Usher

May
7
Usher and Adam Levine Perform ‘Superstition’ on ‘The Voice’

Adam Levine and Usher

Usher stepped away from his red chair and hit the stage on Monday’s live episode of “The Voice.” The R&B superstar dueted with fellow mentor Adam Levine on a cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition.”

The Maroon 5 frontman played guitar with the band while Ursh laid down his smooth vocals on the ’70s classic.

The funky performance got the stamp of approval from their peers Shakira and Blake Shelton, who were seen jamming along.

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Apr
19
Kelly Rowland, Usher, & Jennifer Hudson Honor Legends at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Kelly Rowland

Some of today’s biggest stars turned out to honor some legends at the 28th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Thursday.

Kelly Rowland took the stage to induct Donna Summer, while Jennifer Hudson paid tribute to the late disco queen with a medley of her hits “Bad Girls” and “Last Dance.”

“I’m pretty sure that me and a lot of you were made to that record,” said the Destiny’s Child diva of Summer’s hit “Love to Love You Baby.”

Oprah Winfrey was on hand to welcome Quincy Jones into the history books, and Usher serenaded the iconic producer with a rendition of Michael Jackson’s “Rock With You,” which Jones produced.

Honoree Public Enemy was introduced by director Spike Lee, with Flavor Flav and Chuck D on hand to accept. Harry Belafonte called the hip-hop group “the gatekeepers of the truth.”

The ceremony will be broadcast May 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.

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Apr
9
Rap-Up TV: Eric Bellinger Talks New Usher and Keri Hilson Albums

In addition to co-penning Chris Brown’s first single “Fine China,” singer-songwriter Eric Bellinger has been in the studio with Usher. The two have cultivated a brotherhood over time and are currently working on the R&B superstar’s new album alongside Jermaine Dupri, Bryan-Michael Cox, and Brian Alexander Morgan.

Bellinger likened the sound to Usher’s Confessions era. “More R&B, more urban,” he said of the follow-up to 2012’s Looking 4 Myself. “[Usher] said, ‘This is the one where I have to show I’m still Usher.’”

They recently collaborated on the Diplo-produced “Go Missin’” and previously worked on records including “Lemme See,” “I Care for U,” and “What Happened to U” off Looking 4 Myself.

In addition to Usher, the hitmaker has been writing for Keri Hilson. “We worked on a song with RoccStar and Timbaland that’s absolutely something that you haven’t heard. It’s just completely different,” said Bellinger, whose mixtape Born II Sing, Vol. 3 drops April 15. “Timbaland has come back and recreated his sound.”

Mar
31
Usher and Young Jeezy Are Back in the Lab

Usher, Young Jeezy, and J.D.

Usher and Young Jeezy are cooking up another smash. After topping the charts with 2008’s “Love in This Club,” the ATL superstars reunited in the lab to record for Usher’s upcoming album. With Jermaine Dupri behind the boards, the two logged a late-night session at J.D.’s Atlanta studio.

Usher has been working closely with his longtime collaborator J.D. on the follow-up to 2012’s Looking 4 Myself.

“It’s gonna be frickin’ out of here,” Usher previously said of the project. “Space and sky is what it will be. If you look up, it’s everything you could imagine.”

Meanwhile, Jeezy has been killing the clubs with his latest anthem “R.I.P.,” for which he just dropped a remix featuring Chris Brown, Kendrick Lamar, and YG.

Peep more pics from Usher and Jeezy’s Saturday night session below.

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Mar
26
Usher Brings Spirit Animals and Humor to ‘Late Night’

Usher and Jimmy Fallon

After making his debut as a coach on NBC’s “The Voice,” Usher sat down with Jimmy Fallon on “Late Night.” The R&B superstar showed off his spirit animal rings and introduced another side of himself.

“I want to prepare you because you guys are gonna get used to a different person,” said Ursh. “My humor doesn’t always connect. I kinda branded myself. I’m the new Larry David. I’m the black Larry David. I’m kinda misunderstood. I curb your enthusiasm.”

He also compared his comedy to fellow judges Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. “My humor is a little bit slower. Sometimes it may go over people’s heads.”

See the funny side of Usher.

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Mar
21
Usher Attends ‘The Voice’ Premiere

Usher

Usher is gearing up for his new gig as a judge on NBC’s hit show “The Voice.” The R&B singer played it cool in leather pants and red high-tops while attending the premiere party for Season 4 in Hollywood on Wednesday. He was joined by fellow judge Blake Shelton and host Carson Daly. Even Christina Aguilera, who is on hiatus, made an appearance to surprise the cast.

To get ready for his new role, Usher appeared in a funny skit with the cast of “Parks and Recreation,” who tried to teach him how to pose in his red chair.

See Ursh make the leap to television when “The Voice” premieres on March 25.

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Mar
20
Usher Reunites with Jermaine Dupri for New Album

Usher and Jermaine Dupri

Usher has been experimenting with different producers, but he’s returning to familiar territory. The R&B superstar is back in the studio with Jermaine Dupri working on his next album.

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