Reggae Sumfest organiser Johnny Gourzong has expressed pleasure at having international R&B star Usher as the headline act on International Night II, Saturday, July 24 and agreed that Usher’s performance would certainly go down as one of the best in the entire 18-year history of Reggae Sumfest.
“Despite the rain, Usher pulled out the crowd on Saturday night … and he is so easy to work with,” the Summerfest director disclosed.
R&B star Usher enjoyed a slice of Jamaica while here for last weekend’s Reggae Sumfest. Here he shares lens time with Anna Kay Russell while hanging out at Montego Bay’s Pier 1.
“You know, there are some international acts who are just so difficult to host. They want to leave the island as soon as the show ends; well …not Usher. He stayed on and he has had a great time in Jamaica. He likes ox-tail and jerk chicken and he was just enjoying the island.”
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According to Gourzong, Usher and headline act for International Night I, US singer Chris Brown, recorded a song together at a studio in Montego Bay last Saturday and on Sunday, Usher and his friends partied the night away at Pier One in the second city.
“He said he wanted to go somewhere local and we took him to Pier One where he danced up a storm,” Gourzong said, sounding delighted.
“Usher was teaching Robert (Russell) some dance moves and Robert in turn was teaching him some of our moves. I can’t really say how that one worked out,” Gourzong laughed.
“And it was a pleasure having Chris Brown as well. It was great to have them both on stage on Saturday night. That was a first,” Gourzong added.
A tweet on Usher’s Twitter page yesterday, stated: “Incredible weekend in Montego Bay for Reggae Sumfest!” — Yasmine Peru
Usher a donné un excellent concert en Jamaique malgré la pluie.Selon les organisateurs il s’agit surement de la meilleure performance à laquelle ils aient jamais assisté en l’espace de 18 ans . Il a été très agréable de travailler avec lui d’après les organisateurs. Usher n’est pas rentré aux Etats Unis directement après le concert. Il est allé faire la fête avec des amis.Il aurait également enregistré une chanson avec Chris Brown…