When the Mother’s Day Good Music Fest by SJ Presents was announced earlier this year, we couldn’t help but be excited about the amazing lineup of r&b stars they assembled for one night. The bill featured Brandy, Kem, Anthony Hamilton, Tyrese and a guest appearance by Major. With a lineup of that caliber sharing the same stage, there was no question about if the show would sell out the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, but rather what the order would be for the night!
Well, r&b fans showed out in full force and the event was surely sold out. With so many grown r&b fans yearning for good music, events like these are always welcomed with open arms. A raucous crowd set the tone for what turned out to be an epic evening of r&b music.
Emerging r&b star Major took the stage first for a quick set during which he performed his timeless ballad “Why I Love You”. He then celebrated all of the mothers in the audience by handing out roses one by one.
Brandy was up next and wasted no time before going into her latest single “Beggin and Pleadin”. It’s been over five years since her last album and as a result fans tend to sometimes overlook the legendary legacy she’s crafted; but she quickly reminded everyone. The singer rolled through hits like “Full Moon”, “Top of the World”, “I Wanna Be Down”, “What About Us?” and many more as she commanded the stage like a true Queen. All the while, she showered her adoring fans with big smiles while showing off her booming vocals. (Click here for our most recent interview with Brandy)
Kem took the stage next, backed by his extensive band and flanked by his two dancers. The singer showed why he’s been one of the most successful in r&b over the past decade, rolling through hits like “Love Calls”, “If It’s Love”, “You’re on my Mind” and more. His performance kept the audience singing along as he grooved across the stage while belting out his passionate vocals.
Following up was Anthony Hamilton who strolled into the spotlight surrounded by his background singers The Hamiltones. The southern crooner touched on hits like “Comin From Where I’m From”, “Cool”, “Amen” and many more. Tonight was another example of how Hamilton has elevated himself as one of the top performers in r&b music, keeping the audience entertained while moving across the stage with pure grace and letting his vocals shine.
Last but not least was Tyrese who came out to close out the show. The wildly popular movie star was met with a energetic reception from the audience, and he didn’t disappoint while belting out many of his hit songs.
All in all, the Good Music Fest was a special night for r&b music put on by SJ Presents. It’s always a treat to see artists of this star power come together for one night, and a much needed reminder that r&b music is alive and well.