Robert Sylvester Kelly, better known as R. Kelly, is at it again! The popular American singer-songwriter, record producer, rapper, and former professional basketball player, will be in downtown Newark, New Jersey, Saturday, July 18! Get ready for his performance at the Prudential Center and New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC). And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, he will be hyping up the New Jersey crowd with British duo, Floetry!
8 years later, Floetry is reuniting forces and gracing us with some of our favorite hits! Grammy-nominated songstress, Marsha Ambrosius, and the floacist, Natalie Stewart, will also be on stage giving us an eventful night of R&B. This dynamic duo has written songs for Michael Jackson, Jill Scott, Glenn Lewis, and Bilal. They met because of their love of basketball and were were never rivals, just competitive, sharing music as their passion. Soon enough, Ambrosius and Stewart headed to college, befriending Julius Erving III, who got them a recording gig and signed on as their manager. In 2002, they linked up with DreamWorks and recorded a debut album. Floetic came about in October 2002, followed by Flo’Ology, which reached the Top Ten three years later.
You really couldn’t have paired up a better group of artists. R. Kelly was recognized as one of the best-selling music artists in the United States by The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Billboard named him the most successful R&B artist of the last 25 years, and I couldn’t agree with them more. Kelly officially went solo with the album 12 Play. He is known for so many major hits including, “Bump N’ Grind,” Your Body’s Callin’,” “Gotham City,” “Ignition (Remix), ” If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time,” “The World’s Greatest,” the hip-hopera, “Trapped in the Closet,” and an all time favorite, “I Believe I Can Fly.” He has a distinguishing sound and style influencing numerous hip-hop and contemporary R&B artists.
Get pumped! The Prudential Center is a world-class sports and entertainment venue located in downtown Newark, New Jersey. It is ranked in the Top 10 by Pollstar, Billboard, and Venue’s Today, and also recognized as a premier venue in the United States. NJPAC is bringing diverse communities together, showcasing the world’s best artists. It is also transforming the next generation of artists and enthusiasts.
We’ve awaited his return, and we do not have to wait any longer. R. Kelly has made hit albums year after year, so just be ready for another great one. He is known to throw shows that turn out to be the ultimate greatest hits, and I’m sure he won’t disappoint.
You love R.Kelly? Say no more! Get your tickets now:
25 Lafayette Street
Newark, New Jersey
Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 8PM
Tickets Priced at $ 55, $75, $95, $125
Tickets available at: www.NJPAC.org or
Box Office 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722)