Rap2018
Chris RockNo Sex ft. ShadowHip Hop/Rap1999
Chubby CheckerThe TwistRock & Roll/Rock1960
Chuck BerryRoll Over BeethovenRock & Roll/Rock1956
Ciara/Ciara Princess Wilson1, 2 Step ft. Missy ElliotR&B2007
Clara Ward SingersHow I Got OverGospel1951
Clarence "Frogman" HenryI Don’t Know Why I Love You but I DoR&B1961
Clarence Acox Jr.Secret LovePop/Popular2009
Clarence CarterSlip AwayR&B1967
Clarence Clemons Jr.JunglelandR&B1975
Claudio Jose Domingo Brindis de SalasHomenaje a Claudio Jose Brindis de SalasWorld2016
Clifton ChenierZydeco sant pas sale (No salt in your snap beans)Zydeco1969
Club NouveauLean On MeR&B1987
Cold Crush BrothersClip from "Wild Style"Hip Hop/Rap1978
Coleman HawkinsThe Girl from IpanemaJazz1964
Coleridge-Taylor PerkinsonSoundtrack: The Education of Sonny CarsonClassical1974
Common/Lonnie Corant Jaman Shuka Rashid LynnThe LightHip Hop/Rap2000
Curtis Dubois FullerMoment's NoticeJazz1957
Curtis MayfieldFreddie is DeadR&B1972
Cynthia ErivoGlowing UpR&B2021
D4LLaffy TaffyHip Hop/Rap2005
Da Brat/Shawntae Harris FunkdafiedHip Hop/Rap1994
D'Angelo/Michael D'Angelo ArcherUntitled (How Does It Feel)R&B2006
Daniel Bernard RoumainMetamorphosisClassical2020
Darius Carlos RuckerHomegrown HoneyCountry2013
Davey YarboroughAll I Want for ChristmasR&B2007
David Louis BartholomewMy Ding A LingR&B1955
De La SoulMe, Myself, and IHip Hop/Rap1989
Dead PrezHip HopHip Hop/Rap2000
Dean DixonBrahms: Symphony No. 1Classical1958
DeBargeRhythm Of The NightR&B1985
Dee Dee SharpMashed Potatoes TimeR&B1962
DeFord BaileyJohn HenryCountry1928
Deion SandersMust Be The MoneyR&B1994
Della ReeseDon't You KnowPop/Popular1959
Deniece WilliamsLet's Hear It for the BoyR&B1984
Denise LaSalleTrapped By A Thing Called LoveBlues1971
Deon JacksonLove Makes The World Go AroundR&B1966
Detroit EmeraldsFeel The NeedDisco1977
Dexter GordonLady BirdJazz1964
Diana Ross and the SupremesCome See About MeR&B1964
Diddy/Sean CombsCan't Nobody Hold Me DownHip Hop/Rap1997
Digital UndergroundThe Humpty DanceHip Hop/Rap1990
Dinah WashingtonBaby Get LostBlues1949
Dionne WarwickDo You Know the Way to San JosePop/Popular1968
Dizzy GillespieHe Beeped When He Should Have BoppedJazz1945
DJ Jazzy Jeff/Jeffrey Allen TownesPeter Piper RoutineHip Hop/Rap2015
DJ Kool Herc/Clive CampbellLet Me Clear My ThroatHip Hop/Rap1996
DJ Quik/David Marvin BlakeToniteHip Hop/Rap1991
DJ ScrewJune 27Hip Hop/Rap2000
DMX/Earl SimmonsParty Up (Up in Here)Hip Hop/Rap2000
Don & JuanWhat's Your NameR&B1962
Donald ByrdYou and MusicJazz1975
Donald WaldenMopeJazz1998
Donna SummerBad GirlsRock & Roll/Rock1979
Donny HathawayA Song for YouR&B1971
Doris TroyJust One LookR&B1963
Dorothy AshbyHip HarpJazz1958
Dorothy Love CoatesHe's Right On TimeGospel1953
Dorothy MaynorCharpentier's Depuis le jourClassical1940
Dr. Dre/Andre Romelle Young California Love ft. Tupac & Roger TrautmanHip Hop/Rap1996
Drake/Aubrey GrahamOne DanceHip Hop/Rap2016
Dusty and the Four TonesHeaven on FireBlues1953
Earl "Bud" PowellPolka Dots and MoonbeamsJazz1953
Earl GrantEbb TideJazz1965
Early "Fatha" HinesThat's a PlentyJazz1934
Earth Wind and FireBoogie WonderlandR&B1979
Eartha KittSanta BabyR&B1953
Eazy-E/Eric Lynn WrightBoy-N-The-HoodHip Hop/Rap1986
Eddie FloydKnock on WoodR&B1966
Eddie HolmanHey There Lonely GirlR&B1969
Eddie MurphyParty All the TimeR&B1985
Eddy GrantElectric AvenueReggae1983
Edmund DedeChicago, Grande valse a la AnericaineClassical1891
Edward "Duke" EllingtonTake the A TrainJazz1943
Edward James "Son" HouseDeath Letter BluesBlues1928
Edwin Hawkins Singers Oh Happy DayGospel1969
Elizabeth "Libba" CottonWhen I'm GoneFolk1979
Ella FitzgeraldMack The KnifeJazz1966
Ella LeePanis AngelicusClassical1970
Ellis MarsalisZee BluesJazz2015
En VogueHold OnR&B1990
