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Usher: Tiny Desk Concert

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This year, NPR Music is celebrating Black Music Month with an array of brand new Tiny Desk concerts - both from home and from behind our beloved Desk. Together, these artists represent the past, present and future of Black music. This month of carefully curated shows is a celebration of Black artists expressing themselves in ways we've never seen before, and of the Tiny Desk's unique way of showcasing that talent.

Bobby Carter | June 30, 2022
"We celebrate Black Music Month. This has been Black magic." Truer words may have never been spoken behind the Tiny Desk as R&B goliath Usher caps off our month-long celebration of Black music, highlighting a catalog chock-full of hits spanning 25 years. It's been over two years since NPR headquarters was abuzz with chatter of a legend in the building. After an early morning rehearsal for his set at the Something in the Water Festival in Washington, D.C., he made his way over to deliver an unforgettable performance.

Usher and his band, all dipped in black, set it off with an introduction over a funky horn-laced instrumental reminiscent of a Blaxploitation flick. They keep that groove going right into a reworked version of his 1997 breakout single, "You Make Me Wanna..." Twenty-five years later, Usher sits arguably as the king of R&B. Between 2000 and 2010, there was no debate whatsoever, with his string of records that included the biggest R&B album of the 21st century, Confessions.

What he's done in the vocal booth is only half of his claim to fame. The stage is where he's continued to shine as he prepares for the second leg of his Las Vegas residency. This loose and playful set touches on his many career phases; the crooning, the deeply personal, the club bangers and even the Tik Tok challenges indicate that he could just be reaching his prime. Recently, we've heard plenty of hot takes, wild battles and social media fodder about who sits at the mountaintop in the world of R&B. Usher Raymond has entered the chat.

SET LIST
"You Make Me Wanna..."
"Superstar"
"U Don't Have to Call"
"Nice & Slow"
"Confessions Part II"
"My Way"

MUSICIANS
Usher: vocals
Eric Bellinger: vocals
Vedo: vocals
Dmitry Gorodetsky: bass
Lemar Guillary: trombone
Brandyn Phillips: trumpet
Jay Flat: saxophone
Darek Cobbs: keys
Erick Walls: guitar
Ryan Carr: drums

TINY DESK TEAM
Producer: Bobby Carter
Audio Recording & Mix Engineer: Josh Rogosin
Director: Kara Frame
Editor: Michael Zamora
Series Creator: Bob Boilen
Videographers: Kara Frame, Joshua Bryant, Michael Zamora, Pierre Kattar, Alanté Serene
Production Assistant: Ashley Pointer
Tiny Desk Team: Suraya Mohamed, Marissa Lorusso, Hazel Cills, Jill Britton, Joby Tanseco, Maia Stern
VP, Visuals and Music: Keith Jenkins
Senior VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann

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Evelyn From The Internets
Evelyn From The Internets หลายเดือนก่อน
you know what?!?!? it's not much you can count on in this life lawd except (1) Usher being fine (2) Usher hitting a falsetto while being fine
SACRED FLOW SPACE
SACRED FLOW SPACE 6 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
Ur my gurl Jenny (in my best Forrest Gump voice)
Amy Reed
Amy Reed 21 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
I sleep good knowing I can count on this.
Lucy Scott
Lucy Scott 4 วันที่ผ่านมา
I can’t do anything but laugh 😂, my son Daniel looks just like him. We have women , and men stopping him because of it . He’s truly a female magnet, and my son is funny and has serious game. I’ll be glad when he settles down. Please Lord with just one good woman. 🙏🏽
Aisha Deangelo
Aisha Deangelo 4 วันที่ผ่านมา
Amen to that
Teirra Jones
Teirra Jones 4 วันที่ผ่านมา
Couldn’t have said it better 🥰😩
callitlikeiseeit
callitlikeiseeit 17 วันที่ผ่านมา
Usher is a class singer. The man can ACTUALLY sing. And after all these years he still sounds the same. Everyone should be an Usher stan. If you love music, and don't love Usher do you really like music?
pignonMZ6
pignonMZ6 6 วันที่ผ่านมา
Yeah it's called different taste, personally I really enjoyed this TDC with Usher but for the most past of his career I mostly ignored what he did, not on purpose, I just love Jazz more than most music genre. I am a musician, I do love music, I have my heroes (Sonny Rollins still my number 1 after all these years) and I can't spend a day without music in my life. But no, I have a very limited interest in Usher beyond that session at TDC.
Arlene Martinez
Arlene Martinez 10 วันที่ผ่านมา
I’ve been rocking with usher for years he’s my favorite artist
Ada Lee
Ada Lee 12 วันที่ผ่านมา
Okay ‼️💖💖💖
Shon S
Shon S 16 วันที่ผ่านมา
He's timeless!
Bilal3
Bilal3 16 วันที่ผ่านมา
Agreed. Undeniably talented…
atlas-
atlas- 18 วันที่ผ่านมา
This dude's not just a Musician. Not just an Artist. He's a Professional.
