WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- Music superstar Prince will be headlining the impressive roster of performers for the highly anticipated Fourth Annual Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival. Prince replaces Usher, who was previously scheduled to perform.
Prince, who has produced ten platinum albums and thirty Top 40 singles during his career, joins an impressive musical roster with some of the most popular artistes on the planet: legendary divas Diana Ross and Gladys Knight, The Roots, Erykah Badu, Marc Anthony, Toto, Luis Miguel, Raphael Saadiq, Los Lobos, Harry Belafonte, Paul Anka, New Cool Collective, and many others.
Prince has been an indelible part of music history since the early 1980s with a long list of hit singles to his name -- written both for himself and for others -- and has sold over one hundred million albums. His list of awards includes seven Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe and an Academy Award.
Gladys Knight, known as the "Empress of Soul", has sold millions of albums world-wide over her 40 year career. Diana Ross, deemed the "Female Entertainer of the Century” by the Guinness Book of World Records, boasts 70 hit singles. These musical superstars, along with many others, will converge on Curacao’s stage to showcase their talents to an international audience.
“The Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival is growing into one of the best music festivals in the world and headlining acts like Prince, Luis Miguel, Gladys Knight and Diana Ross cements the Festival’s reputation. Curacao competes as an A-list destination for music and cultural tourism in the Caribbean,” said Andre Rojer, marketing manager North America, Curacao Tourist Board.
The fourth edition of the Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival will take place on August 30 and 31, 2013. The two day festival boasts a wide range of international artists delivering an eclectic mix of jazz, blues, pop, soul, R&B, rock, Latin and gospel music. Leading up to the festival, a variety of free concerts and events will take place around the island.