SummerStage: Chrisette Michele, Mario and Tamia

Saturday, August 21, 2010 3:00 PM

Central Park, New York, NY

Chrisette Michele, a New York native described as a “soulful songbird” by Entertainment Weekly, released her debut album I Am in 2007 to considerable acclaim. Nominated for a BET Award for Best New Artist Release, as well as two Grammys, I Am was both a critical success and a fans’ delight. Her 2009 follow up, Epiphany, went to #1 on the Billboard charts and has produced a slew of jazzy R&B hits, including the title track, “Epiphany,” “Blame It On Me,” “What You Do” and her most recent single “All I Ever Think About.”

Mario Barrett, the Baltimore native better known simply as Mario, has been a staple on the pop and R&B charts from the age of fifteen with his savvy breakout rendition of Biz Markie’s “Just a Friend.” His self-titled debut album featured songs by Alicia Keys and helped launch the career of Ne-Yo, who wrote Mario’s double-platinum international #1 hit “Let Me Love You.” Mario’s most recent album D.N.A. features the charting singles “Break Up” featuring Sean Garrett and Gucci Mane and “Thinkin’ About You.”

Six-time Grammy Award-winning artist and urban R&B chanteuse Tamia has garnered international fame for her hit single “Stranger In My House” and her various collaborations with legends like Babyface and Quincy Jones. A velvet voice and sinuous, sexy tunes accommodate her honest and heartbreakingly real lyrics.

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