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ニィーヨ、NYのマジソン・スクウェア・ガーデンで公演!

Ne-Yo Live Concert in New York

Saturday December 1st 2018 ‑ Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden

ニィーヨとキーシャ・コールのライブが、ニューヨークのマジソン・スクウェア・ガーデンにて行われました。正確に言うと、MSG 内のキャパシティ約3,500 のHulu Theater です。

Love キーシャ・コール

まずはキーシャ・コールが登場。デビュー当時、メアリー J. ブライジの再来と騒がれたキーシャ・コール、2005年のヒット、”Love” そして、“I Changed My Mind”………、 せつない愛を歌い上げます。

I Should Have Cheated“、”Let It Go“、”I Remember“など、懐かしい曲が続きます。2017年にリリースしたキーシャ・コールの7枚目のアルバム、「11:11 Reset」はあまり話題になりませんでしたが、なかなかいい作品に仕上がっています。以下、”Incapable” を聴いてみてください。

 

踊れないニィーヨ…….?

いつもはダンサーを引連れ、優雅なダンスを披露してくれるのですが、二か月ほど前に片足を骨折してしまったニィーヨ、すでにニューヨークでのコンサートが決まっていたとあって、「踊りは厳禁」という医者の言いつけを守ることを条件に、マジソン・スクウェア・ガーデンにダンサーを伴わず登場。骨折した足にはギプス・ブーツという痛ましい姿……..。「待っていてくれるファンの人たちを悲しませるわけにはいかない。」ニィーヨの情熱が伝わります。

So Sick of Love Songs 失恋ソングのニィーヨ

ニィーヨがデビューしたのは2005年、以来、自分のアルバムだけでなく、ビヨンセ、メアリー J. ブライジ、フェイス・エヴァンスなど多くのアーティストにヒット曲を提供してきたことでよく知られています。

オープニング・ナンバーは、2006年のヒット曲、”So Sick” です。”Because of You”, “Miss Independent” などヒット・メドレーが続きます。踊ってはいけない、と忠告されているのに、ステップを踏んだり、左右に歩き回ったり、じっとしていることのできないニィーヨ……..。

”Let Me Love You” など、ニィーヨの愛の世界が繰り広げられます。実はこの曲、ニィーヨが初めて書いた曲なのだそうです。マリオが歌って大ヒット、ニィーヨの名前が俄かに注目された記念すべき曲なのです。さらに、ビヨンセに提供した曲、”Irreplaceable” を披露。そう、♪To The Left ♪ 、というあれです。

Brooklyn in the House ブルックリン・パワー

この6月に新しいアルバム、「グッド・マン」を発表。その中の曲”Push Back” を歌います。ダンス曲なので、オーディエンスから女性をふたり舞台にあげてダンス・バトルを開催。ロング・アイランド出身の白人女性と、ブルックリン出身の黒人女性の対決となりました。観客の大半がブルックリン住民だったようで、ブルックリンのシスターが圧勝!

新しいアルバムのタイトル曲、”Good Man” は、なんとディアンジェロの「Untitled (How Does It Feel)」のサンプルが使われていてびっくり。それもそのはず、プロデューサーはディアンジェロのオリジナル曲 (How Does It Feel) を手掛けたラファエル・サディークなのでした。

「今日はみんな、来てくれてありがとう。精一杯がんばったけど、足が腫れてズキズキして、もうだめ…..。ありがとう、ニューヨーク!」というニィーヨのお別れの挨拶でフィナーレとなりました。

 

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DJ Mustard, DJ Khaled, Jermaine Dupri, DJ Envy, DJ Scratch, Diplo Among Winners:2014 Global Spin Awards Recap

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DJ Mustard, DJ Khaled, Jermaine Dupri, DJ Envy, DJ Scratch, Diplo Among Winners It was a cold night in New York City, but the third annual Global Spin Awards heated things up at New World Stages.

Some of the hottest DJs across the globe were in attendance for the ceremony, which honored and recognized the world’s most dynamic and talented DJs for their contribution to the culture of music and entertainment. The message of the evening was that these men and women are the backbone of the music industry and need to be celebrated as much as the emcees and artists who are more often in the forefront. The party starts with the DJ, and the DJ brings new music to the people.

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The show started off with DJ sets from AraabMuzik and Z Trip (with violinist Damien Escobar), before host LaLa Anthony came on stage to begin giving out awards. DJs continued to perform sporadically throughout the night with showcases from DJ Mustard, Rakim, Das EFX, Nice and Smooth, O.T. Genasis, and Busta Rhymes as well as a surprise set from Swizz Beatz.

