With the release of his top-selling new album “Unpredictable,” Oscar and Golden Globe winner Jamie Foxx (“Ray”) brings to NBC his first musical special which showcases some of the music industry’s biggest performers in “Jamie Foxx: Unpredictable” on Wednesday, Jan. 25 9-10pm
Filmed at the historic Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, the special brings together a concert with celebrated artists from the R&B and hip-hop worlds. Foxx performs with musical legend Stevie Wonder, R&B singers Mary J. Blige (yuck) and Angie Stone, and hip-hop artists Snoop Dogg, The Game and Common. The performances will include the hit single “Unpredictable,” a duet of the remake “Love Changes” with Blige, and a medley of “Gold Digger” and “With You” with Snoop Dogg and The Game.
The inspirational special centers on the milestones of Foxx’s life and his musical influences growing up in Texas. Dramatic vignettes lead up to each musical performance and portray childhood conversations with his grandmother and family minister, as well as life-changing events such as falling in love and the birth of his daughter.
NBC is not doing any marketing or publicity on Jamie’s Music Special on NBC because he stood his ground and wouldn’t have any white guest as they requested. However you will be able to find information on their web site about the special The special is up against the second week of American Idol so you may have a decision to make. If Jamie does not get the viewers he needs to be successful, it may give NBC the excuse to never give another black a music special because “it doesn’t work”. To help Jamie Tivo or tape Idol and watch Jamie, he’s worth it.
Foxx recently received a Grammy nomination in the Best Male R&B Vocal Performance category for his rendition of Lutha’s “Creepin’” from the So Amazing: An All-Star Tribute to Luther Vandross album . That was just one of Foxx’s recent unprecedented accomplishments.
BTW, there will be an encore performance of the special Friday 01/27/05 on NBC.