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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.

Peep the segment below:

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Usher Announces European Leg of “The UR Experience” Tour

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Usher will continue to make fans across the world swoon as he has revealed that he will be taking his upcoming and anticipated “The UR Experience Tour” overseas to the UK and Europe in early 2015.

Following the announcement of the North American tour dates, the R&B superstar has now released the dates for the European leg of the tour, and announced he has tapped “Am I Wrong” hitmakers Nico & Vinz as his supporting act.

“With The UR Experience, I want to give my fans an ever-changing live show full of surprises and special guests. I am really excited to be with my fans and give them an Usher experience like they’ve never seen or heard before,” he explained.

Kicking off February 13 in France, the extended trek will travel to Sweden, Germany, Netherlands, Ireland and more before wrapping up March 26 in London. Tickets will go on sale for the European dates on Friday, October. 3.

See the tour itinerary below:

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Usher, Chris Brown, Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj & Ariana Grande Perform at iHeartRadio Music Festival

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The iHeartRadio Music Festival returned to Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena for two days of the biggest music stars on the planet. Friday’s jam-packed lineup included Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, Usher, Taylor Swift, Jason Derulo, and Coldplay, with plenty of surprises.

Queen Nicki delivered her biggest hits including “Super Bass,” “Beez in the Trap,” and “Anaconda,” and even spit her verse on Beyoncé’s “Flawless (Remix)” a cappella. She also brought out Ariana Grande for “Bang Bang,” and closed with “Starships.”

Ariana served up a soaring set of her own with “The Way” and “Problem,” as well as new cuts off her No. 1 album My Everything. While her rumored boyfriend Big Sean was backstage, Childish Gambino joined her on stage for “Break Your Heart Right Back.”

Usher lit up the arena with his UR singles “Good Kisser” and “She Came to Give It to You,” and surprised the crowd by bringing out Chris Brown for “New Flame.”

Surprise guest Alicia Keys, whose second child is due in November, showed off her baby bump and blessed the stage with her empowering new anthem “We Are Here.”

Check out the highlights from night 1 below:

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Usher Stops By ‘Ellen’, Takes ‘American Ninja Warrior’ Challenge

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You have GOT to love Usher!

While the veteran heartthrob has been making ladies fall in love since before he could legally purchase liquor, the singer and father has done it again as he showed off his manly strength.

Taking on the “American Ninja Warrior” Parking Lot Challenge on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Usher not only proved that he had the brawn, to complete the challenge, but the brains to invent a new way to complete one of the obstacles. Serving as great exercise for what’s to come during his UR Experience tour this fall, it was pure entertainment watching him tackle the obstacles on the course.

Take a look at him swing our way below!

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Usher Does It All In New ‘Fault’ Magazine ‘Millions’ Issue

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Usher just continues to make the ladies drool every chance he gets and we’re not mad one bit.

While the news of his tour The UR Experience – which features August Alsina – made every woman in America flip their lid, his spread in the new issue of Fault Magazine has done just the same.

Titled “The Millions Issue,” the magazine will give us a firsthand look into the life and mind of the R&B superstar. Shot by Sinisha Nisevic and styled by L.A. celebrity stylists The Kids, Usher’s feature in the magazine spans over 13 pages and includes him covering the Men’s Fashion section as well.

In his interview, entitled ‘The Man Who Can Do It All,’ the record-breaking entertainer discusses his stint on The Voice, his upcoming album, jumping back into acting, and more. When asked about his upcoming album and not making commercial hits, he told the magazine: “I don’t feel that I’ve got to sell out this tour, or sell crazy amounts of albums, or have the number one single. It’s great to have all those things, but that isn’t what I’m doing.”

The signer also went on to speak about his experience while creating the new body of work. “It’s still a work in progress. I’m at a place where I really just want to have fun and do what I feel is significant to me. These last three years have been the hardest times of my life. I’ve wanted to break down, I’ve wanted to quit. I’ve wanted to throw in the towel but my spirit wouldn’t allow me… The one thing the album represents is confidence. Not confidence in a cocky way, but being open about what I feel, take it or leave it. If I’m not honest about my feelings then you’ll never know how I really feel,” said the “Believe Me” crooner.

While the full interview isn’t available yet, fans can get a small taste of what Usher had to say here and don’t forget to check out a few of the shots from the shoot after the jump!

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