Usher to Release New Album on Dec. 21

Usher is rushing his new album into stores just in time for the holidays.

The R&B crooner’s sixth studio album Raymond vs. Raymond is set for release on Monday, December 21, his label LaFace/Jive Records confirms. The revised date is due to the success of his single “Papers,” which has rocketed to No. 2 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart in just six weeks.

Rico Love recently spoke to Rap-Up.com about his involvement with the project. “I can say firsthand that the album is amazing,” said the songwriter, who penned six records with him. “It’s going to be one of those classic Usher albums.”

Also in stores during Christmas week is Mary J. Blige’s Stronger. Click here for a current release schedule.