Ten Must Know Facts About Usher’s Confessions

Usher_-_Confessions_album_coverUsher is on top of the world right now with a catalog of great music and as a host on NBCs The Voice. He’s released seven studio albums throughout his twenty-year career but his one album considered to be his very best is Confessions. It was released on March 23, 2004, just under ten years ago and contains Usher’s biggest hits. Remember Yeah? To celebrate the tenth anniversary of Confessions here are ten must-know facts about the album.


• The album marks the tenth year that Usher has been making music professionally.


• Usher didn’t want to have new music producers work on the album. He insisted that Jermaine Dupri produce since he produced My Way and 8701, his last albums.

95-106 Capital FM Summertime Ball 2012 - Media Run

95-106 Capital FM Summertime Ball 2012 – Media Run

• Usher recorded about forty songs before the official release of the album.


• Despite recording forty songs Artista, the record company he was signed to insisted that the album needed two kinds of songs. Usher, though displeased with the decision, recorded Yeah and Red Light.


• Jermaine Dupri stated that Confessions isn’t a real confession. The confession in the song is a story built from friends’ experiences.


• Burn is about Usher and Rozonda Thomas’ relationship as it was about to end after two years.


• Confessions was supposed to be released in November of 2003 but due to some marketing issues it was released in March of 2004.


• Usher didn’t feel as if Yeah would make a great choice for the album cut since the tone and genre of the album was R&B.


• Confessions sold 1.096 millions copies in its first week of release


• To prevent against piracy, a collector’s edition was released with the single My Boo.

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