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FIRST LOOK: Usher Takes The Chair On “The Voice” + Does Cancun Vacay With His Boys

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"Climax" singer Usher is set to take over the reins on NBC’s "The Voice" and we have a first look at him in the judge’s chair inside…… 

 

When NBC’s "The Voice" returns to television on March 25, veteran judges Adam Levine and Blake Shelton will be joined be Shakira and R&B superstar Usher.  Christina Aguilera and Cee-Lo will be taking a leave for a while to work on their albums. 

For fans who are wondering how the crooner’s suave style will translate on camera, he says,

"My style is more military than anything because I’m all about the preparation. My style is to make them understand the seriousness of the craft and that they have the very best opportunity to be the greatest — or the worst — depending on how you take it."

And Usher’s new co-workers are thrilled to have him on board because he’s already proved that he has what it takes to pic out talent (e.g. Justin Bieber) Adam Levine said,

"As much as I hate to say this about another coach in the beginning, Usher has done what this show has yet to do – launch a superstar and that’s our goal. That’s something we want to do as an institution."

Good luck Usher!

 

BONUS:

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Usher spent part of his holiday vacation with his girlfriend Grace Miguel in Cancun.

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And the couple brought Usher’s kids along for the fun too.  Cute!

Photos via Instagram

FIRST LOOK: Usher Takes The Chair On “The Voice” + Does Cancun Vacay With His Boys

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"Climax" singer Usher is set to take over the reins on NBC’s "The Voice" and we have a first look at him in the judge’s chair inside…… 

 

When NBC’s "The Voice" returns to television on March 25, veteran judges Adam Levine and Blake Shelton will be joined be Shakira and R&B superstar Usher.  Christina Aguilera and Cee-Lo will be taking a leave for a while to work on their albums. 

For fans who are wondering how the crooner’s suave style will translate on camera, he says,

"My style is more military than anything because I’m all about the preparation. My style is to make them understand the seriousness of the craft and that they have the very best opportunity to be the greatest — or the worst — depending on how you take it."

And Usher’s new co-workers are thrilled to have him on board because he’s already proved that he has what it takes to pic out talent (e.g. Justin Bieber) Adam Levine said,

"As much as I hate to say this about another coach in the beginning, Usher has done what this show has yet to do – launch a superstar and that’s our goal. That’s something we want to do as an institution."

Good luck Usher!

 

BONUS:

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Usher spent part of his holiday vacation with his girlfriend Grace Miguel in Cancun.

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And the couple brought Usher’s kids along for the fun too.  Cute!

Photos via Instagram

Keyshia Cole, KeKe Palmer, Usher, Tracee Ellis Ross & More Hit The 2013 UNCF ‘Evening Of Stars’ Event

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Stars were out for last night’s UNCF 33rd annual 2013 ‘An Evening with the Stars’ event in Pasedena, CA.  We’ve got the red carpet pics and the happenings inside the event….

 

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An emcee of the evening Tracee Ellis Ross was spotted chatting up "Glee" actress Amber Riley at the UNCF Evening With The Stars event at the Pasadena Civic Center last night.

The two hour special (which will air on BET) encompasses some of the biggest names in entertainment, education, politics and sports who will share the stage with students whose lives have been changed by education made possible by UNCF and its programs.

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Tracee co-presented during the evening with Keenan Ivory Wayans.

 

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Before Keyshia Cole took in the show from the audience:

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She rocked a cute white & black trimmed tux-inspired skirt and jacket look for the red carpet.  And posed it up with actor and host of the evening Anthony Anderson and former reality chick Kita Williams.

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KeKe Palmer was there looking her usual fab self in a purple dress, and posing it up with Shaun Robinson.

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Gorgeous makeup for her

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Melanie Fiona chatted up legendary Chaka Khan, who was rocking sexy thigh high boots.

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She rocked a leather top, back cut out black gown for the occasion.

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Loretta Devine was there for the event in a sparkling dress…and brought her man along.

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Backstage, Usher was seen chatting up Keenan:

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And accompanying a student on the stage.

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Derek Luke and his wife made an appearance.

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Tatyana Ali looked great in all black and dark lipstick chatting up KeKe.

The fellas were all about the good cause:

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Tyrese, "E! News" host Terrence J, and singers Eric Benet & Anthony Hamilton kept it dapper.

 

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Kim Coles kept it funny on the carpet.

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And Yolanda Adams was there for the big event too.

  

A little more about this red carpet event: The event is a particularly special sponsorship for Buick because of the brand’s dedication to educating young people. In 2011, The General Motors Foundation and Buick launched the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program to award scholarships to students interested in science, technology, engineering, math and related fields. The Buick Achievers Program now dedicates up to 4.5 million dollars annually to students who demonstrate excellence in the classroom and community, and are the first in their family to attend college.

The show will air on BET, January 27th, 2013 at 10p/9c.