Midnighterz
Midnighterz 19 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
Though you were going to say "a meme" 🤣
LoverofYah
LoverofYah 2 วันที่ผ่านมา
He’s the transporter *statham voice*
Trayshana
Trayshana 7 วันที่ผ่านมา
p e r i o d
Gina A
Gina A 9 วันที่ผ่านมา
A legend
Justchill
Justchill 9 วันที่ผ่านมา
But Professional is a Musician at the highest Level! ;) I would say it this way ;) This dude's not just a Professional. Not just an Artist. He's a Musician!
redvegita
redvegita 5 วันที่ผ่านมา
Usher is talent. It's amazing how he talks then sings with no effort. Controls breathing on a whole boss level. I wish artist would invest to pay for this skill. I've seen so many out of breath .
Usher
Usher 4 วันที่ผ่านมา
Thanks for your comment and like, it’s nice being a fan and I hope you’ll never stop being a fan. I wanna quickly use this opportunity to appreciate your support and concern towards my career, I really hope we could talk more on my personal Gmail address about sharing ideas on creating some great song, stay safe and hope to hear from you soon.
Logan Oliver
Logan Oliver 8 วันที่ผ่านมา
Every high note hurts my skin with goosebumps.
The UPS Store 6876
The UPS Store 6876 12 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
@Usher you are not usher bruh
Usher
Usher 8 วันที่ผ่านมา
Thanks for your comment and like, it’s nice being a fan and I hope you’ll never stop being a fan. I wanna quickly use this opportunity to appreciate your support and concern towards my career, I really hope we could talk more on my personal Gmail address about sharing ideas on creating some great song, stay safe and hope to hear from you soon.
I Am Eloho
I Am Eloho หลายเดือนก่อน
Smiling ear to ear throughout this entire video 😁🤭 I miss R&B like this ❤️
princesscaprice
princesscaprice 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
The biggest smile right now. They did that! 🔥🎶
Amber Castle
Amber Castle 14 วันที่ผ่านมา
Big facts!
Flav 1k
Flav 1k หลายเดือนก่อน
@Terri Howard ooh it’s gone be so hard Tryna get all your best songs back 😂🥴
Sereima Rokobatini
Sereima Rokobatini 16 วันที่ผ่านมา
I need NPR to have a spotify playlist because these live sessions hit different 😍
BIG TRUCK
BIG TRUCK 11 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
Can I sing to you?
Marqieth Bonner
Marqieth Bonner วันที่ผ่านมา
Facts
Nurse Destiny
Nurse Destiny 2 วันที่ผ่านมา
This the comment right here 🏆
myrasmama
myrasmama 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
NPR Lol
Sereima Rokobatini
Sereima Rokobatini 6 วันที่ผ่านมา
@Mister Niare not spending money on premium im good with the ads thanks. Enjoy your premium though 🤣
Ems Hoggz
Ems Hoggz 11 วันที่ผ่านมา
This bring back so many good memories 🖤amazing talent 🖤
Karen allen
Karen allen 5 วันที่ผ่านมา
I have watched this an unhealthy amount of times and every time I have smiled until my cheeks hurt.😂😬💕
Kimeka Campbell
Kimeka Campbell 14 วันที่ผ่านมา
11:40: I cannot stop listening to this. How does he sound better than 25 years ago?? Gives this song a grown asf feel. I love it so much.
Faye In The City
Faye In The City หลายเดือนก่อน
The voice and dimples are still amazing all these years later!
Precious James
Precious James หลายเดือนก่อน
And the SMILE! 😍😍😍😁
Ms. Collins
Ms. Collins หลายเดือนก่อน
Lol
Wanda Bryant
Wanda Bryant หลายเดือนก่อน
Yep. Them Dimples they got me. Front and Center it's like Usher is literally in my living room in person. Wow...
Ygor Almeida
Ygor Almeida หลายเดือนก่อน
wow how beautiful you are
Molly Scruta
Molly Scruta หลายเดือนก่อน
Like a fine wine...
Freddy Mokoto
Freddy Mokoto 6 วันที่ผ่านมา
Always gotta respect artists that are confident enough to give the spotlight to others. Legend
Hamos Ally
Hamos Ally 19 วันที่ผ่านมา
0:00-1:25 intro /smooth talking 1:19-4:00 you make me wanna 4:58 -7:52 superstar 7:52- 10:40 you don’t have to call 11:56- 14:54 nice and slow 16:17- 20:10 confessions part 2 17:03/17:14 drop em/ watch this 21:10- 24:13 my way
Thandiwe Dube
Thandiwe Dube วันที่ผ่านมา
Thank you 😊
Hamos Ally
Hamos Ally 2 วันที่ผ่านมา
@Josh Deng I got you
Josh Deng
Josh Deng 7 วันที่ผ่านมา
17:10 watch this
Tiffany Blue Tarot
Tiffany Blue Tarot 9 วันที่ผ่านมา
Thank YOU!! 🙌
Jacqueline Llamas
Jacqueline Llamas 12 วันที่ผ่านมา
🤴or 👸 thank you
Kay Ever
Kay Ever 19 วันที่ผ่านมา
This is what a TRUE ARTIST looks like, no social media flexing required ..... his calling card is his TALENT , PERIOD & EXCLAMATION POINT!!!
emiliano b
emiliano b 16 วันที่ผ่านมา
@TheLarry timberlake is craaaazy
TheLarry
TheLarry 17 วันที่ผ่านมา
same with Timberlake
U:R?
