San Diego Soul Music Festival w/ Anthony Hamilton, Keith Sweat, Guy feat. Teddy Riley, & Dru Hill
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Anthony Hamilton hails from Charlotte, North Carolina where he honed his vocal abilities in his church's choir. After high school, he moved to New York to pursue a recording career. He was noticed by Andre Harrell who signed Hamilton to his Uptown Records. Hamilton released his debut album XTC in 1996. Although the album featured the moderately successful hit "Nobody Else", the project ultimately failed to connect with audiences and Hamilton was subsequently dropped from the record label. Fans would have to wait seven long years until Hamilton released any more solo material.
In the interim, Anthony Hamilton tour dates were scheduled alongside Neo-Soul guru D'Angelo on his international Voodoo Tour in 2000. Hamilton also sung the hook on the Grammy nominated single, "Po' Folks", by the Nappy Roots. Hamilton released his breakthrough platinum album Comin' From Where I'm From in 2003 which featured the lead-off single of the same name. The album also featured his biggest radio hit to-date, "Charlene", and sold 1.2 million copies in the US. Hamilton became a bonofied R&B sensation and Anthony Hamilton tour dates were scheduled in response to fan demand for his live shows.
Anthony Hamilton followed-up with his 2005 effort Ain't Nobody Worryin'. The album featured the single "Can't Let Go" and was certified Gold. Hamilton released his latest effort, The Point of it All, in 2008 which became his third consecutive Gold selling album. It featured the smooth single "Cool" in which Hamilton effortlessly belts out his carefree lyrics of love conquering all problems. The album garnered him three nominations at the 2010 Grammy Awards. It proved to be his most critically acclaimed album to date and his fans are eagerly awaiting his next release. In the meantime, Anthony Hamilton tour dates are scheduled periodically throughout 2011. Hamilton rarely performs, so don't miss out if tour dates are scheduled in your area. Use Eventful as your source for Anthony Hamilton tour dates and concert schedule information.
Keith Sweat: Keith Sweat" (born in Harlem, New York), is an R&B and soul singer. Sweat once worked an ordinary 9-to-5 job for the commodities market in the New York Stock Exchange. He sang at nightclubs until he was discovered in 1987. On November 25, 1987, Sweat released his debut album Make It Last Forever, which sold four million copies. The biggest hit from this album was "I Want Her" (1 R&B/5 Pop), and the title track from the album was hit 2 on the R&B charts. Sweat continued to chart fairly well with his sophomore album I'll Give All My Love To You, which hit 3 on the Billboard 200 chart, and Keep It Comin debuted in the Top 20 of the album chart. Sweat released his fourth album Get Up On It in the summer of 1994. He followed with Keith Sweat, his self-titled fifth album, in 1996, which hit 5 on the Billboard 200. The single "Twisted" hit 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, and "Nobody" hit 3.
In 1992, Sweat discovered the group Silk, and helped craft their debut album, Lose Control, which hit 7 on the Billboard 200 album chart. The album's single "Freak Me" hit 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on May 1, 1993. In 1995, Sweat discovered the Atlanta based female R&B group Kut Klose. Sweat also produced the group's debut album Surrender, which produced the hit single "I Like", peaking to 8 on Billboard's "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles". Sweat also formed the R&B supergroup LSG with Gerald Levert and Johnny Gill, and released their self-titled debut Levert.Sweat.Gill in 1997. That album featured the hit "My Body", which became a huge hit single. Keith Sweat has produced song for artists such as Men At Large - Don't Cry, Dru Hill - Love's Train, Dru Hill - Share My World, Immature - Extra, Extra, Ol Skool - Am I Dreaming (feat. Xscape), The Isley Brothers - Slow Is The Way, The O'Jays ft. Keith Sweat - Baby You Know
Teddy Riley: Teddy Riley also known to the world as “The King of New Jack Swing has truly made a name for himslef. At the age of 15, he produced the underground classic "Raps New Generation", by Classical II. His composition of one-hit wonder Johnny Kemp's "Just Got Paid" became a very popular track reaching 1 on the billboard R&B charts in the spring of 1988. Keith Sweat’s Just Got Paid was also produced by Teddy Riley. Along with ohther Sweat hits such as, Make It Last Forever, released in November 1987and "I Want Her" , "Something Just Ain't Right". He also produced tracks for hip hop artists such as Kool Moe Dee and Heavy D. and The Boys on their debut album, Livin' Large (1987) on Uptown/MCA Records...
