ALWAYS ON TIME // I’M REAL // MESMERIZE // WONDERFUL // OLD THING BACK // DOWN A** CHICK // HAPPY // BETWEEN ME & YOU // PUT IT ON ME //
CLAP BACK // THE REIGN
The multi-award winning rapper launched his career in 1999, and has since become one of the biggest names in hip-hop. With a unique sound, Ja Rule has mastered the balance of impactful rap and smooth R&B. His deep and powerful voice will blow crowds away when he performs his smash hits at Melbourne's biggest indoor outdoor New Years Eve event.
JA RULE is one of the rap industry's most commercially successful artists during the early 2000s. He debuted in 1999 with Venni Vetti Vecci and its single “Holla Holla”. From 1999 to 2005, Ja Rule had several hits that made the top 20 of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, including “Between Me and You” with Christina Milian, “I’m Real (Murder Remix)” and “Ain’t It Funny” with Jennifer Lopez, which both topped the US Billboard Hot 100, the Grammy-nominated #2 hit, “Always on Time” with Ashanti, “Mesmerize” also with Ashanti, and “Wonderful” with R. Kelly and Ashanti. During the 2000s, Ja Rule was signed to The Inc. Records, which was formerly known as Murder Inc. and was led by Irv Gotti. Due from his hits with his fellow collaborators, Ja Rule has earned four Grammy nominations, and has earned six top-ten albums, two of which Rule 3:36 (2000) and Pain Is Love (2001), topped the US Billboard 200. His seven studio albums have been loved by the masses as they sold more than 30 million copies since 1999. Among being recognised as being one of the bestselling rappers in 2001 Ja Rule has also since featured in blockbuster films "The Fast and the Furious", "Scary Movie 3" (2003) and "Assault on Precinct 13" (2005).
ALWAYS ON TIME // MESMERIZE // FOOLISH // WONDERFUL // THE WAY THAT I LOVE YOU // BODY ON ME // ROCK WIT U // BABY // HAPPY // WHAT’S LOVE // ONLY YOU
Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, actor and author Ashanti burst onto the music scene with her 2002 smash hit, self-titled debut album "Ashanti." It landed the #1 spot on both the Billboard Top 200 and R&B album charts, selling a whopping 504,593 units in its first week. She quickly became a sensation, gracing the covers of magazines and dominating urban radio. Her first week showing set a SoundScan record as the most albums sold by any debut female artist in the chart's history, granting her a spot on Guinness World Records. With her hit song, "Foolish," Ashanti also secured the #1 top spot on SIX Billboard charts simultaneously, including Hot R&B/ Hip-Hop Airplay, The Billboard 200, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles and Tracks, Hot 100 Airplay, Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Hot 100! "Foolish" stayed on the Billboard charts for 11 consecutive weeks. She made Billboard history by having her first three chart entries land in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time. She is the first female to accomplish this feat, previously only attained by the Beatles. Her album "Ashanti" topped the Billboard Album Chart and also won the Grammy for Best Contemporary R&B Album. Ashanti was awarded 8 Billboard awards & won 2 American Music Awards and the Soul Train Aretha Franklin Entertainer of the Year Award. Get ready to see them both tear up the stage and bring in the new year with a bang.