Usher has consistently shown that he is a force to be respected. His Tiny Desk performance earlier this year gave rise to a number of memes, gifs, and discussions regarding the health of R&B. The Grammy Award-winning vocalist has established himself as one of the best performers of rhythm and blues ever with more than two decades in the business.
So much so that, in response to Diddy’s “R&B is dead” campaign, he defended his beloved genre, labeling the Bad Boy executive’s remarks as “nuts.” “When I do hear people, even like Puff saying ‘R&B is dead,’ he sounds nuts to me,” said the singer. Prior to his Vegas Residency show on Monday, Usher gave fans a peek at his vocal warm-up routine, and it goes without saying that he hit every note perfectly.
The star’s residency in Las Vegas has become the most sought-after attraction in town. Usher recently performed his 1993 single “Can We Talk” with iconic R&B artist Tevin Campbell, and the audience went wild. The singer of “U Remind Me” posted the legendary video to his 10.4 million Instagram followers with the caption: “When legends come out to play. Thank you Tevin Campbell”
Only a few months have passed since Campbell revealed on the State of Black Music Podcast that Babyface and L.A. Reid had a falling out over the song “Can We Talk.” Thankfully, both vocalists have moved over their past in order to wow their audience.