Stevie B, Ted Smooth

August 4, 2017 | 7:00 pm | Crotona Park | Bronx, NY | All Ages | FREE!  
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Freestyle hit maker best known for classics I Want to Be the One and Because I Love You

Stevie B

Steven Bernard Hill came of age in the Miami area during the 70’s, with music styles of the area forming an indelible, vital impression on him. As he worked numerous odd jobs, he pursued his craft with determination, and was rewarded in 1987 when his single “Party Your Body” took the club scene by tropical storm. This body-rockin’ free jam-a-thon became the title of his debut album as well; a record that went gold. In 1989, he had his first top 40 hits with “I Wanna Be the One,” “In My Eyes,” and “Love Me For Life.” With his 1990 album,Love & Emotion, he reached the pulsing pinnacle of his success, that featured the explosive single, “Because I Love You” (The Postman Song), which held strong at #1 four weeks on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. He had two subsequent top 15 hits from Love and Emotion with “I’ll Be by Your Side” and the title track from the album. In 1998, The Best of Stevie B was re-released, highlighting a return to the light dance-pop sound that marked the start of his career. He has found new fame in Brazil, where he not only appears regularly on radio shows but continues to sell out concerts to tens of thousands of fans, many hailing from the favelas of both Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, due to the popularity of his style of music with urban youth.

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