Usher’s ‘Looking 4 Myself’ album has been slow seller since arriving in US stores on June 12th but despite his many personal and professional hardships, he isn’t prepared to abandon the project. As such, the versatile entertainer has prepared a new single, ‘Dive’, to help boost his sales and he has revealed its accompanying cover.
Jessie J certainly gets around. In addition to performing an extensive setlist at T in the Park this weekend, the animated singer made an appearance at the 2012 Wireless Festival in London where she performed a cover of Usher’s hit song ‘Climax’.
Justin Bieber is pulling out the big guns for his new video, ‘As Long As You Love Me’. Filmed in Los Angeles yesterday, the visual features appearances by his collaborator on the tune, Big Sean, as Usher and will.i.am.
The 2012 BET Awards ceremony is being hosted this evening at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles and several of the industry’s biggest stars are launching onto the stage. Celebrating the accomplishments of black artists, the show features performances by several major acts such as Chris Brown, Kanye West, Brandy and Usher.
With each new generation of performers, the music industry is propelled forward with the addition of fresh talent. However, these artists stand on the shoulders of giants and in some cases they don’t only continue the legacy of their predecessors; they relive it.
The sales predictions for Usher’s ‘Looking 4 Myself’ have proven to be accurate as the crossover superstar’s album has entered the Billboard 200 at #1 but with meager sales. However, where Usher made waves - well, ripples – on one chart, Katy Perry did the same on another listing with ‘Wide Awake’.
Rick Ross and Usher previously expressed their chemistry in the visual for ‘Lemme See’ and now the duo are now back with the new video for the former’s ’Touch’N You’. The song is the latest single to be taken off Ross’ new album, ‘God Forgives, I Don’t’, which is set to hit stores July 31st.