R&B superstar and singer of the worldwide #1 smash hits My My My, Rub You The Right Way and Wrap My Body Tight, Johnny Gill, will perform live in concert at CFW 2010.
Gill, the first of the celebrity performers to be announced by Pulse for this year’s 10th anniversary event, will be coming to
The year 2010 will be a record one for the event, a release from Pulse said. From as early as January, CFW had received more designer applications than it had ever received in a single year. With the addition of the Haiti Art and Fashion benefit event on Thursday, June 10, the collections are now scheduled for four nights of shows, instead of the usual three. Designers will come from over 20 countries, including
Johnny Gill, the son of a minister, was born in
A second album on Atlantic Records yielded the song Half Crazy, which is still a fan favourite.
Gill began a new chapter in his career in 1987, when he was recruited by Michael Bivins to be the new fifth member of New Edition. The previous fifth member, Bobby Brown, had been voted out of the group and enjoyed a successful solo career before reuniting with the group. With Gill as one of the lead singers, the group developed a more mature, adult sound, hitting the charts with songs such as Can You Stand The Rain, NE Heartbreak, and the Gill-led Boys To Men.
Continuing his role as a romantic balladeer, he released a second self-titled album which included the hits My, My, My, Rub You the
In 1996, Gill was reunited with New Edition, including Brown, as they recorded Home Again, an album noted for the singles Hit Me Off and Still In Love. The title song, Home Again, although not released as a single, is one of the most impressive vocal performances recorded by the group to date.
In 1996, Gill also released Let’s Get the Mood Right, which included the title song Love In an Elevator and Maybe, which is considered by many to be one of his greatest vocal performances ever. The following year, he collaborated with Gerald Levert and Keith Sweat to form the supergroup LSG which resulted in the multi-platinum debut album, Levert-Sweat-Gill, and a follow-up album in 2003 entitled LSG2.
His latest recording, You For Me (The Wedding Song) from the Madea’s Family Reunion soundtrack received strong reviews from music critics as well as the general public. In 2008, Gill, as a member of New Edition, was the recipient of the Golden Note Award at ASCAP’s 21st Annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards.
With over 80 television and film appearances as a singer and actor, Gill earned much acclaim for his cameo role on the hit TV show, Family Matters (TV series) and thrilled audiences singing You For Me in the movie Madea’s Family Reunion. In October 2004 Rub You The Right Way appeared in popular videogame Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
Caribbean Fashion Week takes place June 8 – 14 at the National Indoor Sports Centre in