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MTV.com Interview: Trey Songz On His 'Star-Making' 'MTV Unplugged' Performance

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    Photo Credit: Scott Gries/MTV

    In anticipation of the Monday, April 26 premiere of Trey Songz's "MTV Unplugged" special, MTV sat down with Trey himself to get his take on stripping down his performances and joining the chosen few who've performed on "MTV Unplugged" throughout the years. Check out the interview below by Jayson Rodriguez and peep photos from Trey's "Unplugged" taping here and another look at Trey Songz's performance.

    "MTV Unplugged" series has created some of the most memorable moments in music history, whether it was the restrained emotion from Kurt Cobain during Nirvana's "About A Girl" to Jodeci's raw rendition of Steve Wonder's classic "Lately." Trey Songz realizes he's venturing into a rare fraternity as the latest artist tapped to perform an acoustic set, premiering Monday, April 26 on MTV.com.

    We sat down with Trey Songz to get his take on joining the elite rank of "MTV Unplugged" performers.

    "At this point in my career, with all the opportunity arising, this is definitely a major highlight within those opportunities," he says. "I saw a write up on MTV.com and they described my performance as a star-making set. That's crazy to read, and I think "Unplugged" has been that for so many people. It's a chance to highlight an artist, a chance for them to be vulnerable, a chance for them to contort their music and give it to people a different way. To show that I'm truly an artist and that I love to do what I do, making music. To do it on that platform, the same one as so many artist before me is just really amazing."

    The young singer was fresh off of opening for Jay-Z as a part of the legendary rapper's The BP3 arena tour when he took the stage at Manhattan's NEP Studio 33.

    Continue reading the full interview at MTV.com!

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on April 23, 2010 - 6:42pm

Photo Credit: Scott Gries/MTV

In anticipation of the Monday, April 26 premiere of Trey Songz's "MTV Unplugged" special, MTV sat down with Trey himself to get his take on stripping down his performances and joining the chosen few who've performed on "MTV Unplugged" throughout the years. Check out the interview below by Jayson Rodriguez and peep photos from Trey's "Unplugged" taping here and another look at Trey Songz's performance.

"MTV Unplugged" series has created some of the most memorable moments in music history, whether it was the restrained emotion from Kurt Cobain during Nirvana's "About A Girl" to Jodeci's raw rendition of Steve Wonder's classic "Lately." Trey Songz realizes he's venturing into a rare fraternity as the latest artist tapped to perform an acoustic set, premiering Monday, April 26 on MTV.com.

We sat down with Trey Songz to get his take on joining the elite rank of "MTV Unplugged" performers.

"At this point in my career, with all the opportunity arising, this is definitely a major highlight within those opportunities," he says. "I saw a write up on MTV.com and they described my performance as a star-making set. That's crazy to read, and I think "Unplugged" has been that for so many people. It's a chance to highlight an artist, a chance for them to be vulnerable, a chance for them to contort their music and give it to people a different way. To show that I'm truly an artist and that I love to do what I do, making music. To do it on that platform, the same one as so many artist before me is just really amazing."

The young singer was fresh off of opening for Jay-Z as a part of the legendary rapper's The BP3 arena tour when he took the stage at Manhattan's NEP Studio 33.

Continue reading the full interview at MTV.com!

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Mrs.StealMrSongzNeverson's picture

just phenominal
DeNaye123's picture

Trey I love your music i like the way you just put so much into your songs i love your voice you are very talented. I like the way you focus on your music to please your fans and i love you trey!!!!!
miss africa_2's picture

mmmhhmmm damn. i can't help but smile. too fine. too talented. too sexy. and down to earth. i wish i could meet you. damnnnn.
Lil'Red's picture

Oh he can sing da panties off a woman!
RickeYuuup's picture

I can not wait come on Yuuup
ieshastar's picture

what time ??? not on my mtv'z guide HELP ME
Meiple's picture

I can not wait for this to air.
lrt1's picture

what time this come on?????? luvya trey! great show in rochester last nite. Fell in love with u all over again. xoxoxo
CELLE-CELL's picture

As one of ur fans trey I'm so very happy for u dat u where given da opportunity to do da unplugged.May u continue to b blessed stay true to god n he will continue to open much more doors for u,stay humble please remember who loves u baby???
monique_42's picture

luving the photo u look wonderful....as only u can look...shinning STAR!!
sweet_lady79's picture

I can't wait to see it!!!! I know its going to be off the chain. Keep doing your thing baby!
Uneek_Chic_2's picture

Excellent interview...MTV rocks!! Looking forward to the TREY UNPLUGGED EXPERIENCE...Shoutout to Miyah and Naj...i see y'all doin your thang...I'm Ready Trey!!
treysongz74's picture

cant wait to see it..but what time does it come on so i can have my DVR set up
brownsugar88's picture

he was great! It was an amazing opportunity to be there actually WITH him during this monumental experience! cant wait till monday! "I could use somebody like trey!" LOL
Treyz Babi's picture

iCant Wait to see him!!!
Rolanda4's picture

Lovely interview.. Shout out to MTV for given you this great opportunity..
Ms. Feisty_2's picture

Gosh I Cant Wait!!! I love Trey Songz and This will be IT for him...I hope the non-fans feel him on this one....You Gotta Get On The SongzYuuup Wagon
strawberrysap's picture

I CANT WAIT BABY
lilymichelle's picture

I cannot WAIT to see Unplugged:) This was an amazing opportunity for him, & I'm so happy he was able to perform. :)

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