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Rise of the House of Usher

Report and Interview by Ben Thompson, Telegraph Magazine, July 2001

APPEARING ON Channel 4's Richard Blackwood Show during his last visit to Britain, clean-cut US R&B star Usher Raymond IV startled the crowd with the ...

From Usher With Love

Interview by Ian Gittins, Q, August 2001

He was discovered at 14 by Puff Daddy, wants to move like Fred Astaire, sing like Michael Jackson and talk like the Fonz. He sold ...

Usher: Wembley Arena, London

Live Review by Dele Fadele, New Musical Express, 20 March 2002

USHER RAYMOND IV sure has his priorities right. This R&B heavyweight and MTV posterchild understands his hormone-obsessed teenage fanbase. That's why tonight, spectacle is all. ...

Usher: Confessions (Arista)

Review by Dan Gennoe, Yahoo! Music, March 2004

MAKE NO MISTAKE, when it comes to R&B, Usher Raymond is a pro. His dedication to his art could never be questioned. ...

Usher: Confessions

Review by Amy Linden, The Village Voice, 19 April 2004

USHER RAYMOND is a star. The faithful have thought as much for years, but recently the masses affirmed it when 1.1 million of them trooped ...

Usher: Here I Stand

Review by Dan Gennoe,, 26 April 2008

USHER RAYMOND'S last album, 2004's Confessions sold a staggering 19 million albums. It took him from R&B superstar to global pop phenomenon, earned him three ...

Usher: "The fans want my soul"

Interview by Angus Batey, The Guardian, 29 April 2010

Baring his soul is second nature to R&B superstar Usher, but although he has documented his recent divorce on a new album, he's got to ...

Afghan Whigs: How Usher Helped Revive '90s Alt-Rock Heroes Afghan Whigs

Interview by Jeff Weiss, L.A. Weekly, 4 May 2017

WHEN THE AFGHAN WHIGS DISSOLVED in 2001, no one would have guessed that Usher would be the catalyst for their reunion — Usher being the ...

Activism, Identity Politics, and Pop's Great Awokening

Comment by Jason King, Pitchfork, 11 October 2019

From Beyoncé to Kendrick to Kesha, pop's turn to political activism produced some of the decade's most memorable moments. ...


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