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Turn The Lights On: Usher Hits Studio With Rico Love


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2014 is shaping up to be a supreme year for R&B, so you know Usher couldn’t be left out! With the 10th anniversary of his most transparent and popularized album Confessions just passing, it was only a matter of time before we started seeing who would be apart of this (hopefully) legendary project that he’s been working on.

Taking to Instagram to let fans in on the current process of creating, the “Dive” singer revealed that he’s tapped the shoulder of his friend and frequent collaborator, Rico Love to work on new tracks. Known as the man behind “There Goes My Baby,” Rico and Usher have great chemistry and we can only expect more greatest from them.

His currently untitled, eighth studio album is set to be released later this year, along with the film Hands of Stone, where he plays Sugar Ray Leonard. Serving as the follow-up to 2012′s Looking 4 Myself, we’re seriously hoping that we get the best of Usher on this new project.

Take a look at a few more flicks from the meeting below:

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Retrospective: The Legacy of Usher’s Diamond-Selling ‘Confessions’ Album, 10 Years Later


If R&B superstar Usher decided to step away from the revolving chair and retire tomorrow, there’s no question that he would have a legendary career to look back on. The man has continued to show on several occasions that he is one of the hardest working artists in entertainment, currently assuming his role as host of NBC’s ‘The Voice’, filming for the role of Sugar Ray Leonard in the upcoming movie Hands of Stone, and working on his anticipated eighth studio album, also expected to be released this year.  But, perhaps his most notable accomplishment to date was the release, and subsequent accolades of his album Confessions — which will celebrate the 10th anniversary of it’s release on March 23rd.

Initially it was just expected to be Usher’s fourth studio album, but over the past 10 years it’s been regarded as one of the best R&B albums in history, and still remains the highest selling R&B title of the modern era.

Prior to the release of Confessions, Usher had certainly taken on the role of R&B playboy. Whether he was dropping his trousers in the video to “You Make Me Wanna,” providing the lover’s anthem with “Nice & Slow,” or exposing his washboard abs in “U Don’t Have To Call,” Usher was gaining ground as the leading young R&B act in the post-90s environment. But, boys have to grow into men one day, and it was that basis that moved everything forward in creating Usher’s fourth studio album, Confessions.

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Usher, Jill Scott & Aloe Blacc Interviews on ‘The Voice’


NBC’s The Voice returns tonight for the first episode of the infamous ‘Battle Rounds.’  In preparation for the ‘sing for your life’ style competition the show conducted new interviews with the coaches and their special guest advisers.

Returning for the show’s 6th Season, Usher talks about his team and his approach to the battles this season. “My strategy this season is to be a lot more soulful,” says the R&B superstar. “The soulful essence of their performance or whatever their genre is, is really what I hope to establish being here.” Additionally he spoke about what Jill Scott can bring to his team.

Jilly from Philly talks about why The Voice is one of her favorite shows, her respect for Usher and how she hopes to make a difference to the artists on his team. “The best advice I can give any of the contestants is to listen to your coach and forgive yourself. You’re gonna make mistakes, it’s not always going to be perfect the way you intended it be, there’s a lot of components, nerves, the crowd…forgive yourself and sing with all your heart.”

Buzzing soul singer Aloe Blacc will be joining Team Adam as Mr. Levine’s adviser this season. Similar to Jill he expressed his love for the show’s format, and how he hopes to help the artists on Adam’s team. “If you can be yourself and allow your lyrics, your voice and your style to be magnified, then the rest of the world will see it, and accept you as a unique individual.”

The Voice airs Monday and Tuesday nights at 8pm on NBC. Check out the interviews below:

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Preview: Usher & Jill Scott Mentor Artists on ‘The Voice’

If you didn’t already know, Usher has returned as a coach for the sixth season of NBC’s ‘The Voice,’ and as his secret weapon to help mentor his team, the R&B superstar has called on soulful vocalist Jill Scott.

In this new preview clip for the upcoming battle rounds, the two singers give a glimpse into their mentoring work with the artists, and performance previews.

Let the battles begin! The Voice airs Monday and Tuesday nights at 8 PM on NBC.

Usher & Jill Scott Share Mentoring Advice on ‘The Voice’


Usher has returned as a coach for the sixth season of NBC’s ‘The Voice,’ and as his secret weapon to help mentor his team, the R&B superstar has called on soulful vocalist Jill Scott.

In a new promo clip for the upcoming battle episodes the two singers sit down for a chat about their own love for one another, and why they will make the ultimate mentoring team.

The Voice airs Monday and Tuesday nights at 8 PM on NBC.

Usher Stops By ‘Jimmy Fallon’ For A Game of Catchaphrase


R&B crooner Usher has been busy making his rounds lately and oddly enough, sporting a Davy Crocket type of hat to do it. Promoting the latest season to the popularized show The Voice, Usher took to The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to give fans a little insight on what’s happening this time around.

Marking his return to the show as well, this season came just a few months after the last. Obviously in good spirits, the “Dive” singer joined forces with Jimmy Fallon agains actress Reese Witherspoon and Olympic Gold Medalist, Mikaela Shiffin in a friendly game of Catchaphrase.

Dimming the lights and putting the teams under pressure, the game is a funny view of celebrities tackling the famed game.

See which team takes home the gold below:

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Usher Covers Maroon 5′s “Love Somebody” on ‘The Voice’ Season 6 Premiere


Usher and Shakira have returned to NBC’s The Voice for Season 6, which officially kicked off on Monday night. The two stars joined Adam Levine and Blake Shelton to help kick off the shows new season with a unique group performance, where they sang each others hit songs.

Usher, who comes on third, performed Maroon 5′s “Love Somebody,” while Adam sang the R&B star’s EDM hit “Without You.”

Check out the clip below, and stay tuned for much more from The Voice this season!

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Jill Scott to Join Usher as Guest Mentor on NBC’s ‘The Voice’


Believe it or not but NBC’s ‘The Voice‘ is already set to return to our televisions on February 24.

As previously reported, Usher and will returning again as a coach for the 6th Season, and he is bringing along one of R&B’s best to be his guest mentor this time!

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