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Black History Icons in Lyrics: LyricFind Supplies Data On Pioneers

LyricFind is the world’s leader in licensed lyrics solutions and is trusted by some of the biggest names in the industry. Including Amazon, Google, YouTube, Deezer, Microsoft, Soundhound, iHeartRadio and many others.

LyricFind provides its partners with an extensive catalog of accurate and fully legal lyrics, licensed from all the majors. As well as 5,000 other publishers and PRO’s around the world. LyricFind’s premium reporting infrastructure is also built to properly track and pay royalties to songwriters and rights holders on a song-by-song and territory-by-territory basis.

Lyricfind understands the importance of Black Culture and the impact it has had on America and music today . This year, Lyricfind determined how many times some of history’s most iconic Black activists were mentioned in lyrics.

Black music and Hip-Hop is becoming pop culture. It’s becoming so much more engrained in regular life. What we want to do is reflect on these important figures and their impact through music. It’s a way to show how Black History and Black Activism have truly shaped music today.
Catherine Fournier Director of Marketing at LyricFind

Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, leaders of the Civil Rights Movement in the U.S. in the 1960s, top this data chart with over 600 mentions in lyrics. Other U.S. icons, such as Rosa Parks, Fred Hampton, and Jackie Robinson, have been mentioned widely as well. The chart also features international leaders like Nelson Mandela and Marcus Garvey, who point to the vivid legacy of Pan-African movements.