14 June 2012
Usher has revealed that he was planning to work with Amy Winehouse before she passed away last year (2011).
Usher, who recently released his new album Looking 4 Myself on Monday (11 June) -- recently told MTV News that he approached Amy's producer Salaam Remi about working with the troubled singer, but nothing ever came of his attempts.
He said, "There was few a conversations that took place, but we never quite made it to it. I would have loved it. It could have been one of the most incredible records ever. A voice like that comes once in a lifetime.''
The rapper added that he had bumped into the singer in London once and made plans to meet up again, but failed to show. He added, "Before you know it we talked and exchanged information and I invited her to a show and she didn't come."
Usher also added that his latest album, which features collaborations with Pharrell Williams, Rick Ross and Empire Of The Sun's Luke Steele, features all different styles of music.
He said, "I said, 'I love the feeling that we have here and the different styles of music, let's find a way to make an album that works everywhere, that works here, works for my fans, works for the classic audience, works for my pop audience, and that's why you feel you're hearing this eclectic mixture of music'."
What do you think? Would have liked to have heard what Usher and Amy could have come up with?