Queen Latifah has won multiple acting and singing awards, including a Grammy for the song "U.N.I.T.Y." from her 1993 album, Black Reign. Bryan Bedder/Getty Images hide caption

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Frank Loesser won the Academy Award for his song "Baby It's Cold Outside." Stroud/Express/Getty Images hide caption

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Soprano Jessye Norman's new CD, Roots: My Life, My Song was recorded in front of a live audience in Berlin. It features her take on jazz and gospel standards. hide caption

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Kevin Eubanks spent 15 years as the leader of The Tonight Show Band. Kevin Winter/Getty Images Entertainment hide caption

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Lauryn Hill performs in January in Sydney, Australia. Brendon Thorne/Getty Images hide caption

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The Roots' members have been active together for almost 25 years. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Homeland is Laurie Anderson's first studio album in 10 years. Noah Greenburg hide caption

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Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes' Double Portraits is a new album of piano duets featuring American popular music and more. Clay Patrick McBride hide caption

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Alejandro Escovedo says he drew inspiration from many sources — from The Stooges to doo-wop — for his album Street Songs of Love. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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For 40 years, Dr. Demento has provided expert opinions on mad music and crazy comedy. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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