Eric DolphyTake The A Train with Charles Mingus SextetJazz1964
Ernestine AndersonNever Make Your Move Too SoonJazz1981
Ernie K-Doe/Ernest Kador Jr.Mother-in-LawR&B1961
Erykah BaduOn & OnR&B1996
Ethel WatersStormy WeatherBlues1933
Etta JamesI'd Rather Go BlindRock & Roll/Rock1968
Eubie BlakeDeForest PhonofilmJazz1923
Eva JessyeBless My SoulClassical1913
Eve/Eve Jihan Jeffers CooperLet Me Blow Ya MindHip Hop/Rap2001
Evelyn "Champagne" KingI Don't Know If It's RightR&B1977
Experience Unlimited (E.U.)Da ButtR&B1988
Fat Joe/Joseph Antonio CartagenaAll The Way Up ft. Remy Ma, French Montana, InfaredHip Hop/Rap2017
Fats WallerAin't Misbehavin'Blues1943
Fela KutiTeacher Don't Teach Me No NonsenseWorld1986
Fela SowandeAfrican Suite for StringsClassical1944
Felix SpenglerThe Man I LoveClassical2014
Ferdinand Joseph "Jelly Roll" MortonJungle BluesJazz1927
Fisk Jubilee SingersSwing Low, Sweet ChariotGospel1909
Fletcher HendersonThe StampedeJazz1926
Florence Beatrice Smith PriceSymphony No. 1 in E minorClassical1932
Florence Cole-TalbertThe Last Rose of SummerClassical1922
Force MDsTender LoveR&B1985
Francis Hall JohnsonRun on Down to the Jordan RiverGospel1940
Francis JohnsonHonour to the Brave: General Lafayette's Grand MarchClassical1825
Frank Ocean/Christopher Francis William OceanThinkin' Bout YouHip Hop/Rap2012
Frankie BeverlyJoy and PainR&B1980
Frankie Lymon and the TeenagersWhy Do Fools Fall In LoveR&B1956
Frankie SmithDouble Dutch BusR&B1981
Fred Parris & the SatinsIn The Still Of The NightR&B1956
Freddie KeppardHigh FeverJazz1926
Friends of DistinctionGrazing In The GrassPop/Popular1970
Garland GreenJealous Kind of FellaR&B1969
Garnet Edward MimmsCry BabyR&B1963
Gary Lee Clark Jr.This LandBlues2019
Gary U.S. Bonds/Gary Levone Anderson, Jr.Quarter To ThreeRock & Roll/Rock1961
Gene ChandlerDuke of EarlR&B1962
George "Buddy" CatlettSt. ThomasJazz1958
George BridgetowerHenry: a BallardClassical1812
George Clinton and Parliament/FunkadelicGive Up The FunkRock & Roll/Rock1976
George DukeReach for ItR&B1977
George McCraeRock Your BabyR&B1974
George Morrison OrchestraI Know WhyJazz1920
George ShirleyLa FleurClassical1962
George T. WalkerChariots: An Orchestral RhapsodyClassical1953
Gertrude "Ma" RaineyDeep Moaning BluesBlues1928
Gertrude C. SaundersDo My Sweet Daddy Love Me?Blues1945
Gil Scott-HeronThe Revolution Will Not Be TelevisedSpoken Word1971
Gladys BentleyWorried BluesBlues1928
Gladys KnightMidnight Train to GeorgiaR&B1974
Gloria DavyCalligrammesClassical1953
Gloria GaynorI Will SurvivePop/Popular1978
Golden Crown QuartetScandalize My NameGospel1929
Gordon HawkinsNabuccoClassical2015
Grace BumbryHabaneraClassical1962
Grandmaster Flash/Joseph SaddlerThe MessageHip Hop/Rap1982
Grant GreenIdle MomentsJazz1965
Gregory PorterLiquid SpiritR&B2013
Grover WashingtonJust The Two Of UsJazz1981
H.E.R./Gabriella Sarmiento Wilson Best Part ft. Daniel CaesarR&B2017
Habib KoiteTakambaWorld2011
Haddaway/Nestor Alexander HaddawayWhat Is Love?World1993
Hale SmithI Want To Die EasyGospel2020
Hank Ballard and the MidnightersThe TwistR&B1959
Harold Melvin and The Blue NotesWake Up EverybodyR&B1977
Harry BelafonteDay-O (The Banana Boat Song)World1956
Harry Lawrence FreemanVoodooClassical1928
Harry Thacker Burleigh Go Down MosesClassical1917
Hazel ScottIt's Gonna Be A Great DayJazz1944
Heavy D/Dwight Arrington Myers Now That We Found Love ft. Aaron HallHip Hop/Rap1991
Henri SalvadorLe lion est mort ce soirWorld1962
Herbert "Herb" JeffriesRhythm & Blues RevueR&B1955
Herbie HancockCameleonJazz1975
Honey ConeWant AdsR&B1971
Horace TapscottThe Giant Is AwakenedJazz1969
Howard SwansonShort SymphonyClassical1948
Howlin' Wolf/Chester Arthur BurnettHow Many More YearsBlues1951
