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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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Usher Celebrates MTV’s 30th Birthday

As one of MTV‘s most iconic staples in the mid 90s and early noughties, Usher helped the network celebrate its 30th birthday at the New York Stock Exchange recently, just days after he was spotted back in the studio with long time collaborator Rico Love.

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Alexandra Burke Hits The Studio With Usher

Check out ‘Bad Boys‘ darling Alexandra Burke enjoying the company of R&B icon Usher and world renowned record producer Rico Love.

Reported to have recorded created music together, the image of the three artists comes after Ms. Burke tweeted excitedly about  material Love had penned for her.

It is still unconfirmed as to whether Usher features on this song.

Responsible for Kelly Rowland‘s ‘Commander’ and ‘Motivation‘, Beyonce‘s ‘Sweet Dreams‘ and Usher’s ‘There Goes My Baby‘,  it appears that Alexandra is hoping Rico Love’s platinum touch  will assist her in her bid to entice American audiences.

For now that she recently signed to RCA Recordings, Ms. Burke’s chances of becoming the international sensation so many of her fans believe she can be are looking increasingly likely.

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