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Multi-Platinum Recording Artist, Trey Songz has accepted former NBA All-Star Ricky Davis & The Ricky Davis Legacy Foundation, music industry legend Tony Draper, & Grammy-nominated Pusha T’s “FEED YOUR CITY CHALLENGE” as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Songz plans to expand the challenge by preparing a full weekend of events in support of the BLM movement.

Coming off the momentum of his latest single “2020 Riots: How Many Times,” he looks forward to his 3-day event. Check out the itinerary Trey has planned for his hometown area of Petersburg/Richmond in support of the recent civil unrest.

Friday, June 19 @ 7:30 PM: Candle Light Vigil Up @ Robert E. Lee Statue on Monument Ave

Saturday, June 20 @ noon: Feed Your City Event at 41 South Union St. Petersburg, VA 23120

Sunday, June 21 @ 9 AM: Black Lives Matters Fathers Day Bike Ride with @UrbanCycling at Bryan Park Richmond, VA

 

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The event will provide fresh groceries and essential PPE supplies for thousands of community members via non-contact drive-thru lanes, following all CDC social distancing guidelines. These supplies will be used to keep the members of the community safe during the ongoing protest. Trey will be working alongside the Mayor of Petersburg Samuel Parham & Travis Christian, Deputy Chief of Police, during Saturday’s Feed Your City event.

Trey Songz has been involved in multiple community protests and various charity events through his Angel of Hearts Foundation. He is excited to be able to put together something in his community that will bring people together and draws awareness of police brutality in our country.

 

Trey Songz on the recent protest:

“Three or four nights ago, I woke up in the middle of my sleep…I couldn’t sleep. My chest was hurting. I got up and called my producer, Troy Taylor, and I said, ‘We’ve got to make music that touches the soul, that really addresses what the world is feeling right now. Especially our people,'” Songz said in a recent interview with Rolling Stone.

 

The late Atlantic Records founder, Ahmet Ertegun, once hailed Trey Songz as one of “the most promising R&B artists we have had since we started the company 60 years ago” and he has undoubtedly proved him to be correct. Since making his recording debut in 2005, the GRAMMY® Award-nominated singer, actor, entrepreneur and Virginia native has patiently and artfully crafted some of the most acclaimed and compelling R&B music of the modern era, earning countless fans and cumulative sales well over 25 million singles and albums. Trey’s first two Songbook Entertainment/Atlantic albums, I GOTTA MAKE IT (2005) and TREY DAY (2007), yielded a trio of top 10 singles, including “Girl Tonight,” “Last Time,” and “Can’t Help But Wait.” He later followed up with READY (2009), PASSION, PAIN & PLEASURE (2010), the triumphant #1 RIAA gold-certified CHAPTER V (2012), TRIGGA (2014) – which debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts – and TREMAINE THE ALBUM (2017). Since his arrival, the R&B sensation has achieved three GRAMMY® Award nominations, landed back-to-back #1 debuts on the Billboard 200 and staunchly carried a tradition of classic R&B into the 21st century. He has seduced sold out audiences everywhere around the globe, earning the nicknames “Mr. Steal Your Girl” and the man who “invented sex” by crooning with irresistible and inimitable passion. The multi-faceted entertainer has also taken over the big screen in blockbusters such as Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D, Baggage Claim, and Lionsgate/WWE Studios/Codeblack Films’ Blood Brothers.

 

2019 saw Trey marking the 10th anniversary of his landmark third album, READY, with a very special deluxe edition. READY: 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY is available now at all music retailers and streaming services. Currently boasting worldwide streams in excess of 640 million, READY reached #3 on the overall SoundScan/Billboard 200 upon its August 31st, 2009 release and was eventually certified platinum by the RIAA for sales exceeding 1 million. Named among the “Best Contemporary R&B Album” nominees at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, the album includes a stunning series of singles, including “I Need A Girl,” Trey & Drake’s gold certified “Successful,” “LOL 🙂 (Feat. Gucci Mane and Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em),” “Neighbors Know My Name,” the top 10, 2x platinum favorite, “Say Aah,” and the #1 smash, “I Invented Sex (Feat. Drake).” Most were joined by classic companion videos, streaming now via YouTube HERE.

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