Usher tells us about opening the Summertime Ball

Usher is confirmed to open our Summertime Ball at 4pm on Sunday. He told us what we can expect from his show, and what he thinks of Justin Bieber.

"You got to understand, this is history - thats what I do. Thanks guys for making me No.1 in 2010"

We know everyone is incredibly excited to have an artist of the stature of Usher to open the party of the summer. Trust us when we say you do not want to be late getting into Wembley on Sunday as Usher will not be waiting for anyone!

Capital's showbiz reporter Kevin Hughes (follow Kevin on Twitter for breaking showbiz news @popprince) caught up with Usher to find out more.

Listen to the full interview.


But amazingly, the Summertime Ball wont be the only show that the Atlanta star will perform at on Sunday. As soon as Usher leaves the stage, hell get a police escort to Heathrow where a private jet will be waiting to fly him to New York, to perform at their Summertime Jam event. Usher told us on Friday this is about making history man and I love my fans. I didnt want to leave them hanging so I decided to do both shows and I didnt want to miss playing at one of the greatest shows in the UK, Capital FMs Summertime Ball. So Ill hit it and start it, jump on a plane and hit it and quit it there!


Will Usher get a chance to say hello to Cheryl Cole on the big day?  Everyone seems for us to want to meet, so it would be good. Who knows there may be potential for working in the future as I know will.i.am and hes a fan of her talent and Im definitely up for great collaborationsso through our meet and greets backstage its our chance to show respect for our artistic craft but also theres the potential of doing work together.  

What about Usher, Cheryl and will.i.am on one track? Hey, lets get Will on and hopefully Cheryl wont have an issue with it..

The OMG star also revealed to me that hes been talking to Rihanna about a potential duet; ..me and Rihanna have been speaking about doing something so that may happen in the future.

But what about the artist who seems to be taking the world by storm, Justin Bieber. Has Usher given Bieber any advice about dealing with the London ladies on Sunday? I tell him, listen, dont get too serious too soon man as theres a lot of them out there. How is Justin handling his worldwide fame? "Hes handling it and hes still enjoying and hes still able to enjoy being a teenager in the middle of all it.

 So the message is simple - make sure you get to Wembley on time otherwise youll miss seeing one of the biggest stars on planet Earth performing an incredible array of hits!

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