Estelle rocked out the Key Club in Hollywood last night for the 2012 BET Music Matters tour! Also performing were the next generation of talent Luke James, Elle Varner, and Stacy Barthe!! If you haven’t heard of these names – GET FAMILIAR!!
I had a chance to enjoy songs from her new album ‘All Of Me’! Guests included a slimmed down Christina Milian rockin’ an extremely form fitting dress! You go girl!!
Before Estelle’s big performance at the Key Club, the British songstress wowed audiences on Jay Leno with her Akon penned ballad ‘Thank You’ … love this song!!!
Singer/Songwriter, Sonyae Elise, winner of Bravo’s ‘Platinum Hit’, hit up the event with the much buzzed about R&B newcomer Stacy Barthe! Barthe also performed during the event, impressing the audience with her mix of Rhythm & Poetry!
Natasha Bedingfield and newcomers Luke James /Elle Varner partied with the ‘Music Matters’ Family….Luke and Elle sang impressive sets of their own. That boy can blow!
The show ended with Estelle performing a medley with all the BET Music Matters Guest including Angela Bassett who brought back her Tina Turner swag dancing on stage!
Estelle and R&B crooner Luke James rocked the house with their rendition of Love & Happiness…the two had so much chemistry you’d think they were…never mind…the set ended with Luke ripping his shirt off, and the ladies (and some fellas) were IMPRESSED!
The beautiful Angela Bassett with the BET Music Matters crew…
Queen Latifah and Estelle have a moment!
The event had a great turnout with a good vibe. No drama - just awesome music. Estelle’s performances solidified the longevity I feel she has in the industry! Her album comes out Feb. 28th! Make sure you cop it…it has some BANGERS!!
BET MUSIC MATTERS PRESENTS:
ESTELLE ON “THE ALL OF ME TOUR” WITH SPECIAL GUESTS: ELLE VARNER, STACY BARTHE AND LUKE JAMES
10 Oakland, CA The New Parish
13 Dallas, TX House of Blues (Cambridge Room)
14 New Orleans, LA The Howlin Wolf
15 Houston, TX House of Blues (Peacock Room)
16 Austin, TX Antones
18 Birmingham, AL Old Car Heaven
20 Atlanta, GA CenterStage
22 Washington, DC The Birchmere
23 Boston, MA Regata Bar – 2 Shows
26 Baltimore, MD Sound Stage
28 New York, NY Irving Plaza – Album Release Show
3 Nashville, TN Indulge
5 Philadelphia, PA World Café Life