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Usher Announces European Dates for ‘Past Present Future’ Tour

Usher Announces Nationwide 'Usher: Past Present Future' Tour

After a series of monumental performances, including a sensational Apple Music Super Bowl LVIII Halftime show and sold-out residencies, Usher is set to return to Europe in April 2025.

These shows mark his first European tour since the 2015 ‘UR Tour’. Following the success of his 8-night residency at Paris’ La Seine Musicale, Usher is poised to captivate audiences once again.

“Europe, you ready?” Usher said. “After the epic experience at the Super Bowl and the huge demand for shows across North America, I’m happy to announce I’m coming your way as well – for shows in London, Paris, Amsterdam and Berlin. This tour is both a celebration of the past 30 years and a glimpse into the future. We are just getting started!” 

Produced by Live Nation, the tour will showcase highlights from his 30-year career, featuring songs from his latest album, “COMING HOME.” Fans can anticipate an unforgettable experience filled with showmanship, greatest hits, and new classics. Tickets for the tour will be available on Thursday, February 22 at 12pm local time on UsherWorld.com. Don’t miss the chance to witness one of the most sought-after stars in the music industry live on stage.

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Usher Opens Up About Heartbreak With Singer Chili in First Interview Since Eloping

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Usher is making headlines once again, but this time it’s not for his chart-topping hits or electrifying performances. Last week, the Grammy-winning artist shocked fans when he eloped in Las Vegas with Jennifer Goicoechea, the mother of his two youngest children. In his first interview since tying the knot, Usher delves into his past and opens up about the deep love he once shared with fellow music star Chili, from the iconic group TLC.

According to a report by People magazine, Usher, now 45, reminisced about his journey to stardom and the profound connection he had with Chili during their relationship from 2001 to 2004. Reflecting on his early days in the music industry, Usher recalls moving from Chattanooga, Tennessee to Atlanta at a young age to pursue his dreams. He released his debut LP at just 15 years old and achieved his first hit album, “My Way,” at 18. Usher’s magnetic charm and seductive persona weren’t just marketing tactics – he admits, “I was always charming the older ladies.”

It was during this time that Usher crossed paths with Chili, who was seven years his senior. He describes himself as her “No. 1 fan” and credits her as his “superstar.” Their relationship became the subject of public fascination, especially after Usher’s 2004 album “Confessions” featured songs that hinted at the aftermath of their highly publicized romance.

Usher reveals that his admiration for Chili began long before they met, recalling how he idolized her as a child and even adorned his walls with her posters. However, despite their undeniable chemistry, their relationship ultimately came to an end in late 2004.

“I was a young man, and she had very specific rules that didn’t work for me,” Usher explains. “We were missing each other. I really did want to have a different type of relationship where she was there with me, and she couldn’t be.” He admits to proposing to Chili, but she turned him down, leaving him heartbroken.

“I went through a great deal of pain after that, not trusting women or wanting to open up,” Usher confesses. He acknowledges that he hurt Chili as well, but the rejection left a lasting impact on him. Despite the pain, Usher’s recent elopement with Jennifer Goicoechea signals a new chapter in his love life.

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Usher Developing Scripted Series Based on His Music and ‘Black Love In’ Atlanta

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Fresh off his Super Bowl halftime performance, Usher is developing an upcoming scripted television project based on his music and Black love. As reported in Variety, the drama series, currently untitled, is in development with “Universal Content Productions (UCP), a division of Universal Studio Group.” Executive producing the series is Mad Massive Entertainment’s Selwyn Seyfu Hinds and Katie Zucker with KMei Productions’ Kenny Meiselas.

The description came in as focusing on “Black love in Atlanta and individuals looking to find a place to call home.” Variety added from the logline “The series will explore music, style, sex, romance and secrets that threaten to tear relationships apart.” 

Usher said in a statement, “My 30-year catalog has resonated with so many people no matter where they were in their lives,” he said. “I’m happy to be working with UCP to bring the music to life. I hope the series resonates with you the way my music continues to.”

Usher is keeping busy as he wraps up his Las Vegas residency, poised to hop onto his “Past Present Future” tour that kicks off Aug. 20 in Washington D.C. The R&B icon is also the new male face of SKIMS, a Kim Kardashian brand and he just dropped Coming Home, his ninth studio album. Good for you, Mr. Raymond. 

