"Oblivion is kind of like nirvana, where you become nothing and you don't have to suffer over and over again," Jhené Aiko says. "You're free to just be nothing."
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Whitney Houston (shown here performing in 1994) starred in the movie Waiting To Exhale, and contributed several songs to its breathtaking, beloved soundtrack.
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In 1980, Stevie Wonder helped campaign for Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday to become a national holiday. "I never saw it as being political," he says. "I just saw it as being the right thing to do."
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