U:R? 15 วันที่ผ่านมา
Came for the meme but ended up watching the whole thing, Usher's stage presence is truly next level.
Tony Succar
Tony Succar หลายเดือนก่อน
I love how RAW this is. NO post production needed, musical total perfection with ridiculous SWAGGER AND FLOW!!!!
MRS. Ty McC
MRS. Ty McC หลายเดือนก่อน
And no auto tune!!?
we
we หลายเดือนก่อน
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James Smith
James Smith หลายเดือนก่อน
I mean there is post production, there always is but this is a good love performance
Regal
Regal หลายเดือนก่อน
the way the best do it
King Of Kings
King Of Kings หลายเดือนก่อน
And he sounds the same as the studio version.
Smart Money Bro
Smart Money Bro 5 วันที่ผ่านมา
R&B is alive and well. Thank you to these real musicians and Usher.
Cedric Harris
Cedric Harris 14 วันที่ผ่านมา
This was a masterclass in groove and showmanship. Bruv and the band killed it.
Brittany Lemon
Brittany Lemon 11 วันที่ผ่านมา
Can you please 🙏🏽 put this NPR tiny desk concert on Spotify? I want to play in the background of my day to day life!
Jazmyn Taylor
Jazmyn Taylor 5 วันที่ผ่านมา
Yessss
Fee
Fee 17 วันที่ผ่านมา
His “watch this” and the giggle afterwards brings me joy every time I watch it .. he’s adorable 17:15
leilava
leilava 12 วันที่ผ่านมา
every time 💀💀💀
Maths Group 4
Maths Group 4 14 วันที่ผ่านมา
@Beautiful World me too😂😂
Beautiful World
Beautiful World 14 วันที่ผ่านมา
Thank you, that's what I came here for 😂
Lailah Lynn
Lailah Lynn หลายเดือนก่อน
I’m not sure when this was recorded, but today was the *perfect* day to release this to the world. RnB needed this ❤️❤️❤️
James-Earl Bonez
James-Earl Bonez หลายเดือนก่อน
Factory
QueenB Thatsme
QueenB Thatsme หลายเดือนก่อน
You got THAT right!! Heyyyyyy 👋🏼👋🏼👋🏼👋🏼👋🏼👋🏼👋🏼 @Lailah
JustFabulous26
JustFabulous26 หลายเดือนก่อน
@Barry A 😂😂
Damian Gounden
Damian Gounden หลายเดือนก่อน
Watching this for the second time in a row. We need rnb like this again
I. Sean
I. Sean หลายเดือนก่อน
@Terracotta Kim yes it was. One of the best that year.
Damonk
Damonk 19 วันที่ผ่านมา
This is arguable the best tiny desk ever made. T-Pain is the only other concert that challenges this. Absolutely amazing concert here.
La NOIRE
La NOIRE 23 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
Can't forget Saba's or Nonames
GuduSaru
GuduSaru 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
Anderson Paak's set is great too but Jorja Smith's may be the best piece ever recorded in this Tiny Desk
Jeremy Trujillo
Jeremy Trujillo 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
Tasha Sultanas tiny desk is out of this world
gogonzod
gogonzod 5 วันที่ผ่านมา
Still need to watch some of the ones mentioned, but I thought Big Boi was 🔥 🔥 🔥
ManOfYah-work in progress
ManOfYah-work in progress 5 วันที่ผ่านมา
@Vee Franklin Bingo. I was pleasantly surprised when I first heard T-Pain actually sing without autotune, but Usher is a truly gifted vocalist. They are not in the same league at all, lol (I say this as an aspiring RnB singer/songwriter myself 😂😂😂).
Eric G
Eric G 13 วันที่ผ่านมา
"Have you guys ever turnt the camera to see everybody?" Usher is just too good. Including the audience and making us all feel like we're there. He did an amazing job!
Ben Webber
Ben Webber วันที่ผ่านมา
@Nathaniel Wren Snarky Puppy did when they tried to get them to clap a polyrhythm lol
feargm 0451
feargm 0451 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
@Nathaniel Wren They did that with George Clinton.
Cynthia Nyanda
Cynthia Nyanda 7 วันที่ผ่านมา
I remember them showing the crowd with 1 other artist. I think Dvsn if I'm not wrong
Nathaniel Wren
Nathaniel Wren 10 วันที่ผ่านมา
First time I can remember anyone including the audience like this on Tiny Desk. I appreciated that!
Megan C
Megan C 2 วันที่ผ่านมา
I was obsessed with Usher when I was in middle school and high school. Got to see him during his Confessions tour. An amazing artist. He’s still one of my favorites.
paliscia
paliscia 4 วันที่ผ่านมา
His smile is so infectious. Vedo & Eric 🎯🎯🎯 A lot of artist could learn a thing or two from Usher. ❤️❤️❤️
Robert Ricketts
Robert Ricketts หลายเดือนก่อน
Black men - showing teeth, being joyous and singing without autotune is something I need more of this year!
