James Brown once remarked that singer Usher Raymond was "the Godson of Soul." With an accolade like that, it's no wonder that Usher is one of the bestselling artists in American music history. Usher's soon-to-be released seventh studio album is called Looking 4 Myself.
The Japanese-American multi-instrumentalist creates sound from his voice, his violin and his looping machine. His loop-heavy debut album is named after a Japanese expression meaning "one time, one place."
One of few women in a musical movement dominated by men, Pauline Black helped lead the 1970s U.K. ska revival with her band The Selecter. She discusses her complicated family history in a new memoir, Black by Design.
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