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The mystery is revealed: Kat DeLuna, the singer best known for her gold-certified single “Whine Up,” will be the third act of the FUSA spring concert.

FUSA received final word that DeLuna accepted their bid at the end of December, after students had gone home for winter break.

“It was kind of like an early Christmas present,” said Melissa Mann ’10. Mann is the director of concerts for FUSA as well as the entertainment editor of The Mirror.

DeLuna will join reggae-fusion singer Sean Kingston and pop-rock band Eve 6 on Feb. 20 in Alumni Hall.

With DeLuna on the bill, this concert will be Fairfield’s first with a female performer.

“We are doing something different this year and she helps fit that bill,” said Mann.

DeLuna’s music, which can be described as a mixture of techno, reggae, rock and pop, fits well alongside Kingston’s smooth sound.

“I think she’ll be a good tie-in with Sean Kingston at the same time,” said Mann. “She will help keep the energy up.”

DeLuna has a unique tie to Fairfield. One of her back-up dancers, Brian Herman, is a Fairfield senior.

Tickets, which will cost $30 for students and $40 for the public, will go on sale Feb. 1. Students can buy one student-price ticket per person, per StagCard and an unlimited number of tickets at the public price.

According to Mann, FUSA has gotten a very upbeat response from students looking forward to the concert.

“Students have been really positive about all three,” she said. “To get three strong acts like that is awesome and I’m excited about that.”

Since her hit single “Whine up” in 2008, DeLuna has released more singles including “Unstoppable” featuring Lil’ Wayne and the bilingual song “Dance Bailalo.”

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