Grammy Award-winning artist R. Kelly, who recently released his 11th studio album Write Me Back, performed at the 20th annual Jamaica Reggae Sumfest. Kelly performed hit singles, including ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œI Believe I Can FlyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â during his set.
This marked his second appearance at Reggae Sumfest ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ he first performed at the festival in 1996. JamaicaÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Reggae Sumfest, sponsored by the Jamaica Tourist Board, took place at Catherine Hall in Montego Bay, Jamaica from July 15 - 21.
Wayne Wonder, the world-renowned singer known for his velvety vocals, pulsating rhythms and catchy hooks, has announced the release ofÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â My Way,his first new album in six years available onÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â September 11. My WayÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â is WonderÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s first album on his own labelÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â SingsoÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â MusicÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â after his departure from VP Records. He founded Singso Music in 2000 and itÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s been a launching pad for artists like Ally Cat, ShowkiÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â Ru, Frankie Sly and Mr. Easy.
Recorded in Miami (WonderÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s primary residence) and Jamaica,Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â My WayÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â is the perfect combination of irresistible island rhythms (ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œThis Time,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œPut Your Drinks UpÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚ÂÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â andÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œOverallÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â), sensuousÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â r&b gems (ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œAnne Lou,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œAll About YouÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚ÂÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â andÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œIf I EverÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚ÂÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â ft.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Mya) and vibrant dance anthems ("Caught Up," ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œDrop It Down LowÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â andÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œSweet DreamsÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â).
"The album has some new twists. I make sure my sound is updated like a MacBook Pro, but IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢m sticking to what I do best.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢m a lover at heart, so that is what I sing about and why my fans have grown to love me. Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢m all about positivity and creating these vibes,"Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â states Wonder.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â
New York: Scorching mid-summer temperatures in the tri-state didn't take anything away from the resounding success of the inaugural 'Groovin In The Park' concert last Sunday, at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, New York. The sizzling one day extravaganza which paid tribute to the independence of three nations - the United States, celebrating its 236th as well as Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago who are both celebrating 50 years of independence was highlighted with solid production and stellar performances, topped by the king of lovers rock reggae Beres Hammond and Jimmy Cliff who both turned in magnificent sets.