After teasing it last year, Beyoncé announced that she’s releasing a new hair care line called Cécred. Queen Bey also sent flowers to SZA and showed some love to Victoria Monét following their wins at the Grammys. Fans think Latto and Ice Spice may be beefing and taking shots at each other through their music. T-Pain opens up about dealing with racism while ghostwriting country music. Snoop Dogg and Master P are suing Walmart and Post consumers brands accusing them of sabotaging the rappers’ cereal brand. Colombian band Morat is set to go on a tour across the U.S. in 2024. Recent Grammy winner Coco Jones takes us behind some of her photos, and our Billboard cover star Usher teases his Super Bowl performance, new music, whether he’ll return to his Las Vegas residency and more.
Usher on the cover of Billboard, Beyoncé’s latest business venture, Snoop Dogg, T-Pain and Ice’s latest beef. Coco Jones takes us behind the photos, and an exclusive tour announcement. Welcome to Billboard News. I’m Tetris Kelly. It’s Wednesday, February 7th, and we’re kicking off the show with our brand-new cover star and Super Bowl Halftime Show headliner. It’s Usher, baby.
You look very calm, cool and collected outside, but inside are you like… because it’s a matter of days at this point, right?
I’m trying my hardest not to overthink it. But it’s literally 12 to 15 minutes. If I can manage to impress the entire world, over 30 years of a career within 15 minutes, it’s, it’s a lot, you know. I’m definitely happy that I’m coming off a successful residency and kind of in the rhythm of it overall. Because otherwise, you know, you kind of have to restart and relive the moments, but every day going on that stage from Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, it just reminded me of what my music has meant, and how people feel about me, and how I feel about it. You know, after you know, years and years of doing this, you can grow tired, and just kind of grow frustrated, especially as music changes the standards of how we count, it changes the standard of what is hot, what’s not the standard of what’s cool, and what isn’t and all of those things can kind of get to your mind. And, you know, make you even question if you really want to continue to do it. But when I went to Vegas, it just made me excited about all of it all over again.
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