A glossy purple light adorned the dimly lit Terminal 5 on Monday night (Nov. 21) as a mixture of fog and herbal smoke swept across the packed space. Couples were interspersed among the crowd of 20-something year olds as they showered their lovers with affection while fellow concert attendees frittered away time by singing along to the current hip-hop chart toppers emanating from the venue's speakers. The mood was set for the sensual ambience that would later pepper the night and provided the night's headliners, PartyNextDoor and Jeremih, with a set designed to bring their most seductive cuts to life.
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THEY. up the ante and proved they're R&B's newest rockstars
Since their introduction to the music scene just a year ago, the R&B rocker duo THEY. have already toured with Bryson Tiller and are currently kicking off PartyNextDoor's tour. As the night's openers, they stormed the stage with their high-energy flair and served up a slew of tracks from their short collection including "What You Want" and "Deep End" before diving into their debut EP Nu Religion to perform their smash hit "Motley Crue." From bouncing across the stage and flaunting his dance skills, lead vocalist Drew slowed it down at one point for the ladies and led a soulful rendition of Usher's "Nice and Slow."
Jeremih paints seduction all over Terminal 5's stage
The art of seduction is a skill Jeremih has long mastered, and his sensual performances throughout the night didn't skip a beat. "Good evening ladies and gentlemen, welcome aboard Late Nights Air," a female said as she walked onto the stage dressed in a sultry flight attendant costume and formally introduced the singer.
As Jeremih returned back to center stage to seduce the ladies, he was accompanied by a few females who catered to the men in the crowd. "Planez" erupts from the speakers as Jeremih's erotic female dancers climb onto two mini stages stationed on each side of him and danced on each of their stripper poles. "That's your man?" Jeremih questioned a female who was joined by her boyfriend in the crowd. "Tell her to come here." Heightening his seductive performance, he brought another female fan onto the stage during his performance of his debut single "Birthday Sex," grinding with the fan, who could barely contain her excitement. Jeremih's exotic dancers return for one of his steamiest bedroom bangers, "All the Time."
Dave East comes out
"New York, can we bring out one of your own right now?" Jeremih's own DJ Cuzzo told the crowd. A faint melody echoed from the venue's walls as the crowd recognized the booming bassline of Harlem rapper Dave East's "Type of Time" from his debut album Kairi Chanel. "Shout out to Jeremih," East offered. "His music helped make my daughter!"
PartyNextDoor makes the ladies swoon
A vibrant red circle danced around the center of the stage while PartyNextDoor's "High Hope" lingered in the background. Men and women alike screamed for the singer to actually arrive, and once PND took the mic, he dished out the singles that serve as a soundtrack to the multitude of couples huddled in the Hells Kitchen space. Aside from his new cuts off his latest release P3 ("Nobody," Temptations") the Canadian singer called upon his "real day ones" to help him out with his pre-OVO signing days. He seduced the ladies with "Sex on the Beach" and turned Terminal 5 into a Caribbean style house party with "Only You" and the Vybz Kartel-sampled "Not Nice." PND's mellow tenor flowed onto his sensual ballad "Persian Rugs" before red screens of barely-clothed women eclipsed his performance of "Thirsty."
"You know I feel like this is the song y'all been waiting for," he teased a few minutes before midnight struck. PND ended the night with the one-sided relationship anthem "Come and See Me," an all-too relatable tale of 2 a.m. booty call attempt, a desire many of the concert attendees would later try their luck with.