Tuesday, April 24, 2018 in Lower Manhattan, Grammy award-winning musician & TV personality Bridget Kelly came through in her money green everything to claim all her winnings this 2018, and sat down with me, Editor-In-Chief for an intimate Q&A conversation discussing the conception of her first official LP “Reality Bites”, followed by an alluring performance before the crowd for the 2nd edition of the once-a-quarter music event series The LISTENING. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres sponsored by Ciroc, DeLeon Tequila & Wingstop, special guests like American actor/singer-songwriter Mack Wilds, Project Runway contestant/Fashion Designer Samantha Black, Atlantic Records/Regional Radio 1 Director Ron Stew, veteran industry insider June Archer, choreographer/model & ½ of Les Twins Laurent Bourgeois & more were all in the building.
The “Special Delivery” singer recently dropped a video to her latest single “Sedated” last month, which is hot, hot, hot and picking up further steam as the summer makes its way in season.
Switching things up from the last LISTENING to some soul-catching R&B sounds, we had to change up the vibe a bit. With a career which spans back to 2008, performing around the world with Hip Hop great Jay Z, being signed under Roc Nation until 2013, Kelly has penned hits for the likes of American Idol‘s Kelly Clarkson, executed collaborations with Kendrick Lamar and more; now independent, Kelly, who also holds a role on Mona Scott‘s Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood VH1 series, is claiming all her winnings this 2018 with the release of her first official LP “Reality Bites” – out today.
The singer tapped folks like Ro James, Jazz Fresh, just to name a few to bring the project to full term. She even graced us with a little serenade of songs of which we can expect on the project, further amping things up and really confirming what we already knew her to be – a real singer who does this.
Check the full video recap down below for all the event and album deets and keep us locked to see who we got next for the next LISTENING – coming to a city near you.
Following the 1st installment of The Listening which featured Brooklyn rapper 718Spank and honored producer, Platinum Boy Music’s Antwan “Amadeus” Thompson, The Listening is a series’d event purposed to spotlight a dope musical act/talent both known and/or up-and-coming in the Hip Hop and/or R&B music realms. A LIVE-streamed event, The Listening offered special invited guests a night out for some music (new/old) spun by DJ Sober, a cozy conversation with the beautiful songstress herself about her debut album “Reality Bites” – out everywhere Friday, April 27th, 2018.
A network & chill situation, while engaging with the artist herself, attendees indulged in other event features & attractions: complimentary cocktails by CIROC (vodka) and DeLeon (tequila) & hors d’oeuvres provided by Wingstop, a fun photobooth, goodie backs, giveaways and more sponsored by Bose and Pro Standard.
Distributed through Empire “Reality Bites” available now everywhere, but you can get your copy HERE.