Rosalyn Elm
Rosalyn Elm 7 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
and all the people said...
ruth-ann dass
ruth-ann dass 4 วันที่ผ่านมา
I love it 🥰
Donald Evans
Donald Evans 6 วันที่ผ่านมา
@Natalie Hurd q
Skyler Barrett
Skyler Barrett 7 วันที่ผ่านมา
YES
Ria Lovell
Ria Lovell 2 วันที่ผ่านมา
Enjoyed immensely!!! The intimate setting and live band just did it for me..... Much love ♥️♥️♥️♥️
Chris Teya
Chris Teya 19 วันที่ผ่านมา
We need an Usher - Anderson Paak feature. They can sync so well, forsho.
MadsFeelsBads
MadsFeelsBads ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
Yes
Pete Olivarez
Pete Olivarez 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
Heck no not that Anderson clown. Childish Gambino or Joey Bada$$ would be a real vibe.
D4S
D4S 13 วันที่ผ่านมา
Didn't know I want this
FistoFreak
FistoFreak 14 วันที่ผ่านมา
MANEFESTING
Langston Jones
Langston Jones 15 วันที่ผ่านมา
Just thinking the same thing
SaysGrace
SaysGrace 11 วันที่ผ่านมา
Excellent performance Usher!!
K. Cole
K. Cole 5 วันที่ผ่านมา
This was put together so well. I wish people will give easy (Eric his due credit)
Usher
Usher 4 วันที่ผ่านมา
Thanks for your comment and like, it’s nice being a fan and I hope you’ll never stop being a fan. I wanna quickly use this opportunity to appreciate your support and concern towards my career, I really hope we could talk more on my personal Gmail address about sharing ideas on creating some great song, stay safe and hope to hear from you soon.
Jzon Azari
Jzon Azari หลายเดือนก่อน
And this is why y'all have to respect Usher for those who think ANY of those suggestions are qualified for a VERZUZ against him. GOAT for spotlighting Eric Bellinger and VEDO. l great voices.
prtdiva
prtdiva หลายเดือนก่อน
@Big B it has everything to do with vocals AND hits, Usher has both. Usher has nine #1 singles CB has two. CB makes a lot of music but most of his albums sound the same. I think CB fans live in a bubble bc in the real world CB’s music is good but there’s nothing that gives me chills. It’s just too pop sounding. But Usher…baby! He got classics and he will SANG you out of your clothes. CB could neva
margaret brown
margaret brown หลายเดือนก่อน
@Batteries Not Included! RIGHT
Ken Arts
Ken Arts หลายเดือนก่อน
@Marques Mitchell that’s a good one
Marques Mitchell
Marques Mitchell หลายเดือนก่อน
Tyrese vs usher
Wink and Blush Beauty
Wink and Blush Beauty 17 วันที่ผ่านมา
I need him to re release these songs again with the arrangements used here. The goosebumps and chills from the harmonies in the horns, the groove, the smoothness and easiness of his voice. Omg. Eargasm.
Orah's World
Orah's World วันที่ผ่านมา
Facts!
Fine Natural Hair ROCKS
Fine Natural Hair ROCKS วันที่ผ่านมา
Yes! Eargasm indeed!!! 🥰
Natasha Gaine
Natasha Gaine 12 วันที่ผ่านมา
Yesss I had one too lol I thought I was tripping 😂🤣
jay83
jay83 13 วันที่ผ่านมา
Just THvid converter to mp3 like i did hahaha.. hopefully you can actually do that on your phone
J.L. Quinn
J.L. Quinn 18 วันที่ผ่านมา
When a singer takes pride in their craft you can tell the difference! Vocals are top notch! Sang Usher!
Ohsoyouaaliyahbaby Ohsoyouaaliyahbaby
Ohsoyouaaliyahbaby Ohsoyouaaliyahbaby 6 วันที่ผ่านมา
This performance is sooo amazing ❤❤❤ wow 🥺😍
Usher
Usher 4 วันที่ผ่านมา
Thanks for your comment and like, it’s nice being a fan and I hope you’ll never stop being a fan. I wanna quickly use this opportunity to appreciate your support and concern towards my career, I really hope we could talk more on my personal Gmail address about sharing ideas on creating some great song, stay safe and hope to hear from you soon.
Kay Nicole
Kay Nicole 9 วันที่ผ่านมา
Living legend. Love you Usher! Great performance! Atl! Ayeeee!
Julio Elizalde
Julio Elizalde หลายเดือนก่อน
As a professional musician, I really appreciate how classy it was for Usher to introduce his fellow musicians, who deserve the recognition for how great the groove and vibes are throughout the performance.
may may
may may 2 วันที่ผ่านมา
And at the start of the set
Emi Abe
Emi Abe 10 วันที่ผ่านมา
Noticed he missed the drummer at first but gives him a special shout out/intro when he realizes at 11:00
Michael Joseph
Michael Joseph 27 วันที่ผ่านมา
completely agree. felt the same when i watched it.
Shaya Muse
Shaya Muse 28 วันที่ผ่านมา
@Matthew Oxley He did mention the drummer.
Kendrick ross
Kendrick ross 29 วันที่ผ่านมา
Class act.
hueo far
hueo far 18 วันที่ผ่านมา
I love the way he interacts with the audience. Usher is so smooth with everything he does. A true talent!!
