Usher has finally blessed us with his very own NPR Tiny Desk concert. The R&B legend (period) performed a short, but sweet set of some of his biggest hits. He was accompanied by a decent-sized group of musicians that turned NPR’s DC location into what the singer described as a ‘gumbo.’
The set opened with his 1997 hit ‘You Make Me Wanna…’ which set the mood in the room quickly. Some of the song arrangements modified to match the vibe he was trying to bring to this now-classic YouTube segment. He performed ‘Superstar,’ ‘U Don’t Have To Call,’ ‘Nice & Slow,’ and ‘Confessions Part II,’ before wrapping things up with ‘My Way.’
His upcoming residency at Park MGM in Las Vegas is called My Way after his song. It is a completely revamped show from the one he performed at Caesars Palace last year. It kicks off July 15 and wraps Oct. 29.
While he has no known plans for new music, the 43 year-old singer is featured on ‘Good Love’ by the City Girls which is out today.
Watch Usher’s Tiny Desk Concert below.