Usher Receives Honorary Degree From Berklee College Of Music And Encourages Graduates To “Break The Barriers”

The singer also performed with the graduating class before delivering his speech.

Usher is the latest celebrity to receive an honorary degree.

The Berklee College Of Music in Boston honored the “GLU” singer, during which he watched the graduates perform a few of his smash hits, including “Yeah!," "U Remind Me” and “Burn” before joining them for “Without You.”

He delivered a speech to more than 1,200 graduates, encouraging them to “break the barriers.”

“My goal as an artist has always been to inspire people to make a positive impact through my music, to make you feel something, and last night I felt proud…of the legacy that has been built and that we’re building together as artists,” Usher said.

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Usher urged the graduating class to “keep running past that finish line [of your goals], break the barriers, identify that spark in you that motivates you to keep going, and don’t expect everything to be perfect and run smoothly. …Take what you’ve learned here [at Berklee], go into the world, and make great things.”

He recently told that he’d be honored to perform at the Super Bowl.

“I mean it goes without saying,” he said. “It’s a major moment for any performer to be welcomed to that. There’s people that have some opinion about it, but yeah, I would love it.”

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