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R. Kelly, Nicki Minaj to Headline Reggae Sumfest in Jamaica

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Chart-topping artists R. Kelly and Nicki Minaj are set to headline the annual Reggae Sumfest in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The seven-day festival kicks off July 17 and wraps up July 23.

The R&B king will headline the International Night of the event on July 22 along with reggae crooners Beres Hammond, Tanya Stephens and others. Meanwhile, the Harajuku Barbie will headline the final International Night concert on July 23. Among the reggae superstars co-headlining that bill are Gyptian, Wayne Wonder and Jah Cure.

“Nicki Minaj, one of the hottest acts in the world right now, will be treating her multitude of fans to a scintillating performance,” said Johnny Gourzong, executive producer of the event via a press release. “[We're also] excited to be presenting R. Kelly on the Sumfest stage. We have been trying to contract him for the last five years and it is great to see that it is finally happening.”

For tickets and more information, visit ReggaeSumfest.com.

Reggae Sumfest Lineup:

Thursday July 21: Dancehall Night
Vybz Kartel
Mavado
Beenie Man
I-Octane
Assassin
Elephant Man
Aidonia
Kip Rich
Konshens
Spice
Cecile
Khago
Tifa
Jah Vinchi
Ikaya
Fambo
Laden
Chan Dizzy
Zamunda
Seanizzle
DI
Toya
Nesbeth Iyahblazze
Phood Kartel
Mad Dog
Mr. Slick

Friday, July 22: International Night (1)
R. Kelly
Beres Hammond
Half Pint
Tanya Stephens
Christopher Martin
Richie Loops
Paul Elliott
iBa Mahr
Prophecy
Belinda Brady

Sat., July 23: International Night (2)
Nicki Minaj
Jah Cure
Wayne Wonder
Gyptian
Protoje
Chalice
Cherine Anderson
Hezron
Denyque
Laza Morgan
Ashley Martin

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