Grammy-nominated Trey Songz to perform at Minneapolis Convention Center June 10
Top R&B artist will take the stage at Main Ballroom
(MINNEAPOLIS)—June 7, 2010—Officials from the Minneapolis Convention Center announced top up-and-coming R&B artist Trey Songz will perform at the main ballroom at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Thursday, June 10 at 8 p.m.
Since making his recording debut in 2005, Songz has patiently and artfully crafted some of
the most acclaimed and compelling R&B music of the decade. His first two
Songbook Entertainment/Atlantic albums, "I GOTTA MAKE IT" (2005) and
"TREY DAY" (2007), consisted of timeless classics such as “Gotta Make It,” “Gotta Go” & “Can’t Help But Wait."
When the latter song garnered Songz a coveted Grammy nomination for Best Male
R&B Vocal Performance, it marked the validation of the faith shown in him
by the late Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun, who hailed him as one of
"the most promising R&B artists we have had since we started the
company 60 years ago." Now, with the 2009 release of "READY,"
Songz dominated the Billboard charts with four top ten singles ”Lol J,” “I Invented Sex,” “Say Aah” and “Neighbors Know My Name” which is
currently positioned at number 10 after 25 weeks on the charts. The album
received a Grammy nomination for “Best
Contemporary R&B Album” for the 2010 Grammy Awards. In addition
Songz received four BET Award nods for the upcoming 10th Annual BET
Awards show of which he is scheduled to perform.
Born Tremaine Aldon Neverson, Songz was raised as a military brat, with his family eventually
settling in Petersburg, Va. ironically, as a teen he wasn't particularly
interested in singing. Only after continuous encouragement from his mother, and
drawing on his grandmother's example as a devoted church choir member, he
entered a local talent show at 14- years-old. He won that competition and
several more, eventually amassing 19 trophies. At 15, Songz crossed paths with
producer Troy Taylor, who has worked with everyone from Boyz II Men to Lionel
Richie, and Taylor immediately recognized his talent.
Who: Trey Songz www.treysongz.com
Where: Minneapolis Convention Center Main Ballroom
When: Thursday, June 10th, 2010 Doors 8pm
Tickets: $40 General Admission and $70 VIP, plus applicable fees
Advance tickets are available at Urban Lights, 1449 University Ave., Saint Paul; Twin Town,
6316 Bass lake Road, Crystal; and Electric Fetus, 2000 4th Ave South,
Minneapolis. Tickets also are available at Minneapolis Convention Center starting
at noon the day of the show.
ABOUT MINNEAPOLIS CONVENTION CENTER
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trade shows and events. With nearly 480,000 square feet of trade show space, 87
column-free conference meeting rooms, a 28,000-square-foot ballroom, and an
auditorium with superb production and flexible technology options, the facility
can handle any event from a small meeting to a large convention or trade show.
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promotes the Minneapolis area as a venue for conventions and meetings and
markets the city as a desirable tourist destination to bring a positive
economic impact to the greater Minneapolis area.
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