Usher Fans Ask MTV To Give Singer His Own ‘Icon’ Special With Change.Org Petition

Published: Monday 23rd Feb 2015 by David

Usher fans have called on MTV to celebrate the entertainer’s work this year, taking to Change.Org to launch a petition asking them to hand him his very own MTV tribute special.

Their request below…

Made before the release of his next studio album, the request to have the icon celebrated by MTV comes fourteen years after he honoured Janet Jackson during her MTV Icon special alongside Pink, Mya, Aaliyah, Destiny’s Child and N’Sync.

Now, after a raising a new generation of R&B princes, Usher-according to fans- is just as deserving of a special akin to Jackson’s.

Do you agree?

Peep the petition here and weigh in on it below!

Your thoughts?

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  1. King February 23, 2015

    About f****** time. This would be major promo for his new album. Brilliant idea.

  2. Onika rulez February 23, 2015

    They stole this idea from David.

    • Anya February 23, 2015

      I was thinking that too.his impact is real.

  3. Bruno Martian February 23, 2015

    Why am I living for this idea? He deserves it and I’d totally be here for his majesty performing on it too.

    • Elijah’s Bijoux February 23, 2015

      I’d gag and gasp for Bruno doing Good Kisser and Slaylijah doing You Got it Bad.

      • Usher 4 Brandy 94 February 23, 2015

        Life would be received and wigs would be retrieved.

  4. heyhey February 23, 2015

    Chile NOBODY watch anything on MTV anymore, this will do Nothing for his new album… Sorry Ush altho try something else..

  5. TheElusiveLamb February 23, 2015

    I’ll sign it, but I think quite a few others are overdue in the tribute thing.

    • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) February 23, 2015

      I miss your gravatar from the I’ll be loving you long time video. She did that!!! #Obsessed

      • TheElusiveLamb February 23, 2015

        I love that video. She was so happy during that time. 🙁

      • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) February 23, 2015

        IKR! She seemed so whole after TEOM. 2005 – 2008 was amazing. Her interviews were so cute in that era. I don’t really like her interviews now 🙁

    • TheElusiveLamb February 23, 2015

      In 2009 she was sad. The miscarriage obviously took a toll on her. I like the George Lopez, Alan Carr, and Under the Skin interviews during that era though. She has some ok semi normal ones since. (Live with Kelly and Michael, etc) The Late Night interview and the Ellen interview seem normal. I’ve had two conversations with her since May and she still was the same funny shy girl she’s been since I’ve been apart of the Honey B Fly club. I’m guessing the reason the actual last few awkward like interviews are bc the camera is watching her, and she was trying to avoid that her and Nick are divorcing, but I know she’ll return to form. Strongest b**** in the game. MC.

      • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) February 23, 2015

        OMG! I loved that Alan Carr interview! How could I even forget. When she was using newspaper to help clean up >>

        I just think that she seems different in her interviews these days. She used to be so much funnier!


        How did you get to converse with her?! Was it like a fan meet and greet? That’s sounds exciting. I’d love to talk to my idol.

      • TheElusiveLamb February 23, 2015

        Usually I’m in NY with my fiancee so I’ll just run into her. If you join the Honey B Fly club you get e-mails and etc that other Lambs and the general public don’t know. I did however buy two VIP tickets at $1500 a piece for the 15th of July and 24th of May for the Las Vegas residency meet and greet. All of those tickets are sold out. The trick to meeting her is to never leave the concert and stay around her team (mainly Rachel) so you know what hotel to stand near. You can get a meet and greet for free that way. If you’re nervous, she’ll force you to talk, so it’s always fun to talk to MC. You can tell in person she’s genuinely sweet. She loves the Lambs.

  6. SMH February 23, 2015

    Definitely long overdue and deserved. MTV owes him after giving the Video Vanguard award to that biitchass fraud Timberfake before him.

  7. High price February 23, 2015

    Blah he is stale………..

  8. Nicki Been Bad February 23, 2015

    Usher is stale right now but he does deserve it so I’ll sign.

  9. whut February 23, 2015

    Usher was the only male solo star reigning on MTV during the 90’s, and he survived the mickey mouse club invasion on pop music in the early 2000s and became an even bigger solo star after that. The only male solo artist to have a Diamond certified album in the last 10 years. Every male star in the last 20 years from Justin Timberlake to Bruno Mars has copied from his aesthetic. Usher definitely deserves this special, he is an Icon.

  10. Keri Qween February 23, 2015

    Usher is an icon he never gets his proper respect for his impact

    • We Are Lambily February 23, 2015

      So has Keri retired or nah?

