Jay Sean’s three-city tour

2010-07-23 00:00

PIETERMARITZBURG R&B singer Mario Ogle is set to open for international artist Jay Sean’s South African tour later this month.

The British-born R&B singer, whose hits include Down and Ride It from his new album All Or Nothing, will be performing at the Wavehouse at Gateway on July 29, the Goodhope Centre in Cape Town on July 30 and Emperor’s Palace in Johannesburg on July 31.

Sean, who has been compared to Ne-Yo and Usher, made it to the top of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts last year with Down, his smash-hit collaboration with Lil’ Wayne.

He also shared the stage with Justin Timberlake, Alicia Keys and Taylor Swift at Timberlake’s Las Vegas charity concert Justin and Friends, and he has performed duets with Birdman, Skepta, Craig David, Keisha Buchanan from the SugaBabes, and Sean Paul.

Asked about being selected to open for Sean, Ogle said; “I’m über excited. Jay Sean has achieved many of the successes I want to achieve one day. Not many artists break into the United States market like he has done. This is one more humbling step closer to my very own goals.”

Ogle’s debut album Can’t Stop Loving You was nominated for a South African Music Award (Sama) in the category best R&B/neo-soul album, and has sold nearly 7 000 copies to date. The title track reached number one on East Coast Radio’s Top 20, and tracks are played on over 50 radio stations around South Africa.

Ogle said that since the release of his debut album he had experienced a number of career highlights. ­“Everything that has happened so far has been so humbling and such a highlight for me,” he added. “That said, being nominated for a Sama was definitely one of the highlights.”

As for which aspects of the job he enjoys the most, he says: “The most amazing part of my job is the process of making music, everything that goes into making a song — the writing, the producing, the mixing. Basically everything behind the album that nobody gets to see. When I’m in the studio nothing else really makes me happier.”

Tickets for the concert can be bought at Computicket.

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