Black History Month is the annual celebration of the incredible achievements of Black Americans throughout history, including their continued and unmatched contribution to the world of music. Join us in paying tribute to their talent and courage this and every month—listen to our custom playlists and stations and get to know the music of these timeless performers!
From a playlist dedicated to Queen of Jazz Ella Fitzgerald, to one with hits from Rock and Roll pioneer Chuck Berry, we’ve hand-picked tracks from some of history’s greatest musicians—B.B. King, Whitney Houston, Ray Charles, Michael Jackson and more. We’ve designed three playlists for Prince alone—Thumbs Up: Prince, Purple Love and iHeartPrince. Hear them all!
These artists paved the way for modern music, and set the stage for many of today’s most beloved artists. We’re celebrating contemporary artists too, so explore our playlists for Alicia Keys, Beyonce, Missy Elliot and many others!
And be sure to check out our custom stations—we’ve curated stations for Urban Jazz & Blues, Motown Sounds, Classic Funk and even a 24/7 Urban Comedy Station. Check out one of our favorite stations, Classic Soul, below and listen to the others on iHeartRadio! Then, head over to our Black History Month podcast page and discover the best, most culturally relevant podcasts this month, including Historically Black, Still Processing and fan favorite, 2 Dope Queens.