Entertainment Usher Sets New Dates For Las Vegas Residency, Talks ‘Ush Bucks’
'Mood!' Usher Shares Rare Photo of 6-Month-Old Daughter Sovereign Bo Lounging at the Beach
Usher and Jenn Goicoechea welcomed their first child together in September Usher can relate to his little girl! On Wednesday, the "Bad Habits" singer, 42, shared a sunny snapshot of daughter Sovereign Bo on Instagram, showing the 6-month-old lounging on the beach in the shade. "#Mood," Usher captioned the photo. Usher's girlfriend Jenn Goicoechea gave birth to Sovereign, their first child together, on Sept. 24, in Los Angeles. He is also dad to sons Naviyd Ely, 12, and Usher V, 13.
They are all coming to the Las Vegas Strip but none have quite made an impression like.
In a week that has seen new residency announcements from the biggest names in music, the competition to sell out the stages of Sin City is heating up. Usher, who will lead the pack on July 16 when he opens his show at The Colosseum at Caesars—signaling the return of the city’s live events industry—has become part of the conversation in such big way that his initial 12 dates, a near sell out, just weren’t enough to keep up with the audience demand.
Adding six more performances in August 2021, Usher says was the right thing to do but he admits he was a little scared and a lot more confident back in September 2020 when he made the bold move to put his new residency on sale at a very precarious time.
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“We’re getting ready to do something that I’ve always wanted to do and I didn’t know that it would happen at this juncture of my life,” he says. “This is really a celebration because we’re coming from a year of being off.”
Another thing he isn’t shy about is making friends with locals, the city’s vibrant Downtown and of course, leaving a few of those now-famous “Usher Bucks” here and there.
“Amanda Moore [who leads Live Nation’s residency business in Las Vegas] is definitely one of the greatest hosts of all times. She has been active in curating a home away from home for me so I’m really going to bring all of the energy of Atlanta and Chattanooga or every experience that I’ve had in my career, to Las Vegas as a treat, to pay back some of the love that she’s given.”
Gallant Talks Finding His Footing With ‘Neptune’ EP: ‘I Wanted to Get Back to a Small Place’
Billboard caught up with Gallant to discuss his newfound creative freedom, and finding his footing with Neptune. Your new EP is finally out. How are you feeling?I’m feeling happy that I don’t have an excuse to work on it anymore. I just kept taking songs off and putting songs on. There’s one song, “Chemical Romance.,” I had it written a completely different way. And then maybe like, three, four weeks ago, I just decided I had to rewrite the whole thing. I had to change the whole melody and everything. People were not happy about it. It’s hard to know when to cut yourself off.
Also, Usher says he can’t wait to take his mom to Downtown Las Vegas eatery Esther’s Kitchen, where he visits when he’s in town. “I’ve been bragging about Las Vegas since I’ve been back [in Atlanta].”
And while he is tight lipped about what we will see onstage opening night, Usher knows exactly the feeling he wants to convey to audience.
“The anticipation is beautiful. I want you to guess. I want to keep you bubbling with anticipation until I have dropped the first record and you hear the first moment. When the lights go down and you feel the energy,” Usher says, affirming a live band, fresh choreography and an explosive performance he has dreamed of for the last 14 months will all be part of the residency.
“I promise the classics and also new stuff. It’s about celebrating the years about celebrating the records, and celebrating the ones that brought us all together. And also to introduce new ones.”
Antetokounmpo has 47, Bucks beat Blazers 127-109
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 47 points and 12 rebounds, and the Milwaukee Bucks snapped the Portland Trail Blazers' four-game winning streak with a 127-109 victory Friday night. Jrue Holiday added 22 points and 10 assists for the Bucks, who led by 24 points during the third quarter. “At the end of the day I just tried to be aggressive,” Antetokounmpo said. “Tonight was one of those nights I was able to be good in the paint.” The game featured twoJrue Holiday added 22 points and 10 assists for the Bucks, who led by 24 points during the third quarter.
One thing to celebrate is the day someone had the bright idea of putting Usher’s face on a various denominations of currency and leaving it around Las Vegas to promote his residency, now he can’t go anywhere without someone asking for “Ush Bucks.”
“The idea behind Usher Bucks was really as a way of promoting the residency. And since then, there has been more conversations, thus proving roads lead to Las Vegas, he says. “Stay tuned. We’ve been working on the merchandise for the night and that was the start of it.”
He credits all he knows about marketing onstage and off to another music industry leader,.
“I have a really great team, behind the scenes and on the stage putting together the show promoting the show, coming up with ideas of how to promote the show and market the merchandising,” Usher says. “A lot of great detail and thought has gone into the experience. From the moment you walk into the Coliseum to the moment you leave the Coliseum we’re going to definitely make it an environment to enjoy, experience and celebrate.”
Antetokounmpo has big day, Bucks trounce 76ers 132-94 .
MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo moved into second place on Milwaukee’s career scoring list and helped the Bucks deliver the short-handed Philadelphia 76ers their fourth straight loss. Antetokounmpo had 24 points and the Bucks beat the 76ers for the second time in three days, 132-94 on Saturday. Playing without All-Stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, the 76ers matched their lowest point total and suffered their most-lopsided defeat of the season. Embiid didn’t play due to a sore right shoulder. Simmons missed a fourth straight game because of an unspecified illness.