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Format: CD
Sku: 213374310
UPC: 886976155223
UPC 14: 00886976155223
Release Date: 3/30/2010
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Monstar ~ Usher
2. Hey Daddy (Daddy's Home) ~ Usher
3. There Goes My Baby ~ Usher
4. Lil Freak - (featuring Nicki Minaj) ~ Usher
5. She Don't Know - (featuring Ludacris) ~ Usher
6. Omg - (featuring ~ Usher
7. Mars vs Venus ~ Usher
8. Pro Lover ~ Usher
9. Foolin' Around ~ Usher
10. Papers ~ Usher
11. So Many Girls ~ Usher
12. Guilty - (featuring T.I.) ~ Usher
13. Okay ~ Usher
14. Making Love (Into the Night) ~ Usher
With over 27 million albums sold worldwide, Usher is back with his 7th album, Raymond v Raymond. Following the success of his platinum selling 2008 release Here I Stand, Raymond v Raymond takes you on a journey through the dichotomy of a man.

Raymond v Raymond opens up another chapter of Usher's coming of age as he tells the story of balancing the challenges of day to day life as an evolving man while jumping back on the scene as a sex symbol and fearless superstar entertainer. With the help of some of the biggest producers in music including Polow Da Don, Jim Jonsin (Lollipop), Danja (Sober) and Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Raymond v Raymond is sure to paint a vivid portrait of growth, triumph, defeat and happiness.

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: Matt Marrin; Jaycen Joshua; Manny Marroquin; Dylan Dresdow; Jermaine Dupri; Ian Cross ; Mark "Spike" Stent; Phil Tan; Bob Horn; Tim Sonnefeld; Brian Stanley .
Muze PNote Recording information: Chungking Studios, New York, NY; Flyte Tyme Studios, Santa Monica, CA; Hit Factory Criteria, Miami, FL; Midnight Blue Studios, Miami, FL; No Excuses Studio, Santa Monica, CA; Silent Sound Studios, Atlanta, GA; Soapbox Studios, Atlanta, GA; Star Studio, Alpharetta, GA; Star Studios, Atlanta, GA; Studio At The Palms, Las Vegas, NV; Tree Sound Studios, Atlanta, GA; Tree Sound Studios, Norcross, GA.
Muze PNote Photographer: Anthony Mandler.
Muze PNote The making of Usher's sixth studio album was inevitably affected by the end of his marriage and its aftershocks. "Papers," the early buzz single for Raymond V Raymond, bears the closest relation to the turbulence he experienced. He pours himself into that song more than any other on the set, and breakup lyrics don't get much more specific than "You don't think I know what's up, but sweetheart that's what ruined us" or "I done damn near lost my mama." The song was awarded the top spot on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart. Many of the songs on the album have to be taken on their own, stripped of context; otherwise, determining what applies to Usher's real and fantasy lives can be problematic. The album's catchiest uptempo song, "Lil Freak," featuring Nicki Minaj, effectively swipes the synthesizer line from "Living for the City" -- a classic containing Stevie Wonder's most angered social commentary -- for the sake of Usher's lesbian tryst. Otherwise, the slow jams and the few moments when Usher sounds as if he's having actual fun win out. Two of the best happen to be collaborations with Jam and Lewis and the Avila Brothers. "Mars vs Venus," a very slow jam, soars, while "Pro Lover" is a breezy, casual number filled with sweet dub accents. ~ Andy Kellman

Engineer: Matt Marrin; Rob Skipworth; Tremaine Williams; Miles Walker; Vernon Mungo; Aubry "Big Juice" Delaine; John Horesco IV; James Wisner; Jay Stevenson; Rob Marks; Marcella Araica; Ian Cross; Will.I.Am

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Nicki Minaj
Muze Guest Artist Ludacris
Muze Guest Artist Will.I.Am
Muze Guest Artist T.I.

Compilation Appearances

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Muze Music Compilations Paper Trail (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Ultra Dance 10
Muze Music Compilations My World
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Muze Music Compilations State Vs Radric Davis
Muze Music Compilations Victory(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Last Train To Paris(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Basic Instinct
Muze Music Compilations Basic Instinct
Muze Music Compilations Paper Trail [PA]
Muze Music Compilations Now 36
Muze Music Compilations Never Say Never:remixes
Muze Music Compilations Now That's What I Call Music 38
Muze Music Compilations Playlist:very Best Of Ciara
Muze Music Compilations Now 40 (Deluxe Edition)
Muze Music Compilations Formula Vol 1
Muze Music Compilations God Forgives, I Don't [edited]
Muze Music Compilations God Forgives, I Don't [Deluxe] [Explicit]
Muze Music Compilations God Forgives, I Don't [Explicit]
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Muze Music Compilations Global Warming
Muze Music Compilations Global Warming(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Playlist:very Best Of R Kelly
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Muze Music Compilations Fast Furious 6 (Ost)(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Fast Furious 6 (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Ellen's I'm Gonna Make You Dance Jams
Muze Music Compilations Global Warming:meltdown
Muze Music Compilations GLOBAL WARMING:MELTDOWN(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Paperwork
Muze Music Compilations PAPERWORK(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations PAPERWORK(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Full Speed
Muze Music Compilations Now That's What I Call Music 53
Muze Music Compilations FULL SPEED(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations LUDAVERSAL(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Ludaversal
Muze Music Compilations LUDAVERSAL(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Ludaversal
Muze Music Compilations ALBUM ABOUT NOTHING(Explicit Version)
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Associated Artists and Works

Chamuel, Michelle
Mane, Gucci
Miguel (R&B)
Nu Beginning

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 03/30/2010
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2010
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 61552
Music Label Name Label : LaFace
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00886976155223

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (p.75)
- 3 stars out of 5 -- "[M]ostly he's in loverman mode, delivering seduction-by-numbers like 'So Many Girls'..."

Entertainment Weekly (p.75)
- "[S]leek, grown-and-sexy R&B tuned to all-the-single-ladies seduction..." -- Grade: B-

Billboard - "Drawing from a skillful fusion of R&B/hip-hop/pop, Usher addresses the trappings of fame on the uptempo 'Monstar'..."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Usher
Product attributeLabel:   La Face Records
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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