Ne-Yo stopped by VH1′s ‘Big Morning Buzz’ and spoke about his #1 single “Give Me Everything” with Pitbull, what we can expect from his next album, the upcoming cartoon show he wrote and more.
Archive for July 2nd, 2011
Essence Music Festival 2011 is on fire. Here, main stage performer Jennifer Hudson sings “I’ll Be There” with fellow American Idol Alumni George Huff who has been singing backup with her on tour. Definitely a highlight of Jennifer’s set for me which included most of the I Remember Me CD and a few jewels from the first CD.
Thousands of music fans packed the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans on Friday for the start of the 17th Annual ESSENCE Music Festival. The jam-packed lineup for Day 1 included Miguel, Tank, Charlie Wilson, Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia, and Usher.
“American Idol” alums Hudson and Fantasia shared the bill on the Main Stage. A glammed-up J-Hud delivered material from her latest album I Remember Me, while Tasia kicked off her shoes and took fans to church during her stirring set. ’90s groups Boyz II Men and Dru Hill resurfaced with nostalgic performances that appealed to older festivalgoers.
Headliner Usher closed out the day with his last big show of the year, tweeting, “To everybody that came to the show tonight…much love! I had an incredible time…as I told ya’ll last show this year on that level.”
LeToya Luckett soaked up the soulful sounds with fellow Houstonian Slim Thug and Mary J. Blige was honored for her philanthropic efforts at the 365 Black Awards.
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