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.
Usher made the mandatory rounds prior to his CD’s release, which finally dropped Tuesday. The clip above is from last week’s Saturday Night Live and it was cut from the airing of the program because it sucked. Usher was supposed to be mocking the fact that he likes older women and I don’t think he was able to pull it off too well. 😯 The second clip (after the cut) is his TRL appearance, where he went into a tirade about everyone making fun of his choice of a spouse….
Dayum JD…stop yer yellin! *sigh* I got this video in my inbox 5 times so obviously Jermaine Dupri wants y’all to know something. He’s pissed! 😯 JD says that Billboard ain’t right…how they gonna put Usher as an “alternate” cover? “The one on the front is bought and Usher’s is for free…from the label.” Hmmmm….maybe Usher’s star is dimming. JD, you ever though of that? One hot single ain’t gonna fix what’s broke. Love or not…Tameka has put that boys career to bed. It’s a shame ain’t it? Let’s hope that the entire album is on FIRE cause he’s gotta come back swangin to get his respect back. I’m rootin for you Ursh!