Posts Tagged ‘Usher’

Watch: Usher Performs “Crash” in Slow Motion on ‘The Tonight Show’


Usher is ending the month of July on a high note, before his big August. The R&B star – who is set to star as Sugar Ray Leonard in the upcoming film Hands of Steel next month – appeared on “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” on Thursday to perform his new single, “Crash.”

Ever the artist, Usher opted for a pulsating black and white backdrop as he moved in slow motion and sang, backed by The Roots. “Crash” was already sexy and seductive on its own; but hearing Usher croon, “We really had something special – it’s hard tryna let it go,” live just gives the song’s urgency and feeling even more meaning.

Watch Usher, well, crash “Crash” on Fallon below. His eighth studio album, Flawed, is due out later this year.

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Usher Blocks Traffic in NYC Playing Ping-Pong

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Serve, volley, dodge yellow cab!

Usher might have gone temporarily insane, for a quick publicity stunt on Thursday (July 28) in New York City.

The R&B legend attracted a crowd on 6th Ave as he and celebrity jeweler, Mr. Flawless, played a game of ping-pong in the middle of the actual street!

It didn’t last too long, naturally, but they certainly caused a scene!

Check out the crazy game below!

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New Music: Usher feat. Young Thug – No Limit (A JAYBeatz Remix)

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While we all await the official remix to Usher‘s new single “No Limit” with No Limit Records legend Master P, masterful remixer/producer JAYBeatz comes through with an impressive remix to the buzzing single.

The remix offers a totally fresh take on the turn-up record, with a sexy, modern R&B vibe. JAYBeatz track is lead by an Asian-like chime sound, which amazing fits both Usher and Thugger’s vocal.

Check it out below!

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Usher Shoots “No Limit” Video With Gucci Mane & Young Thug


Usher appears to be doubling down with Gucci Mane and Young Thug on his new single “No Limit.”

The trio joined forces in Atlanta this week to shoot a video for the recently released single, which originally only featured Thugger. Caught on Guwop’s Snapchat account (as well as on his girlfriend Keyshia Ka’oir’s), the clip looks like a celebration of art, gold, and even zebras?

Throughout the clips Usher stunts with his co-stars and shows off some quick moves, Gucci sits in a throne and raps about how he’s “been there and done that,” and Young Thug stands out in colorful clothing.

The original “No Limit” only featuring Thugger was released last month, along with “Crash.” It is expected to land on Usher’s upcoming album Flawed.

This is not Usher and Gucci’s first time collaborating. They previously teamed up on “Spotlight” off Gucci’s 2009 album The State vs. Radric Davis.

Go behind the scenes of the “No Limit” video below.

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New Music: Chris Brown feat. Tyrese, R. Kelly, Usher & Tank – Back To Sleep (Secret Garden Remix)

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And it don’t stop!

This past spring, Chris Brown surprised fans everywhere by releasing 3 all-star remixes to his hit single “Back To Sleep.” However, there was one person who seemed to be curiously missing, after it was announced that he would appear on one of them.  That person was the Vision Implementor himself, Tyrese.

Well, the multi-talented singer/actor has now surprised us early Friday morning (July 15), with a mega remix featuring himself, along with the previously released verses by R. Kelly, Usher, and Tank.

Titled, “Secret Garden Remix,” Tyrese comes in strong with a provocative verse, singing, “Sh*t’s so hard I had to do a remix / Girl you got my sh*t so hard, p**sy got me in my feelings.”  Continuing, “You gon’ get this chocolate / Capricorn in this bed / Girl I don’t really do a lot of talkin’, but watch me back up every word that I said.”

Welp, ok. I know many of you are just getting your day started, but Tyrese, Chris, Kellz, Usher, and Tank have plans for you to stay in bed this Friday morning.

Take a listen to the latest “Back To Sleep” remix below!

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Usher Performs “No Limit” at BET Awards

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Described as a “man who knows no limits” by host Tracee Ellis Ross, Usher turnt up the BET Awards with a dance-heavy performance of his brand new single “No Limit” featuring Young Thug.

The R&B superstar lead a crew of backup dancers rocking all-black through the choreographed set. Flames lit up the back of the stage as Thugger popped out to join in, spitting his verse while Ursh did his thing.

The performance concluded with a throw down with his dancers, turning his back to the crowd to reveal a jacket that brandished the strong statement, “Don’t Trump America.”

Watch Usher’s performance below.

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Usher, Bryson Tiller, Kehlani, & More Perform Concert at BET Experience at L.A. Live


The BET Experience weekend officially kicked off on Friday night in Los Angeles at the STAPLES Center, with a concert by Usher, Bryson Tiller, Kehlani and more!

Usher, who headlined the show, surprised the stadium audience by bringing out special guests Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Wale, and Young Thug, during his set.

The R&B superstar performed hit-after-hit from his massive catalog, including such old favorites as “Confessions,” “Nice & Slow,” and “U Don’t Have To Call” which he did along with Snoop as a mashup to the West Coast legend’s hit Pharrell collaboration, “Beautiful.”

Tiller showcased his live performance with breakout singles “Don’t,” “Exchange,” and more off his debut album TRAPSOUL. Kehlani always brings an energetic show to the stage, as she showed off her short hair and tattoos, performing cuts from her mixtapes, Cloud 19, and the Grammy-nominated You Should Be Here.

The BET Experience at L.A. Live, presented by Coca-Cola®, runs June 23-26, with music and comedy concerts taking place at The Novo Theater and STAPLES Center; FREE BET Fan Fest at the Los Angeles Convention Center including seminars, celebrity basketball games, celebrity meet & greets; and other special appearances. The weekend will be capped off with the “BET Awards” on Sunday, June 26.

Check out the photos below.

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Usher Talks New Album, Touring, Cavs Win & More at Cannes Lions Festival


Usher is having an awesome week!

Following the Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Finals win on Sunday, the R&B superstar flew out to the 73rd Annual Cannes Lions film festival in France. The singer is finally prepping for the release of his delayed, but anticipated eighth studio album Flawed, which is rumored to be due late summer.

The road to Flawed has been several years in the making, beginning with 2014’s “Good Kisser” and continuing with other singles like “I Don’t Mind,” “She Came To Give It To You” and “Chains,” the latter of which just won its first Cannes Lion Award this week for its video. A 2014 arena tour followed, as well as high-profile brand deals with Pepsi and Cheerios. Now, with the simultaneous release of Flawed‘s lead singles “Crash” and “No Limit” featuring Young Thug, Usher is still building a catalog that’s vying to add a few more trophies to his shelf.

But he’s also taken on the dual challenge of embodying the history of boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard, for the biopic Hands of Stone, which is out Aug. 26 via The Weinstein Company. Talking with Ryan Seacrest at a festival panel, Usher spoke about that film’s own long journey to the big screen, from filming locations (“We were gonna shoot it in Puerto Rico, we eventually decided to create an industry in Panama and it was an amazing experience”) to physical training and capturing his unique mindset (“He was very confident, but very calculated as a pugilist – I lived in the idea of how he moved under the pressure of who he was.”)

A rep for Billboard was in attendance and got a chance to ask Usher some pressing questions about the new album, potential tour plans, the Cavs win, and more. Check out the Q&A below.

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