After months of wooing international R&B star Flo Rida, Johnny Gourzong, executive director for Summerfest Promotions, has announced that the superstar is now confirmed for Reggae Sumfest 2013. According to Gourzong, Flo Rida will be here in Jamaica with his band and dancers to give patrons an awesome performance. Billed to appear on Friday night, International Night 1, Flo Rida will join a line-up of local talents like Beres Hammond, Barrington Levy, Tarrus Riley, Iba Mahr and others. Known for hits like Low, Good Feeling, Right Round, Whistle and a host of other hits, Gourzong says Flo Rida has been a constant hit with fans both locally and internationally for the past five years. So come July 26, when the Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex in Montego Bay, St James comes alive, fans will definitely be in for a treat. Johnny Gourzong, executive director of Summerfest Productions, said he is impressed by Flo Rida’s catalogue of hits. “Flo Rida is a great complement to this year’s show, he has done very well over the past few years with a lot of internationally recognised hits. We are really glad to have him on the show, he will be bringing the full experience to the festival, full band, dancers and everything, so it’s a big, full show on International Night 1,” said Gourzong. Nominated for six Billboard Awards in 2013; and with hits such as Whistle, and I Cry from his fourth studio album Wild Ones, Flo Rida is expected to attract droves of patrons to the Second City for the 21st staging of the festival. Wild Ones (originally titled Only One Rida (Part 2)), was released in July 2012, with four singles from the album debuting on the Billboard top 10. The track Whistle, held the No. 1 spot in 20 countries, including the United States. Good Feeling peaked at No. 3 in the US, and topped the charts in Austria, Germany, Scotland and the United Kingdom, while making the top five in nine other countries. Other hits from the album receiving much rave across the world are Right Round featuring Kesha, Elevator featuring Timberland and In the Ayre featuring Will. I. Am. While quite an extensive traveller, this will be Flo Rida’s first performance on the island. “Over the last few years, I’ve been everywhere – Africa, Japan, Greece, South America, Russia, the Middle East, Australia, India, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia; but never to Jamaica. I am excited,” said the hip-hop sensation.
Tags June 2013