NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 08: Ne-Yo performs during the 10th Annual Apollo Theater Spring Gala at The Apollo Theater on June 8, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Shahar Azran/WireImage) *** Local Caption *** Ne-Yo
“Champagne Life” Singer Among Performers At Apollo Spring Gala
Ne-Yo said his very first performance was at Harlem’s famed Apollo Theater – and it didn’t go down well.
“The first time I was on stage was Amatuer Night,” Ne-Yo said. “It wasn’t pretty.”
The R&B singer put that bad show behind him and took the Apollo stage June 8 as part of the theater’s Spring Gala, performing Stevie Wonder’s “Ribbon In The Sky” and new song “Religious.” The event raised more than $2 million for the iconic theater, honoring Darren Walker, head of the Ford Foundation, and Cablevision CEO James Dolan.
Ne-Yo was among the artists who paid homage to the legendary venue.
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