On Looking 4 Myself, Usher's seventh studio album, the singer works with producers to cloak classic R&B in cutting-edge sounds. Francesco Carrozzini/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Usher (left) and Beyonce (right) performed at private concerts funded by the family of Libyan President Moammar Gadhafi. Gadhafi's son Hannibal is at center. Bryan Bedder (l), Juan Barreto (c), Koichi Kamoshida (r)/Getty Images hide caption

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In "OMG," Usher teams up with Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am to create a heavily processed chart-topper. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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