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Hot Shots: Usher & Justin Bieber Get Silly In Atlanta

Peep Pop veteran Usher and close friend Justin Bieber striking a number of lighthearted poses at the 33rd Annual Georgia Music Hall Of Fame Awards at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center  in Atlanta, Georgia.

Enjoying each other’s company as well as that of the event’s other attendees, their appearance at  awards ceremony comes just days after they were spotted at Fashion’s Night Out in New York City.

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David Guetta Gushes Over Jennifer Hudson, Talks ‘Emotional’ Usher Record

MTV News caught up with famed DJ/super-producer David Guetta shortly after his show-stopping performance on ‘America’s Got Talent’ earlier this week.  And though the ‘When Love Takes Over’ hitmaker took time to dish on his latest project ‘Nothing But the Beat’ (Augusut 29th), which features an all star list of collaborators (Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Flo’ Rida), he spoke most proudly of Jennifer Hudson and Usher‘s contribution to the record.

The R&B singers contributed “Night of Your Life” and “Without U” respectively, with Guetta citing the latter as ‘the biggest record’ on the album.  Find out what other praises the producer showered on the singers after the jump:

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Watch: Usher Has ‘Confessions’ For Chelsea Lately

Peep ‘Nice and Slow’ maestro Usher putting the moves on late nite chat queen Chelsea Lately.  Mr. Raymond dropped by the show to dish on his latest endorsement with Belvedere Red as well as share about his sons Usher Raymond V and Naviyd Ely.

As ever, hilarity ensued.  See the two in action after the jump:

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Behind the Scenes: Romeo Santos feat. Usher – “Promise”

As we reported here, Usher was seen on set of a ‘mystery’ video.  Originally believed to be in support of an upcoming single of his own, footage recently arose proving otherwise.

Despite being in the studio working with Robin Thicke, Miguel, and others on the follow-up to his hotly selling ‘Raymond Vs. Raymond’, most recently the ‘My Way’ singer was seen making his way onto the set of famed Latin singer Romeo Santos“Promise”.

See the two in action behind the scenes after the jump:

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Hot Shots: Usher Films Mystery Video In NYC

Check out these hot shots of R&B veteran Usher on the set of a new music video yesterday in New York City.

Expected to support his upcoming LP, confirmation is yet to be given as what single the visual is in aid of but fans of the ‘Confessions‘ singer can reportedly expect to see the final product in coming months ahead of the album’s release.

More shots below, courtesy of The YBF…

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Hot Shots: Usher’s Paparazzi Surprise

Usher may have had a member of the paparazzi saying ‘O.M.G.’ when was he was spotted turning the tables on a photographer.   Check out more of the ‘interesting’ photos (courtesy of TheYBF) below.

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In related Mr. Raymond news, the ‘Nice & Slow’ singer is said to have recently been in the studio with fellow R&B crooner Robin Thicke and other top producers readying the follow-up to ‘Raymond vs Raymond’.

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The Word On…Usher

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Seemingly back on top, the climate was altogether quite different for R&B crooner Usher back in 2008.

Indeed, some years removed from the record-breaking success of global smash ‘Confessions‘, the singer found himself in somewhat of a tricky spot with his fans. Billed as a ‘lothario’ of sorts, the new married-with-a-child Usher did little to help such a cause; a cause which -until- had arguably been his biggest selling-point. Paired with a very public dispute with his mother over his wife and life, Mr Raymond‘s musical release that year – ‘Here I Stand‘  – seemed almost destined to perform poorly. Indeed, though being certified Platinum, the project’s lack of hits beyond first single ‘Love In This Club’, sunk it faster than the titanic.

Fast forward to today and one could be forgiven for believing the above-mentioned never took place. For, off the back of gargantuan hits such ‘OMG’ and ‘DJ Got Us Falling In Love’, Usher is every bit the chart force he was for much of the previous decade.

However, for some, this renewed success has come at a price – his R&B roots. Yes, his latest effort ‘Raymond vs Raymond’ served up Urban geared cuts such as ‘Lil Freak’ and ‘Hey Daddy’. Yet, some argue, there’s no coincidence that it was the Dance flavoured songs which received the most backing and ultimately the most success. As such, Usher in 2011 has emerged as quintessentially Pop. A problem, it seems, for some of the R&B enthusiasts who helped propel him in the first place.

As such, That Grape Juice took to the streets of Hollywood to hear what the people think of Usher in 2011. Did he sell out? Are they still fans? How does he compare to the new breed? This is ‘The Word…On Usher’.

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