Usher is one of the greatest performers of his generation, so it was only fitting that he used his influential voice for a good cause beyond singing girls out of their skirts. Proving that he is more than just a ladies man, the crooner joined ONE’s agit8 campaign against poverty in developing nations.
Stripping away his usual pyrotechnics and sitting still, Usher sang impressive covers of Marvin Gaye’s “Mercy Mercy Me” and “What’s Going On”. However, he is only one of the many artists who lifted their voices in support of ONE. Wanya, U2, Kid Rock and Bruce Springsteen are also listed among the great acts, and you can find more information by visiting the official site of the campaign.
Watch Usher cover Gaye’s classic protest hits for ONE below: