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Spring Fling Artist Revealed

By Karis Fuller
Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor

The Student Activities Board revealed the Spring Fling 2018 performer during common hour on March 20, but does musician Jeremih meet the standards of the student body? 

Jeremih (Jeremy Felton) is an American R&B singer, producer and songwriter. He rose to fame in the late 2000’s with songs including “Imma Star” and “Birthday Sex.” The 30-year-old Chicago native will take the Tilles Center stage Thursday, April 19, 2018.

For many students, this spring concert marks the end of the school year, and for the graduating class, the end of their college career. LIU Post and the Student Activities Board have invited previously invited several renowned artists to perform including Jason Derulo, Kesha, and Sean Paul, in past years.

Students recently replied to an email survey from Campus Life to help gage of what sort of artist is most in demand from the student body. It included names like DJ Steve Aoki, country singer Hunter Hayes and pop icon Iggy Azela. The students were also asked if they preferred one main act or if they preferred and alternate set up.

“I’ve not heard of this artist before, but my friends are excited for the performance, so I feel like it’s going to be a great night,” Jackie Tonn, a senior nutrition major, said. Tonn seemed less than excited for the evening.

“I am a little disappointed, we spend a lot of money to go here. We should have someone big like Adelphi [Fetty Wap 2017],” Dianna Gonzalez, a junior education major, said. “It’s not 2008, it’s 2018.” The artist’s best known song “Birthday Sex” was released in 2009, and it peaked at number 4 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart in the same year.

Students in Hillwood Commons were abuzz after the reveal of the artist. Some played his songs through mini speakers while other jeered in disappointment. The concert will take place on April 19 at the Tilles Center at 8 p.m. Tickets are available for $5 at the Tilles Center box office from March 22 to April 5. All ticket proceeds go to Relay For Life.

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