Usher Launches Las Vegas Residency: ‘I Don’t Want to Close the Curtain’

From there, Usher rolled out hit after hit as well as other fan faves curated from a Grammy Award-winning career that began in 1994. The energetic journey down memory lane kicked off with “Caught Up,” followed by “Love in This Club” and “Party” (the Chris Brown song featuring Usher and Gucci Mane). It was a nonstop audience sing-along as Usher and his crew of dancers triggered a slew of oh-wow moments from there, including “Lovers and Friends” and “There Goes My Baby.”

During a segment devoted to his Atlanta roots, Usher donned skates along with his dancers and turned the massive Colosseum stage into a giant roller rink as he performed “Don’t Waste My Time” (featuring Ella Mai). Then in a nod to Magic City, Atlanta’s famous strip club, pole dancers showcased their flexibility amid a shower of Ush bucks to such songs as “I Don’t Mind,” “Bad Girl,” “Good Kisser” and “Back to Sleep” (Chris Brown featuring Usher and Zayn).

Noted Usher at one point, “You all know I was raised in the ‘A’ … it’s the ATL in Vegas.”

Working his way through a playlist that also included “DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love,” “OMG” and, of course, “Yeah.” At one point Usher jumped off stage to interact once more with the audience on “My Boo” and “U Remind Me.” Back on stage, Usher continued to display his own signature and mesmerizing dance skills, especially on “You Make Me Wanna…,” performing alongside four other smooth-moving male dancers.