Watch Usher's live-stream concert for Verizon's 'Pay It Forward Live'

Get ready to see Usher like you’ve never seen him before. On Thursday, May 21 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, the eight-time Grammy winner, joined by Jermaine Dupri and B. Cox, will perform a special intimate concert for Pay It Forward Live, Verizon’s weekly streaming entertainment series in support of small businesses affected by COVID-19. The performance will be archived and available on demand here for one week.

“I'm proud to join Verizon's efforts to rally around small businesses across the country,” says Usher. “I hope to bring further attention to the importance of supporting small businesses by taking part in a public service announcement and an upcoming performance on Pay It Forward Live. I’m looking forward to performing and reminding people how important it is to support small businesses and the people who work so hard to make them possible.”

Additionally, Usher’s song “Will Work for Love” was featured in a recent PSA calling for support for small businesses. The public service announcement, which Usher also narrated, can be seen below:

Usher is the latest headliner for Pay It Forward Live. The exclusive concerts kicked off March 26 with Dave Matthews, and have continued in recent weeks with Alicia Keys, OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder, Luke Bryan, Billie Eilish and Finneas, Janelle Monáe, and Chance the Rapper.

Over the course of Pay It Forward Live, viewers are encouraged to do what they can to support local businesses in their own communities by shopping online, buying a gift card to be used when businesses reopen or ordering a meal. Verizon will donate $10, up to $2.5 million, to support small businesses for each use of the hashtag #PayItForwardLive in addition to its existing pledge of $7.5 million. More information can be found at

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