Pics: Getty

PERFORMANCE FAB: Nicki Minaj, Usher, Chris Brown And MC Hammer ROCK The 2012 American Music Awards

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The 2012 American Music Awards were held last night with superstar acts like Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Ludacris and Stevie Wonder hitting the stage. And there was even a surprise performance by MC Hammer who went "Gangnam Stlye!" See the videos inside…..

The 2012 AMAs were held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live last night in Los Angeles. There were tons of celebs in attendance who first walked the red carpet before settling into their seats to be entertained by the likes of Nicki Minaj, Usher and Stevie Wonder.

During the show, Beyonce won the award for "Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist" while Rihanna got "Favorite Soul/R&B Album: Talk That Talk" and Nicki copped two awards for Fave Rap/Hip Hop Artist & Album.

Nicki hit the stage, wrapped in fur and wearing a pink wig to perform "Freedom" off the Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up disc. She also walked away with awards for "Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist" and "Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album."

She also hit the stage with Justin Bieber to perform "Beauty And A Beat."

Usher, who walked away with the "Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist" award performed a medley of hits and showed off some great dance moves.

 

Music icon Stevie Wonder performed a touching tribute to the late Dick Clark, who founded the AMAs but missed his first one ever last night due to recovering from illness. He spoke to the legendary TV personality saying,

"I just remember his friendship, his kindness and I remember his love for music and love for people. I challenge you, you as communicators, leaders, politicians, spiritual leaders, put your love first as we musicians put our music and songs first, and unite the world. And then we can be jamming ’til the break of dawn!"

 

And after an introduction from Brandy, Swizz Beatz hit the stage with Chris Brown and Ludacris to perform "Everyday Birthday."  

 

And in one of the show’s surprises, rap veteran MC Hammer hit the stage with pop sensation Psy for a mashup of "Gangnam Style" and "Too Legit To Quit."

 

 

 

Get More: Music News

 

Not gonna lie–LOVE this.

See the full winner’s list here.

Rick Ross, Usher, Keyshia Cole & More ROCK THE STAGE For the 2012 Power 99 Powerhouse CONCERT

Rick Ross, Usher and Keyshia Cole were some of the acts who hit the stage yesterday for Power 99′s Powerhouse Concert in Philly.  See performance videos and pics inside…..

 

Last night, some of the top acts in R&B and Hip Hop took the stage at the Wells Fargo Center in Philly for the 2012 Power 99 Powerhouse Concert.  2 Chainz hit the stage to do a few of his hits like "Birthday Song."

“Keyshia & Daniel: Family First" star Keyshia Cole hit the stage in a fur coat and Louboutins.

"The King Of The South," T.I. was one of the top draws of the evening.

He brought Meek Mill (a Philly native) out on stage.

Chapter V crooner Trey Songz walked the red carpet and hit the stage.

Miguel performed a few tracks from Kaleidoscope Dream.

Wale was there.

Finally Famous rapper Big Sean layered up for his set.

And superstar Usher also hit the stage.  He and Rick Ross also performed together.

Performance clips:

 

 

 

Photos via Ajon Brodie" and Splash

 

 

Jennifer Hudson Channels Whitney Houston For GRAMMY Tribute + Halle Berry, Taraji, Usher & More CLEBRATE

A formal Whitney Houston tribute is on the way.  The GRAMMY organization hosted a big tribute that was taped last night at the Nokia Theater in L.A., and will air next month.  Check out Jennifer Hudson channeling young Whitney, plus Usher, Halle Berry & more celebrating the diva’s memory.  And, of course, Bobbi Kristina with her fiancee Nick Gordon

 

Last night in L.A., celebs were on hand for the We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston event.  And J-Hud stole the show by channeling one of Whitney’s 80′s looks as she performed in honor of the late star.  And we’re sure she did it right.

She rocked the stage with a medley of "I’m Every Woman," "How Will I Know" and "I Wanna Dance With Somebody".
 

Jenny also posed backstage with Britney Spears who was on hand, and Brit said Whitney’s "I Have Nothing" started her own music career.

Whitney’s daughter Bobbi Kristina arrived in a red Herve Leger dress and strappy black sandals.  And with her new fiance, Nick Gordon, on her arm.

Krissy switched out her sapphire engagement ring for her mom’s diamond rings for the occasion.  And the twosome held hands and got extra cuddly while getting teary eyed during the show:

Meanwhile, Halle Berry took the stage to salute Whitney in the show’s introduction:

Gorgeous LBD for her.

LL Cool J hit the stage to offer up his memories.

And Taraji P. Henson and her questionable hairdo were there.

Usher performed "I Believe In You And Me."

And CeCe Winans performed with BeBe "Count On Me," which brought the whole crowd to tears.

Clive Davis was there to remember one of his closest friends, as well.

Celine Dion was also a part of the tribute, but had to tape her rendition from Canada of "Greatest Love of All," which was played on a screen for the audience.

"We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston" will be broadcast on CBS on November 13. The new reality show "The Houstons: On Our Own," premieres on Wednesday, October 24.

