By The NAN Editorial Team
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Friday, May 3, 2019: Here are the top headlines making news on the Caribbean entertainment scene for this week:
SCAM TARGETING RIHANNA
Four men are accused of running a concert scheme in which they tried to get investors to pay millions of dollars for shows they said were for A-list singers like Bajan star Rihanna.
Authorities were alerted to the alleged scam in July 2018 when a lawyer for an entertainment company that represents Rihanna contacted the FBI to report that a man named Kwasi Asare, 39, of New Orleans, was trying to get investors to pay $19.5 million for a Rihanna concert.
Asare had promised a 22 percent return on the investments, according to a complaint filed in April by the United State’s Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York.
NEW ENGLAND REGGAE SINGER TOPS BILLBOARD REGGAE CHART
A New England reggae singer has claimed the top spot on the Billboard Reggae Charts this week.
Joe Sambo, born Joe Sambataro, began his career in music as a guitarist and vocalist for the hardcore-metal band Spies Like Us. After finding success in a fast-paced and hard-hitting genre, he switched gears to hone in on reggae as the frontman for his group Joe Sambo and the Goon. He won the 2014 MassCann “Battle for the Rally” contest which has since led him to share the stage with the likes of Ziggy Marley, Roots of Creation, Marlon Asher, and Zach Deputy. His single, ‘The Wrong Impression,’ has debuted on the chart this week.
SEAN KINGSTON SIGNS WITH BDR
Jamaican-American singer Sean Kingston has signed with BDR’s IconicReach platforms, which will market his new music, including the new single “Peace of Mind” through giveaway contests and several additional campaigns on Instagram and TikTok.
Kingston is returning to publishing his music after six years and engaging with larger audiences through IconicReach.
SHAGGY FOR ABC’s GOOD MORNING AMERICA PERFORMANCE
Jamaican reggae singer Shaggy, is set to perform on ABC’s Good Morning America on Wednesday, May 8th.
This will be followed by performances on Live with Kelly and Ryan on Tuesday, May 14th and Strahan & Sara on Friday, May 17.
The singer’s latest ‘Wah Gwaan?!’ album also features the single ‘You,’ with 19-year-old Canadian singer-songwriter Alexander Stewart.
BUJU BANTON FOR GRENADA
The countdown to Buju Banton’s Long Walk to Freedom concert in Grenada is on. The singer is set to perform at the National Cricket Stadium on Saturday, May 11 2019.
Sunshine Promotions, producers of the tour in Grenada confirms that the Night of Love has received all the requisite paperwork to ensure Banton’s entry into Grenada.
MULTI GRAMMY AWARD WINNING MICHAEL BOLTON FOR QUEENS, NY PERFORMANCE
Multi Grammy-award winning singer, Michael Bolton, is set to perform in Queens, NY this June.
Bolton, known for hits like ‘Soul Provider,’ is booked to perform at Groovin In The Park on Sunday, June 30 at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, NY.
The singer, who has sold more than 53 million albums and singles worldwide, will join lovers rock King Beres Hammond and BBC radio broadcaster Sir David Rodigan as performers at the festival that is now in its ninth year.
For more see groovininthepark.com or groovinradiony.com.