Updated: Hip-hop sensation Jay Sean to perform at NU on April Fools' Dayby jmaloni
The Niagara University Student Government Association announces critically acclaimed British R&B singer/songwriter Jay Sean will perform in the university's Gallagher Center on Friday, April 1, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the event.
Cali Swag District will serve as the show's opening act.
Born in the London borough of Hounslow, Sean is recognized as being one of the first British-Asian crossover stars to achieve major success in the U.S. His debut single, "Dance with You (Nachna Tere Naal)," became a major hit in the United Kingdom in 2003, prompting Virgin Records to sign him to a recording contract. After releasing a pair of hit singles ("Eyes on You," "Stolen") in the U.K. and India, Sean turned his focus toward America in 2009 when he signed with the Cash Money label. His American debut single, "Down," topped the Billboard Hot 100, making him the first solo artist of South Asian origin and the first U.K. urban act to accomplish that feat. "Down" was followed by "Do You Remember," another track off of Sean's "All or Nothing" album that would reach platinum-selling status. Sean, who has collaborated with mainstream artists such as Akon, Sean Paul, Birdman, Estelle and Mary J. Blige, is presently touring in support of his most recent release, "Freeze Time."
Tickets are $20 for the general public and go on sale at all Ticketmaster outlets (1-800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com), including Dwyer Arena, on March 19. Niagara University students - who have paid their student services fee and possess a current university ID - can purchase a maximum of two tickets per person at $10 each at the NUSGA offices in the Gallagher Center. Students may also call NUSGA at 286-7326.
NUSGA, keeping within the framework of the Catholic and Vincentian traditions and values of Niagara University, seeks to serve the undergraduate student body and surrounding community to the highest capacity. The organization strives to address all interests and concerns of student welfare, provide for support, funding and guidance for student organizations and exemplify those values held to be most ideal.