Usher just landed a Billboard cover, ready to brawl and putting up his fists like a boxer. Justin Bieber literally entered the ring with a boxer last weekend. Now, the R&B superstar and his teen protégé, who became a megastar in his own right, have dropped the gloves and boxing associations to appear on the latest cover of the industry trade. 

Right now, Billboard really loves Usher. It leaves us wondering if the Biebs will get his own cover when ‘Believe’ drops on June 19. Whatever the case, it’s a win-win for Usher, since ‘Looking4 Myself’ is set to drop a week prior, on June 12, and he has set the album up with two appearances on the venerable mag.

It doesn’t appear as though Usher and Bieber posed for this cover together and in the same room. It’s likely a composite that’s been digitally edited.

We do like the Biebs’ pose, pulling his sunglasses down and peering over the top of them. It’s an incredibly familiar image of him.

The cover tag of ‘Top of Their Game’ is certainly fully applicable to both superstars!