Usher’s Tiny Desk Concert Reminds Everyone Who Runs R&B

Usher’s Tiny Desk Concert Reminds Everyone Who Runs R&B

Usher is such an amazing entertainer and performer, it’s easy to forget that the R&B superstar is a great singer

Well, he used his appearance on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series to remind everyone exactly who he is

To wrap up Black Music Month, Usher and his band delivered a smooth

old school R&B set of six of his biggest hits and set the internet on fire.

He opened with a laidback version of his first major hit “You Make Me Wanna...”

Though he was accompanied by a full band, and backup vocalists Vedo and Eric Bellinger

Usher still managed to make the track feel stripped down. His crisp, effortless vocals gave the song a more mature tone

After a short, yet lovely rendition of “Superstar,” the Grammy-winner transitioned into the surprisingly funky “U Don’t Have to Call.”

The “Burn” artist is so comfortable with himself and his music that there’s an undeniable confidence in his vocals.

And because this was an Usher concert, things did get sexy on “Nice & Slow.” With the expertise of a veteran performer

Usher had the small audience in the palm of his hand

leading them exactly where he wanted. It was as if the intimate setting made his endless charm even more concentrated and powerful.

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