Get ready for some “Birthday Sex.”
R&B artist Jeremih will perform at Penn on Oct. 23, the Social Planning and Events Committee announced Tuesday night.
The Chicago-born artist — known for his songs “Don’t Tell ‘Em,” “Down On Me” and “Birthday Sex” — will perform at the Rotunda at 40th and Walnut streets in a concert organized by SPEC-TRUM, a branch of SPEC that focuses on minority representation.
Jeremih’s upcoming album, “Late Nights,” will feature collaborators Flo Rida, Juicy J and Ty Dolla $ign — who has previously performed at a SPEC-TRUM concert.
College senior Kevin Rugamba — a DJ who performs as klang.Ka.ru — will open the concert.
“I’m really excited. Jeremih is a really talented artist who has some great singles on his own, but who is also featured on lots of really good songs,” College sophomore Courtney Sloan said. “A perfect mix of sexy, slow jams but also turn up songs.”
College freshman Kyra Williams was also happy about the announcement. “Usually SPEC-TRUM brings on-the-rise artists, so I think it’s pretty cool that we’re having someone who is already pretty well known.”
Tickets, which will cost $10 for Penn students and $15 for others, will go on sale Wednesday morning.
Jeremih’s work appeals to a broad audience but represents the minority community well, SPEC-TRUM Director Kendall Jackson said in an email.
She said the committee makes “a list of artists we feel will appeal to the Penn community, and specifically the minority community, with current material.”
A Penn graduate on Jeremih’s marketing team also reached out to SPEC-TRUM and worked as a liaison to help coordinate his performance.
College sophomore Flora Morgan thinks Jeremih is a good selection.
“He will attract a lot of different people, which is an essential part of SPECTRUM’s mission,” Morgan said. “He has a new album out with a few pretty popular songs. He’s also got some good oldies.”Comments powered by Disqus
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