Jagged Edge, Carl Thomas, Dru Hill Spread Love at MSG
Carl Thomas, Donell Jones, Dru Hill, Jagged Edge and Keith Sweat filled the Theater at Madison Square Garden with love last night (Feb. 10) as the R&B acts sang some of their heartfelt hits for the "Ladies Night Out: Valentine's Day Edition" concert.
Carl Thomas, looking as youthful as ever in a gray sweater and matching jeans, opened the show with hit tracks like "Summer Rain," "Emotional" and "I Wish." "The first time the media aired my dirty laundry it spawned a No. 1 single for me," said the Chicago-born crooner when introducing the latter single.
Donell Jones took the stage next, and although he sounded a little croaky during some of his set, he performed smashes from his own collection including "Where I Wanna Be" and "You Know That I Love You." "I got a lot of records but only twenty minutes," Jones half-jokingly recognized. "That's a tease!"
Dru Hill's set followed, as the four energetic singers/dancers entered the stage to their own "Tell Me." Sisqo, Nokio, Jazz and new member Tao -- who they formally introduced to their fans as the latest addition to the group -- also performed renditions of "In My Bed" and "Back To The Future."
While Sisqo was full of fancy dance moves, it was the men of Jagged Edge that had the crowd most engaged as they ran through hit songs like "Let's Get Married," "I Gotta Be" and "Promise." "We have an album coming out this year, so, support us," announced group member Kyle. "It's called 'The Remedy' and we'll be celebrating 15 years in the business with it."
Jagged Edge ended their 20-minute set with party-favorite "Where The Party At," which lead the way for headliner Keith Sweat, who was backed by a band, female dancers, two singers and a hype man.
Sweat performed a number of his hits, like "Get Up On It," sans Kut Klose, "Make It Last Forever," in conjunction with his back-up singers, "There You Go (Telling Me No Again)" and "Nobody," the latter which got the crowd up on their feet and swaying side to side to the beat.