Usher Trends Following His First Tiny Desk Performance [WATCH]


Usher Trends Following His First Tiny Desk Performance [WATCH]

NPR Music recently concluded their month-long celebration of Black music with a Tiny Desk Concert from R&B icon Usher, and the performance has the internet going wild!

Usher, 43, was joined by his band dressed in all black, along with singers Vedo, 29, and Eric Bellinger, 36, who have both written songs for the legendary R&B vocalist. Usher, born Usher Raymond, performed a six-song selection of his classics including “Nice & Slow,” “Superstar,” “Confessions Part II,” and “You Don’t Have to Call.”

The R&B singer opened his set with his 1997 hit single “You Make Me Wanna” and closed out the 25-minute performance with “My Way,” the title track off his 1997 album, which turns 25 this year. This is Usher’s first NPR Tiny Desk Concert, making it one of his most intimate audiences.

A Tiny Desk performance is a video series of live concerts hosted by NPR (National Public Radio) Music in Washington D.C. Following Usher’s set at Tiny Desk, he spent some time as the number one trending topic in the U.S. on Twitter.

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Usher rose to fame in the late ‘90s with the release of his second album “My Way” in 1997. His third album, “8701,” rewarded the musician with his first two Grammy Awards for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance in 2002 and 2003. “Confessions,” his fourth album, established Usher as one of the best-selling musical artists of the 2000s decade.

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According to reports, Usher’s notable career achievements include numerous awards and accolades. The icon has won eight Grammy Awards, 34 ASCAP Awards, nine Soul Train Music Awards, and eight American Music Awards.

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Authored by: Ariel Whitely