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, whose company REVOLT broadcast the event, was one of the first presenters. He waxed nostalgic about his beginnings in the industry and paid respect for the DJ who “saved my life,” DJ Red Alert. Other presenters on deck were Adam Richman (Man vs. Food), Michael Rapaport (directed documentary on hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest), MC Lyte, Ne Yo, Remy Ma, and Po Johnson, among others.

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The vibe of the show was pure positivity and respect. Award winners thanked the DJs that came before them and preached about the power of the DJ’s platform. Many of them also thanked Global Spin Awards creator Shawn Prez for putting the show together and providing an outlet for celebrating their craft. Swizz Beats even announced that he planned to donate $100,000 to keep the awards show alive.

Full List of 2014 Global Spin Awards Winners

DJ Of The Year – DJ MUSTARD National Club DJ Of The Year – DJ VICE Regional Club DJ Of The Year (Northeast) – DJ QUICKSILVA Regional Club “OPEN FORMAT” DJ Of The Year (Northeast) – JUS SKE Regional Club DJ Of The Year (West) – MARK DA SPOT Regional Club “OPEN FORMAT” DJ Of The Year (West) – JUSTIN CREDIBLE DJ Producer OF The Year – DJ MUSTARD DJ Album Of The Year” – DJ KHALED “SUFFERING FROM SUCCESS’ Reggae DJ Of The Year  – DJ NORIE EDM DJ Of The Year – DIPLO Celebrity DJ Of The Year – JERMAINE DUPRI DJ Remixer Of The Year – TED SMOOTH Online/Satellite Radio DJ Of The Year – DJ WHOO KID National Mixtape DJ Of The Year – DJ DRAMA National Mixshow DJ Of The Year – DJ ENVY Regional Mixshow DJ Of The Year (South) – DJ DRAMA Regional Mixshow DJ Of The Year (Midwest) – DJ 33 1/3 Regional Mixshow DJ Of The Year (West) – DJ FELLI FEL Regional Mixshow DJ Of The Year (Northeast) – DJ SELF Latin DJ Of The Year – DJ CAMILO DJ Entrepreneur – IRIE Female DJ Of The Year – DJ CARISMA Regional Club DJ Of The Year (South) – INFAMOUS Breakthrough DJ Of The Year – DJ MUSTARD Breakthrough “OPEN FORMAT” DJ Of The Year – DJ TRAUMA International DJ Of The Year – TIM WESTWOOD Turntablist DJ Of The Year – DJ SCRATCH Regional Club DJ Of The Year (Midwest) – STEPH FLOSS Breakthrough DJ OTY

Jodeci to Reunite at Soul Train Awards 2014

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Williams will host the Soul Train Awards, to air on BET and Centric on Nov. 30.

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missy-elliot-lil-kim-billboard-650The Soul Train Awards has distinguished itself from other awards shows by catering to an older demographic over the past few years. The 2014 edition was a bit more old school than previous installments. Not that there was necessarily anything wrong with that, because getting the opportunity to see the likes of Jodeci, Missy Elliott, Lil’ Kim, Da Brat, Total and Mase grace the stage while also honoring the legendary Kool & The Gang was a treat for anyone who was a teenager in the ’90s.

Jodici at soul-train-awards-2014-3After years of rumors that the bad boys of 1990s R&B K-Ci, Jo Jo, DeVante Swing and Mr. Dalvin would reunite, they made it official on the 2014 Soul Train Awards stage with a performance that took those at The Orleans Arena in Las Vegas back in time to a place where Jodeci ruled the airwaves.

The show opened up with the indisputable king of R&B of today, Chris Brown who launched into a medley of hits from his more humble beginnings (“Yo (Excuse Me Miss)”) to today’s more edgy smash hit “Loyal,” which took home Soul Train awards for “Best Hip Hop Song” and “Best Collaboration.” It was vintage Brown as the 25-year-old bounded across the stage with energetic moves as dancers flanked him.

The show took a trip down nostalgic highways as host Wendy Williams helped guide the tour. Performances by Nico & Vinz, a high octane “2 On” from Tinashe, Kem (who brought Ledisi along for “If It’s Love”), 3WB (Three Winans Brothers) and We Are Toonz showing the 40-somethings in the crowd how to “Nae Nae” were mere precursors for the sentimental magic that would grace the stage.

