Usher Leads 2013 Walk of Fame Inductees

Published: Saturday 23rd Jun 2012 by Sam

Since bursting onto the scene in the early 90’s, Usher has established himself as Pop music’s premier forces. As such, it’s only fitting that the 33 year old’s 15 year (plus) career is rewarded with a star on Hollywood’s iconic Walk of Fame – and next year it will be.

The ‘Scream’ singer, whose new album ‘Looking 4 Myself’ hit #1 this week, leads the pack of inductees for 2013. Find out who’ll be joining him after jump…

Rick Baker
Javier Bardem
Viola Davis
Olympia Dukakis
James Franco
Ron Howard
Helen Mirren

Simon Baker
Bryan Cranston
Ellen DeGeneres
Jane Lynch
Katey Sagal
Matthew Perry

the Backstreet Boys
Jennifer Hudson
Jane’s Addiction
Janis Joplin
New Kids on the Block
Luther Vandross
Penn & Teller,
Steve Harvey
deejay Shotgun Tom Kelly



Yeah 3x for Usher, Luther Vandross, Backstreet Boys, and Steve Harvey! We love us some J.Hud, but isn’t a star somewhat premature?

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  1. The Truth June 23, 2012

    Yes a Star is pre-mature for JHud as a recording artist. Kinda degrades the value IF you are popular enough and can pay the 30K the star is yours.

    Congrats to Viola Davis, Helen Mirren, Ron Howard, Usher, Ellen, Steve Harvey, New Kids On The Block and some others.

    • The Real B(randy) June 23, 2012


      • MissImpartial June 23, 2012

        Helen Mirren has an Oscar too.

      • MISHKA June 23, 2012

        And Javier Bardem as well. Know your facts.

  2. yeah June 23, 2012

    Usher has been in the game for 19yrs, he will be 20 next year and still going strong. Maybe Jennifer got a star because she is an Oscar and Grammy award winner. You have to be nominated to get a star. You don’t pay for it till you are actually given a star.

    • The Truth June 23, 2012

      You can also nominate yourself . Being popular enough to get votes from the committee plays a key part. I know the 30K comes after the star nomination.

      The award is given in categories not because of awards. She’s in the Recording Artist category with Usher. Based on that I think it’s too early.

      • yeah June 23, 2012

        yeah, I feel its too early, but I still think its based on her Oscar win too. They feel she inspired people and made it possible to win two top awards..I don’t know lol

      • mobwife June 23, 2012

        Okay, I knew it was something along those lines! A person or film/TV studio or record label can nominate a person! I didn’t know you also had to have won an Oscar or Grammy to be nominated!

  3. REALTALK June 23, 2012






    • mobwife June 23, 2012

      Yep!! Again it’s who THE POWERS THAT BE deem worthy and that’s rarely a non white celebrity!

  4. JohnVidal(RIP Whitney-truegreat) June 23, 2012

    More like who the hell is not going to be an inductee? A bit of a joke really

  5. lol June 23, 2012

    why James Franco and J hud up there

  6. soulmusiclover June 23, 2012

    no jhud getting a star is not premature! she s an amazing actress and singer!! hard to be able to be brilliant in those two fields

  7. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) June 23, 2012

    Good Lord! Everyone can get a star nowadays. I thought Walk Of Fame applied to icons and legends and I don’t see any of them on that list (apart from The Backstreet Boys maybe).

  8. ARONTA June 23, 2012

    I think it’s a bit premature for Viola as well..

    • mobwife June 23, 2012

      No, Viola Davis has been acting for years. However, she has just recently been openly and publically recognized by the academy for her years of work with an Oscar nom!

  9. mobwife June 23, 2012

    “star on Hollywood’s iconic Walk of Fame ”

    Now that I know that agencies/record/film companies actually pay for this so-called homor and that the artists themselves have to make a 25,000 commitment for the up keep of their STAR ON THE WLAK OF FAME I’m less impressed!

    However, I’m happy for Luther Vandross (should have had one when he was alive), Usher, J-Hud, Jane’s Addiction, Helen Mirren & Volia Davis! 🙂

    Yeah 3X? @SAM…LOL I see someone reads my comments! 🙂

  10. The Truth June 23, 2012

    Viola Davis qualifies in three categories: Film, TV and Theatre. She’s done all three for over 15 years. To me her spot is earned AND she could be greedy and go after all three if she wants lol.

    I’m not trying to hate but I wonder if Weight Watchers nominated Jennifer? She’s most known for winning an Oscar back in 2007 but her Hollywood Star is in the RECORDING ARTIST category. As a RECORDING ARTIST she has two certified gold albums. I mean Jenny barely made the 5 year minimum cut off.

    I think she is a great singer!

    • POP ROYALTY ( Révolution) June 23, 2012


  11. yeah June 23, 2012

    Jennifer Hudson is The first ever American Idol contestant to go on to win an Academy Award (for her 1st movie role),BAFTA, A GOLDEN GLOBE . I think that is the reason. She has had so much more impact and will be remembered for far longer than any other Idol

  12. 2/11songscribe June 23, 2012

    Congrats to all!!
    Brandy must be in inducted too in the near future. She has done extremely well as a recording artist and has influenced many youngsters with her vocal ingenuity. She is equally a well good actress. Its unsual to be good at both.

  13. MISHKA June 23, 2012

    Congrats to all, even though the fact that Jennifer Hudson is getting this star before the likes of Mary J Blige or Alicia Keys is definitely bugging me.

  14. POP ROYALTY ( Révolution) June 23, 2012


    i knew it 😀

    so happy for real 🙂

    J. Hudson ? 😯


  15. Tbozfan10 June 23, 2012

    What’s crazy is Madonna doesn’t even have a star on the Hollywood walk of fame. Wtf?

    • yeah June 23, 2012

      I am surprised too. I’m sure she has been nominated a lot of times, except may be someone in the Committee has something against her, you know most people dislike her in the music industry except her fans. I won’t be surprised if Gaga gets one before her.

      • Suicide Blonde June 23, 2012

        i agree with you, most people hate her just because she’s way too much honest, arrogant and successful.

    • POP ROYALTY ( Révolution) June 23, 2012


    • JohnVidal(RIP Whitney-truegreat) June 23, 2012

      Madonna doesn´t have one cos she doesn´t want it. The moment she wants it she´ll get it. Same as Whitney wasn´t interested

      • Suicide Blonde June 23, 2012

        Just Brilliant.

  16. JohnVidal(RIP Whitney-truegreat) June 23, 2012

    As far as I know Madonna, Whitney and Mariah have not one. Who the hell cares then? True lessers have them and not these ones. Just that is enough to not take this seriously at all

    And who the hell said BackStreetBoys are the only ones deserving it on this list? If anything a few of them who have true talent like Viola Davis, Helen Mirren, Javier Bardem or Luther Vandross

    • ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) June 23, 2012

      I mentioned Backstreet Boys, but I was only talking about the recording artists. I didn’t exclude Helen Mirren OR Javier Bardem OR Viola Davis.

  17. Lolax June 24, 2012

    Finally Thalia 😀 i love her

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