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OCT 09 2012

Usher To Premiere Groundbreaking Video For "Numb"

USHER TO PREMIERE GROUNDBREAKING VIDEO FOR “NUMB”

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11 SIMULTANEOUSLY

ON VH1, VH1 SOUL, VH1.COM AND VEVO




(New York - Tuesday, October 9, 2012) Multi-platinum selling and 7X Grammy Award-winning superstar Usher will be premiering a very personal video for his brand new single “Numb” on Thursday, October 11th simultaneously at 8pm EST on VH1, VH1 Soul, VH1.com and VEVO. Directed by Chris Applebaum and Grace Harry, the video was filmed in Los Angeles and presents a stunning performance by Usher. Click here to check out a sneak peak of the video on VH1.com.

“Numb” is the latest single from Usher’s critically-acclaimed groundbreaking album LOOKING 4 MYSELF which has received “album of the year” raves, Time Magazine states LOOKING 4 MYSELF is “the seventh album by the reigning emperor of R&B is lighter than air and sexy as hell.” NPR places LOOKING 4 MYSELF in their top albums of the year list and describes Usher “leaping over boundaries, Marvel hero style…(the album is) solidly soulful, dramatic in all the right places, heartfelt, deeply danceable, sexy… As a powerful force in the pop mainstream…Usher …wields the kind of influence that helps define what relevance looks like.”

Usher has been ranked by the RIAA as one of the best-selling artists in American music history, having sold over 44 million albums worldwide.

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About VEVO: VEVO is the world’s leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform with offices in New York, London, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, San Francisco and Sao Paulo. VEVO is available in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Brazil and New Zealand through VEVO.com, the mobile web, Mobile and Tablet Apps (iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone 7, BlackBerry Playbook), Connected Television (Xbox, Boxee) and user embeddable video players. VEVO powers music videos on artist pages across Facebook, as well as syndicates to dozens of online sites, including AOL, BET, CBS Interactive Music Group (including Last.fm and MP3.com), Fuse.tv, Univision, Viacom Media Networks, Wenner Media and Yahoo! Music. Additionally, through a special partnership with YouTube, VEVO is accessible in over 200 markets, expanding the platform’s reach around the globe.

Audio Link to Numb: http://soundcloud.com/usher-raymond-music/numb

Link to Video Sneak Peak: http://www.vh1.com/video/usher/842662/30-second-sneak-peek-usher-numb.jhtml#id=1694761

Behind the scenes high res image above available at www.rcarecordspress.com
Photo credit: Jordan Wright

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