Watch: Usher Performs US National Anthem At Lebron James’ ‘Cavaliers’ Homecoming

Published: Friday 31st Oct 2014 by Sam

Ever prepared vocally, Usher stepped into the spotlight last night to perform a song often synonymous with vocal scrutiny – the US National Anthem.

The star, who is gearing up to hit the road on his new tour ‘The UR Experience’, rocked the house with his take on ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ at the Cavaliers game. Widely watched, the event was hailed for being the homecoming for basketball star Lebron James.

Check our Mr Raymond’s rousing offering below…

While not boasting the vocal fireworks of renditions of some of music’s most celebrated divas, Usher’s take on the track was simple, structured, and ultimately well-delivered. Good stuff.

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  1. LB October 31, 2014

    Slayed, Usher’s vocals >>> P******** Kelly, Judas TimberFake, Treysina Songz, September Alsinever, Robina Thicke, Bruno Mars…and most definitely better than Janice Derulo, Fistopher Brown, Justina Bieber, Conner Mayonnaise

    • Stephy Tha Lambily October 31, 2014

      His vocals are definitely not better than R. Peeeedophile Kelly.

      • Molly October 31, 2014

        Or brunos

    • JOHNVIDAL November 1, 2014

      Just an exception: Bruno Mars. He is so good and his voice so appealing, part from being a great musician. With teh rest I agree.

  2. Stephy Tha Lambily October 31, 2014

    That was interesting…

  3. Molly October 31, 2014

    I just usher to d*** me down tbh musically and vocally I’m not checking for him.

    • LB October 31, 2014


      • Molly October 31, 2014

        Lol its the truth 🙁

    • Molly October 31, 2014


  4. LB October 31, 2014


    His vocals are most definitely better than P.edophile Kelly. 8701 vocals alone >>> TP2-3-4-5, Caramel Factory, Winter is over, Black underwear and many of those forgettable albums P.edphile Kelly released.

    • TheElusiveLamb October 31, 2014

      I’m the hugest Usher fan, I can assure you that p******** can sing better than any guy post his debut.

  5. Molly October 31, 2014

    Bruno IMO is that best male vocalist out right now

  6. Keeps Getting Worse October 31, 2014

    He did good. Christina Aguihash-been the so called voice of our generation (by her 6 fans) could never.

    • Molly October 31, 2014

      But Xtina shits on Madonna and S******

  7. LB October 31, 2014


    You girls must be delusional if you think Bruno James Brown wannabe Mars is touching Usher on the mic. I have all of Bruno Mars’ albums and his vocals aren’t touching Usher’s.

    • Molly October 31, 2014

      Sorry Usher vocals are ok but they are nothing compared to Bruno’s or P********.Kelly… don’t be delusional babe.

      • LB October 31, 2014

        Listen to 8701, Usher’s vocals slay the game. His range is much much wider than Bruno Mars and P.edophile Kelly.

  8. TheElusiveLamb October 31, 2014

    Usher is still so s***. He looked bored here though. I hope he brings that stamina and new prerecorded vocals to the stadium. I can’t wait to see him on my birthday. My heart will melt.

  9. LB October 31, 2014

    Not delusional, Bruno Mars is just a step up from Treysina Songz but they both can’t sing better than Usher. Bruno sounds like there is a rodent stuck in his throat, and I like him.

    His vocals aren’t as clear, clean and crisp as Usher’s. Usher just slays the whole game.

    • coolness October 31, 2014

      COME ON! ‘Bruno is just one step above Trey Songz.’ You’re discrediting one of the best male LIVE singers out right now and lumping him with Trey’s Nocalist a**. That’s unfair tbh. It’s cool that you like Usher – I do too but let’s not get ahead of ourselves here. Bruno can SANG!

  10. Yonce October 31, 2014

    Wtf does lovebird know about vocals when he stans for R****.

    King Usher was good tho

  11. Stephy Tha Lambily October 31, 2014

    @LovelyBird: Baby, you know I loves me some you. But, ummm you are being a bit delusional here by calling P.edphile Kelly forgettable. Chile, R PEDOPHILEEE Kelly will ALWAYS be the King Of R&B tbh… Not to mentions, he literally wrote, produced his ENTIRE catalog BY HIS SELF! I love Usher tho.

  12. LB October 31, 2014

    King of RnB my as$ not when he had to cling to Usher for relevancy during Usher’s LEGENDARY REIGNS of 8701 and Confessions.

    Usher is just better in every sense. Better music, better singer, better dancer, better catalog of music.

    P.edo Kelly can write a good song yes, but that’s where it ends.

  13. Applause October 31, 2014

    Ok fagbird is delusional

  14. Applause October 31, 2014

    First off Usher is a very BASIC singer even Miguel is a better vocalist so that means Usher cannot compete with R.Kelly… R.Kelly is the King Of R&B for a reason.

  15. LB October 31, 2014

    R Kelly’s highest selling album: 8 million

    Usher’s highest selling album: 10 million+

    Who is the King of RnB again?

  16. Stephy Tha Lambily October 31, 2014


  17. Stephy Tha Lambily October 31, 2014

    Usher is great. He is the only star in HISTORY to have an 100% R&B album go DIAMOND. But, still.. R Kelly MUSICALLY, VOCALLY & LYRICALLY >>>>>> Usher Raymond. Even, MJ received one of his biggest hits from R Kelly.

    • Dossome October 31, 2014

      @Stephy…TLC also went diamond with an RnB album so that’s not entirely true.I agree with the rest

      • Stephy Tha Lambily October 31, 2014

        Nope. Usher is the only album to go Diamond 10,000,000+ in ACTUAL sales

  18. Dossome October 31, 2014

    R.Kelly wrote MJ’s last #1 hit…That’s bigger than any endorsement from the KOP.Yeah,Usher is superior as a vocalist but R.Kelly is simply a greater musician whether we wanna admit it or not.

    • coolness October 31, 2014

      This was very laid back and his voice is crisp. I love Usher and I think R. Kelly is problematic but the latter is the better artist which also includes vocal superiority. I dunno what Robert sounds like these days but I’ve always known him to have raw power and soul. Even though Usher’s voice is very agile, he’s no match for Kells and Bruno is probably a bigger belter too. And even with all that, Usher is not a basic singer. Like, he’s gotten better with age.

  19. Jamie October 31, 2014

    Opinions, opinions…smh

  20. Dossome October 31, 2014

    Wtf is wrong with this site?The comments sheet looks a mess.Everytime they try to improve this place it gets even more shitty,ugh

    • Molly October 31, 2014

      You better speak DAT truth

  21. Taylor swift number 1 fan!! October 31, 2014

    Shake if off, is back to number 1 on the hot 100 after the last 8 weeks at being number 2!!!!

  22. Theman October 31, 2014

    Usher is a great singer/vocalist !! Bruno has
    a lot of power & range !!!!

  23. career ender October 31, 2014

    R. Kelly > Bruno > Usher >>>>> non singers. AND THAT’S IT!!
    and no stan of a non singer shalt sub-comment me and get away with it. For I know no b**** would dare show up my reply box

  24. Suicide Blonde October 31, 2014

    R. Kelly is superior to Usher. When will Usher sing a song like ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ the way Kelly did?

  25. Azure October 31, 2014

    R. Kelly is indeed the king of R&B. his discography is CLASSIC. He has his own style. Usher has always attached himself to whatever trend was hot at the moment. Who cares if usher has a diamond album r kelly remains the superior artist.

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