Teen idol Justin Bieber and R&B crooner Usher were on hand to perform during an induction ceremony last weekend for famed vocal coach and vocal producer to the stars Jan Smith. The two musicians and others joined Smith as she was inducted into the
Georgia Music Hall of Fame at Atlanta's Cobb Energy Performing Arts
Centre on Saturday.
Justin brought his girlfriend Selena Gomez along and playfully posed for pics backstage and performed a three-song acoustic set. He covered songs from some of Smith's other clients and performed his mega hit Baby. Justin has been spending time in Atlanta this month recording tracks for his upcoming Christmas album.
Usher wowed the crowd when he surprised Jan by walking onstage during her performance of the classic Georgia. The two friends have worked together for 15 years and crooned at each other to the delight of the crowd.
Canaan Rubin, a board member of the Bridge Music Foundation which Jan Smith co-founded, posed with his old pal Usher, who starred in Rubin's MTV hit Duets. Check out the additional pics for more backstage candid moments of Justin, Usher and Jan.