December 17, 2008 06:47:47 GMT
Wanting to 'give back' and 'inspire young people', Usher is looking for teenagers through an online contest to shoot a music video for his single.
Usher is holding a contest to give teenagers a once-in-a-lifetime chance of filming a music video for him. Those who want to join the contest must be at the age of 13 to 18 years old.
The online contest will be started from December 16 and will expire on January 31, 2009. Then, in March 2009, several contestants will be selected and flown to Los Angeles to work in two teams. The two teams will have one week to work on Usher's music video with him giving advices whenever they need any.
"It gives me another way to give back, inspire young people and also reinvent music videos," Usher said in a statement. "It also sends out a message to my fans about the importance of healthy living. That's something I believe in and want teens to recognize."
In April 2009, two videos from the teams will be premiered and go head to head against each other. The team who has the most-voted video will get a VIP package including tickets to an Usher concert, new Apple laptops and editing software.
Fans, who want to apply for the contest, can log on to Got-Noise.com.