Ms. W
Ms. W 6 วันที่ผ่านมา
If I could like 👍🏽 this every time I watch it I would. This was a amazing tiny desk concert. 😍😍😍😍
Edz Mendoza
Edz Mendoza 17 วันที่ผ่านมา
Usher DEFINITELY still has it, even after >25 years in the music industry. He actually even got BETTER. Woo!
TeeTee
TeeTee 14 วันที่ผ่านมา
It’s 30 plus years in the industry which is crazy! 🤯🤯
Shirley H.
Shirley H. 19 วันที่ผ่านมา
I really love these tiny desk concerts. Kudos to the person(s) at NPR who developed this program. I love the raw natural of these concerts. Thanks
Dream of Dréa
Dream of Dréa หลายเดือนก่อน
This set is CLEAN. The songs are arranged so smoothly. The vocals are not strained. The energy in the room is palpable. Loved it all.
NaTasha Boggs
NaTasha Boggs 15 วันที่ผ่านมา
This was excellent. Anthony Hamilton and Lucky Daye also have excellent Tiny Desk performances.
Angela Akyea
Angela Akyea 20 วันที่ผ่านมา
Arrangements were clean! 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 This is real R & B 🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶
Felissa Delarge
Felissa Delarge 20 วันที่ผ่านมา
Agreed 🎯 💯 ❤️
Vee Franklin
Vee Franklin 23 วันที่ผ่านมา
@Red Papi Facts 💯💯
ophelia De Souza
ophelia De Souza หลายเดือนก่อน
N BPas Pas v va
R Barnes
R Barnes 12 วันที่ผ่านมา
Usher...........Usher............Most Talented Man. Thank you for ALL your talent through the years. I look forward to MORE of it.
Girlius Maximus
Girlius Maximus 15 วันที่ผ่านมา
That band killed it. OMG I love live music. And for y'all that didn't know Usher was going to sound the same live as he does on his records, now ya know (in the words of the Notorious B.I.G.)
Corn_ Juice
Corn_ Juice 19 วันที่ผ่านมา
Legendary set ! One of the best Tiny Desk Concert's ever
Ana Aponte
Ana Aponte 4 วันที่ผ่านมา
He's just the best. R&B himself. He really got it. Amazing performance ❤️
Breeze Zulu Bass King
Breeze Zulu Bass King หลายเดือนก่อน
Usher having Eric Bellinger and Vedo as his background vocalists on Tiny Desk is a big big flex!!! R&B is alive.
Cynthia Winfield
Cynthia Winfield 4 วันที่ผ่านมา
Super dope 💥
Miro
Miro 5 วันที่ผ่านมา
Enough said!
Brandon Rice
Brandon Rice 5 วันที่ผ่านมา
@SOULar Lioness ELITE they didn’t.
Meeko SoPromo
Meeko SoPromo 6 วันที่ผ่านมา
30secs later waiting for this comment Ian know if anybody noticed who he said was singing background like whattt 🤯💪🏾
MyHusbandsHelpmate77
MyHusbandsHelpmate77 13 วันที่ผ่านมา
@Jocquia Bell Exactly!
Aston
Aston 2 วันที่ผ่านมา
Halfway through the vid and I have to say that this is a masterclass in performance arts. Everyone in that ensemble is incredibly talented and look like they're having a lot of fun jamming to all the songs we grew up listening to. Without question, Usher will forever be one of the greatest.
Michelle Dozier
Michelle Dozier 4 วันที่ผ่านมา
I watch this EVERY SINGLE DAY🖤🌹 Usher warmed my heart to millionth power
IggySquirrelz
IggySquirrelz 16 วันที่ผ่านมา
This is one of the most impressive sets on NPR to date. These renditions of Usher’s classics is giving me chills. So good.
Nathaniel Wren
Nathaniel Wren 10 วันที่ผ่านมา
Usher seems so genuine and charismatic. Excellent performance!
Natalies Outlet
Natalies Outlet หลายเดือนก่อน
Everyone in the comments mentioning how handsome usher is WELL….let me tell you how BREATHTAKING he is in person haha. He glided by me at a restaurant like an angel. Thee most handsome man. Even my poor husband was like 👀
Cai’s Corner
Cai’s Corner 4 วันที่ผ่านมา
Facts his presence is magnetic you have no choice but to gravitate 😍😩
workingdee
workingdee 6 วันที่ผ่านมา
🤣😂🤣
Antoinette Bellamy
Antoinette Bellamy 10 วันที่ผ่านมา
😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
R. Jimenez
R. Jimenez 14 วันที่ผ่านมา
Girl, thank you for painting such a picture. I can see him glide baby!
JustInTime Magddelow
JustInTime Magddelow 15 วันที่ผ่านมา
@Emmanuela 😆
Anyiko Owoko
Anyiko Owoko 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
This is why I have been an Usher fan since My Way! ❤️ And will be forever! Can’t wait to catch him in concert. Such a class act and dope performer.
Orange Purple
Orange Purple 11 วันที่ผ่านมา
This was Beautiful! Usher is a Legend!!!!!
keisha whit
keisha whit 2 วันที่ผ่านมา
I am always late to this party but THIS is EVERYTHING for an R&B lover!!!
Ms HJ
Ms HJ 8 วันที่ผ่านมา
This was EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!
