Usher Makes The Summertime Ball 2012 Audience 'Scream' With Topless Performance

The 'Climax' singer wowed the Wembley Stadium crowd with hits from across his career so far.

 Usher gave a powerful performance at Wembley Stadium today when he took to the stage for the Capital FM Summertime Ball 2012 (9th June).

2012 marks Usher's second year playing the Capital FM event, and yesterday (8th June) he admitted to being so excited about performing for his fans this evening that he couldn't sleep .

The highly anticipated set opened with footage of a stormy sky before breaking into the opening beats of the R&B star's hit 'OMG', originally recorded with will.i.am.

Usher then rose up from under the stage and moonwalked for the audience, while wearing a black bowler hat, leather jacket, and a white shirt and tie.

He was then joined on stage by several female dancers for the fan-favourite track, which hit number one on the Vodafone Big Top 40 back in 2010.

Usher then removed his leather jacket, shirt and hat to wear just a simple black t-shirt for a performance of his worldwide club hit 'Yeah', performing a perfectly choreographed dance routine this time alongside a group of male dancers.

He then gave a crowd-pleasing performance of 'DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love', walking out into the centre platform at Wembley to get up close and personal with the sold-out stadium audience.

"How you feeling? You can do better than that! London, I said how you feeling?" Usher asked.

Next up for Usher's Summertime Ball set was his 2004 hit single 'Burn', which then fed into recent Vodafone Big Top 40 hit 'Climax', the lead single from Usher's upcoming seventh album 'Looking 4 Myself'.

While singing the opening to 'Climax' Usher led the crowd through the song's first lines, while performing solo at the front of the stage.

usher performing live

Usher then sang his David Guetta collaboration 'Without You' before wrapping up the show-stopping set with new single 'Scream', which saw the R&B star make the audience do just that when he removed his t-shirt to reveal a ripped physique.

The Summertime Ball 2012 continues this evening at Wembley Stadium with performances still expected from Rita Ora, Ed Sheeran, The Wanted, Jessie J, Justin Bieber and Katy Perry.

Check out Usher's full Summertime Ball 2012 setlist below:

'OMG'
'Yeah'
'DJ Got US Fallin' In Love'
'Burn'
'Climax
'Without You'
'Scream'

Check out Capital's exclusive 360-degree tour of Usher's Summertime Ball dressing room here.

Capital FM is coming live from the Summertime Ball at London's Wembley Stadium on 9th June.

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