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How Usher Dominated the Charts with 6 Albums from 1994 to 2010


Usher Discography 1994 2010 6 Albums: A Review of His Musical Legacy




Usher is one of the most successful and influential R&B artists of all time. He has sold over 65 million albums worldwide, won numerous awards, and set many records on the Billboard charts. He has also been a trendsetter and innovator in music, fashion, and dance. In this article, we will review his discography from 1994 to 2010, which consists of six studio albums that showcase his evolution and growth as an artist.




Usher Discography 1994 2010 6 Albums



Usher (1994)




Usher's debut album was released in 1994, when he was only 15 years old. The album was produced by Sean \"Puffy\" Combs, Jermaine Dupri, Al B. Sure!, and others. It featured a mix of R&B, hip hop, and new jack swing styles. The album spawned three singles: \"Can U Get wit It\", \"Think of You\", and \"The Many Ways\". The album received mixed reviews from critics, who praised Usher's vocals but criticized the production and songwriting. The album sold over 500,000 copies in the US, and was certified gold by the RIAA.


My Way (1997)




Usher's second album was released in 1997, and marked his breakthrough as a star. The album was co-produced by Usher himself, along with Jermaine Dupri, Babyface, Teddy Riley, and others. It featured a more mature and contemporary R&B sound, with influences from soul, pop, and hip hop. The album spawned three hit singles: \"You Make Me Wanna...\", \"Nice & Slow\", and \"My Way\". The album received positive reviews from critics, who praised Usher's vocals, charisma, and style. The album sold over 8 million copies worldwide, and was certified six-times platinum by the RIAA.


8701 (2001)




Usher's third album was released in 2001, and marked his transition from a teen idol to a sex symbol. The album was named after the dates of its recording: August 7th to January 1st. The album was produced by Jermaine Dupri, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, The Neptunes, Bryan-Michael Cox, and others. It featured a more sophisticated and smooth R&B sound, with influences from soul, funk, and pop. The album spawned two number-one singles: \"U Remind Me\" and \"U Got It Bad\". The album also featured the hit single \"U Don't Have to Call\", which won Usher his first Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. The album received critical acclaim from critics, who praised Usher's vocals, versatility, and maturity. The album sold over 8 million copies worldwide, and was certified four-times platinum by the RIAA.


Confessions (2004)




Usher's fourth album was released in 2004, and marked his peak as a superstar. The album was inspired by Usher's personal life and relationships, especially his breakup with TLC member Rozonda \"Chilli\" Thomas. The album was produced by Jermaine Dupri, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Lil Jon, Rich Harrison, Dre & Vidal, and others. It featured a diverse and eclectic R&B sound, with influences from crunk, soul, hip hop, rock, and dance-pop. The album spawned four number-one singles: \"Yeah!\", \"Burn\", \"Confessions Part II\", and \"My Boo\" (with Alicia Keys). The album also featured the hit singles \"Caught Up\" and \"Superstar\". The album received universal acclaim from critics, who praised Usher's vocals, songwriting, production, and honesty. The album sold over 20 million copies worldwide, and was certified diamond by the RIAA.


Here I Stand (2008)




Usher's fifth album was released in 2008, and marked his return after a four-year hiatus. The album was influenced by Usher's marriage to Tameka Foster and his fatherhood to two sons. The album was produced by Jermaine Dupri, Polow da Don, Tricky Stewart & The-Dream,


Danja,


will.i.am,


and others.


It featured a more mature


and soulful


R&B sound,


with influences from pop,


rock,


and gospel.


The album spawned one number-one single:


"Love in This Club"


(featuring Young Jeezy).


The album also featured the hit singles


"Love in This Club Part II"


(featuring Beyoncé


and Lil Wayne),


"Trading Places",


and "Moving Mountains".


The album received mixed reviews from critics,


who praised Usher's vocals


but criticized the production


and songwriting.


The album sold over 6 million copies worldwide,


and was certified platinum by the RIAA.


Raymond v.


Raymond (2010)




Usher's sixth album was released in 2010,


and marked his comeback


after his divorce from Tameka Foster.


The album was divided into two parts:


the first part reflected Usher's freedom


and party lifestyle,


while the second part reflected Usher's guilt


and regret.


The album was produced by Jermaine Dupri,


Polow da Don,


Jim Jonsin,


RedOne,


Danja,


will.i.am,


and others.


It featured a more upbeat


and dance-oriented


R&B sound,


with influences from electro-pop,


hip hop,


and Europop.


The album spawned one number-one single:


"OMG"


(featuring will.i.am).


The song became Usher's ninth number-one hit


in the US,


making him the first artist


to collect number-one singles


in three consecutive decades.


The song also became Usher's biggest hit worldwide,


reaching number one


in over 15 countries.


The album also featured the hit singles


"Hey Daddy (Daddy's Home)",


"Lil Freak"


(featuring Nicki Minaj),


"There Goes My Baby",


and "DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love"


(featuring Pitbull).


The album received positive reviews from critics,


who praised Usher's vocals,


energy,


and diversity.


The album sold over 4 million copies worldwide,


and was certified platinum by the RIAA.


Conclusion




In this article,


we have reviewed Usher's discography


from 1994 to 2010,


which consists of six studio albums


that showcase his evolution


and growth as an artist.


We have seen how Usher has changed his style


and sound over the years,


while maintaining his signature voice


and charisma.


We have also seen how Usher has influenced


and inspired many other artists


in the R&B genre


and beyond.


Usher is undoubtedly one of the most successful


and influential R&B artists of all time,


and his discography is a testament to his musical legacy.


In this article, we have reviewed Usher's discography from 1994 to 2010, which consists of six studio albums that showcase his evolution and growth as an artist. We have seen how Usher has changed his style and sound over the years, while maintaining his signature voice and charisma. We have also seen how Usher has influenced and inspired many other artists in the R&B genre and beyond. Usher is undoubtedly one of the most successful and influential R&B artists of all time, and his discography is a testament to his musical legacy. 4e3182286b


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