Soul Train Awards 2014 – Nominees

Best New Artist
August Alsina
Jhené Aiko
LiV Warfield
Mack Wilds
Nico & Vinz
Sevyn Streeter
Centric Certified Award
Avery Sunshine
Kelis
Leela James
Luke James
Robert Glasper
Best Gospel/Inspirational
“Help” – Erica Campbell feat. Lecrae
“I Can Only Imagine” – Tamela Mann
“No Greater Love” – Smokie Norful
“Real Love” – Inspired People feat. Charles Jenkins
“Say Yes” – Michelle Williams feat. Beyoncé & Kelly Rowland
“We Are Victorious” – Donnie McClurkin feat. Tye Tribbett
Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year
“Fancy” – Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX
“Hold On (We’re Going Home)” – Drake feat. Majid Jordan
“Loyal” – Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga
“No Mediocre” – T.I. feat. Iggy Azalea
“Pills N Potions” – Nicki Minaj
“Studio” – ScHoolboy Q feat. BJ the Chicago Kid
Best R&B/Soul Female Artist
Beyoncé
Janelle Monaé
Jennifer Hudson
Jhené Aiko
Marsha Ambrosius
Ledisi
Best R&B/Soul Male Artist
Chris Brown
John Legend
Kem
Pharrell Williams
Tank
Trey Songz
Album of the Year
Beyoncé – Beyoncé
G I R L – Pharrell Williams
Love in the Future – John Legend
Nothing Was the Same – Drake
The Electric Lady – Janelle Monaé
Xscape – Michael Jackson
Song of the Year
“All of Me” – John Legend
“Drunk in Love” – Beyoncé feat. Jay Z
“Happy” – Pharrell Williams
“Hold On (We’re Going Home)” – Drake feat. Majid Jordan
“Love Never Felt So Good” – Michael Jackson feat. Justin Timberlake
“Loyal” – Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne and Tyga
The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award
“All of Me” – John Legend (Toby Gad, John Stephens, Dave Tozer)
“Happy” – Pharrell Williams (Pharrell Williams)
“Pretty Hurts” – Beyoncé (Joshua Coleman, Sia Fuller, Beyoncé Knowles)
“Stay With Me” – Sam Smith (Steve Fitzmaurice, James Napier, William Phillips, Sam Smith)
“The Man” – Aloe Blacc (Khalil Abdul-Rahman, Sam Barsh, Aloe Blacc, Elton John, Daniel Seeff, Bernie Taupin)
“The Worst” – Jhené Aiko (Jhené Aiko Chilombo, Mac Robinson, Brian Warfield)
Best Dance Performance
“2 On” – Tinashe feat. ScHoolboy Q
“Electric Lady” – Janelle Monáe
“Good Kisser” – Usher
“Loyal” – Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga
“Talk Dirty” – Jason Derulo feat. 2 Chainz
“Turn Down for What” – DJ Snake & Lil Jon
Best Collaboration
Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga – “Loyal”
Chris Brown feat. Usher & Rick Ross – “New Flame”
Janelle Monaé feat. Miguel – “Primetime”
Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake – “Love Never Felt So Good”
Robert Glasper feat. Jill Scott – “Calls”
Toni Braxton & Babyface – “Hurt You”
Video of the Year
“Drunk in Love” – Beyoncé feat. Jay Z (Hype Williams)
“Good Kisser” – Usher (Christopher Sims)
“Happy” – Pharrell Williams (We are from L.A.)
“New Flame” – Chris Brown feat. Usher (Breezy & Mike Ho)
“The Man” – Aloe Blacc (Matty Barnes)
“The Worst” – Jhené Aiko (Danny Williams)
Best International Performance 
Davido – “Aye”
Machel Montano – “Ministry of Road (M.O.R.)”
Nico & Vinz – “Am I Wrong”
Sam Smith – “Stay With Me”
Shaggy feat. Ne-Yo – “You Girl”
Ziggy Marley – “I Don’t Want to Live on Mars”
Best Traditional Jazz Performance
Audra McDonald – “What a Little Moonlight Can Do”
Gregory Porter – “Hey Laura”
Kenny Garrett – “Pushing the World Away”
Monty Alexander – “Concierto de Aranjuez”
Wynton Marsalis – “Flee as A Bird to the Mountain (Live)”
Best Contemporary Jazz Performance
Liv Warfield – “Stay – ‘Soul Lifted’”
Najee feat. Meli’sa Morgan – “In the Mood to Take It Slow”
Robert Glasper feat. Jill Scott – “Calls”
Snarky Puppy – “Lingus (We Like It Here)”
Terrace Martin feat. Robert Glasper – “It’s Yours”
Vandell Andrew – “Let’s Ride”
Best Independent R&B/Soul Performance
Joe feat. Kelly Rowland – “Love & Sex Pt. 2″
Kelly Price – “It’s My Time”
LiV Warfield – “Why Do You Lie?”
Sebastian Mikael feat. Wale – “Last Night”
Shaliek – “The Past”
Terrace Martin feat. T$, Tone Trezure – “You’re the One”