      • Black power February 23, 2015

        No she’s carefully crafting together a masterpiece #waitonit

      • Barb-wire February 24, 2015

        No, she’s still waiting on her boss from her cleaning job to give her her monthly payment to pay for the new album.

  11. Fine ass lou February 23, 2015

    Usher totally deserves this. Usher should be sitting in JT’s position except he doesn’t really produce and write the majority of his own music. After that Confessions album went diamond, his career got mishandled and people slowly lost interest. I kinda think he abandoned his fan base by trying to go pop. He needs a career rejuvenation though because he was on top

    • Faf February 23, 2015

      No it was the Tameka thing

  12. Keri Me Home February 23, 2015

    He deserves it more than FraudYonce does if you ask me. When has any of her albums ever sold 25 mill?

    • BeyRihLiyah February 23, 2015

      b****** don’t try it when keri you’re unknown fave only has 1 gold album and that album wasn’t even released internationally lmaooooo

  13. Stinglikebey February 23, 2015

    He defo deserved it before Justin timberlake. , I think the reason why him or Christina aguilera haven’t recieved the vanguard award is cos they’re not as popular as they used to be and that’s why mtv is looking past them.

    • Highway Unicorn February 23, 2015

      Bingo! That’s it. He and Christina are both deserving but they get overlooked because they’re flopping right now.

  14. whut February 23, 2015

    He also needs to do next year’s superbowl halftime show. He would shut it down like no other.

  15. Royalkev February 23, 2015

    Give this man his well deserved tribute already! He’s been overlooked for way too long.

  16. Loyal 2 Breezy February 23, 2015

    Yaaasss at this long overdue petition. Oh, too bad it won’t help him sell any albums. #Fanofafanoutnow

    • Keri Qween February 23, 2015

      But…never mind

      • Loyal 2 Breezy February 23, 2015

        Is Keri still looking for a new release date?

      • Black power February 23, 2015

        Is breezy still searching for a certification?

  17. Slay_Hive February 23, 2015

    They should have gave it to him around 2010, when he was still poppin musically and commercially. He’s now giving me struggle rihject August Alsina Wannabe teas! He’s above that!

    • O-gasm February 23, 2015

      True but that doesn’t change what he did for our faves. He practically gave birth to Omarion.

    • Keri Qween February 23, 2015

      Dumbass, that doesn’t change what he’s accomplished and his impact in R&B.

      • BeyRihLiyah February 23, 2015

        what impact did keri bring to music ? lmaooo she’s only known as the girl who got exiled by mrs.carter

      • Keri Qween February 23, 2015

        Lol pressed f*****, this has nothing to do with Keri

      • Slay_Hive February 23, 2015

        B**** I never said it changes anything. Clearly I said “he’s above that”. Giving him respect for what he has done. I only said they should have gave it to him a few years ago, because maybe a few more people would have been more interested! He’s not really poppin or that relevant right now. Fake asses won’t be watching if they decided to tribute him anyways! Only Bey catches you pressed h*** attentions!

  18. Uknowdakid February 23, 2015

    People shouldn’t have to ask

    • Confessions of a Good Kisser February 23, 2015

      We do, he’s been flopping for years and been going in the wrong direction so his fans HAVE to demand recognition cos his new songs aren’t good enough to get it by themselves.

  19. BeyRihLiyah February 23, 2015

    he’s a good entertainer that’s about it musically he has brought nothing to music and besides he chases trends

  20. Jessie Derulo February 23, 2015

    I’m sorry but no. Usher has proved that he has no real sense of direction like Justin has which is why MTV gave Justin the Vanguard award and not him. The sooner Usher stans understand that the dust he gets paid s his fault the sooner they can help him rectify the problem.

    • Barb-wire February 24, 2015

      gurl, not when your fave hasn’t had a platinum certified album like ever. Talk when Derulo have a Diamond album sis.

  21. NickiBaby February 23, 2015

    A MTV tribute is not going to help Usher with his album sales

  22. Arianator Barb February 23, 2015

    Jason Derulo is r&b’s Flo Rida

    • Jessie Derulo February 23, 2015

      How are those tour tickets selling?

      • Arianator Barb February 23, 2015

        Better than talk dirty

  23. Mÿa February 23, 2015

    Post Sevyns new song from the Fast and furious soundtrack. ITS FIRE!!

  24. Tyler February 23, 2015

    They can give him a Micheal Jackson Video Vangaurd Award while they’re at!

  25. ASHY February 23, 2015

    Sorry, but Mariah Carey deserves one before Usher..

