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Usher knows how to make the ladies “Scream,” and not just for his dance-floor hits—it’s his style, too. “It’s Ursher baby!” is how he described his sharp navy suit look at last night’s Pencils of Promise Gala in New York, which celebrated the non-profit’s mission to provide quality education for schools and programs globally. “I could call my style hip-beast-meets-chic, you know what I’m saying?” (Yes. Yes we do.) And we’ll be seeing a lot more of it on The Voice’s spring season, where he’ll be one of the judges replacing CeeLo Green and Christina Aguilera’s 180-degree-moving vacant seats. Of what kind of judge he’s going to be, he said: “A great one! I’m a little biased of me, but we can be really great as artists.” He also loves his new pals, Blake Shelton, Shakira, and Adam Levine. “Me and Blake, we got our Country Twang,” he said. “I’ve been learning a lot of Spanish and Portuguese from Shakira, and me and Adam hit it off right on the first day.” That’s enough to make you say ‘yeah,’ and we’re sure Usher would agree.

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