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Clayton was ready to take her stardom to the next level, but these plans were put on hold after going through car accident that left her without both legs. Mathieu Bitton/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Merry Clayton Bares Her 'Beautiful Scars'

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2021 is shaping up to be a big year for singer-songwriter H.E.R., who, after winning two Grammy awards in one night, was nominated for an Oscar the morning after. Rich Fury/Getty Images hide caption

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H.E.R. Is A 'Soul Baby' With A Social Conscience

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From left: Angel, Israel, Momo, Abraham and Victory Boyd. The pandemic afforded the Boyd family a chance to harmonize interpersonally, before doing the same as Infinity Song. Courtesy of Shore Fire Media hide caption

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Get Out Of Your Head With Infinity Song's 'Outside Myself'

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Genesis Owusu On World Cafe

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Mavis Staples performed at the 2011 Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow, Scotland. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

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Mavis Staples On Mountain Stage

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Courtney B. Vance, left, as C.L. Franklin, with Cynthia Erivo as Aretha Franklin, in a scene from the miniseries Genius: Aretha set at The New Temple Missionary Baptist Church. Richard DuCree/National Geographic/Richard DuCree hide caption

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Aretha Franklin Shines In, And Despite, The New Miniseries, 'Genius: Aretha'

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Dionne Farris performs onstage during BET Presents the American Black Film Festival Honors on February 17, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images hide caption

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The Black Roots Of Rock And Roll: Part 3

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Bootsy Collins On World Cafe

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