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Ranveer Singh, one of the stars of the recent film Gully Boy, at a publicity event in Mumbai on Jan. 9, 2019. The film has put a spotlight on Indian hip-hop, to the chagrin of some working in it. Sujit Jaiswal/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Bruce Springsteen onstage during the Born in the U.S.A. Tour in 1984. Shinko Music/Getty Images hide caption

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What Does 'Born In The U.S.A.' Really Mean?

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Duster was one of hundreds of bands in the late 1990s who made music that was loved by a small audience, then disbanded and assumed its story was over. Then a new generation of fans discovered the band. Courtesy of Numero Group hide caption

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Mark Hollis, photographed in 1998, the year his self-titled solo album was released. The singer and songwriter died in February 2019. Paul Bergen/Redferns/Getty Images hide caption

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Drake won the Best Rap Song Grammy for "God's Plan," which was the No. 1 song in America for 11 weeks in 2018. Speaking to his peers of the award, he said, "You don't need this." Emma McIntyre/Getty Images hide caption

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TLC at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards. The trio won in the best group video category, beating boy-band juggernauts 'NSync and the Backstreet Boys. Henny Ray Abrams/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Oh Yes Son, They're Talking To You: 20 Years Of 'No Scrubs'

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Through years of sexual misconduct accusations, rhythm and blues superstar R. Kelly has denied any wrongdoing. Here he attends a show at New York Fashion Week in July 2015. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images hide caption

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Sketches of performers from NPR Music's Tiny Desk concerts. Top row, left to right: The Midnight Hour, dvsn, Dirty Projectors. Bottom row, left to right: Liniker e os Caramelows, boygenius, Florence + The Machine. Angela Hsieh/NPR hide caption

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Nina Simone onstage at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1968. David Redfern/Redferns/Getty Images hide caption

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Nina Simone's 'Lovely, Precious Dream' For Black Children

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An impromptu memorial for Aretha Franklin outside New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit — the same church where Franklin's father Rev. C.L. Franklin was a minister and where she began her singing career. Taken Aug. 19, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. Bill Pugliano/Getty Images hide caption

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