Posts Tagged ‘Usher’

Premiere: Vedo – Classic (Video)


Rising R&B artist Vedo premieres the music video to his breakout single, “Classic“!  The Michigan born singer-songwriter is ready to let everyone know that he’s here to stay and there’s nothing holding him back.

A former finalist on NBC’s “The Voice,” Vedo received his mentorship from none other than veteran R&B superstar Usher and made a lasting impression on both the viewers and coaches throughout his run. Now, stepping out on his own, the Platinum Power Moves signee is shining through with the ’90s inspired single “Classic.”

Singing out, “Like an old school Chevy, they don’t make ’em like you no more (no more) / Like a handwritten letter, you know you worth much more,” the talented artist proves that his stardom is set to expand far beyond his time on “The Voice” stage.

“Classic” currently holds a spot in the Top 40 at Urban Radio. Fans of the singer can expect a project from him soon!

Take a look at Vedo go down like Mary below!

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Watch: Usher Performs “Chains” with NAS and Bibi Bourelly Live at ‘TIDAL X’ Concert


If you missed it live last night, TIDAL held their special “10/20” concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, with performances from JAY Z, Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne and many more. As a special treat to late night viewers, Jimmy Kimmel broadcast Usher’s performance of his new socially conscious song “Chains” with Nas and Bibi Bourelly during his show.

Usher released the song exclusively through Tidal last Friday as an interactive experience. Using facial recognition technology with a camera-enabled device, viewers are able to look into the eyes of unarmed victims of racial injustice and police brutality.

Check out their first performance of the powerful song below!

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Usher Receives Birthday Serenade from President Barack Obama & First Lady


What a time to be…Usher!

While the newly turned 37-year-old thought he was taking a trip to the White House specifically for his set during “In Performance at the White House,”  President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama things turned up a little bit more for the superstar singer.

Surprising him with a sweet serenade of their own and single candle cupcake for his enjoyment, the couple – and a few staff members – sang “Happy Birthday” to the father of two. Armed with an unexpected expression and big smile, Usher took to his Facebook to share the clip saying, “So this really happened the other night…The President and First Lady sang me Happy Birthday at The White House & I got to perform for them,” Usher captioned the clip. “I couldn’t be more grateful for this moment and all of the birthday wishes from everyone. THANK YOU!!!!! #‎Blessed #‎OlderWiser.”

Take a look at the video below:

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Listen: Usher and Nas Rally Against Injustice on New Song “Chains”


Usher is breaking the “Chains.” The Grammy-winning singer has teamed up with Nas and Bibi Bourelly on a powerful new song to raise awareness for the victims of racial injustice and police brutality.

The song’s release is accompanied by “Don’t Look Away,” an interactive experience. Using facial recognition technology with a camera-enabled device, viewers will be able to look into the eyes of the unarmed victims and control the video stream. The song will immediately stop if the viewer turns away.

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Report: Usher Secretly Marries Manager Grace Miguel


According to a report that just surfaced, Usher is a married man—again!

The R&B superstar secretly wed his longtime girlfriend and manager Grace Miguel.

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Usher, Lauryn Hill, Jazmine Sullivan and More Pay Tribute To Nina Simone


Legendary songstress Nina Simone is receiving a tribute from some of R&B’s most talented superstars with the upcoming compilation, Nina Revisited: A Tribute to Nina Simone. Inspired by the Netflix documentary What Happened, Miss Simone? the July 10 release will feature contributions from some of your favorite artists.

Hosting sounds from Lauryn Hill, Usher, Jazmine Sullivan, Mary J. Bilge, Common, and many more, the album features the stars performing covers of multiple tracks from the late Simone. We previously heard Lauryn Hill’s soulful performance of “Feeling Good,” and now she debuts her rendition of “Black Is The Color of My True Love’s Hair,” her second of six covers on the project.

In addition, Usher gives us his bluesy take on “My Baby Just Cares For Me,” and Jazmine Sullivan brings down the house with her reggae-inspired cover of “Baltimore.”

Take a listen to the tracks below:

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Watch: Usher Slow Jams The National Anthem


Leave it to Usher to give us a sexy rendition of the “Star Spangled Banner”!

Kicking off Thursday night’s Cavs vs. Warriors game, the longtime performer gave a version to be remembered. Belting out through his golden microphone, the part owner of the Cavaliers gave his unique R&B infused version of the National Anthem.

Definitely a version to go down in the books, he effortlessly did his thing as fans of both teams, players, and Kanye West looked on.

Check it out below:

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Watch: Usher Joins Wale in “The Matrimony” Video


Could Wale be ready to settle down? Usher joins the MMG rap star in the brand new video for their smooth collaboration, “The Matrimony,” off his new LP The Album About Nothing.

The cinematic clip, which features an intro from Jerry Seinfeld, takes place at the wedding of Wale’s love interest (Bria Murphy), but it’s not Wale standing at the altar. We see flashbacks of the former couple fighting over a pregnancy test, while Usher plays the wedding singer.

However, this story doesn’t end with a happily ever after.

Check it out below for the shocking conclusion.

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