A six-song medley was performed at the Usher Tiny Desk Concert
The Usher Tiny Desk Concert topped off the NPR Black Music Month festivities as the music organization brought in the eight-time Grammy award-winner to perform his hits. The R&B superstar serenaded the room with his band and dressed in all black attire.
Throughout the Usher Tiny Desk Concert set, Usher sang “You Make Me Wanna…”, “Superstar”, “U Don’t Have to Call”, “Nice & Slow”, “Confessions Part II”, and “My Way” with his band consisting of vocalists Eric Bellinger and Vedo, Dmitry Gorodetsky on bass, Erick Walls on guitar, trombonist Lemar Guillary, trumpeter Brandyn Phllips, saxophonist Jay Flat, Darek Cobbs on keys, and Ryan Carr on the drums.
Usher acknowledged his happiness in sharing his music across his long career. This is Black magic right here,” said Usher. “I really, really am happy just to be able to celebrate all the years of music. I’m really happy to be able to share. I think that if life has taught us anything, it is that we should share with each other. Not just the music, but understanding that life is a collaborative process and being able to lift each other up, stand with each other. That’s all it’s really about.”
NPR Black Music Month has celebrated Juneteenth with previous performances that included Monica, FKA twigs, Denzel Curry, Ravyn Lenae, Adekunle Gold, and more. Bobby Carter, the producer of NPR Music’s “Tiny Desk,” has selected 11 “Tiny Desk” and “Tiny Desk (Home)” music sets for the celebration.
Check out the entire set of the Usher Tiny Desk Concert below.