ONE NIGHT ONLY. Exclusive R&B Valentines Throwback Special with live performances by R&B super quartet BLACKstreet, Bad Boy Records crooner Mario Winans and Mr Taste Your Love Horace Brown. This incredible lineup is here in London for ONE NIGHT ONLY, with the option of a ‘Meet & Greet’ package available too, for those wanting to get up close and personal with all the acts.
The original voices of the Grammy Award winning vocal group BLACKstreet are coming to London with their FULL LIVE band for an exclusive concert at the Indigo at O2. The band that brought us the worldwide smash hit ‘No Diggity’, as well the hits ‘Don’t Leave Me’, ‘I Get Lonely’ Feat Janet Jackson, ‘Booti Call’, ‘Joy’, ‘Before I Let You Go’, ‘The City Is Mine' Feat Jay-Z and ‘Gotta Get Me Home' Feat Foxy Brown. Their second album ‘Another Level’ is lauded as one of the greatest R&B albums ever made, whilst achieving four times platinum status in the US alone. This will be a performance not to be missed by the masters of 90s R&B, as we witness the vocal powerhouses of this R&B quartet with their US band for the first time in the UK.
Former Bad Boy Records and Motown recording artist Mario Winans is back in the UK after a long hiatus. In 2004, he released his incredibly successful 2nd LP, Hurt No More on Bad Boy Records, which included the smash single, “I Don’t Wanna Know” (featuring Enya & P. Diddy), which topped charts around the world, landing in the top 10 in over 15 countries, and continues to be a staple on contemporary R&B and A/C radio worldwide. He was also the singer and producer on the worldwide smash ‘I Need A Girl' with Usher, P.Diddy. Ginuwine & Loon. His writing and production work includes Kanye West, Janet Jackson, Drake, Bruno Mars, Usher, Jay-Z, Jamie Foxx, Mary J. Blige, Whitney Houston, Brian McKnight, The Notorious B.I.G., P. Diddy, and of course, his own Winans family. This live performance in the UK has been a long time coming.
Horace Brown rounds off an exceptional lineup with his distinct voice. He is the former label mate of Jodeci, Heavy D & The Boyz, Mary J Blige, Notorious B.I.G, Anthony Hamilton, Boyz II Men amongst multiple others. His unique vocal style got the attention of Puff Daddy’s boss and owner of Uptown Records Andre Harrell. He is behind the big hits ‘One For The Money’, ‘Things We Do For Love’, ‘Shake It Up’, ‘Taste Your Love’, ‘How Can We Stop’ Feat Faith Evans and has also worked with DeVante Swing of Jodeci, Christopher Williams and P. Diddy. This man always gets a party started right.
Mario Winans is one of the music industry’s most accomplished artists, producers and songwriters. Through his compelling production and thoughtful lyricism, Mario has been blessed with the success of having crafted hits for some of Pop, Hip-Hop, R&B and Gospel music’s most well-respected artists. His resume includes names such as Kanye West, Janet Jackson, Jay-Z, Jennifer Lopez, Aretha Franklin, Jamie Foxx, Mary J. Blige, Whitney Houston, Brian McKnight, The Notorious B.I.G., P. Diddy, and of course, his own Winans family.
Mario Winans has had a decorated career as an artist, producer and songwriter. In 1997, he released his critically acclaimed solo debut, Story of My Heart, on Motown Records, which remains a classic amongst R&B fans today. In 2004, he released his incredibly successful 2nd LP, Hurt No More on Bad Boy Records, which included the smash single, “I Don’t Wanna Know” (featuring Enya & P. Diddy), which topped charts around the world, landing in the top 10 in over 15 countries, and continues to be a staple on contemporary R&B and A/C radio worldwide. Hurt No More would go on to become a commercial success, reaching #1 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, #2 on the Billboard 200, #3 on the UK's album chart as well as being certified platinum in over half a dozen countries around the world. Through Hurt No More, Mario would go on to receive a best new artist award at the 2004 Billboard Music Awards and a Grammy nod for best contemporary R&B album at the 2005 Grammy Awards.
Mario has continued to work extensively with countless artists, producing, writing and featuring on songs with Drake, Usher, Eminem, Bruno Mars, Jimmy Page, Carl Thomas, 112, Faith Evans, Ashanti and Rick Ross. In 2011, Mario produced the Trey Songz’ single “Can’t Be Friends” which topped the R&B charts for 13 weeks along with Executive Producing the critically acclaimed Diddy-Dirty Money album Last Train to Paris. Currently, Mario is producing music featuring The Weeknd, Katy Perry, Rick Ross, Kendrick Lamar and many more. Over the last couple of years, Mario has donned his executive hat as the Executive Music Producer on Fox’s The Four: Battle For Stardom while continuing to oversee numerous film, television and music productions. Mario’s popularity overseas continues to resonate as he allocates several months every year touring through Europe, Asia and the Middle East
Motown Records artist Horace Brown had a string of hits in the 1990s with quality RNB for the dancefloor.
Despite growing up in the church as the son of a Baptist minister in South Carolina and learning his ‘trade’ in the choir, his trademark when making his music was the risqué element to some of his lyrics and ideas. In fact his debut single Taste Your Love was banned in some southern bible states of America due to its sexual connotations. On the legendary record label Motown Horace Brown produced his most notable singles One For The Money and Things We Do For Love. He also collaborated with Jay Z, Faith Evans and P. Diddy, producing songs that are still to this day seen as classics of that era.
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