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updated 5/16/2012 4:07:43 PM ET 2012-05-16T20:07:43

The popular R&B star behind the songs "Yeah" and " Climax," is going to heat up the 2012 Toyota Concert Series on May 18, 2012 when he performs his hits live for the first time on the plaza.

Lucky for you, there are several ways you can join in on the fun — whether you watch the TODAY concerts from the sea of fans on our plaza or from your comfy couch.

Some of you can submit photos of how you're watching on our Facebook page (post the pic directly to our wall), on Twitter (include the hashtag #TODAYconcerts or, for this week's performance, #UsherTODAY and through Instagram. We'll post the best photos and responses on TODAY.com (stay tuned!)

  1. More from the Concert Series
    1. Cyndi Lauper likens making music to doing a 'cooking special'
    2. Billy Porter sings ‘But the World Goes Round’
    3. Ingrid Michaelson: I did a 'gender reversal' of Robert Palmer video for 'Girls Chase Boys'
    4. Janelle Monae brings ‘Rio’ beat to the plaza
    5. Martina McBride goes back to the classics for new album 'Everlasting'

If you're not already outside, you still have a chance to see the star when he performs his hits live on the plaza, because all TODAY show concerts are FREE and open to the general public. You do not need a fan pass to attend. Access to the concerts is available on a first-come, first-served basis outside of the TODAY show’s Window on the World Studio at 49th Street and Rockefeller Center.

Usher, Maroon 5, Bieber to headline TODAY 2012 summer concerts

This year, TODAY is partnering with Pandora to extend the concert series beyond the Plaza and into the digital space. Pandora, which has more than 125 million registered users, will create three music stations, NBC TODAY Rock, NBC TODAYCountry and NBC TODAY Pop, featuring each of the artists appearing in the TODAY concert series.

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Photos: 2011 Toyota Concert Series

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  1. Ladies and TODAY scream to ‘Be With’ Enrique

    Sexy Latin singer Enrique Iglesias heats up TODAY by performing his hit songs "Tonight," "I Like It" and more. He also made the dreams of several women come true by kissing them during his performance. (Peter Kramer / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Maroon 5 'Moves Like Jagger'

    Singer Adam Levine of Maroon 5 performs the band's hit songs, including "Harder to Breathe" and "Moves Like Jagger." (Stephen Lovekin / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Going on a 'Journey'

    Journey band members Jonathan Cain, Neal Schon, Arnel Pineda, Deen Castronovo, and Ross Valory pose together after performing on TODAY. (Lucas Jackson / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Cee Lo gets ‘Crazy’ on the plaza

    Cee Lo Greene performs his breakout, chart-topping Gnarls Barkley mega-hit “Crazy.” (Lucas Jackson / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. Chris Brown ‘Can Transform Ya’

    Chris Brown performs the song “I Can Transform Ya,” from his “Graffiti” album to a record-breaking crowd on the TODAY plaza. (Stephen Lovekin / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Blake Shelton: A voice like 'Honey'

    The chart-topping country star performs "Honey Bee" and other hits on Rockefeller Plaza on July 8, 2011. (Stephen Lovekin / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Pitbull, Ne-Yo say ‘Give Me Everything’ to fans

    Latin rapper Pitbull brings a club-like performance on TODAY on July 1, 2011, as part of the Toyota Concert Series, rapping with R&B sensation Ne-Yo singing the hit song “Give Me Everything.” Marc Anthony and T-Pain also joined the popular rapper for hot performances on the plaza. (Peter Kramer / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. Bruno Mars brings doo-wop to TODAY

    The Hawaiian pop singer who was nominated for seven Grammys, sings hit songs "Lazy Song," "Just The Way You Are" for a large crowd of fans on the plaza on June 24, 2011. (Richard Drew / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. Kenny Chesney, Grace Potter serve up 'Tequila'

    Singer Grace Potter joins country star Kenny Chesney as a special guest in this TODAY Concert Series performance of “You and Tequila” on the plaza on June 17, 2011. He also played his hits 'Beer in Mexico" and "Somewhere With You." (Mike Coppola / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. The Script rocks TODAY crowd

    The Dublin trio The Script take a break from their world tour to sing their big hits, “Breakeven,” "For the First Time" and more on the Toyota Concert Series on TODAY on June 10, 2011. (Brendan Mcdermid / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. ‘Right Stuff’ makes NKOTBSB ‘Larger Than Life’

    Boy bands New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys have teamed up for a summer tour and rock the plaza with a medley that combines two of the groups' hit songs, “Right Stuff” and “Larger Than Life.” The guys also premiere a newly recorded song on TODAY's Toyota Concert Series on June 3, 2011. (Richard Drew / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. Idols’ team up for ‘I Told You So’

    “American Idol” winner Scotty McCreery and runner-up Lauren Alaina perform Randy Travis’ 1988 hit “I Told You So" on TODAY's Toyota Concert Series on June 2, 2011. (Mike Coppola / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  13. Rihanna gets ‘Loud’ at TODAY

    Kicking off TODAY’s Concert Series, Rihanna gives a sultry performance singing her hit songs “S&M," "What's My Name," "Only Girl In the World" and more on May 27, 2011. (Richard Drew / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
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