Usher called in to “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” to premiere the second single “Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire” off Justin Bieber‘s upcoming holiday album “Under The Mistletoe,” which is available to download from iTunes at 7:30.
“Justin and I did the classic record ‘Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire.’ This record is going to be remembered for years to come. It’s a record that has always been one of my favorites, and I’m happy that I was able to share it with Justin, and for us to put it out. The album is full of surprises, Justin’s ‘Under The Mistletoe‘ is going to be incredible!”
As Justin’s mentor Usher says, “Its amazing to see the success of his career, and not only how seriously he takes it but also just how much he loves his fans. He is also really growing as an artist, and finding himself which is the most important part. You can get lost in this, but he is growing.”
Usher also recalled Ryan Seacrest’s involvement in developing Justin’s career saying, “I want the entire world to understand just how on it Ryan really is. When everybody else at the stations had doubts there was one person who truly believed in Justin’s talent and said, ‘This kid is talented, he’s the real deal, and we’re going to go for it.’ Every time I think about those conversations, and the people who really believed from the beginning. I really understand where the foundation is. I just wanted to say thank you.”
Usher commented on his pants splitting during a performance at the Bill Clinton Gala‘s event saying, “You know man…I go hard! I’m sorry did I say I let it all hang out?” The crooner continued, “It happens at the moment that you really don’t recognize what’s going on, but everyone else is obviously looking at something…I’m really happy that the event turned out so great even though my pants did split!
Usher is also the father to two small boys, and enjoys his weekends saying, “Saturday is a special day with my boys. My boys fight over the legos so we have to play pick up sticks too. My weekends turn from clubs to popping bottles with my boys. Its called dichotomy.”