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JACK welcomes Keith Sweat, K-Ci & JoJo, 112 and Ginuwine

Friday

Apr 7, 2017 – 7:00 PM

600 N 1st Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403 Map

  • Keith Sweat
  • 112
  • Ginuwine
  • K-Ci & JoJo

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Keith Sweat, K-Ci & JoJo, 112 and Ginuwine are coming to Target Center Friday, April 7 at 8pm. Tickets on sale Friday, December 9. More info below!
Keith Sweat: Keith Sweat" (born in Harlem, New York), is an R&B and soul singer. Sweat once worked an ordinary 9-to-5 job for the commodities market in the New York Stock Exchange. He sang at nightclubs until he was discovered in 1987. On November 25, 1987, Sweat released his debut album Make It Last Forever, which sold four million copies. The biggest hit from this album was "I Want Her" (1 R&B/5 Pop), and the title track from the album was hit 2 on the R&B charts. Sweat continued to chart fairly well with his sophomore album I'll Give All My Love To You, which hit 3 on the Billboard 200 chart, and Keep It Comin debuted in the Top 20 of the album chart. Sweat released his fourth album Get Up On It in the summer of 1994. He followed with Keith Sweat, his self-titled fifth album, in 1996, which hit 5 on the Billboard 200. The single "Twisted" hit 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, and "Nobody" hit 3.

In 1992, Sweat discovered the group Silk, and helped craft their debut album, Lose Control, which hit 7 on the Billboard 200 album chart. The album's single "Freak Me" hit 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on May 1, 1993. In 1995, Sweat discovered the Atlanta based female R&B group Kut Klose. Sweat also produced the group's debut album Surrender, which produced the hit single "I Like", peaking to 8 on Billboard's "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles". Sweat also formed the R&B supergroup LSG with Gerald Levert and Johnny Gill, and released their self-titled debut Levert.Sweat.Gill in 1997. That album featured the hit "My Body", which became a huge hit single. Keith Sweat has produced song for artists such as Men At Large - Don't Cry, Dru Hill - Love's Train, Dru Hill - Share My World, Immature - Extra, Extra, Ol Skool - Am I Dreaming (feat. Xscape), The Isley Brothers - Slow Is The Way, The O'Jays ft. Keith Sweat - Baby You Know

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112: Equally rooted in gospel, soul and hip-hop, 112 was the first and most successful urban vocal group to emerge from Sean "Puffy" Combs' Bad Boy Records roster. Not only was the group's eponymous 1996 debut popular, but the group could be heard on records by such Bad Boy artists as Puff Daddy. Unlike most artists on Bad Boy, 112's image was clean, pure and wholesome, which helped the group cross over to a more mainstream audience.

The four members of 112 -- Marvin, Daron, Q and Mike -- met each other while attending high school in Atlanta, Georgia. The quartet began to play talent shows at school and local churches, eventually gaining the attention of Courtney Sills and Kevin Wales, who soon became the group's managers. Sills and Wales brought 112 to the attention of Sean "Puffy" Combs at Bad Boy Records. Combs signed on as the executive producer of 112's eponymous debut album, which featured songs the group co-wrote with such professional songwriters as Stevie J, Wayna Morris of Boyz II Men, and Combs himself. "Only You," the group's debut single, was released in the summer of 1996 and climbed to number three on the R&B charts, peaking at number 13 on the pop charts. 112 was released in late 1996, and it steadily worked its way to gold status as the group's second single, "Come Seem Me," reached number 15 on the R&B charts. Room 112 followed in 1998 and Part III was issued three years later. The group all but left Bad Boy for 2003's Hot & Wet, and cemented their new relationship with Def Soul on 2005's Pleasure & Pain.

Ginuwine: Ginuwine emerged onto the Hip-Hop scene in the mid-90's and changed the game with some of the craziest beats and hottest lyrics ever introduced to the genre. Synonymous with Timbaland, Missy Elliott, and Aaliyah, the hip-hop collective released hit single after single often collaborating and performing together. The multi-Platinum recording star recently released his seventh album, Elgin, in 2011 and has scheduled an extensive and intimate concert tour to promote the disc. Don't miss a date on the Ginuwine concert schedule; Use Eventful as your source for Ginuwine tour dates and concert schedule information.

