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Usher's Back With 'Raymond v Raymond'

Jive Records - 03/29/2010

Usher Raymond IV's much anticipated sixth studio album Raymond v Raymond is set for a March 30th release date. The album comes as the superstar singer tops radio airwaves with close to 100 million in audience with four top chart-topping singles "Hey Daddy (Daddy's Home)," featuring Plies, (- Click on links to stream -) "Lil Freak," a duet with Nicki Minaj, "There Goes My Baby," and "OMG," featuring will.i.am.

Additionally, Usher's visibility is high on the video networks. His "Hey Daddy" video is a #1 Most Played video or in heavy rotation at MTV, MTV2 and other MTV programming; it is the #1 Most Played video at VH-1 Soul and is in heavy rotation at BET. His newest video "Lil Freak" was just serviced to outlets last week and is already in rotation. His "OMG" video will premiere in the U.S. on Vevo and Access Hollywood this week.

The five-time Grammy award-winning entertainer's popularity continues to soar as his most recent singles including: "Hey Daddy," "There Goes My Baby," "Papers," "Lil Freak," and the iTunes exclusive "More" have cumulatively sold 1.5 million downloads and ringtones to date. Early word on the album has also been positive, in this week's issue of People magazine Raymond v Raymond is highlighted as a "critic's choice" and receives 3.5 out 4 stars.

Internationally, the album is off to a strong start, with the U.K. taking the lead. "OMG" is receiving massive early support from key radio stations and debuted in the Top 20 of the radio charts and Top 10 on the iTunes songs chart.

  Track listing for Raymond v Raymond is as follows:

  1. Monstar
  2. Hey Daddy (Daddy's Home)
  3. There Goes My Baby
  4. Lil Freak feat. Nicki Minaj
  5. She Don't Know feat. Ludacris
  6. OMG feat. will.i.am
  7. Mars vs Venus
  8. Pro Lover
  9. Foolin' Around
  10. Papers
  11. So Many Girls
  12. Guilty feat. T.I.
  13. Okay
  14. Making Love (Into The Night)

Raymond v Raymond features production from Polow Da Don, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis and The Runners, along with some of the top names in R&B and hip-hop.

Fans can catch Usher performing hits from his current album on American Idol, Good Morning America, The Late Show with David Letterman and more. Check your local listings.

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SOURCE: Jive Records

CONTACT: Wendy Washington, Jive Label Group, +1-212-833-6886,
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