As the summer creeps to an official close Usher is reclaiming the entertainment industry. The 37 year old singer turned actor started the summer by celebrating victory with the World Champion Cleveland Cavaliers, who he co-owns. On August 26, his film Hands of Stones hit theaters world wide. Tuesday, September 13, without warning his debuted his eighth studio album Hard II Love on Tidal.
Originally slated to be released today, the 15 track album made its world premier exclusively on Tidal, Tuesday. Though, it is still in Pre-Order status via Apple Music, today is still the expected release date for all other music platforms and Usher is still expected to deliver the same style of r’n’b that made him an icon.
With four singles to date, including the wildly popular “No Limit” for which he teamed up with headline maker and Atlanta native Young Thug, Hard II Love is far from a disappointment. The effort also features another Atlanta native and major hip hop player Future. Production was contributed by a colorful combination industry trendsetters including Pharrell, Metro Boomin, Rock City and Tricky Stewart.
HARD II LOVE
- Need U
- Missin U
- No Limit (featuring Young Thug)
- Let Me
- Down Time
- Make U a Believer
- Mind of a Man
- Rivals (featuring Future)
- Tell Me
- Hard II Love
- Champions (with Rubén Blades)