The DC native got his start working in the creative hip-hop outfit, Swing Mob, in the early '90s. The collective was led by Jodeci frontman, DeVante Swing, and featured Timbaland, Missy, and several other future hip-hop stars. Timbaland produced and co-wrote many of the tracks for Ginuwine's debut album Ginuwine….The Bachelor, which became an instant hit. The lead single, "Pony", is now an R&B throwback and continues to receive radio play. Ginuwine's debut was certified multi-Platinum and he became an overnight success story. Ginuwine continued to collaborate with Timbaland and Missy on his sophomore effort 100% Ginuwine, which was released in 1999. The album is his highest selling to-date and is also certified double-Platinum. The single, "So Anxious", was nominated for a Soul Train Award and Ginuwine tour dates were scheduled nationally to promote the disc.

Ginuwine returned in 2001 with The Life which featured the #1 R&B single - "Differences". Ginuwine was also featured on the #1 P. Diddy remix, "I Need A Girl Part II", and he starred in the 2002 film Juwanna Man, expanding his talents onto the big screen. He released his fourth effort, The Senior, in 2003 which featured the club-banger "Hell Yeah" and he was nominated for an American Music Award for Favorite Male R&B Artist the same year. Ginuwine then made a foray into the business side of music by starting his own label - Bag Entertainment. Ginuwine tour dates were scheduled on the Ladies Night Out Tour and other live concert performances.

Since his heyday, Ginuwine has continued to record and release new material including Back II Basics in 2005, A Man's Thoughts in 2009, and his most recent effort Elgin in 2011. His current single, "Body", is the third and final cut from the album and he has been supporting the effort on the road since its release. The album was largely written by Ginuwine himself, and features two songs penned by the prolific balladeer - Diane Warren. One of the first and most creative Hip-Hop R&B performers, Ginuwine has been serving up ballads and club-bangers since "Pony" hit radio in 1995. Don't miss out on this live act when he visits a venue near you. Use Eventful as your source for Ginuwine tour dates and concert schedule information.

K-Ci & JoJo: Cedric and Joel Hailey comprise the romantic R&B duo K-Ci & JoJo, who were one of two pairs of brothers that made up the chart-topping '90s group Jodeci. The Haileys grew up singing in church choirs in Charlotte, NC, and toured the South with their father's gospel group. When they met the DeGrate brothers, Dalvin and "DeVante Swing," they decided to switch to secular music and formed Jodeci. After signing with Uptown, the quartet released three platinum albums over 1991-1995, with DeVante Swing writing and producing the vast majority of the material. The first rumblings of independence came when K-Ci recorded a solo single, a cover of Bobby Womack's "If You Think You're Lonely Now," for the soundtrack of the 1994 film Jason's Lyric. In 1996, a year after Jodeci's third album, The Show, the After Party, the Hotel, K-Ci & JoJo officially teamed up to record "How Could You" for the soundtrack of the Damon Wayans/Adam Sandler comedy Bulletproof; they also supplied backing vocals on 2Pac's smash "How Do U Want It."} The brothers made their side project into a full-fledged collaboration with the release of their debut album, Love Always, in 1997. The lead single, "You Bring Me Up," was a Top Ten R&B hit, and the follow-up, "Last Night's Letter," was also successful. But the single that really broke them big was the sweet ballad "All My Life," which went all the way to number one on both the pop and R&B charts in early 1998. Love Always went on to sell over four million copies, and Jodeci went on an unofficial, indefinite hiatus (though they never broke up). K-Ci & JoJo assembled a follow-up album, It's Real, which stuck closely to the sound of its predecessor. It was another Top Ten, platinum-selling hit, and produced another smash single in "Tell Me It's Real," which topped out at number two on both the pop and R&B charts. The Haileys celebrated ten years in the recording industry with 2000's X, their third straight platinum album, which spun off the near-Top Ten pop hit "Crazy."} Shortly after the release of X, K-Ci & JoJo were invited to perform at the KIIS-FM Jingle Ball 2000 concert in Los Angeles. Despite the promoters' assurances that the show was safe for families, K-Ci allegedly fondled and exposed his erect penis during their performance, and was charged with indecent exposure and lewd conduct based on videotape evidence. He pleaded no contest and was fined and placed on probation. The duo's prolific recording pace subsequently slowed a bit, during which time they worked on material for a long-rumored Jodeci reunion album. They also released their fourth album, Emotional, in late 2002, but initial sales returns failed to duplicate the success of its predecessors.

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