Usher was one month shy of his 15th birthday when his modest debut LaFace single made the R&B chart in late-’93, “Call Me a Mack,” from the movie soundtrack of John Singleton’s Poetic Justice. One year later, Usher, his self-titled debut album arrived, co-executive produced by Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs. It rose to #25 on the R&B chart on the strength of three singles: “Can U Get Wit It,” “Think Of You” (top 10, written and produced by label mate Donell Jones, with a rap by Biz Markie), and “The Many Ways” (with Al B. Sure on backing vocals).
Apr 28 FridayNew Orleans, LA, US Blue Nile
Jul 15 SaturdayCalgary, AB, Canada Scotiabank Saddledome
Jul 29 SaturdayCincinnati, OH, US Paul Brown Stadium