Groovin’ in the Park Adds Stephanie Mills to Stellar Line Up!

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Published on June 15, 2017 with No Comments

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Stephanie Mills.  PHOTO:  Red Carpet Shelley

Stephanie Mills. PHOTO: Red Carpet Shelley

 

Groovin’ in the Park has added yet another musical icon to its already stellar line-up.  Stephanie Mills will be joining an already monumental list of reggae and R&B heavy hitters including R&B legend R Kelly, singy singy Tarrus Riley, Busy Signal (in what will be the dancehall artist’s inaugural performance in the United States) Musgrave Medal winner Freddie McGregor, and reggae icons Ken Boothe, Leroy Sibblies, U Roy, Lloyd Parks & We The People Band.

This hugely popular annual outdoor event takes place in Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, NY on Sunday, June 25. For more, go to groovininthepark.com

ABOUT STEPHANIE MILLS

R&B powerhouse Stephanie mills is a New York staple and favorite! Mills born in Brooklyn, New York sang gospel music at Brooklyn’s Cornerstone Baptist Church, and began her career at age 9, appearing in the Broadway musical Maggie Flynn.  After winning Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater six weeks straight at age 11, she went on to become the opening act for the Isley Brothers

In 1973, Mills was signed to Paramount records by Michael Barbiero, and her first single “I Knew It Was Love” was released. She was later signed to Motown but her chart-topping recording success came in the late 1970s and beyond with a catalogue of smash singles that were released by MCA Records.

Her number one chart-topper Home from the Broadway musical The Wiz kicked off what appeared to be a barrage of unending hits. Her smash singles include Good All Over, (You’re Putting) A Rush On Me, Something In The Way (You Make Me Feel), and one of her warmest love songs, Never Knew Love Like This Before won her a Grammy in 1980 for best R & B vocal performance.

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