Huddie (Leadbelly) LedbetterThe Midnight SpecialBlues1925
Huey/Lawrence Franks Jr.Pop, Lock & Drop ItHip Hop/Rap2006
Hugh MasekelaGrazing In The GrassWorld1968
Hurricane Chris/Chistopher Jerrod Dooley Jr.A Bay BayHip Hop/Rap2007
Ice Cube/O'Shea JacksonIt Was A Good DayHip Hop/Rap1991
Ice-T/Tracy Lauren MarrowShut Up, Be HappyHip Hop/Rap1988
Ignacio Jacinta Villa FernandezSi Me Pudieras QuererWorld1971
Ignatius SanchoMinuetsClassical1767
iLoveMakonnen/Makkonen Kamali SheranTuesday ft. DrakeR&B2014
India Arie/India Arie SimpsonChocolate HighR&B2009
Ink SpotsTo Each His OwnPop/Popular1946
International Sweethearts of Rhythm Jazz BandAll Girl Black Jazz BandJazz1938
Isaac HayesTheme From ShaftR&B1971
Ivory Joe HunterSince I Met You BabyR&B1956
J. Rosamond JohnsonLift Every Voice and SingSacred1900
J.J. JacksonBut It's AlrightR&B1966
Ja Rule/Jeffery AtkinsAlways On TimeHip Hop/Rap2001
Jackie WilsonLonely TeardropsR&B1958
Jada Pinkett Smith (Wicked Wisdom)Bleed All Over MeRock & Roll/Rock2006
Jam & LewisTil I Found YouR&B2019
James A. BlandCarry Me Back to Old VirginnyFolk1873
James Andrew "Jimmy" RushingI Left My BabyBlues1957
James BrownI Got You (I Feel Good)R&B1965
James CarrThe Dark End of the StreetR&B1967
James ClevelandPeace Be StillGospel1962
James DepreistMussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition [Promenade/Gnomus]Classical1965
James Price JohnsonHarlem SymphonyClassical1932
James Reese EuropeMissouri BluesJazz1919
James Timothy BrymnValse AngeliquePop/Popular1923
James Weldon JohnsonLift Every Voice and SingSacred1900
Jamie Foxx/Eric Marlon BishopShe's a Gold Digger ft. Kanye WestHip Hop/Rap2005
Janelle Monáe RobisonPrime TimeR&B2014
Janet JacksonWhat Have You Done For Me LatelyRock & Roll/Rock1986
Jaya/Maria Luisa Ramsey Kagahastian-GotidocIf You Leave Me NowWorld1989
Jay-Z/Shawn Corey CarterRun This TownHip Hop/Rap2010
Jean KnightMr. Big StuffR&B1971
Jeffrey OsborneOn the Wings of LoveR&B1982
Jermaine JacksonLet's Get SeriousR&B1980
Jermaine StewartWe Don't Have To Take Our Clothes OffR&B1986
Jerry ButlerOnly the Strong SurviveR&B1968
Jessye NormanWiegenliedClassical1983
Jill ScottGettin In the WayR&B2000
Jimi HendrixAll Along the WatchtowerRock & Roll/Rock1968
Jimmie M. LuncefordRiverside BluesJazz1923
Jimmy CliffThe Harder They ComeReggae1972
Jimmy HughesSteal AwayR&B1964
Jimmy ScottI'm Through With LoveJazz1956
Jimmy SmithWho's Afraid of Virginia WolfJazz1965
Joan ArmatradingLove and AffectionWorld1974
Joe BrazilPrivate Jam with John ColtraneJazz1958
Joe SimonDrowning in the Sea of LoveR&B1972
Joe TexHold On To What You've GotR&B1965
John Adam "Sleepy" EstesJack and Jill BluesBlues1935
John BlankeTudor Music at the Court of Henry VIIIWorld1511
John Daniel CarterCantataClassical1964
John Lee HookerBoogie ChilunBlues1948
John Legend/John Roger StephensAll Of MePop/Popular2013
John Leslie "Wes" MontgomeryTequilaJazz1966
John Wesley Work IIIVisitor from TownClassical1951
John William ColtraneA Love SupremeJazz1965
Johnnie TaylorWho's Making LoveR&B1968
Johnny BristolHang On In There, BabyR&B1974
Johnny GillRub You The Right WayR&B1990
Johnny KempJust Got PaidR&B1988
Johnny MathisToo Much Too Little Too LatePop/Popular1978
Johnny NashI Can See Clearly NowReggae1972
Johnny OtisDouble Crossing BluesR&B1950
Jon BatisteFreedomR&B2021
Jose Mauricio Nunes GarciaRequiemClassical1816
Jose Silvestre de los Delores WhiteLa Bella CubanaClassical1854
Joseph Nathan "King" OliverDipper Mouth BluesJazz1923
Joseph SpenceOut on the Rolling SeaFolk1962
Joseph Vernon "Big Joe" TurnerAround the Clock Pts 1 and 2Blues1947
Joseph William "Pinetop" PerkinsPinetop's Boogie WoogieBlues2011
Josephine BakerZouzouJazz1934
Joyce BryantLove For SaleJazz1953
