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Usher Just Dropped His Song "Boyfriend" — And the Video Stars Keke Palmer

The Password Host (and her gorgeous electric blue highlights) take center stage in Usher's "Boyfriend" video. 

By Jackie Manno

Keke Palmer and Usher are collaborating on a song!

How to Watch

Watch the Season 2 premiere of Password Tuesday, March 12 at 10/9c on NBC and next day on Peacock

Usher (a former Coach on The Voice) debuted his new song "Boyfriend" on Wednesday, August 16, and the video stars Palmer (NBC's Password Host). 

In the video, Palmer shows off her stunning new electric blue highlights and gets cheeky acting in several scenes. Usher, naturally, looks incredible in the video, as well — and the song is undeniably catchy. "Somebody says that your boyfriend's looking for me," he croons in the chorus. 

Usher and Keke Palmer collaborate on "Boyfriend" video

Watch the video for yourself at the bottom of this post!

On August 15, Usher posted a teaser of the project with the caption, "When fantasies become reality...’Boyfriend’ Out Tomorrow, 8/16." 

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Keke Palmer's music career

Keke Palmer appears in a blue dress talking into a microphone.

This isn't Palmer's first rodeo in the music business. She's been making her own original music ever since her childhood, releasing her first studio album, titled So Uncool, in 2007 via Atlantic Records. It contained the singles "Footworkin'" and "Keep it Movin." 

In a 2007 interview with TODAYPalmer explained the inspiration behind the album's title: "Being different — some people may think that you’re so uncool, but at the same time that makes you cool because you’re just being yourself." 

Palmer then released the album Awaken in 2011, which contained the single "The One You Call." A year later, she released her self-titled mixtape, which had two singles titled "You Got Me" and "Dance Alone." 

Keke Palmer appears in a black dress at a red carpet event.

In 2018, she released the EP Lauren, which reached the number-18 position on the Billboard R&B Albums chart. In 2020, she released the EPs Virgo Tendencies, Pt. 1 and Virgo Tendencies, Pt 2.

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As for her most recent musical endeavor, she released a nine-track visual album titled Big Boss in 2023. In a recent interview with Glamour, Palmer opened up about how her personal experiences in show business have given her creative inspiration for the project. 

“I ended up writing the story that I didn't even know I wanted to tell,” Palmer told the outlet. “Which was my musical journey and all that I experienced and learned and felt, and how the different narratives that I had told myself stopped me from being able to live in this very expressive, creative flow." 

Watch the "Boyfriend" video, below: 

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