From The Vault: Usher Rocks the 2005 GRAMMYs With James Brown

Published: Sunday 24th Sep 2023 by Joe

It’s happening!

Usher has finally landed “the” Super Bowl Halftime Show gig. To toast the news, this week’s From The Vault selection zooms in on his epic 2005 GRAMMY Awards performance, complete with a surprise appearance by the legendary James Brown.

For those who lived through it, it’s near-impossible to dispute how mind-blowingly massive the ‘Confessions’ era was: from popularity to charts, to critical acclaim. He was unmatched.

So, it was only fitting that the superstar nabbed 8 GRAMMY Award nominations in 2005, taking home three and delivering an unforgettable performance of the album’s final hit single ‘Caught Up.’

Crafted by Dre & Vidal, cut was yet another US Top 10 hit for Mr. Raymond, peaking at #8 on the Hot 100. With his funky entourage of dancers, Usher lit up the stage with his smooth dance moves and powerhouse vocals. That mic was indeed all the way on.

To cap it all off, the Godfather of Soul himself graced the stage, showcasing his legendary moves and vocals. It was a true meeting of musical titans in vivid technicolor!

While he never really faded from view, witnessing Usher’s “comeback” in recent times is a beautiful thing. If anyone deserves to reign atop the music world, it’s him.

Here’s to hoping that his new music matches the excitement of this moment. February can’t come soon enough – we’ve been eagerly waiting.

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  1. U N I Q U E September 24, 2023

    Usher has always been an all around ENTERTAINER. I miss the heartthrob era💔

  2. LaShantae September 24, 2023


    • Black Power September 25, 2023

      Stay mad 👏🏿

    • Dwight Jennings-Bey September 25, 2023

      Yes your life is

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