For the first time in South Africa, International singer-songwriter, producer, and 4 time Grammy award nominee Robin Thicke will perform at the ANN7’s South African of the Year Awards 2016 scheduled to take place at the Ticketpro Dome, North of Johannesburg on Nov. 25.
With seven critically acclaimed gold and platinum album releases Thicke, 39, will be performing on South African soil for the first time alongside top local South African artists.
The well-known international star Robin Thicke taught himself how to play the piano at the age of 16, and by 21 he was writing and producing for musicians who broke barriers in entertainment including Michael Jackson, Marc Anthony and Usher. Since then Robin’s worldwide acclaim has come from top charting singles ‘Lost Without You’,’ Magic’ and ‘Blurred Lines’, earning the multi- platinum artist a twelve week reign on the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100.
ANN7 plans to make this year’s SATY Awards bigger & better than last two years’ SATY awards nights. Launched in 2014, the SATYs are an awards ceremony dedicated to celebrating South Africa’s greatest musicians, artists, conservationists, sport, youth and business leaders alike. Each award given is as distinctive as the community it represents.
In 2015, the awards ceremony was headlined by international R&B sensation Jason Derulo, and there were performances by local hip/hop star AKA, and Afro-pop group The Soil. TV personality Minnie Dlamini, former Miss South Africa Cindy Nell, actor Masego ‘Maps’ Maponyane and model-turned-businesswoman, Jo-Ann Strauss, hosted the annual event.