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Swizz Beatz Ignores Social Media Comments About Alicia Keys and Usher: ‘We Don’t Do Negative Vibes on This Side’

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Swizz Beatz has seen all the jokes about how his wife Alicia Keys was hugged by Usher during his Super Bowl performance. And he isn’t the least bothered, telling fans, “Y’all talking about the wrong damn thing!!!”

“Tonight’s performance was nothing but amazing 2 amazing Giants!” Swizz wrote. “Congrats @usher and my love @Aliciakeys that song is a classic. We don’t do negative vibes on this side we make history.”

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Boosie Demands An Apology from Usher After Performing with Alicia Keys: ‘ENOUGH IS ENOUGH’

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Now you know Boosie Badazz would have an opinion. Boosie sided with the internet, questioning the onstage embrace between Usher and Alicia Keys are they performed “My Boo.”

Hitting Instagram, Boosie revealed how he felt: “@USHER ENOUGH IS ENOUGH BRO!! U NEED TO APOLOGIZE TO [SWIZZ]. SHE MARRIED MY NIGGA. I KNOW THAT WASN’T PLANNED.”

Swizz Beatz has seen all the jokes about how his wife Alicia Keys was hugged by Usher during his Super Bowl performance. And he isn’t the least bothered, telling fans, “Y’all talking about the wrong damn thing!!!”

“Tonight’s performance was nothing but amazing 2 amazing Giants!” Swizz wrote. “Congrats @usher and my love @Aliciakeys that song is a classic. We don’t do negative vibes on this side we make history.”

You can see Swizz’s statement below

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Usher’s Super Bowl Halftime Show Sees 5% Viewership Jump From Prior Year

Usher Delivers Stellar Super Bowl Halftime Performance with Many Guest Appearances

The numbers on Usher’s Super Bowl halftime performance are in. According to Forbes, Usher’s performance pulled in 30.1 million households, a 5% jump from the 2023 Rihanna halftime show. Samba TV provided the data.

“Following Apple Music’s first successful halftime show last year, it found success with fans yet again with an impressive 30.1 million viewers, exceeding last year’s Rhianna-led show Overall, the halftime show drew in 5% more viewers than last year,” said Ashwin Navin, co-founder and CEO of Samba TV.

The Usher moment we all have waited on delivered. The R&B icon took the Super Bowl LVIII stage, bringing in Alicia Keys, H.E.R., Jermaine Dupri, Ludacris, Lil Jon, and Will.i.am. for guest appearances.

During his set, Usher performed everything from “Caught Up” to “Love in This Club” to “U Got It Bad” during his 15-minute set. Also present were men of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and the Good Time Brass Band.

You can see the full performance below.

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Usher Gets Married Hours After Super Bowl Performance

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Usher is a married man. According to USA TODAY, the Clark County Clerk’s Office reveals Usher and Jennifer Goicoechea married on Super Bowl Sunday. The two got married hours after Usher performed at the Super Bowl.

According to USA Today, Usher and Goicoechea received their marriage license on Thursday, three days before the performance and ceremony. No comment has been made about the report.

The Usher moment we all have waited on delivered. The R&B icon took the Super Bowl LVIII stage, bringing in Alicia Keys, H.E.R., Jermaine Dupri, Ludacris, Lil Jon, and Will.i.am. for guest appearances.

During his set, Usher performed everything from “Caught Up” to “Love in This Club” to “U Got It Bad” during his 15-minute set. Also present were men of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and the Good Time Brass Band.

You can see the full performance below.

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X Clowns Jermaine Dupri’s Apple Music Halftime Show Fit, Say His Socks Were So So Trash

X Clowns Jermaine Dupri's Super Bowl Halftime Performance Outfit

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Jermaine Dupri thought he got a fit off, but X users vehemently disagreed.

Usher’s highly anticipated Apple Music Halftime performance at Super Bowl LVIII blessed us with many moments worth talking about and, most importantly, joking about.

One person catching heat on social media is So So Def general Jermaine Dupri and his choice of drip, which many believe was so so trash.

Dupri hit the stage during the performance, rocking a black short suit with a white button-up underneath paired with some eyebrow-raising socks and loafers.

