Usher's Newest Single Dominates U.S. Charts: Superstar's Smash Hit 'Love In This Club' Skyrockets From No.51* to No.1* on Billboard's Pop Singles Chart and is the Best-Selling Digital Song in the Country



    Fifth Studio Album Titled 'Here I Stand' Scheduled for Worldwide Release
    in June '08

    NEW YORK, March 5 /CNW/ -- Fans of LaFace/Zomba recording artist Usher
are embracing the multi-talented superstar's newest song, "Love In This Club."
 It is the No. 1 song in the country making an astonishing leap from No.51(*) to
the No. 1(*) position on Billboard's "Hot 100 Singles" chart.  "Love In This
Club" also claims the No. 1 spot on SoundScan's digital tracks and iTunes
tracks charts during the first week of its release.  This accomplishment marks
Usher's eighth No. 1 single in the United States.
    "Love In This Club," featuring Young Jeezy, co-written by Usher and
produced by Polow Da Don is also being well-received by music critics;
Entertainment Weekly calls it a "Must" listen, proclaiming that Usher "returns
with his magnetic club groove."
    "Love In This Club" is the first single from his eagerly-awaited fifth
studio album titled Here I Stand, slated for worldwide release this June. Here
I Stand is Usher's follow-up to his history-making, 9x platinum-selling
Confessions. Within the first week of the release of Confessions, Usher sold
more than any other R&B artist in the history of SoundScan.  The album spawned
four No.1 hit singles and Usher spent 40 weeks in the No. 1 position on The
Billboard Hot 100 -- which is more than any other male artist in the nearly 50
year history of the chart.  The multi-talented, five-time Grammy-winner,
musician and actor has sold nearly 14 million copies of Confessions worldwide
and it earned a multitude of honors including MTV, BET, and People's Choice
awards.
    Over the span of his 14-year career, Usher has sold close to 26 million
albums worldwide and combining all of his single, album and DVD sales, he's
sold in excess of 36 million units globally.  With four studio albums, the
eponymous first release, Usher (1994) and multi-platinum albums, the
6x-platinum My Way (1997),the 4x-platinum 8701 (2001), and the 9x-platinum
Confessions (2004) and one gold-certified live album simply titled Live
(1999), and a string of No.1 hit singles including "U Remind Me," "U Got It
Bad," "Yeah," "Burn," and "My Boo" Usher's return to the top of the charts is
inevitable. The Tennessee-born, Atlanta raised performer, songwriter,
producer, dancer, actor started his multi-faceted career at the age of
15-years old.
    Usher Raymond IV has achieved what few other contemporary entertainers
have ever accomplished. He most recently launched a successful line of
signature fragrances, actively heads up his own charity, New Look Foundation,
a camp for teens that teaches them about the entertainment business, and he is
part owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team.
    He is currently gearing up to promote his forthcoming album.




For further information:

For further information: Patti Webster of W&W PR for LaFace/Zomba,
+1-732-469-5955, patti@w-wpr.com; or Wendy Washington of Zomba Label Group,
+1-212-833-6886, Wendy.Washington@sonybmg.com

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