MUMBAI: On the heels of his successful, critically-acclaimed current album Raymond V. Raymond, Usher is gearing up to release Versus, an extension of R V. R with eight new songs on 24 August.
On that day Usher fans will also have the opportunity to purchase Raymond V. Raymond (The Deluxe Edition) which will contain all songs from Raymond V. Raymond as well as Versus. The new set will include his current R&B hit "There Goes My Baby" and collaborations with Bun B, producer Polow Da Don and others.
Versus is a conceptual sequel and final chapter of Raymond V. Raymond — an album in which Usher uses music to explore the dichotomies of his life as a newly single man/father.
The lead single from the new set is "DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love" featuring Pitbull and is produced by the inimitable Max Martin — who has worked with some of the top pop artists in the world including P!nk, Katy Perry and Britney Spears. "DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love" will be delivered to radio stations world-wide this coming Monday morning. Shortly after, "Hot Tottie" produced by the hitmaker Polow, will be delivered to radio on August 9th.
In July, Usher will perform concerts in Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Philippines, Beijing and Macau. On 11 July, at Wukesong Arena in Beijing, Usher will be joined by Asia’s top R&B star Wang Leehom for a joint performance.