In honor of Black History Month, a playlist has been curated of videos celebrating ten 'Iconic Black Musicians.'

Whitney Houston, Beyonce and Tupac Shakur are among the variety of creatives being highlighted for their contributions to not just black history, but American history.

So sit back, grab a cup of coffee and get acquainted with some of the most important musicians to ever contribute to the art form. Then let us know in the comments what each one means to you.