Members of Usher’s New Look Foundation in North America and Kenya recently hosted a community forum about malaria and HIV/AIDS in Nairobi. Over 120 youth change agents participated in the successful event. Read a blog about the New Look experience in Kenya and donate to help Usher’s New Look Foundation effect change around the world.
The #OMGTour kicks off in two days in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. And the tour just got a whole lot bigger! Dev and the Cataracs will be joining Usher as special guests on select dates of the tour. Check out their video for “Bass Down Low” and make sure to come to the #OMGTour early to catch their set.
It’s been an incredible run for the #OMGTour in Australia. Tonight is the 5th show in Melbourne, and the final show in Australia. Much love for the Fans in Oz! Some of the best fans in the world always bringing energy to the shows.
Next stop, New Zealand, then back to the States. #OMGTour continues to conquer the world!
The #OMGTour Australia is off to an incredible start. The fans are high-energy and bringing their all to each show.Check out photos from Melbourne. Sydney, get ready – you’re next!
Tickets for all of the North American OMG Tour concerts are on sale now! Go to the tour page for more info. Get your tickets before they’re gone!
Presale tickets for Usher’s OMG Tour featuring special guest Akon are available TODAY ONLY until 10pm local time in the following cities: Ft Lauderdale, Orlando, Charlotte, Providence, Detroit, Vancouver, Sacramento and San Jose. Get your tickets before they’re gone!
While in London, the three New Look teens will provide leadership training to a group of young people involved in two London based organizations: The Brunswick Club for Young People and the loveLife Generation. These organizations share in New Look’s vision to help young people strengthen their talents and get engaged in service and civic life. The session will help youth utilize their creative talents to create change in their communities.
“The work we do with the New Look Foundation is never far from my heart. In order to mentor youth as global leaders, we must take them out of their communities and introduce them to diverse leadership experiences on an international level,” said Usher Raymond IV, Founding Chairman of Usher’s New Look Foundation. “I know the New Look mentors will learn just as much from the London youth as they learn from our own.”
“We are thrilled to bring the New Look program model to London,” said Shawn H. Wilson, President of Usher’s New Look Foundation. “We are constantly working to expand our global reach. We have trained youth in the Philippines and Kenya and look forward to seeing a positive impact in the London community.”
“As a philanthropist, I recognize the work Usher has established through New Look as an invaluable resource for the young people who have experienced the program,” said Scott Mead, New Look Foundation Board Member. “I feel privileged to assist in expanding its reach to London and I know that it will leave an impact with our youth.”
As a reward for completing the training session, Usher will surprise the London teens with tickets to his concert at the 02 Arena as well as a chance to meet him. Additionally, this summer, The Brunswick Club and the loveLife Generation will send their teen members to attend the World Leadership Conference, hosted by New Look in Atlanta, GA. The World Leadership Conference is an annual opportunity for New Look to train youth from around the world to become local and global leaders while interacting with other youth, celebrities, athletes, politicians and corporate executives.
The New Look Foundation empowers, motivates and inspires young people to create change while offering them the tools and resources they need to succeed as leaders. The Foundation has provided over 150,000 hours of leadership training and has worked with more than 8,700 youth around the world.
Please visit Usher’s New Look Foundation for more information and to find out how you can help.
Usher sacrificed his digital life to help Keep a Child Alive save millions of real lives affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India. This is his Last Testament, the last message he will send out until $1,000,000 is raised to buy his digital life back. Visit http://bit.ly/dBDIai or text “USHER” to 90999 to buy his life back now and fight this horrible disease.
“I became very aware of the classic gentlemen, like Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. James Brown was one of the coolest, and he wore a suit. Young men feel that wearing a suit ages you a little too much, but I think a classic gentleman is able to be casual with his suit. It’s attitude that does it. The little touch of rolling your sleeves up, or being able to rock a bow tie but still looking youthful. That’s important to me.”
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 will.i.am. Usher recently performed at the MTV 2010 Video Music Awards on September 12th.
Songbook Entertainment/Atlantic recording artist Trey Songz has made the transition from rapidly rising young artist to bonafide R&B superstar. 2009′s RIAA gold-certified smash, Ready, was a true breakthrough that gave Trey his first-ever Billboard 200 Top Ten debut and received a Grammy Award nomination for “Best Contemporary R&B Album.” The hugely anticipated September 14th release of Songz’ Passion, Pain & Pleasure-with the bouncy first single “Bottoms Up (Feat. Nicki Minaj)” and “the soulful “Can’t Be Friends”-finds the Virginia-based R&B superstar energized and evolving as he continues to refine his mastery of sultry, soulful songcraft. For up-to-the-minute news and information, please visit TreySongz.com, MySpace.com/TreySongz,Facebook.com/TreySongz, and Twitter.com/TreySongz.
Bystorm/Jive recording artist Miguel is a captivating singer, songwriter, producer, and performer who fuses funk, hip-hop and electro to create a unique sound that defies classification. Miguel first garnered attention for his collaborations with Blu on the 2007 underground classic Below the Heavens. His initial solo effort “Sure Thing” boasts over seven million Myspace plays and his first official major label debut single, “All I Want Is You” featuring J.Cole, is showing early signs of success with strong radio airplay on both the R&R Rhythm and Billboard Urban Mainstream charts. Miguel has been featured on Asher Roth’s debut album Asleep in the Bread Aisle; co-wrote “If U Leave,” the #1 single from Musiq and Mary J. Blige and recently worked with Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, and The Avila Brothers on Usher’s Raymond V Raymond album. His upcoming debut album, also entitled All I Want Is You, is due out later this year. For more information, visit OfficialMiguel.com
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