THE DROP 104.7 3rd ANNUAL BLOCK PARTY: SWV & Muni Long
Sat Jun 10 2023 at 05:00 pm
Levitt Pavilion Denver | Denver, CO
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Saturday, June 10th, 2023
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THE DROP 104.7 3rd ANNUAL BLOCK PARTY
This summer, THE DROP 104.7 spotlights some of the most inspirational women in R&B and hip-hop when SWV and Muni Long headline an all-female lineup of performers during THE DROP 104.7’s Third Annual Block Party at Levitt Denver on June 10th!
In 1992, a trio of vocally talented women called SWV was introduced to the music world. The RCA debut, It’s About Time, produced a string of top ten R&B hits including: “I’m So Into You,” “Right Here,” “Downtown,” “Weak,” and “You’re Always On My Mind.” This montage of musical success established the trio as a commercial force early in 1993. Teddy Riley mentored the group in honing their craft and sound and, as a result, produced the remix to the hit, “Right Here,” which featured samples of Michael Jackson’s hit. The partnership also produced another hit single, “Human Nature,” which topped the R&B charts at number one and popular charts at number two. SWV earned 11 Billboard Music Award nominations for its debut album.
In 1996, SWV returned to the music scene with another platinum album, New Beginning, which was preceded by the number one hit, “You’re the One” and The Neptune’s hit, “Use Your Heart.”
In 1997, SWV released its third album, Release Some Tension, which spawned several top ten hits including “Someone” featuring Sean ‘Puffy’ Combs as artist and producer; “Lose My Cool,” a rhythmic duet of SWV and rap artist Redman; “Rain” a trademark torch ballad written and produced by the first album collaborator, Brian Alexander Morgan; and the Timbaland produced song “Can We,” featuring Missy Elliot, which was featured on the ‘Booty Call’ movie soundtrack.
In the group’s career, SWV has received numerous accolades from its peers in the industry. In 1993, the debut album received nominations for a Grammy, American Music Award and Source Award. The group also won a Children’s Choice Award and a BET “Best of Video Soul” Award.
SWV disbanded in 1998 but reunited in 2005 and have hit the stage non-stop, as a commitment to its fans to produce 90s-esque hits.
In May 2021, SWV competed against Xscape on the Verzuz webcast series in a battle of 1990s R&B greats. After performing to over 3.5 million viewers and garnering 1.25 billion impressions, Billboard declared SWV the winner and put SWV on Billboard’s prestigious “Top 40 Female Groups of All Time” across all music genres.
After a decade of writing multi-platinum smashes for various superstars, Priscilla Renea manifests her future as Muni Long. Co-mingling R&B, rap, and pop, she beckons immersion with a stirring, striking and soulful signature style on her latest EP, titled “Public Displays of Affection.”
An unbelievable journey brought her to this point. It started behind the scenes as a songwriter, where she accumulated a diverse catalog of hits for the likes of Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Madonna, Chris Brown and Selena Gomez. But after a series of intimate and open conversations, she decided to level up as a creator and actualize her innermost ambitions, adopting the name Muni Long and embarking on a solo project.
“Priscilla is the name I was born with,” she says. “I always wanted to be Muni Long though. She’s fearless. She has intent. She is me.”
During the release of her 2021 EP, “Public Displays of Affection,” Long shared her R&B ballad “Hrs and Hrs” (pronounced “hours and hours”) with fans on TikTok, and it quickly became a phenomenon. The crossover song became Long’s first top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, also reaching the top 10 on iTunes, Apple Music, Shazam, Spotify and SoundCloud charts.
Where is it happening?Levitt Pavilion Denver, Denver, United States
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