3 Times An Artist Sampled ‘Best R&B/Soul Male Artist’ Nominee Usher

The singer was nominated for “Song of the Year” at the 2020 ceremony

Usher’s influence on the music industry is undeniable and can be seen in R&B stars including, 2020 Soul Train Awards winner Chris Brown, Trey Songz, and even a newer generation of rising stars such as Lucky Daye. Over the years, the Grammy award winner has delivered bodies of work that have not only seen a wide range of success but continue to inspire singers and songwriters to come.

This year, the “Confessions” singer’s hustle earned him a nomination for “Best R&B/Soul Male Artist” at the 2021Soul Train Awards. Usher’s work and contributions to today’s sound makes him a top contender. So in honor of the nomination, we’ve gathered a list of times an artist sampled the R&B crooner.

  • Summer Walker “Come Thru” (with Usher)

    Not only did Summer sample Usher’s Soul Train Award-winning and Grammy-nominated track but she had some help from the originator of the song himself who was also featured in the music video.

  • Ro James “Last Time”

    The Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter made his return to the music scene following a brief hiatus with the flip of Usher’s 2004 slow jam “Can You Handle It?” off his 2004 album Confession (Expanded Edition).

  • Dvsn “Between Us” (feat. Snoh Aalegra)

    The Canadian R&B duo sampled Usher’s classic track “Nice & Slow,” off the singer’s sophomore album My Way.

    Watch the 2021 Soul Train Awards on Sunday, November 28 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on BET and BET Her.

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