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‘Unsung’ returns for 11th season on TV One

June 30, 2017 GMT

“Unsung,” the wildly popular, award-winning music retrospective, returns for an 11th season on TV One, premiering with a double-feature on a brand new night, Sunday, July 9 at 9 p.m.

“From classic R&B to hip-hop and gospel, ‘Unsung’ is known for offering music lovers an in-depth, behind-the-scenes view into the lives of their favorite performers as heard from the artists themselves and the friends and family who knew them best,” TV One President Brad Siegel said in a statement. “We are moving the series to Sunday nights to allow more of our viewers a chance to wind down their summer weekends with an evening of inspiring music to take you down memory lane. This is an exciting lineup of fascinating entertainers that you won’t want to miss.”

The new season begins at 9 p.m. with an intriguing episode on the multi-talented Wyclef Jean, a Haitian-born hip-hop artist who rose to fame with his group the Fugees, featuring Lauryn Hill and Pras Michel, in the late ’90s. The episode will feature interviews with Kurtis Blow, Claudette Ortiz and DJ Red Alert.

Immediately following at 10 p.m. will be a fascinating feature on Jagged Edge, an engaging quartet from the suburbs of Atlanta that was introduced, along with Destiny’s Child, as part of Columbia Records’ “Young Soul Power” campaign. Comprised of twin brothers Brian and Brandon Casey, along with Kyle Norman and Richard Wingo, Jagged Edge made a major impact with driving dance hits such as “Where the Party At” as well as the romantic ballads “Gotta Be,” “Let’s Get Married” and “Promise.”

Insights from family and friends are provided by Q. Parker, Tiny Harris, Kandi Burruss Tucker, Bryan Michael Cox, LaTavia Roberson, Michael Mauldin, Marcus Chapman, The Poetess and Jermaine Dupri.

Upcoming new episodes of TV One’s “Unsung,” airing at 10 p.m., include: July 16: Marvin Sapp; July 23: Switch; July 30: The Dramatics; Aug. 6: Shanice; Aug. 13: Ice-T.