Free Summer Concerts – NYC Parks

Free Summer Concerts – NYC Parks

NYの夏といえばフリー・コンサート!

ニューヨークのお楽しみは夏のフリー・コンサートです。毎年、ニューヨーク市が運営する各地の公園で無料のコンサートが開催されます。音楽のジャンルはクラシックからヒップホップ、パンク、ゴスペルなど多岐にわたりますのできっと好きなライヴにめぐりあえるはず。H2N読者の方々はアーバン好みが多いと思いますのでそのへんを軽くピックアップしてみました。コンサートの全リストは以下のリンクをご参照下さい。

Your guide to the best New York summer free concerts of 2013 has arrived! H2N has rounded up top free hip-hop, R&B and Reggae concerts of this summer at outdoor parks all over NYC.

For all the listing: http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/free_summer_concerts

ヒップホップ、R&B、レゲエ無料コンサート

7/10         7:00pm – 10:00pm Fat Joe, Cuarto Poder @ Rumsey Playfield (in          Central Park), Manhattan

Fat Joe 7/11

Fat Joe 7/10

7/15         7:30pm Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds @ Wingate Park, Brooklyn

7/17         7:00pm – 9:00pm Force MDs, Horace Brown, Jeff Redd, Marley Marl

@ Queensbridge Park, Queens

7/18         7:00pm – 9:00pm Das EFX, Special Ed, Chubb Rock, Black Sheep

Marley Marl @ Queensbridge Park, Queens

7/19         7:00am – 9:00am Jennifer Lopez “Good Morning America”

@ Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan

7/21         7:00pm – 9:30pm DJ D-Nice @ Queensbridge Park, Queens

7/22         7:30pm Rakim, Whodini, Big Daddy Kane, Chubb Rock

@ Wingate Park, Brooklyn

Rakim7/25         7:30pm Smokey Robinson @ Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk,          Brooklyn

7/28         3:00pm – 7:00pm Rock Steady Crew 36th Anniversary Concert

Pete Rock & CL Smooth @ Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park),          Manhattan

Pete Rock 7/28

Pete Rock 7/28

8/2         7:00am – 9:00am Ne-Yo “Good Morning America”

@ Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan

Ne-Yo 8/2

Ne-Yo 8/2

8/4         3:00pm – 7:00pm Raheem DeVaughn, Lyfe Jennings, Donell Jones

@ Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan

8/6         7:00pm – 9:00pm Jungle Brothers, Zhigge @ Marcus Garvey Park,

Manhattan

8/7         7:00pm – 9:00pm Bilal, Vivian Green @ Marcus Garvey Park, Manhattan

Bilal 8/7

Bilal 8/7

8/9         7:30pm Shaggy、TK Wonder @ The Bandshell (in Prospect Park),          Brooklyn

8/10         3:00pm – 7pm DJ Kool Herc @ Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park),          Manhattan

8/11         7:00pm – 9:30pm DJ Spinna “Hotter Than July” スティーヴィー・ワン         ダー特集 @ Marcus Garvey Park, Manhattan

8/12         7:30pm Toni Braxton @ Wingate Park, Brooklyn

Toni Braxton 8/12

Toni Braxton 8/12

8/16         7:00am – 9:00am Macklemore & Ryan Lewis “Good Morning America”

@ Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan

8/19         7:30pm Gladys Knight, O’Jays @ Wingate Park, Brooklyn

Gladys Knight 8/19

Gladys Knight 8/19

8/27         7:00pm – 9:00pm Pete Rock vs. DJ Premier @ East River Park,          Manhattan

8/30         7:00am – 9:00am Alicia Keys “Good Morning America”

@ Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan

Alicia Keys 8/30

Alicia Keys 8/30