Usher Announces New 'Versus' Album, Deluxe Edition

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Maybe he’s listening for the audience’s “Confessions?” Whatever they’re saying, Usher’s having a hard time hearing, appearing on BET’s “106th & Park” in NYC Mar. 24.

Usher is taking advantage of the winning streak he's on with his No. 1 album "Raymond V. Raymond," by quickly releasing a follow-up titled "Versus" on Aug. 24.

The album, billed as the sequel to and final chapter of "Raymond V. Raymond," will include eight new songs, including first single "DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love," featuring Pitbull and produced by Max Martin, and second single "Hot Tottie," helmed by Polow Da Don.

On Aug. 24, fans will also have the opportunity to purchase "Raymond V. Raymond (The Deluxe Edition)," which will combine all songs from "Raymond V. Raymond" and "Versus" into one package. The hit "There Goes My Baby" will also be included and rapper Bun B makes an appearance on the set.

Released in March, "Raymond V. Raymond" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. It has sold 898,000 copies in the United States to date, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album's songs, including singles "Papers," "Hey Daddy (Daddy's Home)," "Lil Freak," "There Goes My Baby" and "OMG," have earned 4.4 million downloads, including 2.6 million for "OMG." The latter song is also the second-best selling download of the year, after Train's "Hey, Soul Sister" with 3.4 million, according to Nielsen SoundScan.


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