Music Matters Stars Shine at Grammy Weekend Showcase

Talent was in abundance as a new crop of stars impressed a celebrity audience.

Posted: 01/27/2014 01:26 PM EST
Future Stars Shine Bright at Music Matters Grammy Weekend Showcase

Grammy weekend was not only major for the big names in the business, stars-in-the-making were shining too at the BET Music Matters showcase, with a breathtaking view of the Hollywood Hills in the background and a sea of "who's who" in the audience.

Mali Music and PJ Morton were among the performers to take the stage. Anthony Hamilton came through to chop it up with fellow crooner Raphael Saadiq, who was on hand to introduce his protégé Adrian Marcel's opening performance. The proud mentor praised Marcel's ability to adapt and expand as an artist. "Everyday he just knows the ins and outs, and the more he sees and experiences the more he progresses," noted Saadiq.

Comedians Affion Crockett and Tommy Davidson and the lovely Regina King also sat in the audience. Rico Love was there and more Music Matters artists like Sebastian Mikael and Mateo were in the building. Industry insiders, like manager Delaney McGill and Usher and Justin Bieber agent Mark Cheatham, were in the house scouting future talent.

Legendary producer Salaam Remi then introduced another one of the night's most talked about performances, actor-turned-singer Tristan "Mack" Wilds, who brought the capacity crowd to their feet as he blazed through hits like "Own It" and "Hennessy."

"I didn't know [Mack's falsetto] was that crazy. Tonight was just great," swooned fellow Music Matters crooner Sevyn Streeter, who recently wrapped up a nationwide tour with K. Michelle

"The whole night was just really amazing," Streeter concluded.

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