James Fulton
James Fulton 22 วันที่ผ่านมา
Not too many singers today sound like their records. This is an Artist in every definition
Matt Spencer
Matt Spencer 13 วันที่ผ่านมา
I’m glad to see Usher can actually perform live vocals. Most artists from that era can. Jay Z the goat of it though.
Melissa Abraham
Melissa Abraham 13 วันที่ผ่านมา
You can debate the songs sound better now..this is crazy good 🤯😩🥰
onlyone23km
onlyone23km 13 วันที่ผ่านมา
Usher sounds SO much better live! He’s great on records, but PHENOMENAL live!
CT
CT 14 วันที่ผ่านมา
Mario doesssss. 😊
Donna Lockett
Donna Lockett 15 วันที่ผ่านมา
@Reyes K1ng He said not to many…..
iealz
iealz 19 วันที่ผ่านมา
I’ve watched this several times…and it just gets better. Finally, music where you can smile. This is definitely black excellence. The way he shared his platform with his fellow artists was humility at its finest. This made proud. Thanks for representing us excellently. I can’t get superstar out of my head now🤣🤣🤣! Yeah, Yeahhh
nita2456
nita2456 6 วันที่ผ่านมา
Masterpiece ❤️ luv his talent … and his vibe is so relaxing l luv and respect Usher top tier…❤️❤️❤️❤️
Usher
Usher 4 วันที่ผ่านมา
Thanks for your comment and like, it’s nice being a fan and I hope you’ll never stop being a fan. I wanna quickly use this opportunity to appreciate your support and concern towards my career, I really hope we could talk more on my personal Gmail address about sharing ideas on creating some great song, stay safe and hope to hear from you soon.
Johnathan Hamiter
Johnathan Hamiter 12 วันที่ผ่านมา
Usher straight turned into Marvin Gaye here. What a mature performance. Outstanding!
Royce Hunt
Royce Hunt 8 วันที่ผ่านมา
So talented. That voice is amazing !!!!
mclambalfred
mclambalfred หลายเดือนก่อน
If Usher ever decides to come out with a jazz version of his hit songs on an album, I’m BUYING!!
Arlene Martinez
Arlene Martinez 10 วันที่ผ่านมา
Me too
Brittany Lemon
Brittany Lemon 11 วันที่ผ่านมา
Buying and going to the concert if that happens!!!
Krissy
Krissy 13 วันที่ผ่านมา
💯🔥
S B
S B 13 วันที่ผ่านมา
And on Vinyl.
Theresa McCoy
Theresa McCoy 13 วันที่ผ่านมา
I totally Agree!!!
Helen Iatrou
Helen Iatrou 18 วันที่ผ่านมา
I can't understand why Usher was underrated for so many years. Like the man himself, his genius-level talent has evolved like a fine wine.
LT
LT วันที่ผ่านมา
He was never underrated, it's just that the personal scandals overshadowed the talent and artistry in the last 5 to 7 years. But he's back especially with the residency in Vegas
irf
irf 2 วันที่ผ่านมา
He was never underrated
Shannyville 02
Shannyville 02 13 วันที่ผ่านมา
I legit watch this every morning to get myself in the vibes for work 💃💃
Ashley Rolle
Ashley Rolle 19 วันที่ผ่านมา
The way he laughed after "watch this" is the most adorable thing like a kid again😂❤
Jaslene Love
Jaslene Love 7 วันที่ผ่านมา
He's so goofy in person. It's so cute.
Samson Igboanusi
Samson Igboanusi 2 วันที่ผ่านมา
Usher is simply a good entertainer. Y‘ll see how he moved the Crowd 😳😳 I felt like I was in there especially when he said he had a confession to make, I was like ohhhhh sheee 😂 Other than that being said, this is the best NPR Tiny Desk Concert so far. Luvvvv you Black Men 👏🏼
Chiseled Adonis
Chiseled Adonis 24 วันที่ผ่านมา
I be singing Usher like in going through something 😂😂 TIMELESS music
Dnomyar Akunawik
Dnomyar Akunawik 17 วันที่ผ่านมา
Chiseled Adonis is here, u legend!
Chiseled Adonis
Chiseled Adonis 17 วันที่ผ่านมา
@Kevonta McCain FACTS
twanw43
twanw43 19 วันที่ผ่านมา
My mans chiseled 😂😂
Kevonta McCain
Kevonta McCain 22 วันที่ผ่านมา
Not THE CHISELED ADONIS😂😂😂fr though. Be singing his music like I got kids and Daddy’s Home
Zer0S0ul
Zer0S0ul 7 วันที่ผ่านมา
The Legend So good to hear the old hits again
Michael N
Michael N 18 วันที่ผ่านมา
Usher still showing why he's one of the greatest
Breadiva
Breadiva 4 วันที่ผ่านมา
This concert is not long enough. I want more
Princess Durham
Princess Durham 2 วันที่ผ่านมา
One of the most talented live singing performers
Vedo
Vedo หลายเดือนก่อน
Dope Experience with my Brother Usher and Eric! Truly a moment for R&B
Derrick Sargent
Derrick Sargent 17 วันที่ผ่านมา
Y'all were incredible! Hands down.
Ni'Re Syre
Ni'Re Syre 21 วันที่ผ่านมา
Just want a song or album don’t care how y’all do it!! Just want it @vedo
badgal
badgal 23 วันที่ผ่านมา
You did so good !!!
