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Career Reinventors are a New Breed of Crossover Artists

Musical crossover artists appeal to multiple audiences based upon their music “crossing over” into two or more record charts for different musical styles or genres. As far back as 1954 rhythm and blues (R&B) began transitioning to what would become doo wop. “Sixty Minute Man” recorded in 1951 by the Dominoes (#1 R&B, #17 Pop charts) was the first significant R&B record to crossover to the Pop chart. “Crying in the Chapel” recorded in 1953 by the Orioles (#11 country chart) almost made it to the fabled top ten and showed that there was a white audience for R&B records. But it wasn’t just R&B that was changing the music scene. Continue reading Career Reinventors are a New Breed of Crossover Artists