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Throwback Thursday! Here’s a set of gifs from last year, when Justin Bieber was photographed (with Usher) for his Billboard Cover Story.

Shakira to ‘Bust Heads,’ Usher Promises Strict Style on ‘The Voice’

The dust has barely settled on Cassadee Pope’s big win on “The Voice” last month, but with big changes in store for the show’s fourth season — most notably the addition of two new coaches — it’s never too early to look ahead. Billboard recently attended a press conference with those newbies, Usher and Shakira, as well as mainstays Blake Shelton and Adam Levine. (Read more.)

Billboard’s 20 Best Songs of 2012

Agree with our picks? Think we’re crazy? Click here to find out what we chose as our No. 1 song of the year and head to the comments section to tell us what was wrong (or right) about our choices.


Cher Lloyd sat down with and covered Usher’s “OMG”.

OMG, isn’t is so good?

You can also flip through our gallery of behind-the-scenes photos from her Candid Covers session!

The lovely Cher Lloyd sings Usher’s ‘OMG’ for our Candid Covers series, presented by Nikon. Watch: // (Taken with instagram)

Today In Billboard History

May 22, 2004

The bad news: Usher fell from the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 after 12 weeks with “Yeah,” featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris. The good news: he replaced himself at the summit with follow-up “Burn,” which would reign for eight weeks.

Usher kisses Gladys Knight backstage at the Billboard Music Awards. We miss hanging out back there! // (Taken with instagram)

See more backstage photos from the 2012 BBMAs.