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Sep
5
Usher Takes Over ‘Today’ Concert Series

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Usher set the weekend off right with a thrilling performance on the “Today” Summer Concert Series. In anticipation of his upcoming “UR Experience” tour, the R&B superstar took over Rockefeller Plaza in NYC to perform a mini-concert of new and old hits.

He had the crowd dancing along to “OMG” and “She Came to Give It to You” (and even surprised one female fan with a kiss), and took it back with “U Don’t Have to Call” and “Caught Up.”

“The UR Experience” will kick off in Montreal, Quebec, on November 1. “I can’t wait to get back to the stage and the unpredictability of what it is, the UR Experience, you never know what’s going to happen. City to city, it’s a different show every night,” said Usher.

He also discussed his booty-bouncing VMA performance with Nicki Minaj. “That’s called booty and the bass,” he said. “Just had to make sure it was super soft.”

In addition to releasing his eighth album this fall, he will star as Sugar Ray Leonard in the upcoming film Hands of Stone. “It’s gonna be an incredible film,” he said.

Watch Usher shut down the Plaza with his killer moves.

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Sep
2
Usher Announces ‘The UR Experience’ Tour

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Usher is returning to the road for his first tour in three years. The R&B superstar will bring “The UR Experience” to North America this fall.

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Aug
26
Video: Usher f/ Nicki Minaj – ‘She Came to Give It to You’

Usher and Nicki Minaj

Fresh off his white-hot performance at the VMAs, Usher lights up the screen alongside Nicki Minaj in the dance-heavy video for “She Came to Give It to You.”

In the Philip Andelman-directed clip, the R&B superstar takes over an underground club in the back of an electronics store, working up a sweat as he busts some slick moves on the dance floor.

Nicki comes through the after-hours party, dressed to kill in all black, and spits her quirky verse in front of a wall of TV monitors. Plus, don’t miss a cameo from Pharrell, who lurks in the shadows.

The Pharrell-produced song will appear on Usher’s upcoming album UR, due this fall.

Later this year, he will embark on “The UR Experience” world tour, which includes L.A., Seattle, Dallas, Chicago, New Orleans, and New York.

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Aug
25
Video: Usher f/ Nicki Minaj – ‘She Came to Give It to You’ [Teaser]

Drake, Nicki Minaj, and Usher

Fresh off his funky performance at the VMAs, Usher debuts a 30-second teaser for “She Came to Give It to You” featuring Nicki Minaj. The R&B superstar heats up the dance floor in the Philip Andelman-directed video, which features a cameo from Pharrell, who produced the song.

Usher posted a photo from the set with Nicki and Drake last month. The full video will premiere this week.

He has also announced the first round of cities for his “UR Experience” world tour, which includes L.A., Seattle, Dallas, Chicago, New Orleans, and New York.

Get a sneak peek below.

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Aug
24
New Music: Usher – ‘Believe Me’

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In between banging on Nicki Minaj’s booty at the VMAs, Usher quietly dropped his new song “Believe Me.” On the emotional Mike WiLL Made-It-produced track, Ursh sings about betraying his girl’s trust and being left with the guilt.

“And it breaks my heart to know I break your heart,” he croons.

His eighth album, which may or may not be called UR, is due this fall. He has also announced a world tour, “The UR Experience,” set to kick off later this year.

Hear Usher’s confessions below.

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Aug
24
Usher and Nicki Minaj Perform ‘She Came to Give It to You’ at VMAs

Nicki Minaj and Usher

Usher delivered a white-hot performance of “She Came to Give It to You” at Sunday’s VMAs. The R&B crooner was joined by a full band and Nicki Minaj, who strut out in a fur top. Ursh played the bass and even Nicki’s booty during his funky set.

But that wasn’t all. During the VMAs, he also announced his upcoming world tour, “The UR Experience,” and dropped a new single called “Believe Me.”

A teaser of the video for “She Came to Give It to You” was also shown during the pre-show.

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Aug
20
Usher Busts a Move in Honey Nut Cheerios Commercial

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Following Nelly, Usher is the latest superstar to bumble with the bee in a commercial for Honey Nut Cheerios. The R&B singer fist bumps Buzz the SpokesBee and dances along to his own single “She Came to Give It to You” in the 30-second spot called “Body Language.”

The famous bee may have also leaked the title of Usher’s upcoming album. According to Billboard, the original video featured a graphic that said “From the album UR.”

Shortly after, the video was removed and replaced with another clip without the title. A rep for Usher said the UR album title is not yet confirmed.

But one thing is certain. Usher will perform his Pharrell-produced single with Nicki Minaj at Sunday’s VMAs.

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