TV One Presents 11th season ofUnsung, featuring Wyclef Jean and Jagged Edge, Premiering Sunday, July
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Premiering Sunday, July 9 at 9 p.m. ET
Both artists announce new music in conjunction with their episode premieres; Award-winning series moves to Sunday nights and will also feature Marvin Sapp, Switch, The Dramatics, Shanice and Ice-T
WHAT: TV One's longest-running and award-winning series Unsung moves to Sunday nights and kicks off an electrifying 11th season with a double premiere featuring Wyclef Jean at 9 p.m. ET and Jagged Edge at 10 p.m. ET on Sunday, July 9. Unsung Promo (Suitable for Posting): https://youtu.be/aNxtdzAuMXw WHEN: Sunday, July 9 at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. on TV One
Wyclef Jean (Photo Credit: Karl Ferguson)
DESCRIPTION: Wyclef Jean -Premieres Sun., July 9 at 9 p.m. ET It has been 20 years since the debut of Wyclef Jean's first solo album, The Carnival. During the season premiere of Unsung, fans will get a glimpse into the ups and downs that the gifted artist has endured and overcome during the past two decades, which inspired his new music project "The Carnival: The Rise and Fall of a Refugee," debuting on September 15. The Haitian born, multi-talent skyrocketed to fame with his group, The Fugees, in the late '90s. Along with fellow Haitian Pras Michel and songstress Lauryn Hill, the trio broke records with their critically acclaimed sophomore album, "The Score," which became a multi-platinum, Grammy-winning hit. When romance troubles between Wyclef and Lauryn forced them to disband, many thought Wyclef would fade into obscurity. Instead, he succeeded in his own career with hits like "We're Trying to Stay Alive" and "'Gone Till November," while becoming a sought-after writer/ producer for acts like Destiny's Child, Mary J. Blige, Shakira and Carlos Santana. Insights from family and friends are provided by Melky Jean, Sam Jean, DJ Kay Slay, Kurtis Blow, Claudette Ortiz, Ronald Khalis Bell, and DJ Red Alert.
Jagged Edge -Premieres Sun., July 9 at 10 p.m. ET
This episode of Unsung examines the journey of R&B supergroup Jagged Edge, whose melodic harmonies dominated the early 2000s with back-to-back number one hits and two double platinum albums. Comprised of twin brothers Brian and Brandon Casey, along with Kyle Norman and Richard Wingo, the quartet emerged from the suburbs of Atlanta under the production of Jermaine Dupri's SoSo Def Records. With hit ballads "I Gotta Be," "Let's Get Married," and "Promise," Jagged Edge's music focused on spreading the message of love. But after cutting ties with Dupri, the love dissipated in more ways than one as they struggled to stay on the charts and contemplated going separate ways. The episode reveals the tumultuous relationships that shaped their careers and inspired some of the group's epic love anthems. Insights from family and friends are provided by Q. Parker, Tiny Harris, Kandi Burruss Tucker, Bryan Michael Cox, LaTavia Roberson, Michael Mauldin, Marcus Chapman, The Poetess and Jermaine Dupri. As a tribute to their fans, Jagged Edge will release their ninth album on Sunday, July 9 in conjunction with the Unsung premiere, titled, The Layover.
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ABOUT UNSUNG Unsung is narrated by actor Gary Anthony Williams and is Executive Produced by Arthur Smith and Frank Sinton of A. Smith & Co. Productions. Mark Rowland is Executive Producer. For TV One, Jubba Seyyid is Executive in Charge of Production and Sr. Director of Programming; Robyn Arrington Greene is Vice President, Original Programming and Production; and D'Angela Proctor is Head of Original Programming and Production. ABOUT A. SMITH & CO. PRODUCTIONS Smith & Co. Productions creates some of the most innovative, highly rated, and high-quality programming for the domestic and international television marketplace. The company has produced more than 4,000 hours of award-winning programming - with budgets totaling over one billion dollars across more than 47 broadcast and cable networks. Current productions include "Hell's Kitchen," "American Ninja Warrior," "Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge," "Unsung," "Inside the Label," "Team Ninja Warrior," "Acting Out," "The Dunk King" "The Game of Dating," and "That Awkward Game Show." Past hits include "Kitchen Nightmares," "Ellen's Design Challenge," "Full Throttle Saloon," "Wizard Wars," "Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura," "UFC Countdown," "Joe Rogan Questions Everything," "Paradise Hotel," "I Survived a Japanese Game Show," "The Swan," "Trading Spaces," "Celebrity Duets," "Pros vs. Joes," "Skating with Celebrities," and many others. For more information, visit www.asmithco.com.
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