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Usher live at Hammersmith Apollo: Review

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Usher performs at the Apollo Hammersmith

© WENN / Carsten Windhorst



After opening with his worldwide smash 'OMG', Usher reminded the crowd at London's Hammersmith Apollo last night (June 11) that he's been in the music game for 18 years.

"I'm going to take you on the entire journey," he told the audience, which also included fans across the globe who were streaming the show live through Vevo as part of the Amex Unstaged series.

Usher performs at the Apollo Hammersmith

© WENN / Carsten Windhorst



It's a course that has rarely seen him fall from the top, leaving him with an enviable back catalogue to cherry pick from as he guided us through what he considered the major milestones of his career - from smoochy R&B numbers 'You Make Me Wanna' and 'There Goes My Baby' to his recent robo-electro efforts 'DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love' and latest single 'Scream'.

The 33-year-old continued to prove he is one of pop's greatest dancers, pulling off his own version of the robot on 'Yeah' and 'Love in This Club' without even the hint of a snigger from the crowd. Backed up by a harem of dancers, he gyrated provocatively on sex-fuelled number 'Lil Freak' and wasted no time in revealing his impressive torso.

Usher performs at the Apollo Hammersmith

© WENN / Carsten Windhorst



Of course, the journey culminated in his new album Looking 4 Myself, where he demonstrated his self-proclaimed "revolutionary pop" sound on a mash-up of the electronic-heavy 'Euphoria' and 'Numb' as well as a stunning rendition of 'Climax'.

The production, as you'd expect from a veteran, was polished and utterly seamless. But amongst all the laser shows, firework displays and live tweets revolving around the stage, his music remained the real star of the show.


Watch Usher's gig in full below:



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