R&B stars Marsha Ambrosius, Raheem DeVaughn, and Dwele are making their way to Grand Rapids for SMASH Productions presents Soul Sessions: A Night of Neo Soul at DeVos Performance Hall on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 7:30 PM.
Hailing from Liverpool, England, Multi-Grammy® nominated musician Marsha Ambrosius burst onto the scene in 2002 as half of the English R&B duo Floetry. After two albums and multiple Grammy nods, Marsha continued carving a name for herself in the industry as a songwriter and producer. In addition to creating “Butterflies” for Michael Jackson in 2001, Marsha also worked with Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Jamie Foxx, Busta Rhymes, and Nas, and was the recipient of the BMI Songwriter of the Year Award in 2003. Released in 2011, Ambrosius’ album Late Nights & Early Mornings entered the Billboard Hot 200 at #2 and debuted at #1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Her most recent release, 2014’sFriends & Lovers, debuted at #12 on the Billboard 200 and reached #2 on the Hip Hop/R&B Albums chart.
The son of renowned jazz musician Abdul Wadud, Raheem DeVaughn began his career performing in clubs around Washington, D.C. before signing to Jive Records and releasing The Love Experience in 2005, featuring hits “You” and “Guess Who Loves You More.” His following albums, Love Behind the Melody and The Love and War MasterPeace, garnered him several Grammy nominations, and he released Love Sex Passion on February 17 of this year to rave reviews.Known for his contemporary style, lush harmonies, and wide-ranging lyrical content, Raheem continues to find new ways to spread love through music.
A native of Detroit, Dwele began writing songs at the age of ten. After making a name for himself in southeast Michigan with 1998’s The Rize, Dwele signed with Virgin Records and released 2003’s Subject, which gained instant steam across Europe. Since then, he has gone on to release four straight top 10 albums, including his most recent release Greater than One in 2012, and provide the hook on Kanye West’s hit single “Flashing Lights.”
Tickets will go on sale beginning Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 10:00 AM and will be available at the DeVos Place® and Van Andel Arena® box offices, all Ticketmaster ticket centers, online at Ticketmaster.com, and by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Ticket prices are $65, $75, and $95, and prices are subject to change.