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NZ's biggest R&B party is coming to Auckland this October

Monday 21 August 2017

NZ's biggest R&B party is coming to Auckland this October

Friday Jams is an epic party where six of R&B's finest artists collide to bring the house down and own the Auckland stage this October.

This epic celebration features an absolute stacked lineup of Craig David Presents TS5, Ne-Yo, Sean Paul, Kelis, Mario and hosted by the ultimate hype man Fatman Scoop.

Selling over 8 million albums worldwide, Friday Jams welcomes British superstar Craig David. Rising to stardom in his teens with his debut album 'Born To Do It' earning multi-platinum status, the Grammy nominated singer-songwriter will bring his DJ house party extravaganza Craig David Presents TS5 to NZ for the first time. David will bring all the 'flava' to the stage with his iconic tunes including the likes of '7 Days’' 'Walking Away', 'What's Your Flava' and 'Re-rewind'.

2017 is the Year of the Gentleman, the 'One In A Million' Ne-Yo will join the club to treat Kiwi audiences to his sexy and smooth tunes like 'So Sick', 'Miss Independent', Closer' and 'Let Me Love You' plus recent party anthem 'Time Of Our Lives' feat. Pitbull. Ne-Yo comes equipped with his exclusive set with a few surprises up his sleeve!

Grammy-winning reggae aficionado Sean Paul will be bringing his swag of jams performing 'No Lie' and is guaranteed to make your 'Body' move! The perfect blend of Paul's distinctive voice, hypnotic rhythms and first class production is showcased in hits 'Breathe' featuring Blu Cantrell, 'Temperature', 'Gimme The Light' and 'Get Busy' plus the latest no. 1 hit 'Rockabye'.

The reason behind all the boys in the yard, Kelis is joining the jam-packed list of RNB royalty. From her Grammy-nominated mega hit 'Milkshake' to sizzling, sassy anthems like 'Millionaire', 'Trick Me' and latest release 'Who’s Lovin’ You', Kelis needs no apology for being 'Bossy'.

Thinking 'I Need More'? Look no further! Mario will be joining the pack too. Staying hot on the radar since 2002's breakout hit 'Just A Friend' to the ultra-smooth, award winning single 'Let Me Love You' and soul smashing 'How Do I Breathe' and most recently collaborated on legendary Australian hip hop group Bliss n Eso's 'Believe', the Baltimore singer will be bringing his best moves, it's time to 'Step Up'.

Finally, the party would not be complete without the iconic hype man Fatman Scoop ('Be Faithful') who will be our very special host across the night!

"Friday Jams has seen incredible growth to date, and it's only early days. Starting as a three-hour feature on ZM a little over a year ago, Friday Jams has quickly grown in to a monster; Taking over New Zealand workplace radios every Friday, expanding to an iHeart Radio Channel and New Zealand no. 1 album. We're incredibly excited to bring this show to the stage and put on the biggest RNB throwback party New Zealand has ever seen." – Ross Flahive, ZM Content Director

Friday Jams will bring state of the art production and stage design making this concert a glorious 5-hour certified concert spectacular!

Don't miss your chance to witness these music royalties grace the Auckland stage this October with their timeless anthems and crowd favourites in tow.