Anthony Hamilton & Reuben Studdard are coming to MPAC | Arts & Culture
R&B singer/songwriter Anthony Hamilton and American Idol Reuben Studdard will be performing at the Montgomery Performing Arts Centre on Thursday, May 3rd at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now.
Anthony Cornelius Hamilton (born January 28, 1971) is an American R&B, and soul singer-songwriter, and record producer who rose to fame with his platinum-selling second studio album Comin’ from Where I’m From (2003), which featured the singles “Comin’ from Where I’m From” and “Charlene.”
Hamilton was born in Charlotte, North Carolina. He first discovered his talent while singing in his church’s choir at age ten. He also attended South Mecklenburg High School and sang with their award winning choir under the direction of Mark Setzer. In 1993, he left Charlotte and headed to New York City, where he signed with Andre Harrell’s Uptown Records. In 2000, he joined soul singer D’Angelo’s international tour in promotion of the Voodoo album, on which he sang backup. He was first introduced to mainstream audiences with his singing of the chorus on Nappy Roots’ 2002 “Po’ Folks,” which earned a Grammy Award nomination for “Best Rap/Sung Collaboration” in 2003.
It’s been almost a decade since Fox Television’s “American Idol” television talent competition crowned Studdard its 2003 winner after he pulled 24 million votes and became a household name. In the years since, the Velvet Teddy Bear (as Gladys Knight nicknamed him for his smoothly soothing vocal style) has produced a string of gold and platinum albums.
For more information, or to purchase tickets visit the MPAC website.
Source: Montgomery Performing Arts Centre