USHERNYLON3A Happy, Happy Birthday to another fellow libra Usher. To who I like to call, the full package: attractive, great vocals, and can dance his ass off, Mr. Usher Raymond IV. Usher debuted in 1994 with his self-titled debut. He followed up with six other albums and his 8th studio effort, UR, is set to be released along with the ‘The UR Experience’ kicking off in November. Still no word on the release of UR just yet.

To date Usher has accumulated a staggering amount of awards including: 8 AMAs, 20 BMAs, 2 VMAs, 3 NAACP Image Awards, 9 Soul Train Awards, and 8 Grammy’s. Aide from his 20 Billboard Music Awards, he has ranked very high on the charts. In the 2000s, he had spent 41 weeks atop the Hot 100 along with having 7 number one singles. ‘Yeah!’ came in at #2 out of 10 songs that were best-selling and most-played in the 2000s and it spent 12 weeks atop the Hot 100.

It’s amazing how long of a career Usher has had as an R&B singer and how he has been able to bounce back and forth between R&B and pop. He’s also managed to do this all while minting his killer body, never missing an 8 count, and being a father.

Happy 36th Birthday #UrsherBaby. Enjoy a playlist of my Usher favs below (via Spotify):


Single Review: Chris Brown, ‘X’

chris-brown-x-singleChris Brown is back with another track and this time he’s singing about moving on. In yet another single off his upcoming album, X, he’s over this ‘chick’. Based off of what’s been released he’s talked about hoes not being ‘loyal’, getting a ‘new flame’, and in this one he’s on to the next and over his past. I mean could this track be about his on-again off-again girlfriend, Karrueche? Or is this another one about Rihanna.

The lyrics discuss how he feels about said girl and how he feels he’s been lied to, how she’s deceitful. If you didn’t think he was possibly talking about Karreuche, then he said this:

I didn’t build these walls for you to piss all on my past

We all know of Chris’ past and with his recent jail time it came back to haunt him. Well, it will always haunt him. The track overall was slow in the beginning, but then it started to build up. Once it did and it got to the hook, that is what made the song.

I swear to God I’m moving on.

The choreo for this video could be so sick. From the looks of it, this album is all about his feelings on love and at this point he’s either moving on or the ‘hoes’ are just disloyal. Even though he’s on Instagram flexing of his current tumultuous love affair, his album states otherwise. Music is free expression so to each its own.

Take a listen below: