Usher

Ushering in rather lame lyrics

While Usher was Looking 4 [Him]self, the rest of us should've been looking for the attention span to sit through to an hour of the man whining about love. And there are some pretty awful lyrics, starting with lead single, Climax: 'I gave my best, it wasn't enough ...

Sunday, 29 July, 2012, 12:00am

Usher's new musical adventures

At the grand old age of 33, Usher may have found his adventurous side. Typically, Usher draws inspiration for his music from 'personal relationships' and 'older musical styles,' he says. Not this time, though. For his latest album, Looking 4 Myself, inspiration came from a whole other source.

1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

New sounds for summer

Even with a limited line-up of musicians coming to the city this summer, there's plenty to cheer about in the world of music, as the recording studios have a great assortment of releases lined up for listeners. Here's a look at some that are sure to get you excited.

Kimbra Vows (May 29)

27 May 2012 - 12:00am

'Blind' concert brings light to many

Five years ago, Sherman Yuen Chun-man woke up in hospital and got the shock of his life: he was totally blind.

A car accident in Sydney had robbed him of his sight and his career as a flight attendant was over.

'I didn't know how to react. I cried for days but then it was tiring so I stopped,' the 32-year-old said.

21 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber May 13, AsiaWorld-Expo

Nothing can stop Justin Bieber these days. Not pranksters launching eggs at him at a Sydney gig, nor a chest infection in Manila, nor even an embarrassingly low-key reception at our airport. Like it or not, Bieber fever is here to stay. Well, at least until Usher discovers the next floppy-haired YouTube sensation.

22 May 2011 - 12:00am

Raymond v Raymond (Deluxe Edition) Usher (CD)

Usher's latest two-disc album, Raymond v Raymond (Deluxe Edition), is a compilation of his previous album, Raymond v Raymond and his EP Versus. Of the 23 tracks on this edition, There Goes My Baby is the most powerful.

17 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Just in case you missed it

Usher's latest two-disc album, Raymond V Raymond: Deluxe Edition. is a compilation of his last album Raymond V Raymond and his EP Versus.

12 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

The two characters of Raymond Usher

The King of Pop throne has been vacant ever since the unexpected and abrupt departure of Michael Jackson. Some are beginning to call Usher the heir apparent, but many remain sceptical that there could ever be a true successor to that crown. As for the title King of R&B, however, few would argue it belongs to anyone but Usher.

11 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Usher

Usher Raymond vs Raymond (Sony)

Usher's marital woes form the basis of his sixth album, one which aims to show the struggle between the lovestruck married Raymond (his real last name) and the playboy clubber. However, with his divorce from stylist Tameka Foster finalised, it's a foregone conclusion as to which way he leans.

16 May 2010 - 12:00am

hot picks

Yi-Ling Liu, 15, Chinese International School

cd: Vampire Weekend's Contra. The band's second album blends indie rock, classical music and African beats.

dvd: Twilight: New Moon. Fans will have seen this at the cinema, but the DVD extras include cut scenes and snippets of the follow-up, Eclipse.

25 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

My World Justin Bieber (CD)

Justin Bieber, the teenage Canadian singer and YouTube sensation, was only 15 years old when he released his debut album last November.

My World is the first instalment of a two-part project (My World 2.0 was launched last month).

9 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Puppy love, Mafia-style

Justin Bieber, the teenage Canadian singer and YouTube sensation, was only 15 years old when he released his debut album last November. My World is in fact the first instalment of a two-part project (My World 2.0 was launched in mid-March).

4 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

CityChat

Kwun Tong's Silver Theatre, the last of four pro-Beijing theatres that once operated in the city, closed on July 9 after 46 years, during which it showed films about the lives of local people under colonialism, patriotic mainland movies and, later, mainstream films.

27 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Here I Stand Usher (CD)

It's been more than four years since the release of the frankly brilliant Confessions. But Usher is finally back, with a wife, a new-born son and a stint on Broadway under his belt.

His life changes are reflected in the songs on his latest release, Here I Stand. There are fewer club-friendly tracks and more songs about loving one woman and being a family man.

19 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Usher still standing strong

It's been more than four years since the release of the frankly brilliant Confessions, but Usher is finally back, with a wife, new-born son and stint on Broadway under his belt.

His life changes are reflected in the songs on his latest release, Here I Stand, with fewer club-friendly tracks and more songs promoting loving one woman and anthems to being a family man.

1 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

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