Usher has set the stage for a grand return with the upcoming release of his ninth studio album, COMING HOME, scheduled for Feb. 11, 2023. The album includes the already popular hit single “Good Good,” featuring 21 Savage and Summer Walker. Notably, the track stormed to #1 on Billboard’s R&B Digital Song Sales Chart upon its release and has continued to make waves at Urban, Rhythm, and Top 40 radio stations.
“Good Good” also secured prominent placements, gracing the covers of Spotify’s Are & Be for a week and Apple Music’s R&B Now for two consecutive weeks. It further rose to the #1 position on Shazam in cities like Atlanta, Memphis, San Francisco, New Orleans, Philadelphia, and more.
Usher didn’t stop there. He surprised fans with “Boyfriend” and a mesmerizing video featuring the Emmy Award-winning entertainer Keke Palmer, creating a viral sensation that left an indelible mark on pop culture.
“We’ve put a lot of thought and creativity into this new album to tell a story that is open to interpretation and that will connect with people in different ways. I know this has been a long time coming for my fans and what I’ll say is that all good things come to those who wait. I hope you enjoy it once you hear it,” said Usher.
“USHER is one of the greatest superstars of our time. His undeniable talent, work ethic and charisma has sustained an incredibly successful career for over 30 years in the business, an achievement not to be taken lightly,” L.A. Reid adds. “Our history of working with each other made putting this body of work together a true passion project and I’m proud to be by his side as he reveals it to the world on February 11.”
The album will be launched under “mega,” a music collective founded by Usher and L.A. Reid, in collaboration with “gamma,” the artist-first multimedia platform led by CEO Larry Jackson and President Ike Youssef. This partnership will see gamma exclusively handle the distribution and marketing of all music released by mega.
“I’ve known USHER since we met as teenagers in 1997. I’ve counted him as a friend since then. I’ve also watched him work indefatigably hard over the past thirty years to turn into the global superstar that he is today. Now, I could not be more excited to welcome him and the legendary L.A. Reid to gamma. with mega! USHER left the conventional system, bet on himself, and signed himself to himself. Wow. I hope that it’s an example for other major artists to come. USHER and L.A. are true music pioneers and their attention to detail for creative excellence is exceptional. We’ve been having so much fun already and I am truly excited for what’s to come. It’s amazing to see the new music explode onto urban and pop radio in the U.S., and globally as well,” says Larry Jackson.
In conjunction with the album’s release, Usher’s Las Vegas residency, “Usher My Way,” celebrated its second sold-out year, setting social media abuzz with unforgettable moments. To add to the excitement, “Usher: Rendez-vous à Paris,” his European residency at La Seine Musicale, will kick off on Sept. 24 and run until Oct. 5.
Stay tuned for COMING HOME and more exciting news from Usher in the coming months