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Pictures of the Day :: @EssenceMusic Festival Lights up New Orleans

Essence Magazine hosted their annual music festival in New Orleans from July 1 to July 3, where attendees are invited to attend empowerment seminars during the day, and at night, enjoy concerts headlined by some of the best artists in the music industry.

This year the concert line-up included Mary J. Blige, Usher, Kelly Price, Jennifer Hudson, Charlie Wilson, El Debarge, Jill Scott and Trey Songz with memorable performances by Kanye West, the New Edition reunion and SO much MORE!!

You can get all the inside scoop about Essence’s annual music festival, here

Picture of the Day :: @UsherRaymondIV in L.A.
R&B singer, Usher Raymond, wrapped up the California leg of his OMG Tour last night at the Staples Center. Yesterday, he and his Godfather, actor Ben Vereen were seen walking with Usher’s three-year old son, Usher V aka Cinco.
Usher and his sons were previously featured on The Queen’s Castle in our Father’s Love series.

Picture of the Day :: @UsherRaymondIV in L.A.

R&B singer, Usher Raymond, wrapped up the California leg of his OMG Tour last night at the Staples Center. Yesterday, he and his Godfather, actor Ben Vereen were seen walking with Usher’s three-year old son, Usher V aka Cinco.

Usher and his sons were previously featured on The Queen’s Castle in our Father’s Love series.

Through the Lens :: “Surprise @Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular”

Last night, anyone who is anyone in the land of entertainment, was in Chicago at the United Center for a party like non-other, Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular. Many celebrities hit the stage to celebrate the media diva’s 25 years of daytime TV reign.

Oprah is preparing to air her final daytime talk show on May 25, and she wowed a crowd of more than 13,000 last night as she taped two programs that will air on May 23 and May 24. Guests included Aretha Franklin, Michael Jordan, Beyonce, Stevie Wonder, Maya Angelou, Dakota Fanning, Jamie Foxx, Halle Berry, Will and Jada Smith, and even Maria Shriver!

I lived vicariously through tweets of some that were in the building last night, but am looking forward to this show airing. I can’t believe Oprah’s talk show is almost off the air, but please believe God bless the child that’s got her OWN! :)

School Dayz :: @KanyeWest @KidCudi @LilTunechi @Tip @50Cent @UsherRaymondIV @NeYoCompound @Eminem
…We were all YOUNG once! Cute.

School Dayz :: @KanyeWest @KidCudi @LilTunechi @Tip @50Cent @UsherRaymondIV @NeYoCompound @Eminem

…We were all YOUNG once! Cute.

Jesus showed up and showed out - @Oprah 

Celebrating Black Women!

If you don’t raise a hand, or shake your head, or at least smile at this video…..!!! Only person missing was Whitney Houston. Every woman from Chaka to Cicely to Mariah to Debbie Allen to Ms. Patti felt GOD! I can’t ever get enough of this clip….oh oh…Diana Ross was there too!

So many women I keep forgetting, lol.

- YoungAmericanandBlack


When Usher Raymond brought his OMG Tour to Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on December 26th, the Chattanooga native was at home in Tennessee! With half of his life dedicated to his craft, it’s no question why Usher headlined the concert which also featured heart-throb, Trey Songz and Miguel, who, according to MTV, we should be keeping our eye on in 2011.

With a discography that spans more than 15 years, Usher’s set showcased his growth as an artist and took fans on a musical journey. With a backdrop that offered full production, including explosions and fireworks, Usher arrived to the stage after being elevated above the crowd, seemingly flying in to Monstar, what an opener.

Just like Monstar’s lyrics remind you, Usher brought it all to the stage, “captivating, perfection, innovator, seductive, superstar, music, unparalleled, sexy, world renown, dance, tempo, spotlight, passionate…” and it just got better from there. He performed a multitude of hits which included, She Don’t Know, Daddy’s Home, There Goes My Baby, My Boo, Yeah!, BurnYou Remind Me, You Don’t Have to Call, and Nice and Slow just to name a few hits from his six studio albums (which combined have easily sold more than 100 million copies worldwide).

