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Why you should binge-watch ‘Unsung’s’ 11th season

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TV One’s longest-running, award-winning series, “Unsung,” is still going strong.

The show’s 11th season kicked off last month, with an epic double feature highlighting the life and successes of singer Wyclef Jean, including his upbringing in Haiti, stake in the multiplatinum group The Fugees, the group’s breakup, as well as the musician’s rise to fame as a solo artist and producer. The opener also told the story of famed R&B group Jagged Edge, from their rise to fame in the early 2000s to their contentious split with Jermaine Dupri.

In addition to reaching 1.4 million unique viewers during its season 11 premiere, the franchise has continued to display true staying power. With just a handful of episodes remaining, here’s why you should binge watch “Unsung” before it’s gone.

The behind-the-scenes footage you won’t get anywhere else …

“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 know them best. 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,” TV One President Brad Siegel said in a statement to Billboard.

The best is yet to come …

Up next, “Unsung” will pay tribute to the life of rapper-turned-actor Ice-T. It all goes down on Aug. 13, at 9 p.m. EST. In the meantime, there’s plenty of great episodes to catch up on, including features on Marvin Sapp, Switch, the Dramatics, and Shanice.

The legacy lives on …

Throughout the series past 10 seasons, “Unsung” has profiled Xscape, Donny Hathaway, DeBarge, the Clark Sisters and Gil Scott-Heron among others. In other words, they’re keeping these legacies alive, in a beautiful, bold, memorable way.

Will you be watching? Sound off in the comment section below.


  1. Tawana Thomas-Hawkins on August 10, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    Of course!! I’ve seen every episode!!!

  2. Vandellish on August 11, 2017 at 12:39 am

    Wyclef is terrible.

  3. Jdiva Sanders on August 11, 2017 at 2:36 am


  4. James Lacy on August 11, 2017 at 8:36 am

    Yes indeed

  5. Debra Jackson Herrington on August 11, 2017 at 11:20 am

    Definitely Switch still has Me in Tears…I need one On the beautiful Lady Tee…Teena Marie

    • Mike X on August 11, 2017 at 6:35 pm

      There is already one of Teena Marie. I believe it premiered during season one. It was really good too, you should see if you can pull it up on YouTube.

  6. Diane Bell on August 11, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    I absolutely loved my hometown group The Dramatics. My brother went to school with Ron Banks and he said the series was spot on.