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As the party's host for the evening, Usher kept the performing to a minimum, offering the packed crowd only a little taste of his hit "U Got It Bad" but otherwise leaving the music to Dupri. He did tease new music earlier in the evening from the red carpet, where he told Billboard that his long-anticipated follow-up to 2012's Looking 4 Myself was imminent. "The new music is comin' great - we've been in the studio finishing it up right now," he said. "I'm also getting ready to start my new European tour on February 27 - we had a great time in America kicking off my UR Experience."
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In addition to Usher, Bow Wow and Dupri, notable attendees included Hollywood power couple Chris Pratt and Anna Faris, who arrived early and were seen dancing to Dupri's mix of 90s and present-day hip-hop; Baltimore Raven Terrell Suggs; Indianapolis Colt Andrew Luck; Washington Redskins DeSean Jackson and Robert Griffin III; Arizona Cardinals Patrick Peterson and Tyrann Mathieul and additional players form the Chicago Bears, Atlanta Falcons, Minnesota Vikings, Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers.