Veteran R&B Heartthrob Usher released his diamond-selling album, Confessions, in March 2004. The Grammy award-winning album was so unique and electrifying because it incorporated several musical genres: R&B, hip-hop, soul, and some will say "crunk."
For this masterpiece, Usher knew he needed to work with producers and songwriters that allowed him to express himself freely as an artist. We believe he was yearning for creative freedom because he was evolving into a man, and with the help of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Jermaine Dupri, Lil Jon, Ludacris, Alicia Keys, his brother James Lackey, Robin Thicke, Bryan Michael Cox, Dre & Vidal, and Just Blaze, Confessions sold 1.1 million copies in its first week and it was certified DIAMOND. Also, this was the last album to sell 10 million copies in the United States in the 2000s.
Overall, Confessions was an astounding work of art with five chart topping singles: “Yeah,” “Burn,” “Confessions Part II,” “Caught Up,” and “My Boo,” which was released on a special edition of the project that included four new tracks (others were “Red-light,” “Seduction,” and “Confessions” remix with Shyne, Jermaine Dupri, and Twista).
Usher can really pat himself on the back because now-a-days people are not really buying CDs. Also, when he released this album, Usher’s fan base grew exponentially because his music drew attention to every nationality.
Check out six things to know or remember about Usher's Confessions.