Bridget Kelly Showcases Her Soul During Hot 97’s Who’s Next Live Show at S.O.B.s
Bridget Kelly brought the fire as headliner for Hot 97’s Who’s Next Live concert, which centered on the ladies showcasing their R&B talents at S.O.B.s in New York City last night.
At the start of the show, hosted by the “Voice of New York,” Angie Martinez, the Brooklyn native paid homage to her hometown’s West Indian community by stepping onstage to Dawn Penn’s reggae classic ‘You Don’t Love Me.’ She then segued into her own rendition of ‘Empire State of Mind.’
With her live band backing her she belted her drunk-dialing anthem ‘In the Morning’ then her track ‘Seek and Destroy.’ “This is not for the gentlemen,” she proclaimed.
She was also joined onstage by legendary producer Jerry Wonda, who brought his guitar. He is working with Kelly on her upcoming album. The singer then covered Lauryn Hill‘s ‘Ex-Factor’ — appropriately so. For her last song she brought the soul and pain for ‘Special Delivery,’ her latest single.
Singer RaVaughn ripped the stage prior to Bridget Kelly, singing tracks from ‘Love Always…The Mixtape,’ including ‘Same Ol’ BS’ and ‘Better Be Good.’ Her boss Ne-Yo was also in the house supporting her.
The show lasted into early Friday morning and when the clock struck midnight, it was RaVaughn’s birthday. After Kelly’s last song, she invited RaVaughn back on the stage and sang happy birthday to her to wrap up the show. The two closed it out with a hug.
It was a good night for R&B — not only because of the great performances, but due to the ladies showing each other love as well.
Purchase BK’s ‘Special Delivery’ via iTunes here.
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