By the time he entered puberty, Usher had a record deal and a gold album. By the time he graduated high school, he was one of the most visible artists in R&B. Between 1994 and 2004, he released six albums, appeared in several films and earned multiple platinum records. However, 2004 was the year he reached the upper echelons of superstardom, thanks to the chart-topping, Lil Jon-produced "Yeah!" His subsequent album, Confessions, netted him three Grammys and sold 11 million copies. In the four years that followed Confessions' release, Usher found himself embroiled in a series of widely publicized controversies surrounding his mother, who was also his manager until Usher "resigned her." In 2008, he got back in the spotlight for musical reasons with the ubiquitous summer jam "Love in This Club" from Here I Stand. After that album, Usher again found his personal life making headlines thanks to his drama-ridden divorce from Tameka Foster. This time around, he channeled his struggles into his craft, namely the edgier, introspective 2010 album Raymond vs. Raymond.
Runtime: 23 minKeri Hilson performs live at the intimate In Session Soundcheck in 2009. The show, in support of her album In A Perfect World; features performances of Knock You Down, Slow Dance and Energy. The session concludes with an interview with Hilson.
MTV Unplugged NYC 1997
Runtime: 1 hr 3 minAs a singer, producer, and songwriter, Babyface was an inescapable presence in virtually every major facet of pop music during the '90s. His own recordings helped rejuvenate the R&B tradition of the smooth, sensitive, urban crooner and made him a staple of urban contemporary radio. Yet their considerable success was eclipsed by his songwriting and production work for other artists, which linked him with some of the biggest stars and hit singles of the decade (and not just in the...
In Session Soundcheck 2006
Runtime: 24 minThere may be few real gentlemen left in the world, but Soundcheck can definitively say that R&B superstar Ne-Yo is one of them. This live concert performance shows a day with the singer as he prepares for the release of his third solo album, 'Year of the Gentleman.' And, not surprisingly, Ne-Yo delivers a focused, star-studded set that proves this performer belongs on the stage just as much as he does behind the scenes. With energetic live performances Ne-Yo charms the audience with all time favorite hits like So Sick, Stay and Time.
Live in Atlanta
Runtime: 2 hr 35 minDestiny's Child's Live In Atlanta serves as a dazzling chronicle of their final tour together. See the hits-"Survivor," "Say My Name," "Lose My Breath"-alongside killer solo performances by Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.
In Session Soundcheck 2006
Runtime: 19 minKeyshia Cole grew up listening to her mentor Tupac Shakur and Mary J. Blige as her greatest musical inspirations. In this intimate live performance we get the chance to go behind the curtains and enjoy the most appreciated songs performed live.