It’s been an explosive year for Singaporean music-lovers so far with the likes of Dua Lipa, Halsey and Sam Smith set to hit our shores, and it’s about to get even better, especially for all you R&B fans. Making her way to Singapore for the first time, R&B siren Kehlani is set to bring the good vibes to Zepp@BIGBOX on May 23, 2018. You asked, LAMC Productions listened.
Paving her way to stardom from the age of 14 in Oakland-based cover band, PopLyfe, Kehlani Parish quickly caught the attention of the music world with her 2014 mixtape Cloud 19 and the 2015 follow-up, You Should Be Here, scoring opening an opening spot for G-Eazy, guest features by the likes of Chance the Rapper, and a Grammy nomination, all before releasing an official album. The 2017 debut, SweetSexySavage, saw the revival of ’90s-inspired R&B elements through a contemporary lens, particularly the infectious single “Distraction”, which was nominated for a Grammy this year. Kehlani’s single “Gangsta” also featured on the soundtrack for Suicide Squad, and showcased the young singer’s versatility and jaw-dropping talent at only 22-years-old.
We know of at least one local musician who’s going to be over the moon to have Kehlani in our midst! Check out Sam Rui‘s cover of the Cloud 19 cut “As I Am”, performed live for JUICE Sessions, to get into the groove ahead of her performance.
Kehlani performs at Zepp@BIGBOX on May 23, 2018. Early bird tickets SGD 98, standard tickets SGD 118. On sale from April 3 at sistic.com.sg.
UPDATE 04/04: Good news, fans! Those of you who want to get up-close-and-personal with Kehlani can now purchase an add-on priority entry pass for SGD 20 and a VIP Meet and Greet package for SGD 160 (not including ticket price). The package entitles fans to a photo opp with Kehlani, exclusive laminate and lanyard, and an autographed A3 poster. Yes, it’s pricey, but can you put a price on meeting an idol? The additional VIP package goes on sale from April 5, 10am at sistic.com.sg.