Boyz II Men are giving back to their community. The famed R&B group have teamed up with Philadelphia concert venue The Met and Live Nation to donate $110,000 to area schools in order to fund music education.
The Grammy-winning trio of Shawn Stockman, Nathan Morris and Wanya Morris performed at their alma mater, the Philadelphia High School for the Creative Arts, last week before headlining The Met on February 14. Following their sold-out show at the venue, they presented a check for $110,000 to the school district alongside Live Nation and Mark Hatcher of the Holy Ghost Ministries.
“In only its first year, Live Nation and the Met have raised and made this significant donation as the result of on-going efforts and a commitment to giving back to the community,” the entertainment company said in a statement.
Boyz II Men are in the midst of a 25th anniversary tour celebrating their best-selling sophomore album II, which spawned chart-toppers “On Bended Knee” and “I’ll Make Love To You.” Their recent hometown show proved meaningful to the group not just for giving back, but for reminiscing on the making of their biggest record to date.
“This one is extra special. We recorded most of the songs in Philly as well as shot most of the videos for them there. So this is a moment that comes full circle,” Stockman shared with the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Their Valentine’s Day show at The Met marked their second performance at the concert hall since it reopened its doors in late 2018.