Usher hones vocal skills ahead of Vegas show

Usher proves once again that he is “cut from another cloth”.

Usher has proven time and time again that he is a force to be reckoned with.

Earlier this year, her Tiny Desk performance spawned several memes, gifs and conversations about the state of R&B. With more than two decades in the game, the Grammy Award-winning singer has already established himself as one of the greatest ever in rhythm and blues. So much so that he stood up for his beloved genre during Diddy’s “R&B is dead” campaign, calling the Bad Boy exec’s comments “crazy.” “When I hear people, even like Puff say, ‘R&B is dead,’ he sounds crazy to me,” the singer shared.

Usher at the 2022 NFL Honors – Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images

“It sounds crazy, you know, especially knowing that he was a pioneer in understanding and benefited from it. You know, the source that is R&B created the breath of life that was breathed into hip hop.” As one of the kings of R&B, fans tried to pit Usher against fellow rhythm and blues greats like Chris Brown. However, the “Confessions” singer subtly and consistently let it be known that he was “cut from another cloth.”

On Monday, Usher gave fans a preview of his vocal warm-up session just before his Vegas Residency show; and needless to say he didn’t miss a note. The star’s Las Vegas residence has become the city’s hottest ticket. On his last show, Usher had the crowd going wild after bringing in legendary R&B singer Tevin Campbell to perform his 1993 “Can We Talk.” The “U Remind Me” singer shared the iconic footage with his 10.4 million Instagram followers, writing, “When legends come out to play. Thank you Tevin Campbell”

The performance comes just months after Campbell revealed that on the State of Black Music Podcast that LA Reid and Babyface argued over “Can We Talk” because Reid wanted it to go to Usher, while Babyface wanted it on Campbell’s record. Luckily, the two singers put the past behind them to give fans and epic performances.