Jr. Walker & The All-StarsWhat Does it Take to Win Your LoveR&B1968
Juanita HallSouth Pacific-Bali HaiPop/Popular1958
Juila Amanda PerryStudy for OrchestraClassical1965
Julian "Cannonball" AdderleyMercy, Mercy, MercyJazz1967
Julius Edward McculloughThe Lord's PrayerSacred2019
Justin "Jussie" SmolletHurt PeopleHip Hop/Rap2017
Juvenvile/Terius GrayBack That Thang UpHip Hop/Rap1999
Kane Brown/Kane Allen BrownWhat IfsCountry2016
Kanye West/Kanye Omari WestGold Digger ft. Jamie FoxxHip Hop/Rap2005
Kathleen BattleO Mio Babbino CaroClassical2008
Keith Sweat/Keith Douglas SweatNobodyR&B1996
Kendrick Lamar/Kendrick Lamar DuckworthHUMBLEHip Hop/Rap2017
Kenneth SpencerOl' Man RiverClassical1946
Kermit MooreDirge and DeliveranceClassical1971
Khia/Shamone Finch ChambersMy Neck, My Back (Lick It)Hip Hop/Rap2002
Kid 'n' PlayRollin' With Kid 'n' PlayHip Hop/Rap1988
Killer Mike/Michael Santiago RenderA.D.I.D.A.S.Hip Hop/Rap2003
Kirk FranklinI SmileGospel2011
Kirk Franklin & The FamilyWhatcha Lookin' 4Gospel1996
Koko TaylorI'm a WomanBlues1978
Kool & The GangCelebrationR&B1980
Kool Moe DeeWild Wild WestHip Hop/Rap1988
KRS One/Lawrence Kris ParkerMy PhilosophyHip Hop/Rap1988
Kurtis Blow/Kurt WalkerChristmas Rappin'Hip Hop/Rap1979
LaFaye JonesThe Game Gets OldR&B2010
Lamont DozierFish Ain't BitingR&B1973
Lana "MC Lyte" MoorerRuffneckHip Hop/Rap1993
Lauryn HillX-FactorHip Hop/Rap1998
Lavern BakerTweedle Dee (Singing on Ed Sullivan)R&B1955
Lawrence BrownleePuritani - A te, o caraClassical2012
Lawrence WintersOl' Man RiverClassical1964
Le Chevalier de Saint-GeorgesSymphony Op. 11 No. 1 in D majorClassical1773
Lena HorneStormy WeatherJazz1943
Lenny KravitzIt Ain't Over Til It's OverPop/Popular1991
Lenny WelchSince I Fell for YouPop/ Popular1963
Leona MitchellAidaClassical1995
Leontyne PriceLa Forza del destinoClassical1967
Les McCannCompared to WhatJazz1969
Leslie UggamsHallelujah, Baby!Pop/Popular1967
Lil' Kim/Kimberly JonesNo TimeHip Hop/Rap1996
Lil Nas X/Montero Lamar HillOld Town RoadCountry2019
Lil Troy/Troy Lane BirklettWanna Be a BallerHip Hop/Rap1999
Lil' Wayne/Dewayne Michael Carter JrLollipopHip Hop/Rap2008
Linda JonesHypnotizedR&B1967
Lionel Charles Ferbos & the Louisiana ShakersSister Kate at the Fleur de LindyJazz2010
Lionel HamptonHamp's BoogieJazz1988
Lionel RichieEndless Love ft. Diana RossPop/Popular1981
Lipps, Inc.FunkytownR&B1979
Little Anthony and the ImperialsTears on My PillowR&B1958
Little RichardTutti FruttiRock & Roll/Rock1956
Little Willie JohnFeverR&B1958
Lizzo/Melissa JeffersonGood as HellHip Hop/Rap2019
LL Cool J/James Todd SmithI Can't Live Without My RadioHip Hop/Rap1985
Lloyd PricePersonalityR&B1959
Lola FalanaCoconut GrovePop/Popular1967
Lolita "Roxanne Shanté" GoodenRoxanne's Revenge (Original Street Version)Hip Hop/Rap1984
Lord Tariq and Peter GunzDéjà Vu (Uptown Baby)Hip Hop/Rap1997
Lou BegaMambo No.5 (A Little Bit of)World1999
Lou RawlsYou'll Never Find Another Love Like MinePop/Popular1976
Louis ArmstrongWhat a Wonderful WorldJazz1967
Louis JordanChoo Ch'BoogieR&B1946
Lucien-Leon Guillaume LambertBresilianaClassical1865
Lucille HegaminMamma Whip! Mamma Spank!Blues1921
Ludacris/Christopher BridgesStand UpHip Hop/Rap2003
Luther CampbellIt's Your BirthdayHip Hop/Rap1985
Luther Ingram(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want To Be RightR&B1972
Luther VandrossDance With My FatherR&B2003
M.C. Hammer/Stanley Kirk BurrellYou Can't Touch ThisHip Hop/Rap1990
Ma$e/Mason Derelle BethaFeel So GoodHip Hop/Rap1998
Mabel Alice MercerEv'ry Time We Say GoodbyeJazz1956
Maceo PinkardVampire BluesJazz1918
Macy GrayI TryR&B1999
Mahalia JacksonTrouble of the WorldGospel1959
Major LanceThe Monkey TimeR&B1963
M'allem Fattah BajaddiBaba MimounSacred11th c.?