Riley's first major mainstream hit produced song was Bobby Brown’s "My Prerogative" along with writing skills of Guy's Aaron Hall. Riley got the idea of forming his own group after it was suggested to him that a younger singer named Aaron Hall was looking to join a group. After meeting at a New York mall, Riley and Hall became friends and formed what would be Guy in 1987. Complete with a third member – Timmy Gaitling- they recorded and finished their self-titled debut in the summer 1988, which by the time of Gatling's exit and Hall's younger brother Damian's entry. The album sold over 3 million copies with hits like "Groove Me", "Teddy's Jam", "Piece of My Love", "I Like" and "Spend the Night". The album had established the group as a unique R&B musical force through out the end of the 1980s into the 1990s...
Guy appeared on the 1989 Spike Lee film Do The Right Thing soundtrack with their song "My Fantasy" In 1990 Teddt produced hits such as ""Wanna Get With U", "Let's Chill", "Do Me Right", "Her" and "D.O.G. Me Out". Guy contributed a song to the soundtrack of Mario Van Peebles 1991 directoral debut film New Jack City, which stared Wesley Snipes, Ice-T and Chris Rock. Guy also appeared in the film as the New Year's Eve Band. Guy also contributed to the 1992 film FernGully: The Last Rainforest soundtrack, with the song "Land Of A Thousand Dances" Before the band Guy split up, Riley moved his music operations to Virginia Beach, where he set up his Future Recording Studio...
Teddy worked on Michaels Jackson’s Dangerous and Invincible. Including the hits "Remember the Time", "Jam" which featured Heavy D, "In the Closet", the title song "Dangerous", "Heaven Can Wait", and "Whatever Happens" featuring Carlos Santana. Riley also went on to contribute to the Juice soundtrack which starred rapper Tupac Shakur aka 2Pac. Riley's song "Is It Good To You" performed with long time collaborator Tammy Lucas was a smash hit. His fellow ex-Guy bandmate Aaron Hall was also on the soundtrack his song "Don't Be Afraid" was one of the big hits on the soundtrack...
Even throughout his reign as producer, Riley found time to form another band Blackstreet in 1992. The first song that Blackstreet released was "Baby Be Mine" which was off the "CB4" soundtrack which starred Chris Rock. In 1994 Blackstreet released their debut self-titled platinum selling album which featured the hits "Booti Call" and "Before I Let Go". The follow-up album took the group to national prominence with the release of their second effort, Another Level, in 1996, which sold 4x platinum, it featured their biggest-selling hit to date, "No Diggity". Currently Teddy Riley has been in the lab working effortlessly on his Urband ecclectic newly founded project “Adida” The Band” and Teddy Riley “The Comeback”...
Dru Hill: After eight years, R&B multi-platinum group Dru Hill reunites and signed a new recording contract with Kedar Entertainment. Sisqo, Nokio, Jazz and new member Tao (pronounced Tay-oh) are back and will release their fourth CD offering, InDRUpendence Day in stores 2010. The new single, “Love M.D.” is a sexy mid-tempo ballad. The new album is a soulful blend of R&B, rock, hip-hop and romance-in true trademark Dru Hill form. There are several key local and national radio promotions, performances and interviews scheduled for the release of the album. Kedar Massenburg, President and CEO of Kedar Entertainment, is very excited to work on their reunion project. “I’ve always been a fan of Dru Hill and I’m happy to be in partnership with them,” says Kedar. “We look forward to further developing the Dru Hill brand and exploring the numerous marketing and promotional opportunities available to them. Including solo releases from Sisqo, and Nokio’s rock group (Black Angel Down) .
In 2001, the group disbanded so that members could pursue solo careers. Dru Hill group member, Sisqo went on to achieve international success with the acclaim debut album release, Unleash the Dragon, which included the mega hit, “Thong Song.” The album sold over eight million units worldwide, while former group member Woody went on to pursue a career in Gospel
This year, Dru Hill will star in a reality TV series titled Sweat’s Platinum House, produced by label mate Keith Sweat and airing on CENTRIC. The series is guaranteed to keep audiences glued to their seats and further demonstrates the group’s provocative and edgy swagger. In addition to Sweat’s Platinum House, Dru Hill’s member Sisqo also stars in the LondonÂ based (UK) TV sensation, Big Brother. The show has already garnered international visibility for the group and is an excellent marketing vehicle for the CD project.