Little Known Black Music Facts!

June is Black Music Month and WHUR is celebrating in every way we can! We are commemorating the month by sharing some little known music facts with our listeners.

  • 90’s sensation, Montell Jordan, is one of the songwriters on the hit song ‘How Did You Get Here‘ by Deborah Cox.
  • Kris Kross’s hit song ‘Jump‘ that topped the charts in the late 80’s was actually a diss song.
  • Michael Jackson’s popular song Thriller was orignally called Starlight. Don’t believe me? Check out the original here.
  • The background vocals you hear on Michael Jackson’s Butterflies? That’s the voice of singer, Marsha Ambrosia.
  • Can You Feel A Brand New Day on The Wiz was written by Luther Vandross.