Grammy Award-winning Multi-platinum artist Monica headlines the Chicago R&B Music Experience featuring Soul Train Music Awards winners Tevin Campbell, Tamar Braxton, Silk and 2008 BETJ award winner Raheem DeVaughn. This talented group of artists has been performing around the world for over four decades and continues to get fans off their seats with songs like “The Boy Is Mine,” “Can We Talk,” “Love and War,” “Freak Me” and “Woman.”
Monica is a Grammy Award-winning Multi-platinum artist, singer, actress, philanthropist and entrepreneur. She was the youngest female ever to have back-to-back #1 hits on Billboard’s R&B chart from her 1995 debut album “Miss Thang.” Monica has had #1 Billboard singles in three consecutive decades, which puts her in the elite company of history-making superstars such as Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, James Brown and Marvin Gaye.
Since releasing his platinum-selling debut album “T.E.V.I.N.” in 1991, vocal powerhouse Tevin Campbell has long been known as one the R&B’s most successful creative forces. During his accomplished career, he’s sold over five million records in the United States and earned five Grammy nominations.
Tamar Braxton began her career in 1990 as a founding member of The Braxtons but has since established her solo career with four Grammy Awards, three Soul Train Music Awards and a BET award to her credit. Her most recent album reached #5 on the US Top Album Sales chart and #1 on the Billboard Independent Chart.
Silk is best known for their hit singles, “Freak Me” which reached number-one on the US Billboard Hot 100, and “Happy Days” from their debut album, Lose Control. Another hit from Lose Control, “Girl U For Me”, helped the album reach double platinum status. They later had success with singles such as “I Can Go Deep”, “Hooked on You”, “Don’t Rush”, “If You” (released February 23, 1999) “Meeting in My Bedroom”, and “We’re Calling You”. In 1994, Silk won Album Of The Year for Lose Control at the Soul Train Music Awards.
Raheem DeVaughn has proven that post-millennial R&B artists can be traditional and progressive at once and achieve commercial longevity without concessions to pop radio. The singer, songwriter, and producer paid his dues in Washington, D.C.’s music scene. A few years after he was showcased on DJ Jazzy Jeff’s The Magnificent, he debuted on the Billboard R&B/hip-hop chart with “Guess Who Loves You More” (2005). Parent album The Love Experience, DeVaughn’s first, began a streak of artistically adventurous, Top Ten R&B/hip-hop full-lengths with depth far beneath the singles. Among his subsequent achievements are Grammy nominations for the songs “Woman” (2007) and “Customer” (2008), both off the number five Billboard 200 hit Love Behind the Melody, as well as a Best R&B Album nomination for LP three, The Love & War MasterPeace (2010).