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Watch: Usher Performs with Broken Foot at 2015 Global Citizen Earth Day Concert

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Two weeks after undergoing surgery for fracturing his foot, Usher had a message for Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans. “I might be a little injured, but I’m gonna make sure that I’m there for you,” he promised. Alluding to his plans he then said, “Listen, I wanna come in style if that’s OK with you.”

Sporting a gold crutch, the R&B superstar impressively hopped and hobbled his way through a two-part 45-minute set at the 2015 Global Citizen Earth Day concert at Washington DC’s National Mall on Saturday (April 18).

At several points, the “I Don’t Mind” singer even bunny-hopped on one foot to properly turn up for a trap remix of “Yeah!” and dance hits like “Without You,” and current collaboration “Don’t Look Down” featuring Martin Garrix, who flew in to appear during Usher’s set.

Continuing with the surprises, Usher covered John Legend’s Oscar-winning song “Glory,” during which Common joined him on stage. He then switched roles helping out the rapper with some hits of his own, “Go” and “The Light,” where Usher took on hook duties in lieu of Erykah Badu.

With the crowd at new levels of hype Usher kept the covers going as he flipped to rock mode, performing The Beatles’ classic “Come Together.”  Later, he announced that he would donate his gold crutch to the first person who downloaded the Earth Day app and completed the five actions necessary to help stop climate change. “I’ma give you the crutch off my arm, and I’ma give you the shirt off my back.” But before the ladies got too loud, Usher laughed. “I wanted to just test to see if y’all were ready for me to take my shirt off.”  Though he didn’t accommodate that wish, he did provide another unexpected cover, as the crowd of over 250,000 joined him for U2’s “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.”

It was a very memorable performance from Usher, but he wasn’t the only R&B star who performed at the concert.  The legendary Mary J. Blige helped warm up the DC crowd earlier in the day, with past and present favorites, including “The One” and “Just Fine.”

Check out Usher and Mary’s performances below!

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Listen: Usher feat. Juicy J – “I Don’t Mind” (DJ Soulchild Remix)

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DJ Soulchild is back with another one!  Following his impressive remix of Usher‘s “Clueless,” the Swiss DJ/Remixer serves up another blazing hot remix to set the dance floors on fire worldwide.

This time he puts a retro spin on Usher’s current strip club anthem “I Don’t Mind” feat. Juicy J, with the perfect marriage of old school and new school. Exchanging the 808 production of the original version for a more bass-heavy and funked up approach, Soulchild samples Melba Moore’s 1982 Disco/Funk classic “Love’s Comin’ At Ya,” which results in an irresistible, certified banger.

Stream and download below:

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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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