Two of the biggest names in Hip Hop & R&B will take the stage at The Amp at Craig Ranch in North Las Vegas. Music icons Ja Rule + Ashanti will take the stage for one night only. Tickets are on sale now via etix.
Jeffrey Atkins better known by his stage name Ja Rule was born in Hollis Queens, NY. He debuted in 1999 with Venni Vetti Vecci and its lead single “Holla Holla”. During the 2000s, Ja Rule was signed to Murder Inc., formerly known as The Inc. and led by Irv Gotti.
From 1999 to 2005, Ja Rule had multiple hits that made the top 20 of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, including “Between Me and You” (featuring Christina Milian), “I’m Real (Murder Remix)” and “Ain’t It Funny” (both with Jennifer Lopez)—which both topped the Hot 100—the number 1 hit “Always on Time” (featuring Ashanti), “Mesmerize” (featuring Ashanti), and “Wonderful” (featuring R. Kelly and Ashanti). Rule has been nominated for two American Music Awards and four Grammy Awards with respective collaborators Lil’ Mo, Vita, Ashanti and Case. As of 2018, Rule has sold 14.4 million units in the USA and has sold over 30 million records worldwide.
Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, actor and author Ashanti burst onto the music scene with her smash hit, self-titled debut album, Ashanti. It landed the #1 spot on both the Billboard Top 200 and R&B album charts, selling a whopping 504,593 units in its first week. This set a SoundScan record as the most albums sold by any debut female artist in the chart’s history and granted her a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Over the span of her 20 year career, Ashanti has released six studio albums and received a number of illustrious rewards including eight Billboard Awards, a Grammy, two American Music Awards, two Soul Train Awards and six ASCAP Awards. She has reigned at the top as one of Billboard’s “Top Females of the Decade from 2000-2010” and continues to break Billboard records having a Hot 100 entry every decade in the 2000’s, 2010’s and 2020’s. To celebrate her contributions to music and recording, Ashanti received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Spring 2022.
“We are thrilled to welcome Ja Rule and Ashanti to The Amp at Craig Ranch. We are looking forward to a sold out crowd to enjoy these two music icons”, said Steve Manley, General Manager of The AMP.
Other acts confirmed during the 2022 concert series at The Amp at Craig Ranch include Phoebe Bridgers Reunion Tour (May 13), Lord Huron (May 17), I LOVE THE 90’S TOUR (May 20), Tumua, Time to Laugh (May 21), Ben Harper + The Innocent Criminals (May 26), One Nation Under A Groove Tour (August 13), Lost 80’s Live! (August 26), Ja Rule + Ashanti (August 25), and Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes (September 2).
Opened in 2015, The Amp is the only large-scale outdoor amphitheater in the Las Vegas valley located inside Craig Ranch Regional Park with seating capacity up to 6,800.