Thursday, October 11th 2012
Having landed a new gig on The Voice, Usher extends his ‘Looking 4 Myself’ campaign with the video for the LP’s fifth single ‘Numb’.
As one of the LP’s Pop’ier numbers, it’s clear the crooner playing his chart card hard with this, as thus far ‘Looking’ has generated more successful Pop singles than it has its Urban releases.
Can the ‘Numb’ video help massage interest in the album, which has to date sold 380k in the US thus far? The answer awaits after the jump…
Thursday, October 11th 2012
Ever eager to adapt to changes in the industry, Billboard have unveiled they are too- beginning this week- revamp many of their existing charts by altering the way the songs on these charts are tallied.
Find out how and why these charts- including that of R&B’s- have been changed below…
Tuesday, October 9th 2012
The sales of Usher‘s latest LP ‘Looking 4 Myself’ may not be meeting his usual highs, yet that hasn’t deterred the crooner from pressing on with the set’s fifth single ‘Numb’.
Many insiders attribute the continuation of the project, which has sold just 380,000 copies in the US since June, to the the 33 year old’s upcoming stint as a coach on NBC The Voice. Indeed, what better way to heighten his importance to the show than to continue his run as a relevant, charting artiste?
Anyway, peep the freshly released teaser for the visual below…
Wednesday, September 26th 2012
With a new greatest hits collection (November 13th) and tribute documentary (October 17th) in motion to pop legend Whitney Houston, it looks like fall is shaping up to be Houston-heavy for fans still celebrating the late singer’s life.
For, as reported today, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, and R. Kelly are three names set to pay homage to Houston in a Grammy-sponsored, hourlong tribute. Set for taping October 11th, the surely star-studded event is expect to unveil more performers as the weeks pass.
Fans looking for tickets to the Los Angeles-hosted event can click here for details. Those unable to make the show can catch it when it airs on CBS in November (source).
Who else would you like to see perform at the special?
Tuesday, September 25th 2012
When opportunities come a’knocking, it’s important to embrace them. Such is the case for R&B crooner Usher, who after inking a deal to join The Voice last week, has now been forced to reschedule his upcoming European ‘Euphoria Tour’ with Rita Ora.
Press release after the jump…
Sunday, September 23rd 2012
Whichever way you look at it, male entertainer’s don’t get much better than Usher.
Leading the pack for now almost two decades and enjoying recent successes with his ‘Looking For Myself’ LP, the influential vocalist remains one of his genre’s strongest contenders.
Now peep his prove the above during his set at the ‘iHeartRadio’ Festival, where he performed the budding hit ‘Euphoria’ below…
Wednesday, September 19th 2012
That Grape Juice was on-hand at the 2012 Soul Train Awards nominations announcements in New York today. There, the list of those up for coveted awards were read out to selected press outlets.
Without pre-empting too much too soon, most notable of the nominees are R. Kelly and Usher. For, this year’s tally sees both break Soul Train records. With five nominations, Usher blazes past Michael Jackson and Beyonce to earn the honor of most nominations in a single year, while Kelly now boasts the most total Soul Train Award nominations – of all time.
Want to know who else made the cut? The answer awaits after the jump…
Tuesday, September 18th 2012
He’s one of the biggest established acts, she’s one of the biggest newcomers, hence it’s only fitting that Usher and Rita Ora join forces for a major trek of one the industry’s biggest markets – Europe.
Details after the jump…
Monday, September 17th 2012
‘Confessions’ crooner Usher unmasks a list of just that in his highly anticipated tell-all interview with talk queen Oprah.
Airing via OWN just moments ago, the Grammy-winning singer gave great detail about his turbulent marriage, divorce, and recent custody battle with ex-wife Tameka Foster. Bouts that have undoubtedly taken a toll on the singer’s professional life as promotions of his latest ‘Looking For Myself’ have had to take a backseat.
Now with all of this in the rearview, you don’t want to miss what Ush came forth and shared tonight. Most definitely a must see: