Music won’t be music if we deduct the contributions of colored musicians from it. The history of music is full of black artist who devoted their entire life to make music what it is at the moment. Some of them had to face discriminations and difficulties because of their color but they never gave up and they are the reason why music is widely celebrated now.
Here we have four best black musicians of all time.
4. Jimi Hendrix
Jimi was more of a magician than a singer, what he did with his voice and a guitar was much more than just music.
He is the reason why people started to learn Electric guitars, he was undoubtedly the greatest instrumentalist of all time. He was voted as the Pop Musician of the year in 1968 by the readers of Melody Maker. He was also named as the World Top Musician by Disc and Music Echo in 1969 and 1970.
The chemistry he had with his instruments cannot be seen anywhere else, he worshiped music and he is considered as a godfather by many renowned musicians.
3. Stevie Wonder
The name speaks for itself. The 25-time Grammy winning artist, Stevie Wonder is much more than just music. The world can never thank him enough for what he did to make this planet a better place to live in. His fight to make Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday a holiday and then his other campaigns which he did for the rights of people have written his name in the list of most influential artists of all time. He was also named as the United Nation Messenger of Peace in 2009.
Stevie Wonder has sold 100 million records worldwide and have recorded more than 30 U.S Top Ten hits.
He was blind by birth but he had vision, a vision to change the world, which he did, by music and by fighting for the right.
It won’t be wrong if we say Prince had the most melodious voice ever heard on this planet. He knew how to take a heart away, his blend of funk, rock and dance make him different from the other artists. He has won 7 Grammy’s and six American Music Awards, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.
The world can never forget his voice and he is the reason why singers like Bruno Mars and Drake stepped up into music. He’s an inspiration for millions and his songs provide the peace which cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
- Michael Jackson
MJ, the biggest artist of all time, the reason for millions to live and smile. Nobody can ever come close to the stardom and fame which MJ had. The king of pop sold over 350 million records worldwide making him of the best-selling artists in the world. He wasn’t just a singer, he was undoubtedly the best entertainer of all time.
His life was full of controversies but he always had the courage to leave the hatred behind and spread the love through his music.
He has won more awards than any other artists on this planet and he is a Guinness World Record Holder for that. He has won 15 Grammy Awards, 26 American Music Awards and the list is very long. He had 13 number one US singles.
He didn’t only invent moonwalk, he introduced the world to new genre of music. He took music to another era and the whole world should be thankful to him for his contributions.