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Blessings! Teddy Riley celebrates Hollywood Walk of Fame honor


Courtesy Hollywood Chamber of CommerceTeddy Riley is among the entertainers who’ll be receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2019, and “Mr. New Jack Swing” says he’s humbled by the honor.

“All I can say is Blessings from the most high who’s never failed me!!!!,” Riley commented on Instagramwith a photo of himself next to a shot of Tyler Perry, who is also receiving a star. 

He added the hashtags “legend,” “#legacy,” “#NewJackSwing” and “#marriedtothemusic.”

Riley founded the groups Guy and Blackstreet, and he’s written and produced hits for numerous stars, including Michael JacksonJanet JacksonThe JacksonsJAY-ZWhitney HoustonBobby BrownUsher, and Mary J. Blige.

The 50-year-old musician will perform on the closing night of the Essence Festival, July 8 in New Orleans. He will lead Teddy Riley’s New Jack Curation featuring SWV, Blackstreet, Guy and more artists.

Other musicians who’ll be receiving stars next year include hip-hop group Cypress Hill, late R&B legend Jackie Wilson and pop stars Pink and Michael Buble.

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