Usher took time to meet and greet fans yesterday in New York. He’s really pounding the pavement for his new CD, but he’s already speaking of it’s re-release, I’m assuming sales aren’t as great as anticipated due to the CD being available online at least 2 weeks prior to it’s release date. It has been reported that the singer has lost a fortune in royalties due to the leak:
“Here I Stand” appeared online in its entirety a week before it was officially launched, and internet programs managed to track the number of times it was downloaded, reports CMU Music.
The album and individual leaked tracks were downloaded a total of 554,716 times via BitTorrent, a peer-to-peer file sharing application, alone. (Source)
Almost everyone I know has this CD. My question is….did you buy it? Nevermind….don’t answer that.