Usher pulled double duty Thursday night (May 27) by hosting the iHeartRadio Music Awards and performing his biggest hits over the last 20 years.
A harpist delicately began Usher’s heavenly performance of “Confessions” before he brought “Love in This Club” — but not actually to the club. Despite transforming Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre into his personal club, replete with Usher Bucks he doled out to Megan Thee Stallion (who won best collaboration for her “Savage” remix, featuring Beyoncé) to the floor-length fur coat he walked out in, a group of disco ball-resembling dancers ushered him into the desert through a rainbow-colored arched doorway that was on the stage.
He proceed to slide onto the hood of a sky blue convertible for “U Don’t Have to Call” that matched his regal Game of Thrones-esque jacket and short get-up before the “DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love” for a desert day party.
Fans “Scream”-ed when they saw the R&B hitmaker dancing on a see-through floor, with the camera capturing his footwork from below. But up above, Usher made it rain back on stage with special guest Lil Jon, who got everyone in the venue singing their 2004 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hit “Yeah!” while dancing on top of the convertible that magically reappeared.