Usher Hints at More New Music This Year

Usher is currently on the promotional campaign trail for his new EP Versus, the sequel to his platinum release Raymond v. Raymond. But the “OMG” singer recently hinted that the EP, slated to hit stores tomorrow, may not be the final chapter in the Raymond saga.

“There’s an array of new music that you guys actually haven’t heard,” he told ABC News in a backstage interview at last week’s “GMA” taping. “There’s another episode coming later on this year as well.”

Though Usher kept mum on the details of the next release, the next installment of the saga could potentially surpass the success of its predecessors. Released this past March, Raymond vs. Raymond has become one of Usher’s most successful albums, boasting the hits “Hey Daddy (Daddy’s Home),” “Lil Freak” featuring Nicki Minaj, “There Goes My Baby” and the international smash “OMG” featuring will.i.am. The album crossed the platinum threshold this past June.

Versus is already off to a good start. The 9-track release includes the hits “Hot Tottie” featuring Jay-Z, “Somebody to Love (Remix)” featuring Justin Bieber and “DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love,” which he performed last Friday during his GMA concert.