Surprisingly with all of Usher’s personal and profession setbacks he hasn’t fully abandon his album Looking 4 Myself. Today Usher announced a new single to be released from the album, which will be album cut ‘Dive’. Usher and his label have hope that this single will help boost his current album sales, which is currently at an underwhelming 327k.
Looking 4 Myself is one of Usher’s slowest selling albums of his career. The album only had one top ten hit and that was ‘Scream’, which peaked at #9 on the Hot 100. Usher has been in a career slump since his release of Raymond V. Raymond.
This is very disappointing considering Usher is the only artist to go diamond in the 2000’s with Confessions. Not to mention Usher became the first artist to top Billboard Hot 100 Airplay with three consecutive number-one singles. Also having the top three singles at the same time on the Hot 100. Maybe this is a sign that Usher should to go back to being an R&B artist rather then trying to chase a quick hit with pop music. R&B is currently on life support so why not.
Well today is August 20th, and as reported a few weeks ago Ciara is suppose to drop her first single ‘Sorry’ from her upcoming album One Women Army today. So far today she only released the cover to the single, and a new song ‘Livin’ It Up’ that reportedly will appear on her upcoming release.
Let’s hope we will be able to hear the new single later on today. One would just assume Ciara is trying to build buzz around the single with her being mysterious about it.