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Usher Gets Overcome With Emotion During Final Performance of Las Vegas Residency: ‘God Bless You’

After 100 performances, Usher closed out his headline-making Las Vegas residency on Saturday (Dec. 2) — and the singer felt a certain type of way about it.

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A fan-filmed clip reposted by Usher on Sunday (Dec. 3) showed the “DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love” singer breaking down on stage during the last show of his My Way residency. In the middle of his finale rendition of “Without You” — Usher’s much-loved 2011 collaboration with David Guetta — the singer fell to his knees crying. Surrounded by a crew of backup dancers hugging and cheering him on, Usher slowly returned to his feet and began singing the song’s final chorus a capella, encouraging the audience to join him.

With the whole crowd chanting the lyrics along with him, Usher raised his hands out to the crowd to offer them a moment of thanks. “God bless you, I love you,” he shouted into the audience as they sang back to him.

Speaking to Billboard back in August 2022, Usher said that he wanted his now-wrapped residency to prove that he and his team could show his. “The challenge was to show it’s not by chance we had success in Las Vegas,” he said. “We deliberately made decisions that would elevate your thinking on the evolution of who I am as a creative.”

The finale performance of Usher’s new show comes ahead of a busy few months for the pop-R&B legend. After hopping on a remix of Jung Kook’s “Standing Next to You,” Usher posted a clip of himself and the BTS star dancing to his hit single “Yeah” over the weekend, encouraging fans to “stay tuned” for what the pair have coming next. Meanwhile, the singer is also preparing for his upcoming performance at the 2024 Super Bowl Halftime Show on Feb. 11.

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