Usher Discography 1994 2010 6 Albums !EXCLUSIVE! 🏳️
Usher Discography 1994 2010 6 Albums
on april 5, 2011, usher served as the ambassador of the 2010 fifa world cup in south africa. he performed several songs including “the cup is over” and “we are one” in one of the opening ceremonies. usher has been a long-time supporter of the fifa and the organization has sponsored him since 2002. there was also a line of “fifa world cup” merchandise on sale. a line of commemorative apparel, dvds, cds, and books were released in celebration of the tournament. usher’s next music project was a christmas single called “the little drummer boy” in may 2011. he also announced that the track would be the first single from his next album.
the atlanta journal-constitution said in 2010 that usher made one of the most successful, landmark albums of the 21st century, and that he was the artist of the decade. with his 8th studio album, confessions, usher became the first artist to launch a new album campaign with an over-the-top music video featuring various and provocative acts. confessions debuted at number 2 on the billboard 200 sales chart. it went on to become the third biggest selling album of 2009 and sold 8 million copies in the united states, while achieving a platinum certification. the album also had international success reaching number one in several countries, including the united kingdom, canada, the netherlands, denmark, germany, switzerland, portugal, austria, belgium, and finland. five singles were released from the album. these included; the funky hip hop single “yeah!”, which featured 112 and pusha t, and which peaked at number 2 on the us billboard hot 100 and the uk’s official singles chart; “burn”, which reached number 19 on the us billboard hot 100 and number 2 on the uk’s official singles chart; “omg”, which reached number 16 on the billboard hot 100 and number 2 on the uk’s official singles chart; “omg” featuring young jeezy and static major; and “confessions part ii”, which reached number 31 on the us billboard hot 100 and number 12 on the uk’s official singles chart. confessions has gone on to be certified 3x platinum in the us, selling 10 million copies, and 2x platinum in the uk, selling over 2 million copies.
the single you was issued on august 18, 2013 by rca records, with some radios in europe. it is usher’s seventh single to make it to number one on the billboard hot 100 and his fourth single to top the billboard hot r&b/hip hop songs chart. in its twenty-two-week run, you remained on the hot 100 for ten weeks. according to the billboard hot 100 for the week ending october 19, 2013, the song reached a new peak position of #3, making it usher’s highest-charting single since 2009’s burn (hot 100 no. 5). the song was named the fourth biggest single of 2013 by vevo after its single week of august 19, 2013. the music video for you was directed by hype williams and was released on september 11, 2013. usher has stated that the single was inspired by shakira’s the sun comes out and she confirmed this in an interview, saying she [usher] sent the vocals to me and i pulled them off of two separate albums. i’ve done that before with beyoncé, when she was pregnant with blue and really wanting to do something different. so that’s how we did it. i sang to that and then i made it a shakira song. on october 21, 2013, usher released the album’s lead single, also titled you, on itunes. the music video for ushers song was released on september 23, 2013 on vevo for online streaming on october 4, 2013, for mobile through the app. on the week ending october 19, 2013, the song debuted at number six on the hot 100 for the week ending october 12, 2013. the song reached a new peak of #3 the following week after its single week of november 16, 2013.
in an interview with forbes magazine, usher described the record as the best album he has ever been a part of. the singer added that he is looking to incorporate social commentary into the album, stating, every level of art should show a social consciousness in some form or another. your ability to influence others positively is a power that should not be taken for granted. and the fact that it is the culture we live in, and our collective society, that affects the generation that comes after us is what i feel i can best represent. in an interview with bloomberg politics magazine, usher told reporter mark halperin that the album is what everyone expects it to be: an r&b album. it’s very personal. it’s very, very relatable. it’s made me think that there are people who feel what i feel, so i want to reach them. it’s my chance to speak to people who maybe have never felt like i feel. the album is about sharing what you feel with people. i just have a strong respect for the music. i like the fact that there are people around the world playing and making music, as well. i want to have a strong impact on the culture, as well.