Ella Mai, SZA And Cardi B Rock The Stage At Powerhouse NYC

Three of the leading young voices in music today joined a packed roster to light up the stage in New Jersey just ahead of Halloween.
Rachaell Davis Oct, 29, 2018

Three of the most prominent young women in music this year delivered show-stopping performances at Power 105.1’s annual Powerhouse concert in New Jersey.

Sponsored in part by AMP ENERGY Organics, the event drew a packed crowd to the Prudential Center in downtown Newark and saw a who’s who of the Hip Hop & R&B artists who dominated the music charts this year hit the stage to bring October to a close.

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SZA brought all the Black Girl Magic to the stage as she ran through just a few of the many popular cuts from her platinum-selling debut album CTRL, including “The Weekend” and “Love Galore.” She also gave the crowd a snippet of her Black Panther soundtrack tune, “All The Stars” featuring her TDE labelmate, Kendrick Lamar.

The R&B vibe continued as Interscope starlet Ella Mai made her way to the stage with a set that included her latest single, “Trippin,” as well as her record-breaking summer anthem, “Boo’d Up.” She also took a moment to delve into a few fan-favorites like “She Don’t” and “Anymore” from her previous projects. The performance came as Ella’s self-titled debut album officially went gold on October 23, selling over 500,000 copies in less than 2 weeks since its’ release.

Headliner Cardi B closed things out as only she can, with a performance that included a host of back up dancers, guest appearances and several songs from her platinum-selling debut album, Invasion of Privacy. Outfitted in a gold tasseled skirt, matching jacket and sleek orange hair accentuated with gold jewels, the new mother of 1 had the audience singing along as she ran through a host of her hits including “Money Bag,” “Ring,” “Bartier Cardi,” “I Like It,” and of course, “Bodak Yellow,” among others.

The set also featured a performance of her brand new single, “Money,” and saw the breakout rap star joined on stage by SZA for a quick performance of “I Do,” and later joined by fellow NY rapper, Pardison Fontaine, for a performance of their new single, “Backin It Up.”

AMP ENERGY Organics also partnered with Power 105’s Angela Yee to shine a light on 6 of the areas most unique and hard-working entrepreneurs who are aiming to change the food, fashion, beauty, art and music game for the better. Among the 6 recipients were rising singer James Audrey, visual artist and entrepreneur Jasmine Howard, barber and entrepreneur Gizmoe, caterer and entrepreneur Monique Mark,  and entrepreneurs Katie Garcia + Garrett Sheskey, who each got the chance to showcase their hustle at Powerhouse NYC.

Additional performers on the lineup included Lil Uzi Vert, A-Boogie and Lil DuVal, among many others.