Usher Singer gets surprised birthday song from Barack, Michelle Obama

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Usher got the surprise of the century when President Barack and Michelle Obama a happy birthday song as he turned 37 while visiting the White House.

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Usher, Barack and Michelle Obama



Usher was at the White House filming 'In Performance at the White House,' which according to promotional materials is an "all-star music tribute celebrating the cultural resonance of art and literature," set to air next year on PBS.

While taking a moment to talk with the Obamas, Usher was surprised with a cupcake and a birthday serenade led by none other than the President of the United States.


Usher posted a video of the moment on his Facebook page saying, "So this really happened the other night…… The President and First Lady sang me Happy Birthday at The White House & I got to perform for them. I couldn’t be more grateful for this moment and all of the birthday wishes from everyone. THANK YOU!!!!! #Blessed#OlderWiser."

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Usher and Grace


Joining in the President-led birthday sing-along was Usher’s new wife, Grace Miguel. Last month, the couple secretly eloped after dating for several years. After keeping their marriage a secret for more than two weeks,they had elopement when pictures emerged of Usher wearing a wedding ring in Cuba.

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