Usher doesn't feel pressure. While his 2004 blockbuster, "Confessions," has sold over 20 million copies worldwide, Ush doesn't feel the need to top it.
With the release of Usher’s sixth solo LP, "Raymond Vs. Raymond," no more than five days away, critics are pondering whether or not he can do it again.
Speaking exclusively with BET.com moments before appearing on 106 & Park Thursday night (March 25), Usher explained that as long as he’s honest with himself in his music, commercial success won't be an issue.
“'Confessions' being the highest-selling R&B album of this decade, that is a lot to live up to,” Usher told BET.com. “There are high peaks and low valleys in life, some moments will be higher than others, but it shouldn’t speak to the honesty and truth that you kinda go through in the process of making music. There are going to be some chapters of my career’s music that will be greater than others. I don’t feel I have to live up to anything, I just feel I have to be as honest and as artistic as I can.”
Usher’s “Raymond Vs. Raymond” hits stores March 30 with guest appearances from Ludacris, Nicki Minaj, T.I. and will.i.am.