Usher: "Chris Brown Is The Next Me"

Published: Wednesday 30th Apr 2008 by Sam
Usher: 'Chris Brown Is The Next Me' R&B star Usher recently spoke on the young talent in the today’s industry – more specifically teen singer Chris Brown:

Usher has hailed fellow singer Chris Brown as a younger version of himself – insisting the star will “follow the same path”. Usher, 29, was just 15 when he released his self-titled debut album in 1994 and has gone on to forge a highly successful music career. And Usher is convinced Brown, 19, is all set to follow in his footsteps and dominate the R&B scene.

He says, “All of this young energy is great for the industry. Chris is the guy who dances and sings, which is a lot like I do and did as a young artist as well. If time serves us correctly, and artists are continuing to better themselves, then hopefully he’ll follow the same path that I did.” {Source}

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While it’s good to see Usher giving props to the crop of younger stars on the come-up, I can’t help but feel he’s a tad on the self-indulgent side. I mean after all, he along with the Justin’s and co are evidently still students at the ‘Michael Jackson School of Performing’. To be honest, I can’t pick any one male artist of today that has carved out a lasting trademark in the way the MJ’s and Prince’s did.

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  1. Anonymous April 30, 2008

    i dont know what the big deal of being the next usher is he was never really that ground breaking

    i see it like this

    Michael Jackson

    and his wannabes like chris brown, usher and justin. None of them are much more than some eye candy (fair enough usher can sing but i dont think without his looks and body he would be that famous)

  2. T April 30, 2008

    i dig Usher, he does his thing for our generation but not like MJ or Prince did for there, do i see usher still being able to tour like Prince is, or Michael could have or s*** when he did his reunion tour in NYC those 2 days, NO!! Usher does his thing now but isn’t the greatest since them, he’s just stands alone for US not the MASSES!! He will have success, maybe for a couple of more cds, his music is great, he does his thing as an artist but stated before they are ALL still trying to be Michael, there’s no separation between them just difference in music quality, damn near same moves, voice, blah blah!!

  3. Anonymous April 30, 2008

    it’s cute that Usher thinks he’s a legend for him to be referring to Chris as the “next me” he’s not a legend nor is he an icon. these artist really have big egos. it’s actually quite funny. now if michael jackson made a statement like that, he’d have every right to. usher you still have some years and more albums and tours to come before you can say anyone is the next you.

  4. Anonymous April 30, 2008

    usher is an icon and the #1 male artist in the r&b game today. no other artist in this day and age can dream of selling 1 million albums in the first week, usher made it happen. usher is very very talented. but chris brown, with this album has really faltered, he hasn’t delivered and i don’t know if he can come back from that or if he’ll continue to stumble with his future albums.

  5. tia April 30, 2008

    ummm i hate ushers ego and i always have,his music is good but i cant stand him he has always been into himself but wateva

    and it just so happens that michael jackson himself thinks that chris is a good artist and the next him so usher you can keep your success chris would probably rather have mikes success lol

  6. Anonymous April 30, 2008

    i can’t believe the U.K still loves WACKO JACKO…i hope he f**** one of your sons

  7. Anonymous April 30, 2008

    just because the uk charts are not took over by loosers like bow wow and chris brown no need to get jealous.

    no one really gives a s*** about america and he wont f*** one of your sons because he would likly be killed beacuse your all fat f****

  8. Nisha April 30, 2008

    TALK ABOUT BEATING YOUR OWN DRUM!
    I’m sorry, but I hope Chris Brown follows a DIFFERENT path to Usher cos lets face it….he’s hardly a GREAT artist is he? I can’t believe how arrogant he is….arrgghh. All of his sh*t came from MJ…period.

  9. Nisha April 30, 2008

    Erm the UK still loves MICHAEL JACKSON because the UK recognise REAL talent, not articifial losers that the USA can churn out form every corner. Dont get me wrong, they have some good artists but saying that MJ doesn’t deserve the credit he’s gotten is just plain STUPID.

  10. Anonymous April 30, 2008

    Usher ain’t no icon or no legend, dude needs to build up his sales, accolades, break some more records, do something innovative for him to be considered in that category. as for dominating r&b i see it as r.kelly’s domain he’s untouchable and still cranking out hits. usher is a poor man’s MJ but no where near worth of wearing a title or a crown. Although he’s better of the bunch i still put him along with justin, chris and all them newbies in the game under one roof as they don’t dome anywhere close to MJ’s impact, sales, domination, accolades, innovation, breaking records, setting trends, timeless music and i can go on and on. usher needs to get his head out of his ass his new s*** ain’t that brilliant, he’s lucky he has no competition at the moment.

  11. Anonymous April 30, 2008

    I can’t believe Usher played himself down like that Chris Brown is S*** don’t get me wrong BUT his voice annoys me sometimes Usher’s voice is what sets him apart I think he’s more talented than Chris I’m still not convinced that Chris Brown will last that long in the music industry

  12. Nisha April 30, 2008

    Yeah REAL TALENT IS KELLY ROWLAND not some blonde weave, half nake Beyonce who is only recognised in the US cos she tries to be white….whatever man! MJ deserves respect cos he has influenced A LOT of todays artists who wouldnt be doing what they are doing without him so shut the f*ck up. And erm no, actually America is backdated with clothes….you need to go down Oxford Street…there you will find some QUALITY clothes not cheap clothes made from slave labour like in the USA…

  13. Nisha April 30, 2008

    P.s. The reason you keep talking about f****** peoples sons is cos that is what is in your own twisted, sick mind. MJ laughs and d*ckheads like you….

  14. Melissa April 30, 2008

    Actually Chris Brown can go sit down somewhere because my boo Usher is back

  15. Anonymous May 2, 2008

    Who wants to be the next Usher, when you can be the next Luther? If anybody wants to be the next Usher, then just look at MJ. That is who Usher tired ass have been copying all these damn years.

  16. Anonymous August 30, 2008

    you people are ediots you don’t know nothing about usher. usher is history of making. usher has done things that artist ever has done. you guys are mj fans thats why saying bad . usher started before a lot of artist’s. i never seen no artist like usher. usher performance are beyond amazing. you can go to youtube and write usher’s legacy. usher has impact to a lot artist. i never amazed by any artist ever i amazed by usher a lot and he is my idol. usher is the most successful artist in the world. ive seen everybody standing up when they see usher. For people stand everytime usher comes that’s amazing. people can’t believe it’s usher there like o my god it’s usher and they are amazing by usher being there.chris brown said in a interview that usher has a big influenced on me and chris also said that looking a usher from a long time and now and he also said usher still doing his thing. usher is all over the world his album confession is history of the making usher has won so many awards in 2004 and 2005 by his unbelieve successful album. usher tour in africa, austrila, he has fans all over europe. usher is everywhere in the world back in the day. usher has done things mj has even done. so all you stupid people get your facts right.

  17. U March 14, 2010

    Usher is a legend period! Chris will never be as successful as Usher or win massive awards, etc or achieve the fame Usher has had. Period! U all who think Usher is not iconic and think Chris will outpeak Ush are really DUMB!

  18. chucksmusicworld2010 April 29, 2010

    confessions has sold more then cb’s whole career. standing at 27million records worldwide, chris brown has not even sold more then 10 million worldwide with all three of his albums combined. so statisticly usher smokes cb worse then cb smokes usher in dancing.(yes i do think cb can dance better)

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