Many viewers thought Durpi was CeeLo Green at first. One person wrote on X, formerly Twitter, “MY MAMA THOUGHT JERMAINE DUPRI WAS CEELO LMFAOOOOOOOO.”

Others couldn’t help but clown Dupri’s fit, especially his choice of socks.

Even Suge Knight got in on the fun. Also, how the hell is he running an X account from prison?

Of course, the slander of his fit didn’t get past him, and Dupri decided to respond via Instagram by showing that his socks were from Louis Vuitton.

In the caption for the post, he wrote, Ha!! ok I ain’t have time for y’all last night I was too drunk, me and my homies performed at the Super Bowl!so I’m just really seeing y’all got me fucked up !! But I will say it’s funny as hell,yoooo!! @pharrell you see this !? PS we came into this game with our clothes on backwards, i ain’t no regular nigga.”

 

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Little did Dupri know that his responding by showing us he bought a pair of overpriced socks would only worsen the situation.

We’re glad Jermaine Dupri is being a good sport about the jokes. You can see more reactions to his awful fit in the gallery below.


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Usher Sports Exclusive Chrome Air Jordan 4s For Super Bowl Halftime Show

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On Sunday (Feb. 11), Usher had the world in the palm of his glittery gloved hands with a heck of a Super Bowl Halftime performance. And while everyone was enjoying his hits from yesteryear, sneakerheads were infatuated with the chrome Air Jordan 4s Usher was rocking while cutting a rug.

Sporting a outfit designed by Off-White (RIP Virgil Abloh), many sneakerheads were quick to notice the chrome and blue Air Jordan 4s on the “Lovers and Friends” singer and were wondering if these were exclusive 4s made specifically for Usher’s highly-anticipated Halftime Show. With Bruce Brown having sported a chromed out version of the Air Jordan 11s that were made for him a few weeks back, many assumed Usher’s Air Jordan 4s were made exclusively for him as well.

They were, but not by Jordan Brand.

As it turns out the sneakers were crafted beautifully by revered sneaker remixer, the Shoe Surgeon, who’s known for taking sneakers and reworking them into the kind of styles that heads wish would actually release. Sporting a chrome, blue and white color blocking with a big “U” on the heel tab, these Air Jordan 4s are a one-of-one that will never see the light of day outside of Usher’s home.

Sorry sneakerheads, but these ain’t for general consumption.

Check out pics of the kicks below, and let us know if you’d want Jordan Brand to drop something like this in the comments section below.

 

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Killer Mike, Diplo, E 40, Hit Boy And Big Hit Join Apple Music Live From Las Vegas To Talk All Things Super Bowl

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Killer Mike, E 40, Diplo, Hit-Boy and Big Hit join Apple Music 1 live from Las Vegas to talk about all things USHER and Super Bowl.

In a wide-ranging conversation, Killer Mike talks about his recent GRAMMY wins, the support he’s received from his peers, his admiration for Big Boi, his circuitous route to success, his advice for the younger generation, and how he wants his next album to be his best yet.

When speaking on Usher and celebrating Atlanta, the Grammy Award winner said, “I’m proud. In Atlanta, we proud of each other. Like Usher hit me, Jeezy hit me, Tip hit me…congratulating me. And I’m the same way. Whether it was his residency or the Super Bowl halftime or the tour afterwards, my wifey danced with him. Dance, dance damn it. Dance with him.”

He went on to say, “I’m happy because Atlanta is a city where it celebrates culture and creativity. It especially celebrates Black culture and creativity. So if you want opportunity, man, it’s a great place to be because people going to be cheering for you. It doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy, doesn’t mean it’s not a journey. But you’re going to have some people cheering for you.”

Then, Diplo drops by the studio to talk about working with USHER on the newly-Platinum record “Climax,” his experience with Apple Vision Pro, the Las Vegas musical landscape, and how maintaining a balanced lifestyle helped him to not burn out during his aggressive touring years.

Hit-Boy and his father Big Hit stop into the studio to talk about what it’s been like to work together since Big Hit’s recent release from prison, and Bay area legend E 40 discusses his love for the 49ers, recognizing Kendrick Lamar’s talent when he was just starting out, what Hip Hop 50 means to him, and USHER’s talent.

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