featuring BJ THE CHICAGO KID & BRIA JHANE
On December 11, 2007, Terius “The-Dream” Nash released his groundbreaking solo debut Love Hate. It’d be the chapter closer for a landmark year, which saw hip-hop and R&B formulating into the sound and culture that we know it as today.
After years of penning for the likes of B2K and Britney Spears, the Atlanta songwriter’s big break came in 2007 — with the help of a couple “ella’s.” The alluring hook of Rihanna’s No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 smash “Umbrella” not only changed her career, but The-Dream’s as well. With the added success of J. Holiday’s No. 5 peaking debut single “Bed,” The-Dream decided to transition into a singing act.
“I felt like I needed to take full advantage of where I was at that time in my career,” the singer tells Billboard. “I didn’t want to wait for Usher, Chris Brown, Beyoncé, or Rihanna to sing my songs. I just felt like I needed to showcase what I did beyond artists at that particular point.”
Friday, February 23, 2018
7:00 PM–1:00 AM
@ The Observatory, Santa Ana, CA
3503 South Harbor Boulevard
Santa Ana, CA 92704