New York City live: This week’s hottest shows

This week is relatively light on hip-hop shows, but there are lots of veterans across the pop, R&B and reggae spectrum taking the stage in New York City. With summer starting to wind down, it’s good to check out a few more of the “Grown ‘N Sexy” acts–and there’s a bonafide pop music legend, as well as a beloved boy band offering hot tickets this week.