Usher Says R&B Is NOT DEAD

Tiffany Brockworth |

Usher has addressed music fans who claim that R&B music is dead.

In an interview with Billboard, he says the genre is very much alive.

“I’m very happy that there’s a new installation of R&B artists who care to be authentic to what they are creating, inspired by artists of the past. Everybody who has ever said to me that R&B is dead sounds crazy. Especially when I know the origins of R&B are in all other genres of music. It’s about creating commerce in other spaces,” said Usher.

Usher’s career revived in spectacular fashion after his viral Vegas residency. The singer will also be performing at the Super Bowl Halftime Show this month.

He continued, “I never felt like R&B was dying. I think it just needs expansion. We’re moving toward a standard where people are looking at snippets — TikTok, Instagram and other things — and when fans get it, they take it and do something with it. But if we start to think of it that way and create from that place, the standards for R&B will change.”

Y’all agree?

Tags ·

For Comments Click Here