It was his tribute to Michael Jackson, after he requested the audience’s permission to fill his shoes, which endeared Usher that much closer to the hearts of his fans. With a red leather jacket and glitter shoes to match, Usher didn’t stop until we had enough as he perfectly moon walked, kicked and did his best impersonation of MJ in homage. 

“The one thing that I learned personally from Michael is, you know, it’s all about making history, being mindful of history when you’re creating. You know, don’t get so caught in the moment. Be mindful that each and every thing that you do speaks for the history of who you are as an artist. That’s hard work.” - Usher

He levitated over the crowd once again after bringing one special lady on the stage for an up-close-and-personal serenade of his hit song, Trading Places. What we witnessed was very similar to this clip of Usher and Jordin Sparks (American Idol Winner) when the tour stopped in Arizona:

To close the show, Usher reminded us where the tour received its name when he performed OMG! Overall, Miguel, Trey Songz and Usher gave Nashville a great show, it was a great way to end 2010 and now The Queen’s Castle is looking forward to what each artist does in 2011!

@UsherRaymondIV #OMGTour Behind the Scenes from LA’s Staple Center

Usher is giving his fans a behind the scenes look at his #OMGTour from LA’s famed Staples Center. During the short clip he’s seen kicking it with Kevin Liles. He’s also presented with a plaque for selling 11 million singles and digital downloads sold of Versus/Raymond vs. Raymond.

The OMG Tour is coming to Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on December 27, more here.

@UsherRaymondIV, @TreySongz & @MigMoney Takeover Bridgestone Arena With the OMG Tour!

Area radio stations have already begun awarding contest winners with tickets to see Usher, Trey Songz and Miguel on December 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Bridgestone Arena when the OMG Tour makes it’s way to Nashville’s “Music City!”

Tickets range in price from $27 to $97 (excluding fees) and will be available through Ticketmaster online or by phone:

  • Angel / AEG / Venue / Radio / UsherWorld / VIP Package Presale on Thursday, November 11 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m./CST. CODE IS NASHVILLE OR SUPERSTAR
  • General Public on Friday, November 12 at 10 a.m./CST.
  • VIP Package’s will be available from Friday, November 12 at 10 a.m./CST to Monday, December 6 at 11:59 p.m./CST. For tickets, click here.

Currently Ticketmaster is only advertising Usher on the ticket, but local buzz is promoting the entire ticket with Trey and Miguel as special guests. For now, keep your eyes open for contests at local radio stations  92Q and 101 The Beat for your chance to win tickets!

The OMG Tour comes hot on the heels of Usher’s current pop chart smash, “DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love, from his recent release Versus, an extension of his platinum sixth studio album, Raymond V. Raymond. The record debuted at No.1 on the Pop and R&B albums charts, and spawned five hit singles including “Hey Daddy (Daddy’s Home),” “Lil Freak” featuring Nicki Minaj, “There Goes My Baby” and “OMG” featuring Usher recently gave fans a sneak peek of what to expect on the OMG Tour with his explosive performances at both the MTV 2010 Video Music Awards, and the season finale of NBC’s #1 hit TV show America’s Got Talent.

For up-to-date concert information go to You can also follow Usher, Trey and Miguel on Twitter @UsherRaymondIV, @TreySongz and @MigMoney, respectively.

The breadth of Usher’s career and quality of his performance speaks for itself, while Trey and Miguel compliment the ticket nicely. OMG! Indeed, there’s no better gift than live music and this is right on time for the holiday season; The Queen’s Castle will be in the building!! <3

EBONY Tribute Covers features @OmarEpps, @ReginaKing @YolandaLive, @JohnLegend, @JurneeSmollett, @MaryJBlige, @TheRealTaraji & @UsherRaymondIV

Omar Epps as Muhammed Ali, Regina King as Ertha Kitt, Yolanda Adams as Mahalia Jackson, John Legend as Duke Ellington, Jurnee Smollett as Lena Horne, Lamman Rucker as Richard Roundtree’s ‘Shaft,’ Mary J. Blige as Diana Ross, Nia Long as Dorothy Dandridge, Taraji P. Henson as Diahann Carroll, and Usher Raymond as Sammy Davis Jr.

There are two more covers, one of Samuel L. Jackson as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Blair Underwood as Sidney Poitier.

I like the remakes, what do you think? Which one is your favorite? 

Shout-out to Jana` <3

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