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Basketball season is officially back. On Thursday night, Usher helped celebrate LeBron James’ homecoming to Cleveland, Ohio kicking off the Cavs home opener with a performance of the National Anthem. The R&B superstar, who is a part owner of the Cavaliers, took the court at Quicken Loans Arena to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” before his team lost to the Knicks.

Usher belted out a soaring rendition of the patriotic tune while the players watched from the sidelines. Towards the end, the entire arena started singing along, making for an emotional moment.

Usher will head to Montreal tomorrow to kick off “The UR Experience” tour with August Alsina.

Watch his performance below:

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Pint sized songstress Ariana Grande had the big honor of helping kick off the 2014 NFL season on Thursday night. Before the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks took the field, the 21-year-old belted out her rendition of the National Anthem.

Rocking a rhinestone-studded Seahawks jersey, Ariana showed off her powerful pipes with “The Star-Spangled Banner” while both teams looked on from the sidelines.

Her sophomore album My Everything topped the charts this week with 169,000 copies, becoming her second No. 1 album in less than a year.

Watch Ariana soar with her patriotic performance below:

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Boxer Adrien Broner links up with Rick Ross to shoot the official visual for his single “40” directed by DRE Films.

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Rihanna might be absent from the Instagram world, but that hasn’t stopped her from working the camera wherever she goes.

Looking effortlessly flawless in every shot, the singer took a break from recording her new album to enjoy the 2014 World Cup Final game. While we’re used to seeing her on the sidelines on many NBA games, Rihanna made it very clear that she’s been following the World Cup series since its kick off earlier this summer.

Showing her love for Brazil by arming her body with paint, flashing a little skin, and posing with fans, Rihanna is the true definition of fun.

Check out her photos below!

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Criminal Manne returns with a new banga called “Kobe Bryant.”

This will appear on his upcoming Arm & Hammer mixtape dropping May 19th.

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Singer/Actor and self-proclaimed “vision implementer,” Tyrese, took to the ring on Saturday night to help kick-off the well-anticipated Floyd Mayweather “Fight Night”.

Get the details after the jump!

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Shortly after the NBA fined and banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life due to his racist comments, Plies comes through with a record aimed in his direction.

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Well then! If you weren’t a fan of Bruno Mars before, you can bet all of your coins that you are now! Putting on one of the best performances we’ve seen in many years, Bruno showed everyone just why he was chosen to perform this year.

Following Beyoncé’s intense performance with special guests Destiny’s Child last year, many wondered why Bruno was chosen so early in his career to do this years Halftime show. Well, sorry to say, but we have to ask Beyoncé and Janet to step to the side because Mr. Mars is reigning supreme right now!

Dressed in a shiny gold Saint Laurent blazer and skinny black tie, the “Treasure” singer and his eight-piece band The Hooligans, put on an exceptional 13-minute performance for all to see. Beginning his set with the hit, “Locked Out Of Heaven,” and following up with the jive worthy track, “Treasure,” Bruno showed the world why he has so many sold-out concerts around the globe.

Not stopping there, the crooner brought out one of our favorite bands – The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Performing one of their biggest hits, “Give It Away,” the entire crowd was jumping in unison with the men on stage. Sporting their signature bare chests, it was an awesome sight to see them back on stage giving us pieces of the ’90s back.

Undoubtedly one of the best Halftime performances to hit the Super Bowl stage, we’re interested in seeing just who’s going to be able to top it next year.

Until then, catch last night’s performance after the jump!

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Fresh off the release of his new EP Land Of The Crooks, Sean Price returns with a new cut and this time its after former NBA player, now Laker assistant coach,”Kurt Rambis.”

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Alicia Keys continued her big performance weekends on Sunday as she held court for the NBA All-Star Game halftime show. The R&B diva performed a medley of her hits, opening with “Empire State of Mind,” debuting a dancehall remix of “Girl On Fire,” a rockin version of “No One” with the crowd throwing up light sticks, and ending with the energetic “New Day.” Sadly, it was another unstellar performance during a night where we hoped some of R&B’s biggest stars would have brought the heat and left viewers wanting more. But, as Ne-Yo said, I guess sometimes there are off nights…too bad it was during a globally televised program…

Peep A. Keys performance after the jump.

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