The Mother's Day Good Music Festival to Bring R&B Greats to Barclays Center

The Mother's Day Good Music Festival to Bring R&B Greats to Barclays Center

Get ready for The Mother's Day Good Music Festival lineup, featuring some of the biggest names in R&B.

Hitting the stage, it's singer/songwriter and reality TV star KEYSHIA COLE, Grammy Award-winning and 10-million-plus selling singer, actress and entrepreneur MONICA performing her hits, also performing is one of R&B's most recognized crooners, Joe, who for the past two decades remains on the charts. Also taking to the stage is one of the music industry's most sought after and relevant songwriters, TANK, performing his hit, "May I Deserve," and AVANT will make the ladies swoon with his hit "Separated," which was followed by the top five tune "My First Love," and GINUWINE, one of R&B's preeminent love men during the '90s heyday of hip-hop soul. Ginuwine first emerged in 1996 with the multi-platinum hits "Pony" and "Tell Me Do U Wanna" from his debut album, The Bachelor, produced by superstar beat-maker Timbaland.

Don't miss this celebration honoring all the mothers in the tri-state area on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 8pm at the Barclay Center located 620 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, New York. Be sure to reserve tickets, on sale Friday, March 4th, at 10AM by going online at, or charge-by-phone 800.745.3000. Go to for more information.


Keyshia Cole's career began when she met MC Hammer at the age of twelve and later met rapper Tupac Shakur and from there caught the attention of A&M Records. She released her debut album, The Way It Is that spawned five singles: "Never", "I Changed My Mind", "(I Just Want It) To Be Over", "I Should Have Cheated", and "Love". It was certified gold within 17 weeks, and eventually sold close to 2million units.

Cole released her second album Just Like You (2007); the album debuted and peaked at number two on the Billboard 200. It was nominated for Best Contemporary R&B Album at the 50th Grammy Awards. The album has been certified platinum in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America, and has sold 1.7 million copies in the U.S. A Different Me is Cole's third album and followed up by Calling All Hearts is Cole's fourth album, The album debuted and peaked at number nine on the Billboard 200, Woman to Woman) debuted at number ten on the Billboard 200, with first week.

Besides music Cole has ventured into reality television, she signed to a record breaking reality/documentary series Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is which aired on BET from 2006 until 2008, giving viewers a closer look into Cole's career and family life with her biological mother and sister. Her second reality show, Family First followed by third reality show Keyshia Cole: All In.


Grammy Award-winning and 10-million-plus selling singer, actress and entrepreneur Monica, returns to the music scene with her very personal J Records/RCA Music Group aptly titled offering, Still Standing. To define oneself as "still standing" is a bold statement, and as her album title actualizes, "whatever happens to me is just a part of my story. It doesn't define who I am and it hasn't deterred me from where I'm going."

The musical part of the Georgia native's story is filled with a track record of history making accomplishments. For any average recording artist, achieving chart-topping success during there early to mid-teens is no simple task, but we're talking about Monica here. "It was the perfect life for me. I wouldn't say any 12, 14 or 16 year old could handle it, but that was for me because it shaped and molded the person that I am," she recalls. With "Don't Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days)" and "Before You Walk Out Of My Life," Monica became the youngest female ever to have two #1 back-to-back hits on Billboard's R&B chart from her 1995 debut album Miss Thang. By 1998, her next album The Boy Is Mine, garnered Monica pop success when she paired with Brandy to record the Rodney Jerkins produced first single of the same name. Spending a record breaking thirteen weeks at #1 on the Billboard charts, the duet earned a Grammy Award to add to Monica's existing collection of American Music, Soul Train and Billboard Awards. "I was 16 and everything that I dreamed about was in front of me." The album boasted two more #1 hits ("The First Night" and "Angel of Mine") while establishing Monica as an undeniable voice of her generation. In 2003 Monica's chart-topping success continued when her third album, After The Storm, debuted at #1 on Billboard's Top 200 Album chart and spawned her sixth #1 single "So Gone." Monica's follow-up album, 2006's The Makings Of Me, entered at #1 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Album chart and added yet another achievement to the songstress' extraordinary career.

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