Currently Usher holds the record for best-selling album of this millennium (2004′s Confessions), and he really doesn’t want to give up the title — joking (but let’s be honest, not really joking): “I have to confess that I have told a few people not to go and buy Adele’s album because I don’t want her to go and break my record.” (We’re not sure how long he expects to keep that up, though — he realizes the 2000′s still have 988 years left in them, right?) Now the “Climax” crooner is subscribing to the old adage “if you can’t beat ‘em, join em” by floating the possibility of an Adele collaboration. As if any musician in their right mind does not want to duet with the red-hot Grammy-winner right now? Read more below.
“I think the world deserves an Usher and Adele record. That’s what I think. That would be the other UK connection that I think everybody would be really fond of and enjoy,” Usher said in a recent interview in London.
And we say? He’s right, actually! Adele has cornered the market on diva heartbreak with 21, and Usher is maybe the closest thing we’ve got to a male equivalent. They’re different enough that it’d be interesting, but similar enough that we can see some kind of soaring, epic ballad between the two bringing us to tears instantaneously. We’re imagining some kind of Rihanna/Eminem “Love The Way You Lie” yin-yang magic happening here.
Not that it’ll really happen.