Two of hip-hop and R&B's most legendary artists – Mary J. Blige and NAS – will be hitting the road together for the first time ever across North America this summer, including a stop at Starlight Theatre Tuesday, August 6. The hit-making heavyweights will be bringing a stacked setlist of songs spanning both of their careers that will make this one of the can't-miss shows of the summer.
Iconic Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, actress and philanthropist, Mary J. Blige is a figure of inspiration, transformation and empowerment, making her one of the defining voices of the contemporary music era. With a track record of eight multi-platinum albums, nine Grammy Awards (plus a staggering 32 nominations), two Academy Award nominations, two Golden Globe nominations, and a SAG nomination, among many other accolades, Blige has cemented herself as a global superstar.
Since his Illmatic debut in 1994, hip hop heavyweight NAS has long been considered one of the most influential and talented MCs to ever hold a mic. The Queens native has consistently released critically acclaimed projects that become more than just hip hop records, but define moments in music history. Racking up 11 albums in the Billboard Top 10, 6 debuting at #1, 13 Grammy nominations, 8 consecutive platinum and multi-platinum albums, and over 30 million records sold worldwide, Nas' catalogue speaks for itself.