Mamie SmithHarlem BluesBlues1935
Manu DibangoSoul MakossaWorld1972
Margaret Allison BondsMontgomery VariationsClassical1952
Margaret TynesCard AriaClassical2013
María Teresa VeraVeinte AñosWorld1935
Mariah CareyAll I Want for Christmas Is YouPop/Popular1994
Marian AndersonDeep RiverSacred1925
Marion WilliamsI Shall Be ReleasedGospel1969
Martha and the VandellasHeat WaveR&B1963
Martina ArroyoO patria miaClassical1967
Marvin GayeLet's Get It OnR&B1973
Mary Elizabeth WilliamsVissi d'arteClassical2015
Mary J. BligeJust FineR&B2007
Mary Lou WilliamsNight LifeJazz1935
Mary MaryGo Get ItGospel2013
Mary WellsMy GuyR&B1964
Master P/Percy Robert MillerMake Em Say UghHip Hop/Rap1997
Mattiwilda DoddsCaro nomeClassical1958
Maurice Williams and the ZodiacsStayR&B1963
Max RoachThe Third EyeJazz1984
McCoy TynerMy Favorite ThingsJazz1961
McFadden and WhiteheadAin't No Stoppin' Us NowR&B1979
Measha BrueggergosmonYou'll Never Walk AloneClassical2020
Meek Mill/Robert Rihmeek WilliamsGoing Bad Ft. DrakeHip Hop/Rap2019
Megan Thee Stallion/Megan Jovon Ruth PeteSavage RemixHip Hop/Rap2020
Mel & TimBackfield in MotionR&B1969
Memphis MinnieDirty Mother for YouBlues1935
Method Man/Clifford Smith JrBring the PainHip Hop/Rap1994
Michael D. RaphaelEmmett Till: The OperaClassical2007
Michael JacksonBillie JeanPop/Popular1982
Michael MorganDeath of TybaltClassical2013
Mickey & SylviaLove Is StrangeR&B1956
Mickey GuytonBlack Like MeCountry2021
Miles DavisAll BluesJazz1959
Millie JacksonI Don't Want To Be RightR&B1974
Milt JacksonTahitiJazz1952
Milton NascimentoCanção da AméricaWorld1980
Minnie RipertonLovin' YouR&B1974
Miriam MakebaPata PataWorld1967
Mississippi John HurtCandy Man BluesBlues1928
Missy Elliott/Melissa Arnette ElliottWork ItHip Hop/Rap2002
Mongo SantamariaWatermelon ManWorld1963
Montell JordanThis Is How We Do ItR&B1995
Morris DayJungle LoveR&B1984
Mos Def/Dante Terrell SmithMs. Fat BootyHip Hop/Rap1999
Muddy WaterGot My Mojo Workin'Blues1956
Muriel Burrell SmithDat's Love (Habanera)Classical1943
Nancy WilsonFace It, Girl It's OverPop/Popular1967
Nas/Nasir bin Olu Dara JonesIf I Ruled the World (Imagine That) ft. Lauryn HillHip Hop/Rap1996
Nat "King" ColeWhen I Fall In LovePop/Popular1957
Natalie HinderasRachmaninoff Etude-tableaux in E-flat minor Op. 39Classical1978
Nate Dogg/Nathaniel Dwayne HaleRegulateHip Hop/Rap1994
Naughty By NatureO.P.P.Hip Hop/Rap1991
Naya Marie RiveraGLEE: If I Die YoungCountry2013
Negro String QuartetMusic for American String QuartetClassical1930
Nel Ust Wyclef JeanGone Till NovemberHip Hop/Rap1997
Nelly/Cornell Iral Haynes Jr.Hot in HerreHip Hop/Rap2002
Nelson HallLiebestraumClassical2019
Nestor TorresMake u DanceWorld2017
New EditionAll For LoveR&B1985
Nicki Minaj/Onika Tanya Maraj-PettyMoment 4 Life ft. DrakeHip Hop/Rap2010
Nico & VinzAm I WrongHip Hop/Rap2013
Nina SimoneNo. 5Folk1965
Nipsey Hussle/Ermias Joseph AsghedomFDTHip Hop/Rap2016
Nissim BlackMothaland BounceHip Hop/Rap2020
Notorious B.I.G./Christopher WallaceJuicyHip Hop/Rap1994
NWAStraight Outta ComptonHip Hop/Rap1988
OdettaSanty AnnoFolk1956
Oklahoma City Blue DevilsBlue Devil BluesJazz1929
Oleta AdamsGet HereR&B1990
Olly WilsonShango MemoryClassical1995
Oran "Juice" JonesThe RainR&B1986
Ornette ColemanFreeJazz1961
Oscar Emmanuel PetersonOn A Clear DayJazz1968
Otis ReddingThe Dock of the BayR&B1968
OutkastHey YaHip Hop/Rap2003
Patrice RushenForget Me NotsR&B1982
Patti LaBelleLady MarmaladeR&B1974
Paul "Hucklebuck" WilliamsThe Huckle-BuckR&B1949
Paul FreemanRequiem Mass: IV. Sequence: Dies irae - Ingemisco - Inter ovesClassical2019
Paul RobesonOle Man RiverPop/Popular1936
