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Usher & Justin Bieber Cover Billboard Magazine

Justin Bieber and his mentor Usher are both gearing up for the new releases of their upcoming albums. They both share the Billboard cover on a special May edition and are both scheduled to perform at this years Billboard Music Awards which take place on May 20th.

Peep an excerpt of Usher's interview below:

He also has new management behind him. Grace Miguel of Coup D'Etat/URIV Group now heads up his management, taking over from AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips, who briefly managed Usher after the star relieved his mother, Jonnetta Patton, of managerial duties a second time in late 2008. "I see this record continuing the artistic journey Usher began the first time he was recognized for fusing sounds with Lil Jon to create 'Yeah!'" Miguel says. "Usher revels in the challenge of expansion and is courageous enough to take risks to grow as a performer."

"In life we have to grow," Usher says of his management changes, "and one thing that's been beautiful is that I've been able to grow along with my mother and people of my past. They're proud of me as I move forward, and are able to acknowledge the work I've been doing and say, 'I like what you're doing, and I like that you've been able to pick it up and continue to move on.'"

Miguel also happens to be romantically linked with Usher -- which only strengthens the extended family vibe of his overall team, she says. "Usher's core team is run like a family who inspire each other to reach our full potential and have each other's backs, while we create the foundation for his monumental success," Miguel says.

Read more at and check out behind the scene photo shoot video of Usher and Justin below.

Usher poses on a separate cover in the same issue