Usher Rings The Bell At The New York Stock Exchange

President of MTV Networks Music and Logo Group Van Toffler, singer Usher and President of MTV Stephen Friedman pose for a photo after ringing the opening bell during MTV’s 30th Birthday celebration at the New York Stock Exchange on August 1, 2011 in New York City.

Usher rose early Monday morning and headed down to Wall Street to celebrate MTV’s 30th birthday by ringing the NYSE bell. The R&B singer joined MTV Networks’ President Van Toffler to ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange in honor of the music network’s milestone.

Usher, who was only two years old when the network launched, said:

“I’m really happy to not only be a part of the Stock Exchange, but MTV who has remained relevant for over the last 30 years and will continue to evolve because they are open and really give us that outlet, not only to be musical but also to be creative.”

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