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Usher Embraces Surveillance State, Performs With Fans Via Webcam on Kimmel

Usher returned to Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night to perform a Young Thug-less version of "No Limit," his modestly successful single from new album Hard II Love.
Anna Gaca / September 21, 2016

Review: Usher’s Hard II Love Arrives a Bit Too Late

Four years ago, it felt like Usher Raymond IV had broken new ground. On "Climax," his lovelorn pathos was married to Diplo’s frostbitten production, making for a…
Brian Josephs / September 20, 2016

Usher Announces New Album ‘Hard II Love,’ Releases Two New Songs

Usher is going to be busy the next couple of weeks with a couple things to promote: the upcoming film Hands of Stone — in which he…
Brian Josephs / August 26, 2016

Usher’s Star-Studded ‘No Limit’ G-Mix Features Master P, Gucci Mane, Travis Scott, 2 Chainz, and A$AP Ferg

There seems to be — ahem — no limit on the hip hop stars who'd like to jump on Usher's new single "No Limit." The song takes its inspiration…
Anna Gaca / August 20, 2016

Listen to De La Soul’s Haunting New Song ‘Greyhounds’ Featuring Usher

The only artists in history to get David Byrne and 2 Chainz on the same album, De La Soul are still fearlessly eclectic and took…
Dan Weiss / August 17, 2016

Gucci Mane, Ty Dolla $ign, and Boosie Badazz Pop Up in Usher and Young Thug’s ‘No Limit’ Video

Young Thug is the only official guest feature on Usher's recent single "No Limit," but the song's video has a few more: surprise cameos by Ty…
Anna Gaca / August 5, 2016

Massive Attack Release the Brooding ‘Come Near Me’ and ‘The Spoils’

Massive Attack have released a fitting soundtrack to this dreary Friday morning in New York. The trip-hop duo dropped two tracks: "Come Near Me" featuring…
Brian Josephs / July 29, 2016

Usher Brings a Slow-Motion ‘Crash’ to ‘Fallon’

Chappelle's Show once had a sketch that explained how, regardless of the circumstances, everything looks better in slow motion. That includes Usher, who was both a magician…
Brian Josephs / July 29, 2016

Usher, Sheryl Crow, and Cyndi Lauper Tell Donald Trump Not to Use Their Songs

One of the greatest Donald Trump takedowns came from HBO's John Oliver, who made "Make Donald Drumpf Again" a trending slogan. It's no surprise he…
Brian Josephs / July 25, 2016

Allow Usher’s Mesmerizing New Video to ‘Crash’ Your Party

Usher is angling for a top spot on your summer playlist, and to that end, he's got a video for his heartbroken-but-still-awfully-catchy new single, "Crash." Directed by Christopher…
Anna Gaca / June 17, 2016

Usher Keeps the Potential Hits Coming With ‘Crash’

Usher's on to something. A day after dropping the exceptional Young Thug-featuring track, "No Limit," the singer strikes once again with the subdued and intimate…
Brian Josephs / June 10, 2016

Usher Enlists Young Thug for ‘No Limit’

It's been two years since Usher last charted as a lead artist with the Juicy J-assisted "I Don't Mind." Now, the 37-year-old hitmaker attempts to end the…
Brian Josephs / June 9, 2016

Usher, Brittany Howard, and Demi Lovato Among Performers at White House Ray Charles Tribute

Last night, President Barack Obama had a couple friends over to his place to honor the memory of the late great Ray Charles. Performers at…
Andrew Unterberger / February 25, 2016

Usher and Zayn Malik Enlisted for Chris Brown’s ‘Back to Sleep’ Remix

Nothing brings together the generations of softcore R&B sleaze quite like a Chris Brown remix. First up on the redo of Brown's recent R&B smash…
Andrew Unterberger / February 20, 2016

Roots Picnic 2016 Lineup: Usher, Future, Leon Bridges, and More

The Roots have just announced the lineup for the 2016 edition of their annual Philadelphia festival, The Roots Picnic. Set to be headlined by Leon…
Brennan Carley / February 2, 2016

Just Blaze Plays Unreleased Tracks From Jay Z, Kanye West, Usher, More

Christmas came early this year if you're a hip-hop fan: On Friday night, New York power producer Just Blaze unleashed a bunch of previously unheard tracks…
Harley Brown / December 12, 2015

Stream the Tidal X: 1020 Concert With Jay Z, Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, and More

Tonight, Tidal celebrates reaching a million subscribers with Tidal X: 1020, a one-night only concert in Brooklyn that'll feature performances by Beyoncé, Jay Z, Nicki Minaj,…
Brennan Carley / October 20, 2015

The 50 Best Samples, Covers and References of 2014

We've spent a good deal of time at SPIN this last December listing our favorites of 2014; the songs, albums, and other music-related ephemera that…
SPIN Staff / December 26, 2014

Hear ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ Sung in 20 Different Famous Voices

It's finally the holiday season, which means YouTuber Anthony Vincent is back in the sleigh with his popular "Ten Second Song" series, this time tackling…
Brennan Carley / December 2, 2014

Listen to Usher’s New Song ‘Clueless’ Without Buying a Box of Cereal

The pop music and breakfast cereal industries have been virtually symbiotic since John Lennon caused an international controversy in the '60s by claiming the Beatles…
Andrew Unterberger / November 17, 2014
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