Peabo BrysonA Whole New World ft. Regina BellePop/Popular1994
Peaches & HerbReunitedR&B1979
Pearl Mae BaileyBefore the Parade Passes Me ByJazz1968
Percy SledgeWhen A Man Loves A WomanR&B1966
Peter ToshLegalize ItReggae1976
Pharoah SandersThe Creator Has a Master PlanJazz2003
Philip BaileyReasonsR&B1974
Philippa Duke SchuylerBach-Liszt Prelude: Fugue in A minorClassical1965
Phyllis HymanDon't Want to Change the WorldR&B1991
Portia WhiteThink On MeClassical1968
Positive KI Got A ManHip Hop/Rap1992
Prince/Prince Rogers NelsonPurple RainRock & Roll/Rock1984
Public EnemyFight the PowerHip Hop/Rap1989
Queen Latifah/Dana Elaine OwensJust Another DayHip Hop/Rap1993
Questlove/Ahmir ThompsonYou Got Me Ft. Erykah BaduHip Hop/Rap1999
Quiet FireTropical DepressionWorld1978
Quincy JonesKiller JoeJazz1969
R. Kelly/Robert Sylvester KellyIgnitionR&B2003
Radmilla CodyA Beautiful DawnSacred2005
Rafael PayareSymphony No. 4 in D Minor, Op. 120Classical2020
Rahsaan Roland KirkBreath-A-ThonJazz1971
Ralph TresvantSensitivityR&B1991
Ray CharlesGeorgia On My MindR&B1960
RaydioYou Can't Change ThatR&B1979
Regina BelleBaby Come to MeR&B1994
Reri GristLesson SceneClassical1963
Rich Boy/Marece Benjamin RichardsThrow Some D'sHip Hop/Rap2006
Richie HavensFreedomFolk1979
Rick JamesMary JaneR&B1978
Rick Ross/William Leonard Roberts IIAston Martin Music ft. Drake and Chrisette MicheleHip Hop/Rap2010
Rihanna/Robyn Rihanna FentyUmbrellaPop/Popular2007
Rob Base and DJ E-Z RockIt Takes TwoHip Hop/Rap1988
Robert "Black Rob" RossWhoa!Hip Hop/Rap2000
Robert "Bob" ColeUnder the Bamboo TreeRagtime1902
Robert "Bobby" ShortYou've Got That ThingJazz1971
Robert "Bumps" BlackwellSumpin' JumpinJazz1955
Robert JohnsonKind Hearted Woman BluesBlues1936
Robert KnightEverlasting LoveR&B1967
Robert McFerrin Sr.CortigianiClassical1957
Robert Nathaniel DettJuba DanceRagtime1913
Robert ParkerBarefootin'R&B1966
Roberta AlexanderDrei lieder Op. 29, NachtgangClassical2015
Roberta FlackKilling Me SoftlyPop/Popular1973
RockwellSomeboy's Watching MePop/Popular1984
Roland HayesGo Down, MosesClassical1922
Ronald Andrew CrutcherCello Interlude During COVID-19Classical2020
Ronnie (Spector) and the RonettesBe My BabyR&B1963
Rose RoyceCar WashR&B1976
Rosetta "Sister Rosetta" TharpeUp Above My HeadGospel1960
Ruby & the RomanticsOur Day Will ComeR&B1963
Ruby BishopYo Feets Too BigJazz2013
Ruby ElzySt. Louis BluesBlues1941
Rufus "Tee Tot" PayneHank Williams Jr.'s Tribute to Tee Tot PayneCountry2002
Run DMCWalk This WayHip Hop/Rap1986
RuPaulSupermodel (You Better Work)Pop1993
Ruth BrownTeardrops from My EyesRock & Roll/Rock1950
Ryan Speedo GreenLe Veau D'orClassical2021
S.O.S. BandTake Your Time (Do It Right)R&B1980
Sade/Helen Folasade AduSmooth OperatorR&B1985
Saint YaredDeggua YaredSacred530
Salif KeitaYamoreWorld2002
Sallie MartinI Know Who Holds TomorrowGospel1975
Salome BeyBlue S.A.Pop/Popular1970
Salt-N-PepaNone of Your BusinessHip Hop/Rap1993
Sam and DaveHold On, I'm ComingR&B1966
Sam CookeA Change Is Gonna ComeR&B1964
Sammy Davis Jr.The Candy ManPop/Popular1972
Samuel Coleridge-TaylorViolin Concerto, Legend RomanceClassical1898
Sanford AllenColeridge-Taylor Perkinson Blue/s Forms for Solo Violin: IIIClassical2012
Sarah Lois VaughnA Lover's ConcertoJazz1959
Scott JoplinThe EntertainerRagtime1902
Shaggy/Orville Richard BurrellIt Wasn't MeReggae2000
Sheku Kenneth MasonCarnival of the Animals: The SwanClassical2021
Shep and The LimelitesDaddy's HomeR&B1961
Shirley BasseyGoldfingerPop/Popular1964
Shirley CaesarGod Will Make a WayGospel2013
Shirley VerrettPurcell's LamentClassical1971
Sidney BechetI've Found a New BabyJazz1958