 

Pics: Getty/INF/Splash

Usher Celebrates With Girlfriend Grace Miguel, Her Daughter & Her Mother

Usher seems to be getting extra close with girlfriend Grace Miguel’s fam.  He attended her mother’s 60th birthday celebration this weekend.  And had some fun with Grace’s daughter, too.  Pics inside…

 

Grace’s daughter goes by the name, Leaf, and she posted plenty of pics of herself taking quirky pics with her future possible step-daddy Usher (above) and her mom and fam.

Usher snapped pics with the guests and fam.
 

Grace and her daughter (who honestly is probably only a few years younger than Ursh) snapped some mommy-and-me pics.

And Grace’s mom–in the middle in blue–seemed to be happy to have Mr. Raymond on hand.  Fine family fun…

Pics: Twitter

Tameka Raymond Responds To Usher’s Oprah Interview, Tells “ET” She Sympathizes With Her Bridesmaid Usher CHEATED WITH!

Tameka Raymond is speaking out for the first time since the death of her son, Kile Glover, and since her ex-husband Usher‘s revealing interview on "Oprah’s Next Chapter."  Get a sneak peek of the drama unfolding inside…

In a sneak peek of her 3-part interview with Nancy O’Dell from "Entertainment Tonight," Tameka Raymond addresses the allegations that Usher cheated on her with one of her bridesmaids before their wedding.

Tameka says she knows Usher made it known that he cheated with her bridesmaid, who was also a family friend who even took Tameka to the hospital for the birth of her first child.  But Tameka revealed she actually feels more sympathy for the bridesmaid than Usher.  Because he took advantage of her vulnerability and "we all know how charming he can be."  Oh?

Check out a sneak peek below:

Tameka also opens up to Nancy about the courts awarding Usher primary custody, accusations that she is a gold-digger and the heartbreaking recent loss of her son in a jet skiing accident. The first of this three part interview will air on Tuesday, September 25th.

Rihanna Shows Her ASSets & Touches It All For iHEARTRADIO Fest, Usher & Lil’ Wayne Also ROCK THE STAGE!

Music superstars Rihanna, Lil’ Wayne and Usher hit the stage for night 1 of the huge iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas last night. See performances and pics inside……

Last night, Rihanna closed out day one of iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas.

RiRi rocked a shiny #23 jersey mini dress created by fashion designer Jeremy Scott. She tweeted: ‘JEREMY SCOTT YOU ARE DAT N****!!! #jersey #hat #trills*** #veryrare.’

After her set,  the singer rushed off to work on her new album.

 

Just before her performance:

She revealed that her new single "Diamonds" will world premiere on the "Elvis Duran Show" at 8amET on Wednesday.   Watch her describe the video as happy, hippie and hopeful:

Watch Rihanna perform "What’s My Name" at iHeartRadio festival:

 

Watch "Only Girl (In The World)" below:

 

"Please Don’t Stop The Music" below:

 

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Rapper Lil’ Wayne & his Trukfit were spotted backstage during the Festival.

Earlier, he performed a set that featured Young Money artist Shanell and his girl Keyshia:

Keyshia Cole was on hand to perform their hit "Enough of No Love."

This dude is real colorful these days.

And……

The new coach of "The Voice", Usher, also performed last night. 

And as usual, he let an audience member come on stage to grind it out.

Earlier, radio host JoJo Wright talked to him in the Elvis Duran Broadcast Room. 

The Festival continues tonight with Mary J. Blige, Pink, Aerosmith and plenty more.


Photos via Kevin Mazur/WireImage/Christopher Polk/Getty Images North America/David Becker

NEW GIG: Usher Set To Take Over “The Voice” As New Coach

Usher is gearing up alongside to Shakira to replace "The Voice" coaches Christina Aguilera and Cee-Lo.  Deets inside…

For the upcoming next cycle of "The Voice," Christina Aguilera and Cee-Lo will be taking a season off to work on their music, tours and tv projects.  So, R&B/Pop man Usher has been tapped to keep one of the seats warm.  And Latin bombshell Shakira has been tapped for the other seat.

The show’s Executive Producer Mark Burnett said, “Usher is not just a singer or an entertainer, he is a global icon.”

The L.A. gig is also good for Usher’s new schedule as a full-time primary custody dad, so he canhave his boys in one place for a certain amount of time.

As for the semi-surprising change-up, Deadline.com reports:

When it expanded The Voice to two editions a year, NBC brass said that not all Voice coaches will be able to do both cycles of the reality singing competition because of the demands of their music careers. NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt said the network was “happy to accommodate” Green and Aguilera’s commitments. “The participants on our show benefit from our coaches’ expertise and their continued success in the music business allows for significant new contributions to the contestants when they return,” he said.

Both Christina and Cee-Lo will return the following fall.  You excited to see Ursh take on a prominent role on a music competition show?

Pic: Twitter