An Inside Look At Trey Songz’ New ‘MTV Unplugged’ Performance

By Jayson Rodriguez

Trey Songz Recording "MTV Unplugged"

Trey Songz Recording "MTV Unplugged"

Standing underneath the intense wattage of the hanging lights at Manhattan’s NEP Studio 33, Trey Songz wiped himself down several times. But it wasn’t just the bulbs that were making him sweat; he was also perspiring from a showstopping visceral performance.

Trey crooned, flirted and even got tearful at one point during the recording of his “MTV Unplugged” on Thursday, April 1, set to premiere April 26 on MTV.com.

The lanky singer, dressed in designer jeans, a slim-fitting leather jacket and a crisp, white V-neck T-shirt, selected a young lady from the crowd and asked, “Can I sing to you, baby?” The Virginia native shared a suggestive moment with Trey that appeared to leave both singer and fan hot and bothered. More smoking details after the jump!

Trey then launched into a cover of the Kings Of Leon song “Use Somebody,” which had the small room of female fans swooning. ”I could use someboooody,” he sang, drawing his nose thisclose to hers as she sat aflutter. “Somebody like you.”

Backed by an eight-piece band and two vocalists, Trey delivered a star-making set, on par with past classic “Unplugged” efforts by Alicia Keys and Jodeci, among others.

Most of his selections throughout the night came from his third album, Ready, and included hits like “Say Aah,” complete with a musical climax by the violins in his string section, and “I Invented Sex,” though without Drake.

An emotional Trey Songz addressed the audience before his final song, thanking them for supporting his career since he made his debut five years ago. He was soon teary-eyed as he described the “Unplugged” opportunity as “monumental.”

Check out some behind-the-scenes images from the performance below and be sure to tune in on April 26 to see Trey Songz’s “Unplugged” on MTV.com.

Trey Songz and Fan at "MTV Unplugged"

Trey Songz and Fan at "MTV Unplugged"

Trey Songz at "MTV Unplugged"

Trey Songz at "MTV Unplugged"

Trey Songz at "MTV Unplugged"

Trey Songz at "MTV Unplugged"