Jive is announcing that Usher's new album, "Raymond V. Raymond," is being released Dec. 21. The set's lead single, "Papers," is No. 2 this week on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and No. 32 on the Hot 100.

Usher's last album, 2008's "Here I Stand," has sold 1.2 million units,
according to Nielsen SoundScan. His biggest-selling album to date is 2004's "Confessions," which stands at 9. 7 million units.