King Usher covers Billboard...

Newer peers (and longterm rivals like JT) may have dethroned Usher in the popularity stakes but when it comes to singing and dancing, none of them can really touch him.

This is clearly why he still considers himself the king, literally. The R&B crooner covers the latest issue of Billboard magazine rocking a crown. The shoot was photographed on October 17th (three days after his 36th birthday).

The photoshoot took place at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia where he has been rehearsing for his upcoming 'UR Experience' tour. He speaks on his approach to getting tough with Justin Bieber, the reason for his album delay and life as a single father. Click here to read the entire cover story.