Music lovers in Chicago were in for a real treat earlier this week as RCA recording artist Marsha Ambrosius brought her “Friends & Lovers” tour to town for two sold-out shows at The Shrine.
The Grammy-nominated songstress didn’t come alone, though; first she let some friends rock the mic to get the party started. First up was Chicago native Enrique Dragon, aka Kosine of the production duo Da Internz. After going through his catalog of production credits for the crowd including Rihanna’s “Birthday Cake” and Nicki Minaj’s monster hit “Anaconda,” Dragon then performed his new humorous solo single “Out Here” much to the crowd’s delight. Up next was the heavily buzzed about singer BJ The Chicago Kid, who gave a riveting performance to keep the crowd engaged. After BJ, powerhouse Detroit vocalist and protégé of Kem, L’Renee whisked the crowd away on a journey that featured some of her original songs as well as some R&B classics. Finally, the moment of truth arrived as Ambrosius took the stage to greet a crowd swarming with anticipation. The “Stronger” singer belted out some of the sultry songs from her latest album Friends & Lovers before indulging the captivated audience with a few old favorites as well.
Check out photos from the show in the gallery below.