Usher to Perform on Both Sides of Ocean in One Day
R&B crooner Usher will kick his performance stamina up a notch, and hit the stage in two different countries on the same day. The 31-year-old is billed to kick-off New York City radio station Hot 97's annual Summer Jam then head across the pond to London for 95.8 Capital FM's Summer Ball at Wembley Stadium, both taking place June 6.
Over the past few years, the superstar has been in the headlines more for his personal life than his professional accomplishments but reclaimed his position among music's elite with the release of his sixth album 'Raymond vs. Raymond.' Aside from selling over 300,000 in its first week, the album also spawned this week's chart-topping single 'OMG.'
"This album means so much to my career," he said in an interview. "I think that this is the one time that I'm able to put it all in one, emotionally and the good times. A lot of people may've felt like I lost my swag, let me tell you something, I put it on pause. So now, we back. This one is it. 'Raymond vs. Raymond' to me is a classic staple and standard for not only R&B but pop, international music. This is one of the greatest collections of culture in terms of music going all over the world and taking you all over the world."
The Grammy winner will make several other high-profile appearances and performances around the U.S., and is set to release the details in the coming weeks. Hopefully he'll be sticking to just one timezone.