Today, August 30th, 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of Usher’s self-titled debut album.
Executively produced by L.A Reid and Puff Daddy (now Diddy), with contributions from DeVante Swing of JoDeCi, Al B and Donnel Jones, the album served as a then-14 year old Usher’s introduction to the R&B music world. Though overlooked because it did not meet the commercial expectations set by LaFace records, it set the blueprint for subsequent releases in his discography. Three singles were released; “Can U Get wit It”, “Think of You” and “The Many Ways” with the second being the most successful as it peaked at #8 on the Billboard U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles and Tracks Chart which gave him his first Urban hit. The album has sold 500,000 copies to date.
KING! Look at him.. So cute
Justin throwing his chair after singing “All That Matters” in Brisbane, Australia