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Usher Brings Out T.I., Ludacris, Jeezy, Lil Jon & More in Atlanta

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Usher had the A-Town stompin on Tuesday night as his “UR Experience” tour pulled into the Philips Arena. After a stellar opening set from rising star August Alsina, the evening played out like a big reunion celebration for Usher, who had plenty of big surprises in store for his hometown crowd!

After bringing out Trey Songz in Chicago and Chris Brown, Kid Ink, and Jeremih in L.A., Usher was joined by some of his fellow ATLiens including T.I., Ludacris, and Jeezy.

Jermaine Dupri, Lil Jon, and Luda hit the stage for “Lovers and Friends,” T.I. and Young Thug turned up with “About the Money,” and Jeezy joined Ursh for “Love in This Club.”

Juicy J also showed up to perform Usher’s recent strip club banger “I Don’t Mind,” and Rae Sremmurd capped off the show with “No Type” and “No Flex Zone.”

The “UR Experience” tour comes to a close on Sunday in Tampa, Fla.

Watch Usher and friends turn up in the A below!

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Beyoncé, Sam Smith & Usher Lead 57th Annual Grammy Award Nominations

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How fast time flies, as we get closer and closer to 2015, the 57th Annual Grammy Awards are just around the corner, and the nominees are now in!!

R&B and Soul is leading the pack this year as Beyoncé and Sam Smith have scored six nods each. Usher follows closely behind with 4, along with Iggy Azalea, Sia, Eric Church, Gordon Goodwin, Miranda Lambert, and Jack White.

Bey earned nominations in categories including Best R&B Performance, Best R&B Song, Best Urban Contemporary Album, Best Surround Sound Album, and Best Music Film. She also becomes the most nominated woman in the history of the Grammys.

Sam Smith was named under Best New Artist, of course, along with the coveted Record of the Year and Song of the Year categories for “Stay With Me.” Usher has been recognized for his hot single “Good Kisser” and collaboration with Chris Brown on “New Flame.” Some of the best from R&B’s new class, including Luke James, Mali Music and Jhené Aiko, pulled in single noms under the R&B categories.

The biggest category, Album of the Year, will be revealed during the CBS special “A Very Grammy Christmas” at 9 p.m. EST tonight.

The 57th Annual Grammy Awards will be held on February 8, 2015 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

See all the nominations below!

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List: The Best of November – Top 12 Records

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It’s the week after Thanksgiving and along with the extra weight that we have to drop from over eating, it’s time for another monthly list! Fresh off of the infamous “leftover” weekend, we’re one step closer to closing out 2014 and embarking on a well-anticipated 2015. Coming off of a slow month for music in October, we’re back with some tunes for you to rock with while burning off the pounds from your plates.

Between keeping it real and funk’n you up to smackin’ it in the air, this month had many contributions from artists that we were surprised to hear from. Breaking the internet a few times this month, November’s pickings will find you still giving your thanks for good music.

Ready to dance off all of that Thanksgiving stuffing? Press play and get into our “Best of November – Top 12 Records” list below!

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New Music: Usher – Cuz We Can

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The thirst for more Usher music seems to be peaking as another new song has found its way online. Over the holiday weekend, a track titled “Cuz We Can” hit the web, and had many fans excited.

The record does feel a little dated, but the more obvious reason it would appear older is that the track is very very similar to Mike Posner’s 2013 single “Top of the World,” which was produced by Diplo and Benny Blanco. Usher has confirmed he has worked with both producers on his new upcoming album UR, but he also worked with Diplo on 2012’s Looking 4 Myself.

The singer is looking for a little 2-on-1 action on the bouncy song as he makes a provocative proposition to some sexy ladies. “I can tell that ya girl want trouble, got me seeing double / I ain’t got a girl, you two need a man, let’s do that,” he sings.

Usher has pushed his eighth studio album to next year, and most recently released the Honey Nut Cheerios sponsored burner “Clueless” to hold fans over.

Take a listen to his latest loosie below:

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Usher Brings Out Chris Brown, August Alsina, Jeremih, & Kid Ink at Los Angeles Show

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The stars all aligned when Usher’s “UR Experience” pulled into the Los Angeles Staples Center on Friday night. After bringing out Trey Songz in Chicago, the R&B superstar had some big surprises for the L.A. audience, as he brought out his R&B brothers Chris Brown, Jeremih, and August Alsina.

Kid Ink was up first, hitting the stage for their collaboration “Body Language” before Jeremih turned up on the remix to DJ Khaled’s “Hold You Down” and his own top 10 hit “Don’t Tell ‘Em.”

After opening for Usher earlier in the evening, August returned for “I Luv This Shit” with a surprise appearance from Chris Brown, who was greeted with roaring applause. Breezy then delved into “Loyal” while August captured the moment on his iPhone.

“Breezy, I don’t think they’re ready to turn all the way up,” said Usher before the two launched into their X hit “New Flame.” They wowed with their slick moves, and Usher showed off his abs, before hugging it out.

Watch the moment of R&B brotherhood below!

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Hot 97 Presents: 97 Seconds With Usher (Video)

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Hot 97 was graced by Usher as the next guest to appear on their “97 Seconds” series. Opening up with his feelings on what makes a real R&B artist, the veteran singer spoke about his childhood days in Atlanta, moving to New York to work with Puff, working with Jermaine Dupri, his favorite performance, and more.

“R&B is not something that anybody can do,” said Usher. “Writing a great record is something that a lot of people have been able to do. But, to be a R&B artist is far more than just being a great singer or having a hit record. You gotta really have the soul, you gotta feel it and hear it in the music.”

Usher is currently traveling North America on his “UR Experience” tour, which will make its next stop tomorrow in Los Angeles, where fans should definitely expect some surprise guests.

Check out the interview below:

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New Music: Usher – Clueless (DJ Soulchild Remix)

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Even though he has pushed his album back until next year and claimed he isn’t ready to release it, Usher has certainly been keeping fans covered with new singles.  The latest release from the R&B superstar comes as a unique partnership with Honey Nut Cheerios, who teamed up with Usher to give fans a new song, the way our favorite cereals used to give us a toy in the bottom of the box.

The record, titled “Clueless,” found it’s way to the net this past weekend, and featured a feel-good vibe, and strong vocal from the multi-talented artist.

While the song has a great feeling, it has a pretty mellow vibe due to it’s lack of percussion.  In comes international club DJ, DJ Soulchild, who has now delivered a re-vamped version of the song with some classic drums, courtesy of MC Shan’s hip-hop classic “The Bridge.”

The slight mash-up works quite well, and gives the record a slick bounce, which it didn’t have before. Check out the remix below!

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Chris Brown Enlists August Alsina for ‘X Live Tour!’

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August Alsina may be a newcomer to the music industry, but that hasn’t stopped him from nabbing some big names to work with. While he recently wrapped his own tour and hit the road with megastar Usher on “The UR Experience Tour,” the Yungin’ is on his way to adding a few more dates under his belt.

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