'Unsung' Season 10 Lineup: James Brown, SWV, Fat Joe & More
TV One's Unsung series will be dropping its 10th season right at the start of next year, and it's focusing on a number of important artists.
The digital cable and satellite television network is beginning the forthcoming new season with girl group Sisters With Voices, better known as SWV, followed by episodes on Fat Joe, Jon B., Lenny Williams, Case, Dave Hollister, After 7 and James Brown.
"Unsung's in-depth first-person interviews, the participation of family and friends, the attention to detail invested into sharing each artist's story and, of course, the music are the staples that have made this series 'Must-See TV,'" TV One President Brad Siegel said. "We have a loyal viewing audience who can attest to the fact that once you watch five minutes, you'll hear something about your favorite artist you didn't know before and then you're hooked! There is the reason that after 129 episodes and nine seasons Unsung is still TV One's most anticipated series."
This past week the television series focused onFrankie Knuckles, the “Godfather of House Music," using the pioneering DJ as a gateway into exploring Chicago's still present house music scene.
Below you can watch a promo video of the 10th season of Unsung, as well as read a few summaries from some of the episodes a part of the season.
Premiere: Wednesday, Jan. 4 at 8 p.m. ET
Mixing celestial gospel harmonies with street swagger, SWV brought an edgy sound to female R&B groups that helped define the ‘90s decade. But internal conflicts split the trio apart in just five short years, leaving wounds that linger to this day. Insights from family and friends are provided by Eddie George, Kelly Rowland, and Bell Biv Devoe.
Premiere: Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 8 p.m. ET
With hit singles “Happily Ever After” and “Missing You”; Case’s music set the soundtrack for a love that was meant to last. But the comforts of love he celebrated in song didn’t match the reality of his personal life. Ginuwine, Marcus Chapman, Eddie F., Nokio and Rodney Perry provide reflections.
TRIBUTE TO JAMES BROWN
Premiere: Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. ET
One of the greatest artists in the history of popular music, James Brown all but invented funk. During this special episode, band members, friends, and stars of R&B and Hip-Hop trace the career, and celebrate the legacy, of the man they call the Godfather. Reflections for family and friends are provided by Chadwick Boseman, Money B, Full Force, Frankie “Kash” Waddy, Mary Wilson, Kwame, Marcus Chapman, Steve Ivory and Rickey Vincent.