Usher and family join ‘Flip the Switch’ challenge to ward off ‘cabin fever’

Quick Facts About Usher's Music Career Usher got his start after his mom became his manager and they moved from Chattanooga, Tenn., to Atlanta. His song, "Nice & Slow", became his first Billboard Hot 100 no. 1 single in 1998. He got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2016 in recording category. Usher does not have a favorite song. "Having a favorite song is like picking a favorite child - Usher to Billboard

Like many in the metro Atlanta area, Usher is apparently staying at home as the coronavirus outbreak has led health officials and city officials to urge the public to do so.

But for the Atlanta-based crooner, remaining in the house means he and his family are dealing with some serious “cabin fever,” as he wrote in an Instagram post Sunday.

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In an effort to have some fun at home, the singer and his family engaged in the viral “Flip the Switch” challenge on the video-sharing social media service TikTok. Usher, whose full name is Usher Raymond IV, posted the footage to his Instagram account March 15.

“Cabin Fever #familytime #tiktok #lol #fliptheswitch #challenge Comment below some of the other challenges we should try?” Raymond captioned the footage.

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The singer’s two sons and a young girl, who is reportedly his niece, filmed themselves dancing in the bathroom mirror. Raymond entered and as Drake sang “I just flipped the switch,” the girl did just that. When the light came back on, everyone exchanged outfits. Raymond stood on one end dancing in his son’s blue and grey outfit and holding his phone.

The viral challenge took off this year after it emerged on TikTok. It's set to Drake's 2018 song, "Nonstop" and has seen celebrities, including Super Bowl LIV headliner Jennifer Lopez and retired MLB star Alex Rodriguez, join it, as well as "Saturday Night Live" star Kate McKinnon and U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

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