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Friday Jams Live has announced its return for the third year in a row, bringing together some of the world’s most legendary RNB icons for their 2019 instalment.
Janet Jackson leads the Auckland event. She’ll be joining the likes of Black Eyed Peas, Jason Derulo, and much-loved host Fatman Scoop.
Western Springs Stadium will be transformed into the hottest party of the year – treating fans to superstar performances and non-stop hits across six glorious hours. So music fans, strap yourself in for the RNB party of the year.
It’s time to pick your jaw up off the floor as we take a deep dive into all the artists treating you to Friday Jams Live goodness. Everyone on the list will be visiting New Zealand exclusively for the Friday Jams Live events, making the tour one not to be missed.
Needing little introduction, Janet Jackson has spent more than four decades at the forefront of music around the globe – first on various television shows including The Jacksons and then as a solo megastar in her own right after bursting onto the RNB scene with a string of successful solo albums, becoming a certified pop icon following the release of her chart-topping, award-winning third album Control. Following her Las Vegas residency, Jackson will touch down in New Zealand to celebrate the 30th anniversary of her album Rhythm Nation, so expect to hear a selection of her biggest hits.
With seven Grammy Awards under their collective belt, the Black Eyed Peas – featuring will.i.am, apl.de.ap and Taboo – are sure to bring the party to the Friday Jams Live stage. As will rap icon 50 Cent, with hits including ‘In Da Club’ and ‘ Candy Shop’.
We know you can already hear it in your head, the man with the name that demands to be sung, Jason Derulo, will also bring his smooth RNB jams to New Zealand stages, from his polished dance moves to hit singles including ‘In My Head’, ‘Want To Want Me’, and ‘Don’t Want To Go Home’, prepare your vocal chords for all the singalongs.
Want more? Sure thing. Multi-award winning singer-songwriter Keri Hilson will bring her hit singles to the stage, as will Mr ‘Thong Song’ Sisqo. Our very own king of party jams Savage will be along for the rise, as will party starter J-Kwon, who is sure to keep things going with 2004’s essential RNB jam, ‘Tipsy’, while Fatman Scoop, Horizon, and Yo! Mafia will keep things rolling between sets.
Oh yeh, and did we mention there is still another act to be revealed soon? Can it get any better?
Friday Jams Live 2019 will land at Western Springs Stadium, Auckland on Sunday 17 November. Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster.co.nz.
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