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Usher on Touring: “I Don’t Have To Prove Anything”

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With his anticipated “The UR Experience” tour kicking off this week, Usher recently sat down with CBS Radio to talk about his current mind state when it comes to hitting the road and giving large audiences a special show.

He revealed that these days, he takes a somewhat more laid back approach to performing than in the past. “Being the best at this point in my life is being committed to it,” he explained. “No doubt about it, I don’t have to prove anything. I mean I’ve been doin it for 20 years, this will be my 8th album, and I’m just naturally a hard worker, anything that I do I go after it to be the best.”

He continued: “After a few things have happened in my life, to me, even during my performance, I realized that perfection is how you feel. It’s being able to check in out and out of your dance and performance and it be effortless that makes a performance incredible.”

Additionally, Usher spoke about how in his time as a teen star he had very few embarrassing paparazzi moments. But, he discussed his onstage breakdown from 2011, and also discussed giving advice to younger artists.

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Watch: Usher and Tinashe Join Kid Ink in “Body Language” Video

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The time has finally arrived for Kid Ink to drop off the visual to his summer banger, “Body Language” and it’s just as seductive as its lyrics propose.

Letting us into their peep show, Usher and Tinashe join the Alumni front man as they watch the ladies of the night do their thing. Shot in Atlanta, the Darren Craig visual shows Tinashe strutting her stuff and displaying her vocal abilities and Usher and Kid Ink admire the assets of the flexible and eye-popping stars of the peep show.

Take a look as the crew loosens up below:

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Usher Talks Mentorship, New Album, Justin Bieber, and More in ‘Billboard’

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Perhaps one of the most talked about men in R&B history, Usher has had a storied and incredibly successful career in the industry. From the time he stepped on the scene in the early ’90s as a teenager to now a single father, performer, businessman, and much more, Usher continues to hit new heights.

In a brand new interview with Billboard, Usher spoke about pushing his new album back, learning “chutzpah” from Diddy, his upcoming tour and much more. Check out excerpts from the interview below!

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Usher, Tinashe & Kid Ink Shoot “Body Language” Music Video

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Cop a gander at Tinashe! The young beauty has been doing pretty well for herself and it’s definitely showing in the clips for her upcoming collaboration with Kid Ink and Usher in the “Body Language” video.

While Kid Ink released the audio for the track over the summer, fans have been anticipating what the visual would look like. Well now, they can rest easy because it’s right around the corner. Inspired by a peep show, the Darren Craig directed visual has the trio going all out in the “weird and dirty” clip.

If the shot above is anything to go by, you can expect to see Tinashe giving an ultimate serving of sex appeal and we’re sure Usher will be dominating the dance floor.

Take a look behind-the-scenes below:

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Usher Talks New Music and Tour, Relevancy In The Industry, Acting Roles and More

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You have GOT to love Usher. There’s no debating.

20 years after his arrival onto the scene, the superstar still finds a way to dominate the music scene and retain his fan base.

Taking to Power 105’s The Breakfast Club, Usher opened up just a bit on what he’s been up to. Usually a very private person, he discussed his feelings on his estranged ex-wife’s appearance on VH1’s Atlanta Exes reality show as well as where he puts his time nowadays.

Also giving his opinion on how the release of music has changed, the “Good Kisser” crooner told Angela Yee and DJ Envy that he’s doing things his own way. Pushing back the release of his upcoming album, Usher told the duo that he’s not done with the album, but he might release it while he’s on tour.

Laid back and humble, the legendary artist went on to further discuss his upcoming acting roles, relevancy in the industry, Drake collaboration and more.

Take a look at the interview below!

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Usher Talks “The UR Experience Tour,” Chris Brown Dance-Off, August Alsina & Much More on Hot 97

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Following the official release of his new single “I Don’t Mind” featuring Juicy J, Usher returned to NYC for a radio press run and visited Hot 97 to chat with the Ebro In The Morning crew.

The R&B superstar reminisced with Ebro about the first time they met when he was a young teenager working on his very first album, and L.A. Reid said that they weren’t allowed to smoke weed around the upcoming star.

Usher addressed the rumor that he beat Chris Brown in a dance-off during their performance at the iHeartRadio Festival, and why he burned his Jordans on stage. Which he compared to Jimi Hendrix burning his guitar on stage. He shared his admiration for Chris, and said fans might be able to catch them performing again on his upcoming tour.  He also shared some Michael Jackson stories, and his feelings on what made the Jackson’s the pinnacle of excellence.

Usher spoke about why he chose August Alsina as the opening act for his upcoming “The UR Experience” tour, and enjoying the ability to mentor other young artists. “I am selfless, I want other people to shine, I want people to have their own sh*t, I want people to be able to grow,” he said.

Talking about his new tour Usher explained it isn’t about selling a new album this time, it’s about celebrating his career and enjoying what he does best.

“The UR Experience tour is all about my entire journey,” said Usher. “20 years of music, I’m goin to give it to them in a way that feels personal, it’s not me selling something.”

Usher also spoke about Justin Bieber’s current situation, his ex-wife, being a father, his mother and much more.

Watch the full interview below!

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New Music: Usher feat. Juicy J – I Don’t Mind (CDQ)

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This past summer R&B crooner Usher came off of his hiatus and delivered some pretty great music for us to enjoy. While many may remember his initial comeback track “Good Kisser,” some may not remember when a single by the name of “I Don’t Mind” was leaked a month after.

Well now, many months later, the single has officially been released and we’re still loving it. Featuring Juicy J, the single has the duo showing massive love to the skrippers. Singing, “You can take off your clothes, long as you comin’ home,” the Dr. Luke production is sure to have all the women dropping it low in the nudie bar.

Usher’s upcoming studio album UR is set to feature appearances from Drake, Nicki Minaj, and Skrillex. While we await the official track listing and delivery date of the project, fans can get their tickets for the UR Experience Tour – which kicks off on November 1 with August Alsina

Take a listen to “I Don’t Mind” below!

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Usher Reads The Strawberry Letter on The Steve Harvey Morning Show

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Usher visited The Steve Harvey Morning Show this week for an extended interview and guest segment and during his sit-down he took part in their Strawberry Letter segment. Listening to an unfortunate situation that a middle age woman was dealing with due to a 9 year on-again-off-again relationship, the R&B superstar offered his own opinion and take on the situation.

“If you just pay attention to the signs early on, it will save you a lot of time, money and heartbreak,” explained Usher.

He is currently working on his new album UR, which he recently pushed back to continue perfecting. Usher will kick off “The UR Experience” tour on November 1 in Montreal, Canada.

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