Usher will now take the primary stage as co-headliner on the annual Roots Picnic, set to happen June 3 and June 4 on the Mann in Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The R&B icon replaces Sean “Diddy” Combs, who was initially introduced in February as co-headliner alongside Ms. Lauryn Hill. Combs is not a part of the Roots Picnic “resulting from unexpected circumstances.”
Rapper Lil Uzi Vert and award-winning comic Dave Chappelle stay on the prime on the invoice.
Different beforehand introduced performers embody Ari Lennox, Fortunate Daye, Syd, dvsn, Kindred the Household Soul, Adam Blackstone and Mary Mary with particular visitor Coco Jones, Soulquarians Icons Set that includes Isley Brothers and Roy Ayers, and extra.
This Roots Picnic look will mark Usher’s third competition reserving this yr, following Lovers & Associates Competition and the Dreamville Competition.
Usher will not be in need of materials to carry out, contemplating he’s been drawing sold-out crowds as a part of his ongoing Las Vegas residency at Dolby Reside at Park MGM in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“Glu,” Usher’s present single, boasts a stable return for the Grammy winner on Billboard’s Grownup R&B Airplay chart, turning into his thirteenth prime ten hit. It’s No. 6 on the time of the publication.
Elsewhere, “Glu” strikes to No. 5 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart this week. The sticky tune, co-produced by Sean Garrett, Lil Jon, and The Avila Brothers, earned Usher his thirty fourth top-ten hit on this chart, placing him second behind Chris Brown for essentially the most prime 10s amongst male R&B acts.
Garrett, one in all Usher’s long-term collaborators, spoke to Rated R&B concerning the inspiration for “Glu.”
“I felt just like the idea needed to be extraordinarily distinctive. It needed to be stated in a method that was straddling the road a bit however comes throughout the place everybody can get pleasure from it. And sort of getting again to simply making a lady really feel good; that’s what Usher does,” Garrett advised Rated R&B in an April 2023 interview.
“He goes loopy with the vocals and it’s actually what R&B music is. We took every bit to the tune and took our time to place it collectively correctly to guarantee that it felt wonderful and was an elevation of what R&B has been taking place for late. We needed to guarantee that this was gonna be one thing that everyone would love.”
“Glu” is Usher’s lead single from his vastly anticipated ninth album, set to launch quickly on the newly-minted Gamma label, based by govt Larry Jackson.
Usher’s subsequent album will comply with his 2018 collaborative venture A with Atlanta-based producer Zaytoven. It’ll mark his first studio album since 2016’s Onerous II Love.
Roots Picnic 2023 Lineup
Adam Blackstone w/ Coco Jones & Mary Mary
Akin Inaj & Inutech
Baller Alert Presents Go Go: Yard Band vs Uncommon Essence
Black Thought Reside Mixtape that includes Busta Rhymes & Eve
Charlamagne Tha God
Dave Chappelle w/ The Roots
Don’t Name Me White Lady
Kindred The Household Soul
Lil Uzi Vert
Lip Service with Angela Yee
Love + Grit
Ms. Lauryn Hill
Off The File with DJ Akademiks
Folks’s Get together with Talib Kweli
Soulquarians Set that includes Roy Ayers & The Isley Bros
State Property Reunion (Freeway, Beanie Siegel, Younger Gunz, Peedi Crakk, Oschino & Sparks)
The Workplace XIV
Yussef Dayes Expertise
**Lineup topic to vary
Ticket data is obtainable at therootspicnic.com.
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