Posts Tagged ‘Usher’

Usher Communicates Through Dance in New Cheerios Commercial


Well, we’ve seen it all.

Usher has been recruited by Cheerios to spoon feed us a new message on a ‘heart-healthy’ breakfast in a new commercial for Honey Nut Cheerios cereal.

In the 30 second clip, the R&B superstar meets up with their cheerful mascot Buzz the Bee in a dance studio, to show off how they communicate with their fancy footwork.

Usher’s new single “She Came To Give It To You” plays in the background of the ad titled “Body Language.”

He is currently putting the finishing touches on his anticipated 8th studio album, which is rumored to be titled ‘UR.’ Check out the playful commercial below:

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Usher, Jennifer Hudson & More Set to Perform at ‘Fashion Rocks’


Music and Fashion will collide with the upcoming two-hour extravaganza ‘Fashion Rocks‘ on September 9.

R&B stars Usher and Jennifer Hudson will join a star-studded performance line-up including, Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull, Rita Ora, Duran Duran, KISS and more.

Many of fashion’s most important trends are inspired by music. And many of music’s most influential artists express themselves through fashion. ‘Fashion Rocks‘ is the only place where music and fashion collide live on one stage.

Ryan Seacrest will host the show live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on CBS at 9pm est.

Watch: Chris Brown feat. Usher & Rick Ross – ‘New Flame’ (Video)


Chris Brown knows how to light up the night!

Fresh off announcing his joint tour with Trey Songz, the R&B bad boy premieres the anticipated music video for his latest single “New Flame” featuring Usher & Rick Ross.

Decked out in all white against an all-white set, an umbrella-toting Breezy shows off his fancy footwork alongside a pool full of babes in white bathing suits. At night  he hits the sand and literally sparks flames with his fiery moves.

Usher joins him for some synchronized choreography, while a shirtless Rozay sits on a throne surrounded by models.

Chris’ new album X is due in stores September 16.

Check out the sizzling new video below:

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Usher Talks New Music & Upcoming Album with B96 Chicago


Usher recently visited B96 in Chicago for a lengthy interview on the Blue Cross Blue Shield studio stage.

Speaking with Stylz & Roman following a performance in Milwaukee, they touched on his massive catalog of hit records, his love for performing at this point in his career, his favorite song to perform (“Burn”), his tribute to Michael Jackson at the iHeartRadio Awards and much more.

Usher talked about his new singles “Good Kisser” and “She Came To Give It To You,” working with Pharrell and what we can expect from his forthcoming album. He also spoke about being a mentor for Justin Bieber, his victory on NBC’s The Voice last season, and being a part owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Check out the full interview below!

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Monica Hits the Studio with Jermaine Dupri

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Reunited and feels so good!

That’s how we feel whenever we see JD and Monica working again. The close collaborators have been back in the studio working on new music for her upcoming album this week, and they have shared some of the moments.

“Last night at the crib writing with @monicabrown #GunsandRoses literally,when we get together #walkinginhistory,” wrote JD.

Usher swung by the studio as well to hand out. “#Luv4LIFE @howuseeit @jwarhol my history is nothing without those I shared it with.. We lived, learned & grew #Together #MusicIsForever just like our friendships !!!!,” wrote Monica.

Mo even shared a snippet of a new song, which might be titled “Guns & Roses.” “Sometimes you gotta tell it like it is!!! #GunsandRoses #ImDonePlaying #TellItLikeItIsMo @jwarhol voice LOL #ComingSoon: When u find a good one If you mess it up there ain’t nothing that replaces that **** #ForgiveMeLord #ButItsTheTruth,” she said.

Check out more pics and song preview below:

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Drake Brings Lauryn Hill, Usher, Trey Songz & More to OVO Fest


Drake once again put on for his city as he brought the stars out for the 5th Annual OVO Fest. The Canadian superstar shared the stage with Lauryn Hill, Usher, Trey Songz, 50 Cent, J. Cole and more during Monday’s three-hour event at Toronto’s Molson Canadian Amphitheatre.

Jhené Aiko opened the show, making way for the first big surprise of the evening, Ms. Lauryn Hill. The Fugees frontwoman performed “Killing Me Softly,” “Fu-Gee-La,” and “Ready or Not” before a bowing Drake showed up to perform a mash-up of “Draft Day” and “Doo Wop (That Thing).”

“I gotta hug my mom before I do this show because it’s the fifth year,” he said (according to Billboard) before his mother Sandi Graham took the stage in a wheelchair.

“If you’ve been a fan of music or a fan of Drake, I want to take you back tonight,” he said before taking a trip down memory lane, starting with his 2009 mixtape So Far Gone.

Trey Songz joined him for “Successful” and “Na Na.” “I promise you my career as a human being would be nowhere without this guy,” Drake said of the R&B crooner.

PARTYNEXTDOOR and DJ Khaled were up next, followed by Tinashe and YG, who performed “Who Do You Love?”

“This is probably gonna be one of the best moments in OVO history, so make some mothafuckin’ noise,” said Drake as Usher emerged to perform “Climax,” “Confessions Pt. II,” “Lovers and Friends,” “U Don’t Have to Call,” and “Good Kisser.”

Drake also announced that the two have collaborated on Usher’s upcoming album, due this fall, and asks his friend to show off his signature slide dance. “From ‘My Way’ to ‘8701,’ I used to swing a chain around my neck,” Drake recalls, “I had the Sean Johns on, I had the roller-skating shoes on. Can we just slide walk for a second, you still got it?”

Check out all the video footage below!

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List: The Best of July – Top 15 Records


While July is known for record-breaking temperatures, trips to water parks, school shopping and enjoying the last few weeks of summer, it’s known to us in the ThisisRnB offices as another month of solid R&B releases.

Whether you were a fan of Usher and Tanks’s dance heavy tracks or went the more subtle route with either Adrian Marcel or Azekel, there’s no denying that July brought ThisIsRnB listeners some pretty soulful and sultry singles. Following suit of June, July had its slow moments, but as always, true music showed up and showed out! While there’s really no way that we can make everyone happy with our lists, we definitely do the best we can by pulling the tracks that we feel are deserving of being deemed “Best of”.

Therefore, kick off your shoes and relax your feet as we bring you the tracks that had us hitting repeat all month long.

Check out our Best of July – Top 15 Records” below!

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Look: Chris Brown & Usher Shoot “New Flame” Video

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Chris Brown and Usher hooked up for a brief scene in the the music video for “Loyal,” but now the R&B superstars have come together to shoot the visual for their collaborative single “New Flame.”

Teaming up with Riveting Entertainment once again, Brown and Usher shared some snaps from the set, while singer/songwriter Verse Simmonds, who co-penned the song, celebrated the special moment. “Tonight I got to witness music history!.. 2 of the biggest stars in the world @chrisbrownofficial & @howuseeit came together for the 1st time to collaborate on a video for a record that I wrote… #NewFlame #Blessed #VvSsociety,” he wrote on Instragram.

“New Flame,” which also features Rick Ross, will appear on Brown’s much-anticipated new album, X, due out this year.

Check out more pics from the set below, and stay tuned for the music video coming soon!

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