LAS VEGAS (October 19, 2015) – An exciting new lineup was announced today for the Soul Train Awards weekend concert taking place on November 7 at Mandalay Bay Events Center. R&B legend R. Kelly will now be joined by special guests Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Ginuwine and Warren G for this one night event, presented by AEG Live and the 2015 Soul Train Awards Weekend. Soul Train Awards Weekend will take over Las Vegas November 5-8. Tickets are on sale now at www.MandalayBay.com or www.Ticketmaster.com.
In an era marked for its reliance on autotune crooning, R. Kelly embodies the best traditions of American music as a vocalist, songwriter and producer. His music has influenced numerous hip hop and R&B artists and he has written and produced singles for Michael Jackson, Aaliyah, and many others. Kelly has had numerous hit singles including “Bump N’ Grind,” “Ignition (Remix),” “The World’s Greatest” and the ground breaking hip-hopera “Trapped in the Closet.” Kelly’s most recognizable hit, “I Believe I Can Fly,” won three Grammy Awards and was named by Rolling Stone as one of the top 500 songs of all time. Commonly referred to as the “King of R&B,” R. Kelly is one of the best-selling artists in the United States with over 40 million albums sold. For more information on R. Kelly, visit r-kelly.com, Facebook or Twitter.
Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds is an 11-time Grammy winner with 11 solo albums of his own, whose impeccably crafted explorations of love, romance and relationships have made an indelible imprint on the evolution of contemporary pop music throughout the world. Edmonds is the recipient of numerous awards, including Soul Train Music Awards, BMI Awards, NAACP Image Awards and American Music Awards. He was also the third recipient after Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston of the BET Walk of Fame Award. Edmonds’ most recent production with other artists includes Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Keri Hilson, Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande and Aretha Franklin. His newest album, The Return of the Tender Lover, is a nod to his RIAA triple-platinum album Tender Lover and will be released on December 4, 2015 by Def Jam Recordings. For more information on Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, visit babyfacemusic.com, Facebook or Twitter.
Ginuwine is best known for his 1996 smash hit, “Pony,” which rocketed his debut album Ginuwine…The Bachelor to double-platinum status and solidified Ginuwine as an R&B superstar. The song became a pop and R&B phenomenon and launched Genuwine’s successful string of platinum albums. Hit singles released over the span of his career include “Tell Me Do U Wanna,” “So Anxious,” and “Differences.” In 2000, he won the Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Male Album for the album 100% Ginuwine. “Pony” was revitalized in 2012 as a featured song in the hit movie Magic Mike.
Rapper Warren G is one of the original pioneers of the Long Beach rap scene that took the country by storm in the early 1990s. His smash single “Regulate,” the lead track off this debut album Regulate…G Funk Era debuted at #2 on the Billboard charts and helped the album reach the same height. Regulate…G Funk Era has been certified triple-platinum, selling over 3 million copies in the U.S. His second Top 10 hit off the breakthrough album was the single, “This D.J.” G has since released 5 additional solo albums and most recently, released the EP Regulate…G Funk Era, Pt. II in August 2015.
For more information on the 2015 Soul Train Weekend please visit soultrainweekend.com.
**lineup subject to change without notice**
About AEG Live
AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival and special event divisions, seventeen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues. The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, Bon Jovi, Carrie Underwood, Cher, Ed Sheeran, Enrique Iglesias, George Strait, Hunter Hayes, J Cole, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Kenny Chesney, Leonard Cohen, Paul McCartney, Pitbull, The Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, The WHO, Trey Songz and Juanes. The company is also currently producing residency shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas including Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Rod Stewart, and Reba, Brooks & Dunn and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. www.aeglive.com
About the Mandalay Bay Events Center
The Mandalay Bay Events Center is a multi-purpose arena home to World Championship Boxing, premier concerts and special events. With seating for as many as 12,000, the Events Center offers excellent sightlines and state-of-the-art lighting and sound. Prominent events have included concerts such as Justin Timberlake, KISS, Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, Katy Perry, John Mayer, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Alejandro Fernandez and David Foster & Friends. World championship boxing events have featured fighters including Oscar De La Hoya, Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather, Shane Mosley and Bernard Hopkins. The Mandalay Bay Events Center also is home to multiple Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) events throughout the year and the annual Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction.