Grammy-nominated Trey Songz to perform at Minneapolis Convention Center June 10

Officials from the Minneapolis Convention Center announced top up-and-coming R&B artist Trey Songz will perform at the main ballroom at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Thursday, June 10 at 8 p.m.

Since making his recording debut in 2005, Songz has patiently and artfully crafted some of the most acclaimed and compelling R&B music of the decade. His first two Songbook Entertainment/Atlantic albums, “I GOTTA MAKE IT” (2005) and “TREY DAY” (2007), consisted of timeless classics such as “Gotta Make It,” “Gotta Go” & “Can’t Help But Wait.” When the latter song garnered Songz a coveted Grammy nomination for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, it marked the validation of the faith shown in him by the late Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun, who hailed him as one of “the most promising R&B artists we have had since we started the company 60 years ago.” Now, with the 2009 release of “READY,” Songz dominated the Billboard charts with four top ten singles “Lol J,” “I Invented Sex,” “Say Aah” and “Neighbors Know My Name” which is currently positioned at number 10 after 25 weeks on the charts. The album received a Grammy nomination for “Best Contemporary R&B Album” for the 2010 Grammy Awards. In addition Songz received four BET Award nods for the upcoming 10th Annual BET Awards show of which he is scheduled to perform.

Born Tremaine Aldon Neverson, Songz was raised as a military brat, with his family eventually settling in Petersburg, Va. ironically, as a teen he wasn’t particularly interested in singing. Only after continuous encouragement from his mother, and drawing on his grandmother’s example as a devoted church choir member, he entered a local talent show at 14- years-old. He won that competition and several more, eventually amassing 19 trophies. At 15, Songz crossed paths with producer Troy Taylor, who has worked with everyone from Boyz II Men to Lionel Richie, and Taylor immediately recognized his talent.

Who: Trey Songz www.treysongz.com

Where: Minneapolis Convention Center Main Ballroom

When: Thursday, June 10th, 2010 Doors 8pm

Tickets: $40 General Admission and $70 VIP, plus applicable fees

Advance tickets are available at Urban Lights, 1449 University Ave., Saint Paul; Twin Town, 6316 Bass lake Road, Crystal; and Electric Fetus, 2000 4th Ave South, Minneapolis. Tickets also are available at Minneapolis Convention Center starting at noon the day of the show.

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