Silento/Richard Lamar HawkWatch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)Hip Hop/Rap2015
Simon EstesHollander: Die Frist ist umClassical2002
Sippie WallaceSuitcase BluesBlues1925
Sir Charles Jones and Karen WolfeYou Think I'm Wrong, I Think I'm RightR&B2017
Sir Guy/Clarence Eugene BarronFunky VirginiaR&B1969
Sir Mix-A-Lot/Anthony RayBaby Got BackHip Hop/Rap1992
Sissieretta JonesO Patria MiaClassical1902
Sister Souljah/Lisa WilliamsonThe Hate That Hate ProducedHip Hop/Rap1991
Slick Rick/Richard WaltersChildren's StoryHip Hop/Rap1988
Slim 400/Vincent CohranBruisinHip Hop/Rap2016
Sly & The Family StoneEveryday PeopleR&B1969
Smokey Robinson and the MiraclesTears of a ClownR&B1967
Snoop Dogg/Calvin Cordozar BroadusDrop Like It's HotHip Hop/Rap2004
Solomon BurkeCry to MeR&B1962
Solomon Popoli LindaMbubeWorld1920
Sonny Charles and The CheckmatesBlack PearlR&B1969
Sonny RollinsLive with Jim HallJazz1962
Stephanie MillsWhat Cha Gonna Do With My Lovin'R&B1979
Stevie WonderSuperstitionR&B1972
Sugarhill Gang Rapper's DelightHip Hop/Rap1979
Sun Ra/Le Sony'r RaLove In Outer SpaceJazz1966
Susana BacaNegra PresuntuosaWorld2015
Sylvester JamesYou Make Me FeelR&B1978
Sylvia RobinsonPillow TalkR&B1973
T.I./Clifford Joseph Harris Jr.Live Your Life ft. RihannaHip Hop/Rap2008
Tag TeamWhoomp, There It IsHip Hop/Rap1993
Taj Mahal/Henry St. Claire FredericksShe Caught the Katy & Left Me A Mule To RideFolk1968
Take 6MaryGospel1988
Tammy TerrellYour Precious, Love R&B1967
TavaresRemember What I Told You To ForgetR&B1975
Teddy PendergrassTurn Off The LightsR&B1979
Teddy WilsonAin't Misbehavin'Jazz1957
Terence BlanchardPeculiar GraceClassical2021
Terrance HowardSanctuaryR&B2008
Tevin CampbellTell Me What You Want Me to DoR&B1991
The AndantesI Heard It Through The GrapevineR&B1968
The Blind Boys of AlabamaToo Close Gospel1964
The Brothers JohnsonI'll Be Good To YouR&B1976
The CapitolsCool JerkR&B1966
The Chairmen of the BoardGive Me Just a Little More TimeR&B1970
The Chambers BrothersTime Has Come TodayFolk1968
The ChiffonsHe's So FineR&B1963
The Chi-LitesOh GirlR&B1972
The Clark SistersHis Love ft. Snoop DoggGospel2020
The CloversDevil Or AngelR&B1956
The CoastersCharlie BrownR&B1956
The CommodoresEasyR&B1977
The ContoursDo You Love MeR&B1963
The CrusadersStreet LifeJazz1979
The Dazz BandLet It WhipR&B1982
The DelfonicsDidn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)R&B1970
The DellsStay in My CornerR&B1969
The Del-VikingsCome Go With MeRock & Roll/Rock1957
The Dixie HummingbirdsLove Me Like a RockGospel1973
The DramaticsWhatcha See is Whatcha GetR&B1971
The DriftersThere Goes My BabyR&B1960
The EmotionsBest of My LoveR&B1977
The EssexEasier Said Than DoneR&B1963
The ExcitersTell HimR&B1963
The Fifth DimensionAquarius/Let the Sun Shine InPop/Popular1969
The FlamingosI Only Have Eyes For YouR&B1959
The FloatersFloat OnR&B1977
The Four TopsBaby I Need Your LovingR&B1964
The Game/Jayceon Terell TaylorHate It Or Love itHip Hop/Rap2005
The Gap BandYou Dropped a Bomb on MeR&B1982
The Golden Gate QuartetGo Down MosesGospel1957
The IntrudersCowboys to GirlsR&B1968
The Isley BrothersIts Your ThingR&B1969
The Jackson 5I Want You BackPop/Popular1969
The Last PoetsWhen The Revolution ComesSpoken Word1970
The Mad LadsNothing Can Break ThroughR&B1965
The MarvelettesPlease Mr. PostmanR&B1961
The Mighty Clouds of JoyIf Jesus Can't Fix ItGospel1960
The Mills BrothersYou Always Hurt the One You LovePop/Popular1944
The MonotonesBook of LoveR&B1958
The MoonglowsSincerelyR&B1954
The Ohio PlayersFireR&B1975
The O'JaysBack StabbersR&B1972
The PersuasionsBuffalo SoldierR&B1971
