Wednesday, May 22nd 2013
The turn of the decade has seen R&B veteran Usher receive mix review for his experimentation on the Pop front.
Indeed, despite a number of EDM-flavoured hits like ‘DJ Got Us Falling In Love’ and ‘O.M.G.’, the Grammy-winning crooner’s faithful fanbase have oft-cried foul from fear the heartthrob was “selling out” or abandoning his sonic roots.
Well, if report from top producer Eric Bellinger is anything to go by, supporters of the singer’s more rhythmic offerings needn’t fear as his newest project will see a musical mecca of sorts to his R&B beginnings.
Bellinger’s news comes just a day after Ush took to ‘The Voice’ stage to deliver a cool version of jazz standard ‘The Look of Love’. Take a look at both below:
Monday, May 20th 2013
Usher lays down the law in his take on ‘U.E.O.N.O’, featuring 2 Chainz and Future.
Reminding many a naysayer of his achievements and sounding brilliant while doing it, the cut will be sure to ruffle many a chart feather…thanks to remarks he makes about entertainers who ‘buy’ their sales.
Listen to the master at work below…
Wednesday, May 15th 2013
R&B veteran Usher is to be awarded with the ASCAP Golden Note Award this summer, in honor of his tireless contributions to the world of entertainment.
Want all the details?
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Thursday, April 25th 2013
‘Pick Your Poison’ producer Diplo has opened up on the R&B classic ‘Climax‘, the jam he produced for ‘Dive’ star Usher.
However, while enlisting the chart topper to work on his latest album ‘Looking For Myself’ may have seemed like an easy to decision to make considering his credentials, Diplo has revealed that he feels Usher took a risk when joining him in the studio.
His explanation at the 2013 ASCAP ‘I Create Music’ Expo below…
Thursday, April 18th 2013
When it comes to pleasing fans, very few come better than Usher.
Securing chart success with dance numbers while leading the way for R&B’s freshest stars with ‘Climax’, he has come under heavy praise from ‘Beatles’ legend Paul McCartney thanks to that very song.
Friday, March 29th 2013
American Idol, X Factor, The Voice, Sunday’s Best, Duets, Making the Band, Sing-Off, and Major & Minors are just a few of the recognizable titles of singing competitions that have graced (or disgraced) television over the past decade or so.
With its modern-day format pioneered by the FOX-aired ‘Idol’ to once record ratings (though ‘Live at the Apollo’ is the true grandfather of the genre), the last few years have seen a steadily declining interest in the singing competition themed reality show – despite reigniting interest in some of music’s top stars (see: Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, etc).
Until…NBC’s ‘The Voice’. But, even with its winning ratings, it has yet to produce a quality star in three seasons:
Tuesday, March 26th 2013
Season 4 of The Voice kicked off in spectacular fashion last night. And as has become customary on the NBC hit, the show’s four coaches took front stage center for a rousing joint performance.
New additions Usher and Shakira teamed up with show staples Adam Levine and Blake Shelton to rock the house with the aptly titled ‘Come Together’.
Watch the Pop quad in action below…
Wednesday, March 20th 2013
It appears Usher is wasting no time cooking up new material to pair with his new role on The Voice.
Hitmaker and long-time collaborator Jermaine Dupri shared a shot of him and the 34-year-old in the studio, tagging the snap “Me and Usher back in the lab”.
And while the singing superstar has made no secret of the fact that he’s working on the follow-up to last year’s ‘Looking 4 Myself’, his reuniting with JD will, for most, be the most exciting news to emerge about the as yet untitled set. Indeed, the duo have a number of chart smashes under their collective belt – such as ‘You Make Me Wanna’, ‘U Got It Bad‘, the title-track of 2004′s Diamond seller ‘Confessions’, and of course ‘Burn’.
What’s more, with many still campaigning for a more marked return to R&B for Usher, re-teaming with Mr Durpi is as smart a move as it gets.
Check out our favourite cut from their many hits below…