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NEXT headlines an unforgettable night of soulful R&B music

Ladies’ R&B kickback concert
NEXT unforgettable night of soulful R n B music
Ginuwine perfoming at Orpheum Theater (Photo by Nagashia Jackson for rollingout)

Yung Fly Entertainment is a top-tier concert promoter specializing in R&B shows. With a nearly sold-out concert, NEXT headlined a show made just for the ladies. Ginuwine, Bobby V, H-Town, Case, Pleasure P, J. Holiday, and Shai joined them at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Minneapolis on March 16.

Shai started the show by singing their hit song, “Place Where You Belong.” One group member did not perform due to an illness. They showed they still had their vocals on point with the songs “Comforter” and “If I Ever Fall in Love.”

J. Holiday was on a mission to make the ladies feel loved and beautiful. Holiday sang the songs “It’s Yours,” “Suffocate” and “Bed.” These songs introduced him to the world and made women love him.

Case started his set with the hit single “Faded Pictures.” The song that got the crowd excited and dancing was “Touch Me, Tease Me.” Then Case gave the ladies a moment to sing with him when he played “Make It Last Forever.” Every woman in the audience sang the woman’s verse in the song from beginning to end. He also sang “Happily Ever After & Missing You.”

The energy in the building was just right for H-Town. They flowed through their hits songs smoothly, including “Part-Time,” “Emotions,” “They Like It” and “Knockin’ Da Boots.” During their set, they paid tribute to Dino, the group’s lead vocalist, who tragically passed away in a car crash in 2003.

Pleasure P sang songs from his album and the group Pretty Ricky. He told the ladies he didn’t mind being “Boyfriend 2.” His set included snippets of hit songs “Your Body,” “Grind On Me,” “On The Hotline” and “Did You Wrong.”

Bobby V walked on stage singing “Tell Me.” He then performed some of his biggest hits: “Slow Down,” “Anonymous,” “Beep,” “Turn The Page,” and “Mrs. Officer.” Bobby V clarified that he was not wearing underwear today if anybody wanted to know. A photo of him went viral, and people questioned whether he was wearing any underwear.

The crowd was happy to see Ginuwine, and he was glad to see his fans. He jumped on speakers and entered the crowd. Ginuwine told us he is the “Same Ol G.” The hits didn’t end there; he sang “So Anxious,” “Differences,” “In Those Jeans” and “Pony.” When he sang “Miss You'” by the late singer Aaliyah, he asked the crowd to turn the lights on their cellphones for Baby Girl.

Minnesota’s hometown heroes, NEXT, were welcomed back home with open arms. When the beat dropped for “Too Close,” the crowd was ready to party and celebrate the group’s homecoming. Concertgoers were reminded that NEXT has some hits and RL has written hits for another artist. The group performed “Butta Love,” “I Still Love You” and “Wifey.” They paid tribute to the other hometown heroes, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. RL also told us that his pin game is good too by performing “Anything” by Jaheim, “We Can’t Be Friends” with Deborah Cox, and “The Best Man I Can Be” with Case, Tyrese and Ginuwine.

It was a great concert filled with great music and great performances. Seeing all the artists supporting each other by being present on the side of the stage showed a brotherhood. The next stop on the Yung Fly Entertainment Ladies R&B Kickback tour is Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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