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TheBVX.com: Trey Songz on 'MTV Unplugged,' Jay-Z & His New Album

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    Since the 2009 release of his third album "Ready," R&B singer Trey Songz and his tenor have become ubiquitous. TheBVX caught up with the Virginia native to discuss his upcoming "MTV Unplugged" performance, forthcoming album and whether there's any truth to the Jay-Z, Young Jeezy and Songz super group rumors.

    How does it feel to be the biggest male R&B artist out right now?
    Trey Songz: There comes a time in everybody's career where they peak and are more relevant than others at the moment. It means a lot to me but I try to live in the moment and make sure it remains factual. As far as pressure, if there wasn't any, it wouldn't be fun.

    When did MTV approach you about performing on the "MTV Unplugged" series?
    TS: MTV actually approached me while I was on the BP3 tour with Young Jeezy and Jay-Z and they wanted to film the show the day after the tour ended. That was too quick for me because for "Unplugged," I needed time to prepare and make sure that the show was special and different than what I was already doing. Ultimately, I still didn't have much time to get ready but it was a great experience and opportunity.

    What made your "Unplugged" performance different than your BP3 tour show?
    TS: For the tour, I had a 30 minute set. Since I was touring hip-hop acts, mainly touring in arenas, the tracks had to be hip-hop driven. Even with my R&B songs, we had to make sure they were felt in a different way. But with "Unplugged" [the performance] is mainly acoustic, so I brought along a percussionist, added some violinists and a string section. We brought a baby grande piano too so there were more changes to the music, how I sang the songs and the way the songs felt.

    Read the full interview at TheBVX.com!

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on April 13, 2010 - 9:34am

Since the 2009 release of his third album "Ready," R&B singer Trey Songz and his tenor have become ubiquitous. TheBVX caught up with the Virginia native to discuss his upcoming "MTV Unplugged" performance, forthcoming album and whether there's any truth to the Jay-Z, Young Jeezy and Songz super group rumors.

How does it feel to be the biggest male R&B artist out right now?
Trey Songz: There comes a time in everybody's career where they peak and are more relevant than others at the moment. It means a lot to me but I try to live in the moment and make sure it remains factual. As far as pressure, if there wasn't any, it wouldn't be fun.

When did MTV approach you about performing on the "MTV Unplugged" series?
TS: MTV actually approached me while I was on the BP3 tour with Young Jeezy and Jay-Z and they wanted to film the show the day after the tour ended. That was too quick for me because for "Unplugged," I needed time to prepare and make sure that the show was special and different than what I was already doing. Ultimately, I still didn't have much time to get ready but it was a great experience and opportunity.

What made your "Unplugged" performance different than your BP3 tour show?
TS: For the tour, I had a 30 minute set. Since I was touring hip-hop acts, mainly touring in arenas, the tracks had to be hip-hop driven. Even with my R&B songs, we had to make sure they were felt in a different way. But with "Unplugged" [the performance] is mainly acoustic, so I brought along a percussionist, added some violinists and a string section. We brought a baby grande piano too so there were more changes to the music, how I sang the songs and the way the songs felt.

Read the full interview at TheBVX.com!

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Jenea's picture

I love your styles so much trey that I want to b your wife
Songz 24Hours's picture

Pour A BUCKET of water on me!!!!!! Trey ain't playing wit 'em! Watch out world!!!!! I have PRAYED for this man's SUCCESS. I am floatin' right now!!! @SONIA24HOURS
Neeka76's picture

I wish you would have posted the airing date of the unplugged episode keep doing u Trey Its all ur fans require of you Much love and continued success MUAH
Monique23's picture

trey you the BEST
rogermoore's picture

trey you the man!!! we love you in south africa. your voice is smooth & silk, i'll join your blog in twitter. ain't you gona come down to south africa to offer us one show just before world cup? hey! i'm waiting for an answer....
sexy leah's picture

i just wanna say that im proud of you trey and you have really steppedyour game up.so i cant wait to see what's next
Chyna White's picture

I am sitting here at working listening Trey High Definition groovin reading the updates on this page. I am so excited for Trey like I know him personally. Whenever his name is mentioned in my presence man its all over, and don't let there be any hatas. One of my co-workers bought me a picture of Trey from this guy we work w/ from the concert when he was in STL. Congrats again and again to Mr. Neverson for all of his success and more to come. PPLE Trey is an image of someone keeping GOD in their heart. All things are possible. Maybe one day I can actually have a one on one conversation with him. That is on the top of my to do list before I go home forever.
Isyces's picture

"How I sang the songs and the way the songs felt" Come on TS...do ur thang
TreyzLady26's picture

I can't wait to see it!!!! Keep it up....
summer_3's picture

i'm so excited that u r persuing ur dreams so all i want 2 let u kno is dat u can do it if u put your mind and bodie 2 it
icanmakeya's picture

I am so excited to see the unplugged performance. I am also excited to get his new album, whenever it is released! I can't wait!!!!!!!!!!
Rolanda4's picture

I'm so looking forward to this.. Kisses
Tremaine Aldon Neverson Lover's picture

I will be their April 26 too and ur trey songz thursday's on ustream.tv
Tasha_35's picture

April 26th..I'm on it!!!!!!!!!!!
charity24's picture

I sooo can't wait 2 see it Trey I just love u
Ready's picture

Keep it up im looking forward to the Unplugged and im such a fan an so thankful that Trey doesn't let his fans down. His music lifts my spirit and i wish Trey all the best and his Team. Bleesing
DeshiaNicole's picture

I'm waiting on Pins & Needles for April 26. Yes, everything is fun without pressure, but being the most demanded performer demands you to be ready, even when you're not! Us fans are back you all the way, babe! Take must needed time out to just reflect & rest! I ? You!
YourOneLove's picture

Hey honey! I'm glad you are getting to do what it is that you want..fans appreciate an artist that is true to himself and God..You are the shit! And I love you for it!
Ebony_15's picture

I am so HAPPY for you Trey...continue to be you and you will always be on TOP...LOVE YA LOTS!

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