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Photos: V103 Block Party Brings Jill Scott, Nelly, Kelly Rowland & More to Chicago

BY JESUS MONTERO

Photo by Jesus Montero/The Early Registration

Returning for the third year, V103 hosted its Summer Block Party at the Huntington Bank Pavilion. This year’s block party was headlined by three-time Grammy award-winner singer Jill Scott. The R&B and soul legend was joined by Kelly Rowland, Nelly, Bell Biv Devoe and SWV.

Sisters With Voices, better known as SWV, started the show strong with their New York R&B style. The trio; Coko, Taj and Lelee started the show in the best way possible by taking us back with performing of hits like “I’m so into You” and “You’re the One”.

The very thankful Nelly showed his love and support to the V103 fans often with performances from the start of career like “Country Grammar” and “Nellyville”. Along with his support from his brother City Spud, Nelly made his set a personal one.

Kelly Rowland joined Nelly to perform their collaborative records “Dilemma” and “Gone”. Rowland even took the V103 Summer Block Party crowd back to her Destiny Child day’s with short lived performance from “Say My Name”, “Soldier” and “Cater 2 U”.

Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, and Ronnie DeVoe all branched off of New Edition back in the late 80’s. As Bell Biv DeVoe the trio are responsible since then for some of the best records in hip-hop/R&B history. At the V103 Summer Block Party fans experienced and witnessed this live with performances of “Poison”, “I’m Betaa” and to the newly released “Run”.

The V103 Summer Block Party ended the night in the most incredible way possible. The unique and one of a kind, soul, jazz and R&B queen Jill Scott finished off the night.

Check out our photos from last night’s performance below.

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