Frenik's Sipz -N- Eatz
Frenik's Sipz -N- Eatz 24 วันที่ผ่านมา
Great job. All of your vocals were on point. 🥰
Azino Odhomi
Azino Odhomi 26 วันที่ผ่านมา
I was just about to comment "how do you just forget Vedo" and then I realized Vedo wrote the comment 🤦🏾‍♂️
wubbsie1
wubbsie1 12 วันที่ผ่านมา
He is really an exceptional vocalist, who is also very gifted. He puts the time in and he takes care of his instrument, that is obvious. Avoiding addictions like smoking or drinking can keep your gift in good shape for a very long time. Glad to see he is taking care of his gifted voice. I am not a big Usher fan, but I can appreciate how gifted he is.
Amy Jonkers
Amy Jonkers 14 วันที่ผ่านมา
Amazing from start to finish. Usher’s voice and presence, his incredible band, and to top it off Eric Bellinger and Vedo as backing singers. Oh my! That was a Tiny Desk masterclass!
Miss Natalie
Miss Natalie 19 วันที่ผ่านมา
Love a Tiny Desk - but this excelled in every way! Loved Usher for 20+ years, but the first time I saw this (this is now my 7th viewing!) I truly fell in love with him! He. Is. Everything!!!!
MizzMeme2006
MizzMeme2006 6 วันที่ผ่านมา
Usher got hits for every decade he's been in the business . Legend
Adel Sweezy
Adel Sweezy หลายเดือนก่อน
All my childhood thanks Usher❤ that's greatness ❤❤
Leslie-Ann Tyson
Leslie-Ann Tyson 27 วันที่ผ่านมา
Truth.
Marvin Cohen
Marvin Cohen หลายเดือนก่อน
17:14 Watch this! MEME
Ros K. Wilburn
Ros K. Wilburn หลายเดือนก่อน
Usherrrr baby
PfHeaven
PfHeaven 18 วันที่ผ่านมา
Usher deserves his Superbowl Halftime Show!
Jaslene Love
Jaslene Love 7 วันที่ผ่านมา
He performed at the super bowl omce before his throat surgery and didn't sound that great. I'd like a do over now!
Romaine Wright
Romaine Wright 7 วันที่ผ่านมา
I’m here for it!!!
Nontombi Mothulatshipi
Nontombi Mothulatshipi 8 วันที่ผ่านมา
Great music, great concert. Super nostalgic stuff
Emilia Alonso
Emilia Alonso 14 วันที่ผ่านมา
This is INCREDIBLE! love the arrangements and REAL instruments being played!
Julia Jewels
Julia Jewels 7 วันที่ผ่านมา
Love me some Usher.....beautiful singing true R&B
The Divine Masculine
The Divine Masculine หลายเดือนก่อน
You can tell Usher really takes care of his voice a lot. Most known artist start to lose their voice after many years. Usher just keep improving. Thats called using proper technique.
Nita Montgomery
Nita Montgomery 25 วันที่ผ่านมา
@The Divine Masculine great idea
Sagittarius
Sagittarius 29 วันที่ผ่านมา
@01kaluks Bobby didn’t sound that bad but I get your point
Brittine Redd
Brittine Redd 29 วันที่ผ่านมา
Was literally thinking the same thing!
David Rollins - Nesmith
David Rollins - Nesmith หลายเดือนก่อน
@TheYellowBrickRoadTV He recently worked with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis for a record called Do it yourself.
Gagoangwe Moroka
Gagoangwe Moroka หลายเดือนก่อน
@01kaluks 🤣🤣🤣 exactly what I was thinking. He doesn't have to to stop for a watermelon break
Prophets Of Rock TV
Prophets Of Rock TV 6 วันที่ผ่านมา
The first albums I ever bought and received: - Beyoncé - Dangerously in Love - Usher - Confessions - Aaliyah - I Care 4 U - Monica - Miss Thang It was a different era. 🇬🇧
ValiantVisions 314
ValiantVisions 314 19 วันที่ผ่านมา
This may seem off topic but uh... I'm a 2x Iraq Combat Vet. Also served as a firefighter in Missouri for 6+ years. I usually don't sleep because I usually see faces when I close my eyes.. But man, Man... Our music and the music before us will put tears in your eyes. Tears of joy and love BACK INTO YOUR HEART... FROM PAC TO USHER TO JODECI TO MARVIN TO MARY J.... AND SO MANY OTHERS I DIDNT MENTION...
Ericka J
Ericka J 8 วันที่ผ่านมา
I rebuke every demonic torture that’s coming against you and I decree that you find rest in Jesus’ Name!
tspfull
tspfull 11 วันที่ผ่านมา
not for anywhere the same reasons but i’m up too. and enjoying this so much too. thank you and welcome home.
Lucy Bunwa
Lucy Bunwa 17 วันที่ผ่านมา
Thank you for your service♥️♥️♥️🙏🏾🙏🏾
AFROQUEEN45 JOHNSON
AFROQUEEN45 JOHNSON 17 วันที่ผ่านมา
Thank you for your service and devotion. From an Air Force veteran.
