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Sat 8th Oct
Michael Forever - The Tribute Concert
@ Principality Stadium, Cardiff
Featuring: Christina Aguilera, Leona Lewis, JLS, Alexandra Burke, Alien Ant Farm, Cee Lo Green, Craig David, Diversity, Pixie Lott, Smokey Robinson, 3T, Gladys Knight, Jennifer Hudson, Ne-Yo, Jamie Foxx
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Michael Forever - The Tribute Concert: Christina Aguilera + Leona Lewis + JLS + Alexandra Burke + Alien Ant Farm + Cee Lo Green + Craig David + Diversity + Pixie Lott + Smokey Robinson + 3T + Gladys Knight + Jennifer Hudson + Ne-Yo + Jamie Foxx
The world's greatest performing artists join Katherine Jackson and family to celebrate the life of Michael Jackson.
See www.michaelforevertribute.com for further information and to register for tickets.
More than just a mere Britney clone, Christina Aguilera has a powerful voice and an image to match. Her second album 'Stripped' saw her move away from the clean-teen chart scene with a brash new sound, gritty and gutsier than before, leaning more towards R'n'B, dance and hip-hop. She's had big success wearing little costumes in the chart-topping singles 'Dirty' and, from the Moulin Rouge soundtrack, 'Lady Marmalade'.
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British RnB singer who shot to fame as winner of The X Factor television series in 2006. She initially trained in opera, but went on to singing jazz and blues, eventually leading to popular music, citing Minnie Riperton, Eva Cassidy and Stevie Wonder as her main influences.
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JB, Aston, Marvin and Oritsé reached the final two of the X Factor back in 2008 - the first group ever to get that far on the show. Since then, their success has been nothing short of staggering, with sold-out arena and stadium tours, number one singles and multi-platinum albums. They have also won four MOBO Awards and two 2010 BRIT trophies to date. The group have decided to go their separate ways following their Greatest Hits Tour at the end of 2013, saying: "It has been the most incredible journey over the last 6 years and we have achieved more things than we could have ever dreamed possible."
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Alexandra Burke grew up in North London and is the daughter of former Soul II Soul lead singer Melissa Bell. Influenced by classic soul singers and contemporary heroes such as Mariah Carey and Beyonce, the three-time BRIT nominee rose to fame after winning the fifth series of The X Factor in 2008.
Her debut number one single Hallelujah sold over one million copies in the UK, a first for a British female soloist. Burke’s first album, Overcome saw the release of her subsequent number one singles Bad Boys and Start Without You. In 2011 she embarked on her first solo tour and was invited by Beyoncé to support her I Am... Tour. Her second album, Heartbreak on Hold, was released in June 2012 and 2014 sees the release of her third studio album.
Alexandra has also received acclaim for her portrayal of Rachel Marron in the sell-out run of Thea Sharrock’s hit musical The Bodyguard at the Adelphi Theatre in London’s West End.
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They've proved themselves as having both a quirky sense of humour and an ear for blending upbeat nu-metal with sweet melodies with their first two singles ('Smooth Criminal' and 'Movies'). Yet, with 'Anthology', AAF cemented their place as one of the more mature and talented Nu-Metal bands to appear. Infectious riffs and well-written material, which proves that singing meaningfully about love in metal doesn't mean 'reach for the razors'.
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Atlanta's CeeLo Green first came to our attention thanks to the worldwide success of his vocal on 'Crazy', under the guise of Gnarls Barkley with producer/DJ Dangermouse. Since then, Cee Lo's modern take on soul, funk, r'n'b and pop has taken him back to the top of the charts with the controversial single 'F**k You' (re-titled 'Forget You' for the radio!), which received five Grammy nominations.
In addition to his success as a recording artist, CeeLo Green completed four seasons as a coach on NBC’s hit show The Voice alongside Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton.
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Since his emergence in 2001 Craig David has become known as one of the forerunners of the UK garage and r'n'b scenes. Famous for hits such as Fill Me In, 7 Days and Walking Away, he's sold over 13 million albums worldwide.
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UK Street Dance Champions 2007 and winners of ITV's Britain's Got Talent 2009. Formed in 2007, the dance troupe consists of eleven members from East London and the Essex area. They are made up of three sets of brothers: Ashley and Jordan Banjo, Ian, Jamie and Matthew McNaughton, and Sam and Mitchell Craske, along with four of their best friends: Terry Smith, Ike Ezekwugo, Warren Russell and Perri Luc Kiely.
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Pixie Lott - so named after her fairy-like appearance as a baby - was signed to Def Jam at just fifteen years of age and her first single, Mama Do (Uh Oh, Uh Oh) sold 50,000 copies soon after. This success was easily repeated with the single Boys And Girls, a tantalising precursor to the success of her debut album, Turn It Up - debuting at No 6 in the UK Albums Chart.
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The legendary Smokey Robinson has written and produced such hit songs as Tracks of My Tears, Tears of a Clown, My Girl, and Cruisin'. Still constantly touring to sold out crowds, he doesn't just give you a selection of hits, but his entire show is a production itself – with lights, effects, script and music.
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Since the age of four, Gladys Knight has enchanted people with her startling voice and soulful lyrics, and almost 60 years on is still a major presence in soul music and a massive influence on rhythm 'n' blues in the world today. Her works are known for their touching and true-to-life nature, and Gladys herself cites her songs to be sincerely personal, remarking, 'Every song has to touch me emotionally and spiritually in some way. I couldn't do a song that I was cold about. Even if it was a hit, it just wouldn't be a hit for me'.
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American recording artist, actress and spokesperson. She came to prominence in 2004 as one of the finalists on the third season of American Idol coming in seventh place.
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'Ne-Yo posseses talent far beyond his years. Born into a family of musicians from Arkansas, Shaffer C. Smith a.k.a. Ne-Yo would discover his passion. Citing Prince, Marvin Gaye, The Rat Pack, and Stevie Wonder in his list of favourite entertainers, Ne-Yo's album invokes a nostalgic feeling, a renaissance if you will. Whether it's the bedroom or the dance floor, Ne-Yo's songs are filled with passion and intense energy that pulls (you into the music) and puts you into a zone.' - Def Jam Recordings.
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Venue: Principality Stadium
Enquiries: 0844 249 1999
Bookings: 0844 847 1881
Disabled Bookings: 0844 847 1881
Seating Plan: View the Seating Plan
→ Cardiff Central 6 min walk