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Next year a very special, one-of-a-kind tour is coming to arenas across Ireland and the UK in February and March. With a huge all-star line-up, The Blast Off Tour! features live performances from top US artists Nelly, Salt N Pepa, Shaggy, Mya and Blu Cantrell.
The show will also be hosted by American hype man and hip-hop personality Fatman Scoop and includes exclusive appearances from UK garage stars So Solid members Lisa Maffia and MC Romeo, scene pioneer MC DT and the British duos Oxide & Neutrino, DJ Luck & MC Neat and Sweet Female Attitude.
Lineup subject to change.
American R'n'B sensation, whose worldwide smash 2002 album 'Country Grammar' spawned several hit singles including 'Hot In Here' and 'Dilemma'. In 2004 he made history by being the first solo artist in history to debut at number one and number two in the Billboard chart simultaneously, with the albums 'Suit' and 'Sweat'. These were also an artistic triumph, showcasing two very different sides to this man's talent. He is now one of the biggest names in R'n'B worldwide, and has worked with Christina Aguilera, Pharell Williams and Snoop Dogg among others.
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American actor, singer, and rapper Eve emerged as one of a new breed of tough and talented female MCs to hit the rap scene during the late '90s alongside contemporaries like Foxy Brown and Lil Kim. As part of the Ruff Ryders posse, she was harder-edged and came off as a strong, no-nonsense street MC who could hold her own with most anyone on the mike, finding success on her own terms in the process.
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Shaggy's style of music blends reggae, dance, pop, ska and R'n'B. The lover man's smooth and tantalising lyrics won him a Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album, 'Boombastic', in 1996. He has worked with legendary producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis on his album, 'Hot Shots', which also features a duet with Janet Jackson entitled 'Luv Me, Luv Me'. Winner of the Best Reggae Act, Mobo Awards 2001 and Best International Male Solo Artist, Brit Awards 2002.
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Salt N Pepa
Grammy award-winning group Salt N Pepa are the biggest selling female rap group of all time and without a doubt one of the most influential hip hop groups ever. Consisting of Cheryl Williams (Salt), Sandra Denton (Pepa) and Deidra 'DeeDee' Roper (DJ Spinderalla) the New York trio hit the UK charts in 1986 with their massive unforgettable single Push It. Further singles came in the form of Shake Your Thang, Twist and Shout, Let's Talk About Sex, Shoop and Whatta Man, alongside five artist albums, all of which have totalled sales in excess of fifteen million worldwide. Salt-N-Pepa have sold over 15 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling female rap acts of all time.
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Grammy Award Winning Artist Mýa is an internationally known, respected singer, songwriter, producer, musician, dancer/choreographer, designer, actress, activist and philanthropist who released her self-titled, double platinum, debut album, Mýa, in 1998.
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Urban R'n'B singer who has gone from strength to strength since her debut hit 'Breathe' both here and in the States.
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Fatman Scoop is notorious for shouting his name and requesting that you do whatever he tells you, so put your hands up! With video cameos for P.Diddy, 50 Cent and Elephant Man to name a few, Scoop’s booming voice, catchy hooks, electrifying energy and charismatic presence never go unnoticed.
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