Paul Allen
Paul Allen 17 วันที่ผ่านมา
Truly a phenomenal vocalist... He rides those notes where you just get caught up
Celestial Holmes
Celestial Holmes 10 วันที่ผ่านมา
This really made me smile. I miss R&B Usher.
Lila Mayumi
Lila Mayumi หลายเดือนก่อน
This man still got it!! He has been aging like fine wine. Every single note is so smooth + the back-up singers and instrumentalists are soooo smooth and 🔥🔥🔥🔥 Such a great way to begin my Thursday morning. Salamat (thank you)!!!
Timmy Ggz tv
Timmy Ggz tv หลายเดือนก่อน
One of the greatest
alex Blackwood
alex Blackwood หลายเดือนก่อน
Then back up singers got careers too lol
T Campbell
T Campbell หลายเดือนก่อน
@Lex C I'm checking too 🤣
we
we หลายเดือนก่อน
Believe in Jesus. Believe in the Son of God. Believe in the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. If you follow the Bible you will know that most all of the 1,800 prophecies has come to pass. Once the final few happen Jesus Christ will return. Jesus is the Way the truth and the life. He accepts you no matter where you've been. Doomsday is on the horizon. Believe Jesus is the Son of God. Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord. Read the Bible! Try to repent of your sins. Read the Bible. "If anyone is ashamed of me and my message in these adulterous and sinful days, the Son of Man will be ashamed of that person when he returns in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.” Our Saviour Jesus Christ died so that we will live. Jesus said, "I'm the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me".
Tranese Courts
Tranese Courts หลายเดือนก่อน
🔥❤️🔥❤️🔥❤️🔥❤️
Nurse Destiny
Nurse Destiny 2 วันที่ผ่านมา
This is the best TINY DESK CONCERT I have EVER seen and I have seen ALLLLLLL OF THEMMMMM!!!
learning
learning 7 วันที่ผ่านมา
His accent really shines through in Confession. I'm here for it. Loved this Tiny Desk.
cheri618
cheri618 16 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
i remember me and my siblings listening to the confessions album cause my mom had the cd. we were way too young to be listening to that album lol but i’m glad we had the opportunity to.
Lucas Penido
Lucas Penido 6 วันที่ผ่านมา
Give Usher his props! One of the Greatest artists not only of his time, but of all times!
MeeChee D
MeeChee D 13 วันที่ผ่านมา
Wow the sanging and musicianship is 🔥🔥🔥. That band is everything!!!
Rosebud Draper
Rosebud Draper 12 วันที่ผ่านมา
My mouth was on the floor I could NOT believe it 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Jordan Cooper
Jordan Cooper 3 วันที่ผ่านมา
Its an understatement to say Usher is incredible in this. I gotta give credit to this band. I love how the drummer stuck to the basics and just made a perfect pocket for the others. Kids this is how you play the drums. So dope
Derrick Hutson
Derrick Hutson 8 วันที่ผ่านมา
This is probably the best tiny desk yet
Rangga Sakti Budi Putra
Rangga Sakti Budi Putra 16 วันที่ผ่านมา
I reaaaaaallly love the chord rearrangement of nice and slow. It adds so much colour than the loop original one.
Wakili Ayodele Muritala
Wakili Ayodele Muritala หลายเดือนก่อน
He is just showboating! This is a master class! The vocal, the music arrangement, the swag, and everything else!
Sheena Davis
Sheena Davis 20 วันที่ผ่านมา
S. W. A. G.
Nita Montgomery
Nita Montgomery 25 วันที่ผ่านมา
@Billy Reid right, people commenting about him being off pitch would not even sound good with auto tune lol
Nita Montgomery
Nita Montgomery 25 วันที่ผ่านมา
@Shaya Muse exactly some wish they could even hit any of the notes
Nita Montgomery
Nita Montgomery 25 วันที่ผ่านมา
@AB 1111 you wish you could even sing a note so stop the hate
Nita Montgomery
Nita Montgomery 25 วันที่ผ่านมา
@Elijah James you are right, it is a class act haters gone hate
Isaiah Keebler
Isaiah Keebler 16 วันที่ผ่านมา
I watched this like 100 times and it gets better everytime💯💯
Houston Pillay
Houston Pillay 7 วันที่ผ่านมา
Happy I can still live my early 2000s memories through this guy. Love him.
BigBank take LilBank
BigBank take LilBank 7 วันที่ผ่านมา
17:13 the greatest meme of ALL TIME was born from this modest moment. What a class act Usher is 💯
michael fleming
michael fleming 14 วันที่ผ่านมา
Man I love this great job Usher very nice
Olivia Smith
Olivia Smith หลายเดือนก่อน
This set is CLEAN. The songs are arranged so smoothly. The vocals are not strained.The energy in the room is palpable. Loved it all
prcdnvl28
prcdnvl28 หลายเดือนก่อน
@kib denson LOL!
Rach Kate
Rach Kate หลายเดือนก่อน
You literally copied this word for word from someone else’s account. Cringe.
kib denson
kib denson หลายเดือนก่อน
Usher give even bots a pulse
eddyvideostar
eddyvideostar หลายเดือนก่อน
Your moniker's association shocked everyone by your articulate comment.
KLYBBN
KLYBBN หลายเดือนก่อน
This set is so clean, even the bots are commenting saying how good it is.
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