The PlattersThe Great PretenderR&B1955
The Pointer SistersJump (For My Love)R&B1983
The RoyalettesIt's Gonna Take A MiracleR&B1965
The ShirellesWill You Still Love Me TomorrowR&B1960
The Soul Stirrers & Sam CookeJesus Gave Me WaterGospel1956
The SpinnersSadieR&B1974
The Staple SingersRespect YourselfR&B1971
The SylversBoogie FeverR&B1976
The TemptationsMy GirlR&B1964
The Three DegreesWhen Will I See You AgainR&B1974
The TymesSo Much In LoveR&B1963
The Weather GirlsIt's Raining MenPop/Popular1982
The WhispersRock SteadyR&B1987
The WinansQuestion IsGospel1981
Thelonious MonkEvidenceJazz1963
Thomas "Blind Tom" WigginsBattle of ManassasPop/Popular1861
Thomas "Tommy" LadnierReally the BluesJazz1938
Thomas A. DorseyPrecious Lord, Take My HandGospel1932
Thomas Alphonso WilkinsBlack BottomClassical2020
Three Six MafiaStay FlyHip Hop/Rap2005
Timex Social ClubRumorsR&B1986
Tina TurnerWhat's Love Got to Do with ItRock & Roll/Rock1984
TLCNo ScrubsR&B1999
Todd DuncanPorgy & BessClassical1946
Tommy JohnsonBye Bye BluesBlues1928
Tone Loc/Anthony Terrell SmithWild ThingHip Hop/Rap1989
Toni Braxton/Toni Michele BraxtonUn-Break My HeartR&B1996
Toots and the MaytalsDo the ReggayReggae1968
Tracey LeeThe Theme (It's Party Time)Hip Hop/Rap1997
Travis Scott/Jacques Bermon Webster IISicko Mode ft. DrakeHip Hop/Rap2018
Trinidad James/Nicholaus Joseph WilliamsAll Gold EverythingHip Hop/Rap2013
Tupac Amaru ShakurDear MamaHip Hop/Rap1995
T-Wayne/Tyshon Dwayne NoblesNasty FreestyleHip Hop/Rap2015
TweetOops, Oh MyHip Hop/Rap2002
Tyrese/Tyrese Darnell GibsonStayR&B2011
Tyrone DavisCan I Change My MindR&B1969
Ulysses S. KayJoys and FearsClassical1948
Unknown Enslaved ManThe Yellow Rose of TexasFolk1836
Usain BoltLiving the DreamWorld2021
Usher Raymond IVYeah ft. Lil Jon and LudacrisR&B2004
Uzee Brown, Jr.Ain't-a That Good News arr.Gospel2022
Van McCoy & The Soul City SymphonyThe HustleR&B1975
Victoria Spivey Black Snake BluesBlues1928
W. Rudolph DunbarSmiling JoeJazz1926
W.C. HandyMemphis BluesBlues1914
WarThe World Is a GhettoR&B1972
Warren G/Warren Griffin IIIRegulateHip Hop/Rap1994
Wayman Lawrence TisdalePower ForwardJazz1995
Wayne BradyLet's Hear It For the BoyPop/Popular2016
Wayne HendersonFor YouJazz1979
Whitney HoustonI Will Always Love YouPop/Popular1992
Will Marion CookIn DahomeyClassical1903
Will Smith/Willard Carroll Smith II Men In BlackHip Hop/Rap1997 James Adams Jr.It's A New DayHip Hop/Rap2008
William "Willie the Lion" SmithI'll Follow YouJazz1939
William Allen "Count" BasieOne O'Clock JumpJazz1943
William Grant StillAfro American SymphonyClassical1930
William James DixonThe Seventh SonBlues1969
William Lee Conley "Big Bill" BroonzyHey HeyBlues1952
William Levi DawsonNegro Folk SyphonyFolk1934
William WarfieldOle Man RiverClassical1951
Willie JonesAmerican DreamCountry2020
Willie Lester YoungMean To MeJazz1950
Willie Mae "Big Mama" ThorntonHound DogRock & Roll/Rock1952
Willow SmithWhip My HairHip Hop/Rap2010
Wilson PickettIn the Midnight HourR&B1965
Wiz Khalifa/Cameron Jibril ThomazBlack And YellowHip Hop/Rap2010
Wynton MarsalisWhere or WhenJazz1993
XscapeJust Kickin' ItR&B1993
Yolanda AdamsNever Give UpGospel1997
Young Dolph/Adolph Robert Thornton Jr.RNB (Visualizer) ft. Megan Thee StallionHip Hop/Rap2020
Young MA/Katorah Kasanova MarreroOoouuuHip Hop/Rap2016
Young MC/Marvin YoungBust A MoveHip Hop/Rap1990
Youssou N'Dour7 Seconds ft. Neneh CherryWorld1994
Yusef Abdel LateefTrouble In MindJazz2012
Zelma Watson George Peace in the Valley & Move on up a Little HigherGospel1979
Ziggy Marley & The Melody MakersTumblin' DownReggae2009
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