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Mary J. Blige and D'Angelo announced for exclusive Samsung SXSW party

Mary J. Blige and D'Angelo announced for exclusive Samsung SXSW party

Mary J. Blige, Houston Rodeo 2013
Mary J. Blige is headed to this year's SXSW festival for an exclusive Samsung-sponsored performance. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com

Once again Samsung is bringing two musical heavy-hitters for its exclusive SXSW party. The mobile giant confirmed to Mashable on Friday that D'Angelo and Mary J. Blige will perform this year.

D'Angelo and Mary J. Blige will perform at the Samsung Galaxy Studio at 333 E. Second St. D'Angelo will play Sunday, March 15 and Mary J. Blige will play Tuesday, March 17.

Last year the Samsung mini-fest granted exclusive access to Samsung Galaxy owners, but the rules have changed this time around. Instead of a four-day music experience, Samsung will host a string of invite-only parties during SXSW. 

While a Galaxy no longer guarantees entry, anyone with a Samsung device can view the performances via the Milk Video mobile app. In 2014 Samsung brought Jay-Z and Kanye West to SXSW. There's no word yet on whether or not Samsung will bring more artists to Austin this year.