25th Anniversary of Usher’s ‘My Way’ album
Today marks the milestone 25th anniversary of Usher’s breakthrough album, ‘My Way’.
All three of the album’s single releases became massive hits. The 3x Platinum-certified lead single ‘You Make Me Wanna…’ peaked at #2 in the US and spent eleven weeks at #1 on the R&B chart. It also topped the UK charts, and was a Top 20 hit around the world.
‘Nice & Slow’ became Usher’s first #1 single on Billboard’s Hot 100 and his second #1 on the R&B chart. It was also a Top 10 hit in New Zealand.
The title track ‘My Way’ peaked at #2 in the US, stalled behind Brandy and Monica’s unstoppable hit ‘The Boy Is Mine’. It was also a Top 5 hit on the R&B chart, and was certified Platinum.
The album itself, which featured guest appearances from Monica, Lil’ Kim and Jermaine Dupri, topped the R&B chart for three consecutive weeks.
It spent 79 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart, peaking at #4, and it has been recently re-certified an incredible 7x Platinum.
Usher is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the album with a special Deluxe Edition, being released both digitally and as a ‘Silver Cloudy’ 2xLP package with a lyric and photo booklet available at Vinyl Me Please. The expanded edition features three exclusive reimagined bonus tracks of ‘You Make Me Wanna’, ‘Nice & Slow’ and ‘My Way’, as well as the instrumentals of those same songs. Usher has re-created the album’s original artwork in a new photoshoot for the cover of the deluxe edition. There is also a new mini-documentary about the album’s legacy titled ‘Usher: 25 Years My Way’ now available on Usher’s YouTube channel.
Watch the music videos:
Watch the documentary: