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Usher sees power boost after NPR ‘Tiny Desk’ performance

Usher sees power boost after NPR ‘Tiny Desk’ performance

On Thursday (June 30), Usher Black Music Month ended with an expected performance for NPRs Small desk concert series. The music icon’s set contained five classics from his catalog, including “Superstar” and “Confessions, Pt. II”, both of which are taken from his diamond-certified album Confessions.

As expected, the Ushers follow Small desk debut, a peak in streams occurred, reports Billboard.

According to Luminate, a global music and entertainment data and analytics source, the fan favorite “Superstar” received a 238% increase in streams. The Dre & Vidal-produced cut jumped from 111,000 to 375,000 streams between Wednesday (June 29) and Friday (July 1).

Usher’s “Confessions, Pt. II,” produced by Jermaine Dupri, increased by more than 48%. The single has additional production from Bryan-Michael Cox, who also co-wrote it with Dupri and Usher. It became number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in July 2004 and remained for two weeks.

In addition, Usher’s fans consumed music across his catalog spanning decades, resulting in a growth in total streams from 4.1 million to 5.6 million. This nice bump helped his 2004 album Confessions re-enter the Billboard 200 at No. 198 during this July 9 tracking week.

The album, which won best modern R&B album at the 47th Grammy Awards, first debuted at the top of the main album chart in April 2004. It peaked for nine weeks in a row.

At the time of this publication, Confessions is No. 9 on the iTunes Album list (R & B / Soul). The track, “Superstar”, is at No. 28 on the iTunes Songs list (R & B / Soul), while “Confessions, Pt. II ā€¯rests on No. 114 respectively.

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Earlier this month, Usher collaborated with rap duo City Girls for the track “Good Love”. The single, which samples Lathun’s 1997 jam “Freak It”, came with a music video directed by Daps.

In May, Usher celebrated the 10th anniversary of his adventurous album Looking 4 yourself. Rated B & Bs Keithan Samuels gave an in-depth look back with insights from Rico Love, Eric Bellinger, Luke Steele, Pierre Medor and more.

Usher, who looks set to release his long-awaited eighth album later this year, will resume his stay in Las Vegas at Dolby Live at Park MGM. The second stage begins on 15 July and ends on 29 October. Tickets for the new dates are available now.

Earlier this year, Usher appeared on the song “Need Love”, taken from Mary J. Blige’s new album Good morning dear. The two performed the J. White-produced track at Blige’s first Strength of Woman Festival and Summit in Atlanta, Georgia.

Go back to Usher’s performance below.

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