R&B singers serenade at Valentine’s Day concert
NEWARK, New Jersey (AP) — R&B stars who emerged in the late ’90s and early 2000s brought their hits to feverish female fans at a Valentine’s Day concert.
Jagged Edge, Jaheim, Avant and Tank were among the singers who performed Friday night at the concert billed “Ladies’ Night: R&B Extravaganza,” held at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
Girl group Total kicked off the show, followed by Jagged Edge, who sang hits from “Let’s Get Married” to “Promise” to “Where the Party At.”
Avant was eager during his set, even singing a cappella after his band exited the stage and he was urged by security to wrap up. He sang songs such as “Separated,” ″My Love” and “Read Your Mind,” and even teased at taking off his pants as the women screamed loudly.
“Y’all nasty,” he told the audience of nearly 19,000.
Lil Kim, who performed at The Theater at Madison Square Garden alongside Diddy on Thursday, made a surprise appearance Friday, earning loud applause from the audience as she walked onstage.
“I just came to turn up with y’all ... Jersey let’s turn up,” she exclaimed, performing “No Time” and “It’s All About the Benjamins.”
Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter-producer Tank provided jokes during his set, in addition to singing.
Jaheim closed the multi-hour concert, and Al B. Sure made a surprise performance, even running into the audience to sing.