Black History Month 2013: Help us pick our featured artists!

Marvin Gaye
Marvin Gaye was one of last year's featured artists for Black History Month. (File photo)

February is coming up, and that means it's time to honor Black History Month. As in previous years, The Current is celebrating by spotlighting African-American musical icons from throughout history and across genres.

We've narrowed down our list, but we need your help to pick the final four artists. Each one will be featured on-air and online for one week as we move through the month. Check out our poll below — the options span eight decades and numerous genres, with legends of jazz, blues, rock, R&B, soul, funk, spoken word and hip-hop in the mix.

Just as a reminder, here's a list of the artists we've featured in previous years:

Previously featured artists

A Tribe Called Quest

Billie Holiday

James Brown

Marvin Gaye

Mavis Staples


Public Enemy

Stevie Wonder

Vote for your favorites for 2013!

Black History Month 2013 Artists Poll

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