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Usher Surprises Nico & Vinz on Tour in Manchester

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Usher has been running through Europe on the international leg of his “UR Experience” tour this month.  Bringing “Am I Wrong” duo Nico & Vinz along with him as his opening act this time, the R&B superstar decided to do something special for the fellas during their show in Manchester on Monday night.

As if he doesn’t dance enough during his own set, Ursh surprised the audience, and Nico & Vinz themselves, when he danced his way to the front of the stage during their performance of “Am I Wrong.” Cheers filled the arena, and Nico literally fell over when he turned his shoulder and saw Usher behind him.

Usher will be returning to the U.S. soon to finish up work on his eighth studio album. His new collabo with Chris Brown, “All Falls Down,” sprung a leak over the weekend, and he has also joined DJ/producer Martin Garrix on the feel-good new dance single “Don’t Look Down.”

Check out the official footage from the special tour moment below:

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New Music: Usher feat. Chris Brown – All Falls Down

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R&B’s reigning champs are back for round two! After collaborating on “New Flame” for X, Usher and Chris Brown come together once again for the somber love song, “All Falls Down.” A vulnerable Ursh laments about a girl who broke his heart, while Breezy does some soul searching of his own on the newly leaked tune.

“Guess the prize was the fall if I get up / Cause the strong will survive that don’t give up / Well she fell in love, her heart is resting now, 6 feet under ground,” they sing over the tinkering beat.

It’s unknown where the song will end up, but it may appear on Usher’s upcoming album.

“The song that we did together, I think it answers a lot of questions,” Usher told REVOLT last year. “There’s a lot mystery I think about a lot of things and the reality is we all are human. And though we may all experience hardship, it’s in those times that people should really rally and remember why you fell in love with the artist, why you fell in love with the person.”

Take a listen below!

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Listen: Usher Teams Up with Martin Garrix on New Single “Don’t Look Down”

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While he is currently touring Europe, and working on his next album, Usher has teamed up with electronic music’s youngest star, Martin Garrix, on his brand new single “Don’t Look Down.” The R&B superstar soars over the dance floor-ready beat, while providing an inspirational message.

“Don’t look down / Up this high, we’ll never hit the ground / Don’t look down / See that sky, we’re gonna reach it now,” sings Ursh.

The 18-year-old Dutch DJ, who is managed by Scooter Braun, is currently in the studio finishing his debut album and has collaborated with Ed Sheeran, David Guetta, and Tiesto, among others.

Check out the feel-good song with the adventurous lyric video below:

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Usher & Mary J. Blige to Headline D.C.’s Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day Event

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Last year, the Global Citizen Festival brought major acts such as Jay Z, Beyoncé, and Alicia Keys to the stage in New York City’s Central Park. Now, after three years in NYC, the event is expanding to Washington, D.C., for Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day, a free event to be held Saturday, April 18, on the National Mall.

R&B superstars Usher and Mary J. Blige are among the headliners, who also include No Doubt, Fall Out Boy, Train and My Morning Jacket. Will.i.am will host alongside veteran journalist Soledad O’Brien, while Common and Nigerian artist D’Banj are set to make special appearances.

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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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