Usher’s ‘Yeah’ hits one billion Spotify streams

R&B star’s song is from 2004

Eight time Grammy Award winning global superstar Usher’s record breaking, chart smashing hit “Yeah!” has hit one billion global streams on Spotify since its 2004 release. The new Spotify Billions Club song is from his critically acclaimed album Confessions.

This past weekend Usher performed at his sold out Lovers & Friends festival in Las Vegas with other heavy hitters including Mariah Carey and Missy Elliott on the bill. Usher’s headlining performance included special guests Muni Long, Jermaine Dupri, Da Brat, Ari Lennox and Summer Walker.

He will be honored with a Doctorate of Music degree from Berklee College of Music on Saturday, May 13th along with Roberta Flack and Sona Jobarteh.

Usher’s as-yet untitled ninth full-length album will follow later this spring via Gamma. In conjunction with new music coming, Usher My Way: The Las Vegas Residency just kicked off its second sold out year in Vegas with shows through October. The superstar will launch a series of European exclusive shows in Paris at La Seine Musicale in September during Paris Fashion Week.

Buddy Iahn
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