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Everybody Loves Raymond: Usher's 'OMG' No. 1 Song in the Country

Jive Records - 05/05/2010

Usher Raymond IV tops the charts this week as his hit song, "OMG" featuring will.i.am jumps to the No. 1 position on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles and Digital Singles charts. This marks Usher's ninth No. 1 single on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart. Indeed, the song is emerging as a world-wide contender for 2010's hot summer song; "OMG" has reached No. 1 on iTunes charts in the UK, Australia and Ireland.

Earlier this year Raymond earned the distinction of being the "Top Hot 100 Artist of the Decade." Clearly, the blazing hot five-time Grammy-winning singer continues to make history and raise the bar, according to top music trade publication Billboard no other artist has had more Hot 100 No. 1 songs than Usher.

As the single rides the charts, the LaFace/Jive recording artist is preparing to headline two major radio-sponsored radio concerts on the same day in different countries. On June 6th at Meadowlands Stadium, Usher will headline New York's most popular radio concert, Hot 97's Summer Jam and within just hours on the same day, the Trans-Atlantic superstar will headline London's 95.8 Capital FM's Summertime Ball at Wembley Stadium. Capital is the No. 1 radio station in London.

"OMG" is from Usher's sixth studio album gold-selling Raymond v Raymond. Since its No. 1 debut five weeks ago, the album has spent four weeks in the No. 1 position on Billboard's R&B Albums chart and has been a Top 10 staple on the Top Albums chart in the U.S. The album made a respectable debut at No. 2 on the UK's Albums chart last week. In addition to the blockbuster "OMG," Raymond v Raymond has scored three other simultaneous hits with "Hey Daddy (Daddy's Home)," "Lil' Freak" featuring Nikki Minaj and "There Goes My Baby." He currently has three singles in the Top 40 on rhythmic and urban radio formats and all four songs are in the Top 30 on the Ringscan chart. He has cumulatively sold 2.1 million tracks and over one million ringtones to date.

Fans can catch the upcoming Atlanta-based singer/songwriter/entrepreneur/philanthropist making some high-profile surprise U.S. television appearances and performances to be announced in the next few weeks.

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