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Usher, Missy Elliott, Sevyn Streeter, Adrian Marcel Added to 2015 ESSENCE Festival!

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The 2015 ESSENCE Music Festival just got hotter. Following the announcement of the first round of performers, which included names such as Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, Kendrick Lamar, to name a few, the famed publication has now revealed that legends Usher and Missy Elliot have been added to the list of main stage headliners.

On the heels of his international tour, Usher will make a highly-anticipated return to headline the Festival mainstage since his last performance in 2011. Missy Elliott will make her first ESSENCE Festival appearance, performing for the first time since her white-hot Superbowl XLIX performance last month.

Rising R&B stars Sevyn Streeter and Adrian Marcel have also been added to the list of performers for the four super lounges.

The 21st annual ESSENCE Festival will be taking place in New Orleans from July 2-5.

See the current list of performers below:

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Usher Surprises Fans on the Streets of Copenhagen with Free Concert Tickets

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Usher kicks off the European leg of his “The UR Experience” tour in Copenhagen tonight.

On Thursday, as a very welcomed surprise to locals on the streets of the Denmark capital, the R&B superstar walked up to random people and gave them tickets to tonight’s opening show! Of course that caused plenty of others to rush and get photos with the singer, who obliged as many as he could.

Watch the footage, and see all the upcoming tour dates below:

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Trey Songz, Mary J. Blige, K. Michelle & More Perform at BET Honors

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Last month, the stars gathered in the nation’s capital for BET Honors 2015, which was taped at Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 24. Airing on BET on Monday night, the eighth annual show saluted African-American trailblazers in art, music, theater, technology, and business.

This year’s honorees included Kanye West; Usher; Phylicia Rashad; Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African Art; and John W. Thompson, Chairman of Microsoft and CEO of Virtual Instruments.

Hosted by Wayne Brady, the evening featuring outstanding performances from the likes of K. Michelle, who stunned in a blue gown, belting out her Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart song “Judge Me.” Mary J. Blige inspired the crowd with her London Sessions song “Doubt.” While Patti LaBelle tore the house down with her gospel spiritual, moving Phylicia Rashad to tears.

An emotional Usher accepted the Musical Arts Award from Bobby Brown and Ben Vereen, and received a musical salute from Trey Songz, who performed a cover of “Nice & Slow.”

Other performers included Ne-Yo and Charlie Wilson, who was joined on stage by Kanye West for a freestyle over “Bound 2.”

Watch the performances below:

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RCA Exec Mark Pitts Talks New Miguel Album, Usher Album Progression

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Some of us might still be trying to adjust to writing 2015 over 2014, but from the looks of things, it’s going to be one hell of a year. With the release of some pretty awesome albums last month, and some great singles to prep us for the warmer months, the standard for what the remainder of the year is going to bring has already been set – and set high.

After releasing his free project at the end of 2014, R&B singer-songwriter Miguel has all of us patiently waiting the release of his third studio album. If you are one of the many people wondering when that will be, fret not, RCA executive Mark Pitts is here to deliver a nice message.

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Usher and Stevie Wonder Perform “If It’s Magic” at Grammys

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One of our favorite moments from Music’s Biggest Night came from Mr. “Good Kisser” himself, Usher, who paid tribute to the one-and-only Stevie Wonder during Sunday’s Grammy Awards. Backed by a harpist, the R&B superstar performed a beautiful cover of Stevie’s classic “If It’s Magic,” before being joined by the legend himself on harmonica.

On Tuesday, Usher will perform again for Stevie during the CBS special, “Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life — An All-Star Grammy Salute.” Other performers include Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, Janelle Monáe, and John Legend.

Watch their surprise soulful set below!

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DJ Cassidy Previews New Usher Record “Paradise” in Tour Video

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From November 1 to December 15 of 2014, DJ Cassidy toured North America with Usher on “The UR Experience.” As he continues to prep for the release of his debut album Paradise Royal the legendary DJ gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at his time on the road with the R&B icon.

In addition to show footage and backstage antics, Cassidy surprises us with an extended preview of his upcoming collaboration with Usher, a feel-good, dance-ready tune called “Paradise,” as the soundtrack to the visual.

Cassidy’s Paradise Royal is due out later this year via Columbia Records. Check out the video and song below!

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Usher, Pharrell, Sam Smith, John Legend & Common To Perform at Grammys

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Music’s Biggest Night is getting even bigger. Usher, Pharrell Williams, Sam Smith, John Legend and Common have joined the lineup for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards!

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New Music: Usher feat. Migos – Still Got It

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If you thought R&B crooner Usher fell off, he’s here to tell you a little different!

Surprising with a new Zaytoven produced single, “Still Got It,” the veteran singer shuts it down for all the haters who are convinced that he doesn’t have it anymore. Featuring the Atlanta rapping trio Migos, the single finds Usher sounding off on the young n*ggas in the business.

“I still got it / All that trickin’ off, n*gga I can pull without it,” the 36-year-old singer boasts about his accomplishments and his status in the game. Still able to turn the clubs up and take your chick 20 years after he started, we’re confident that Ursh’s upcoming album will be an impressive body of work.

See if Usher still has it below!

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