Exactly last month, we received news that the highly-anticipated Soulfest Asia has been postponed tentatively to December, and the line-up of artiste which was originally promised, was not be able to make it as the organisation was unable to secure them.
Soulnation Asia said that the festival will be held somewhere in December, but up til now there has not been any confirmation date or new line-up announced, so it is unsure whether the event is even happening next month.
Although, if the event is able to proceed, we sure hope that Soulnation Asia will be able to get back at least half of the lined-up artistes that were originally planned for the inaugural festival, and we hope that there will be some new interesting performers joining the new line-up!
But the question now is – who do you wish to see perform at the festival?
Here at TheHive.Asia, we list out 5 soul singers that we wish could perform at the inaugural event.
Check them out, and let us know who else you would want to see at the event!
1. John Legend
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We know that this talented American crooner just had a sold-out concert in Kuala Lumpur last year, which is exactly why that we want John Legend to perform at Soulfest Asia for this year too as you can imagine the number of crowd that he’ll draw in! Though most of us today might know him for his number-one hit, “All of Me”, he actually has quite a number of great ol’ hits like “Ordinary People”, “Used to Love You”, “So High” and more.
2. Janelle Monae
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Janelle Monae is probably one of the best modern female soul singers of this century. Her first full-length studio album, “The ArchAndroid” received critical acclaim and garnered a Best Contemporary R&B Album nomination at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards. She is also known for her signature suited style which looks a bit boyish but at the same time, she’s sexily elegant.
3. Nao Yoshioka
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Rising Japanese soul singer Nao Yoshioka has conquered Japan’s soul scene with her powerful vocals, and she is now slowly entering the U.S. market with her debut album, “The Light”, featuring her breakout song, “Make the Change.” Dubbed as the Japanese Alicia Keys, Yoshika started to gain international attention when her song “Spend My Life” was featured on an international TV commercial. Surprisingly, when people first heard her voice, many did not expect that she would be a petite Japanese singer as her voice is just so strong and powerful.
4. Jess Glynne
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Known for featuring in Clean Bandit’s single “Rather Be” and Route 94’s “My Love”, Jess Glynne is another rising star that has been making waves in the music industry by releasing five number-one singles in the U.K., making her the second British female solo artist after Cheryl to do so. Her fierce and fiery hair style will leave a deep impression on the people, so does her powerful vocals.
5. Dasha Logan
Daughter of the late Alleycats singer Loganathan Arumugam, Dasha Logan has taken the local music industry by storm when her debut single “Cleverly” landed at fourth place on the U.K. Soul charts. As a huge fan of jazz, funk, soul and R&B and almost every other music genre (because she just loves to sing), Dasha’s songs consist of a mix of various genres even though being labeled as one.