    • Gaga stan February 23, 2015

      Isn’t Icon more performance/entertainment driven? Mariah ain’t never been no performer hunny

      • Rosy February 23, 2015

        Mariah carey use to slay the stage during the 80s and 90s.She is known for having groundbreaking performances.Dancing wasnt needed because she was that good of a singer.Her belts are iconic and thats in the performance category.

      • TheElusiveLamb February 23, 2015

        No bc there are different types of icons. Some are iconic for their voices, while some are iconic bc of their entertainment value. Mimi does deserve a tribute, as well as Janet and a bunch of others I’m not going to list.

    • FAF February 23, 2015

      Mariah has alienated a lot of theppl who would be perfect to tribute her..e very girl who comes along with a whistle tone, she shades. Christina, Ariana, Leona.. like who could do her justice that she hasn’t fallen out with?

  26. Sisqo is King February 23, 2015

    Icon award??? It won’t happen.Usher is not an icon.He is talented but doesn’t seem iconic in anyway. Sisqo is a bigger pop icon with less hits/albums.Sisqo’s style has influnced many R&B artist.During 1999 sisqo was on a roll until he was blacklisted,Unleash the Dragon outsold 8701 in the US and World wide.Usher bounced back with confessions.

    • BeyRihLiyah February 23, 2015

      lmaooooo TROLL you’re fave is a one hit wonder

      • Sisqo is King February 23, 2015

        Sisqo has 2 hits as a solo act, Incomplete and Thong Song.A few hits with Dru Hill and his collaborations were hits.He made mya famous too when he wrote and featured in “Its all About me”.sisqo was not a one hit wonder.

    • coolness February 24, 2015

      What kind of delusion?! Usher’s not as successful these days but lmao @ Sisqo being a bigger Pop icon than him! Idc if Unleash the Dragon outsold 8701. Every other thing he’s released since then had been more successful than ANYTHING Sisqo’s put out.

  27. Kemar (@S_C_Jr on Twitter) February 23, 2015

    Usher is so deserving of this and much more. I agree w/ Tyler. He needs to be the next one to get the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award.

  28. Stephy. February 23, 2015

    He deserves it. Usher is becoming a has been now tho.

  29. RihYonce February 24, 2015

    This very well deserved, he should’ve been gotten this award like 5 years ago he made such a great impact on the industry and he is leading these young boys out here , he also needs a Video vanguard awards as well he should’ve gotten his in 2012/2013 so he better be getting on this year because if he doesn’t it’s going to be very messed & overdue anytime after that , & I really hope he brings it with this album and show everyone he’s still the king of R&B

  30. coolness February 24, 2015

    He should have BEEN honored at least 4/5 years ago when he experienced a career resurgence with RvR. I’ve always felt that out of the big Pop stars of the 2000’s (him, Britney, Xtina, JT and Bey) he was somewhat overlooked. Remember when he presented that honorary American Music Award to Beyonce in 2007? I was so proud of her but I kept wondering why Usher wasn’t the one receiving it. Anyway, he was awarded a BET Honor last month. At least that’s something.

  31. A March 2, 2015

    1st thing first Christina is not a legend. She’s successful but she never achieved as much as Beyonce, Britney, JT, Usher, etc. overall. (No offense just my opinion)!

    2nd Usher did get honored, I’ve seen him get honored in 2010 during RVR era and before too post Confessions era. Sure in last decade he may not have gotten honored as many times as Britney, Beyonce (gotten overlooked sort of too) or received the MTV Vanguard award like JT currently. He’s still doing well and did outstanding overall. He influenced many other young superstars, proved to be a terrific coach on the voice, won lots of awards, dominated the charts, etc.

    3rd Usher’s latest song “I Don’t Mind” is doing very well and charting fine. Usher is not a has been, u all have to leave him alone. It’s the impossible music industry’s fault he struggled last time. 2012 was the worst year for many R&B singers, not just him and a depressing year for music in general. Every superstar goes through a hard phase (I.e Britney spears for ex) then they all will def come back even harder. (No offense, just my opinion)

    4th Sisqo was never huge to begin with. Nobody remembers him! Usher had way more longevity (since the 90’s) in his whole career than Sisqo’s one major hit in 2000 and with the Band Dru hill. Usher’s whole career >>>>>>>>>>>> anything Sisqo released. (No offense anyone just saying)

    All the best Usher, u are still the man. No matter what happens, I’m sure great things will continue in your career. Hope your current fans and new fans will buy your newest cd, stream the hit songs like mad on youtube, etc. And hope you get this icon special.

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