Usher and Jermaine Dupri

Usher Reunites with Jermaine Dupri for New Album

Usher has been experimenting with different producers, but he’s returning to familiar territory. The R&B superstar is back in the studio with Jermaine Dupri working on his next album.

“Me and Usher back in the lab,” said J.D. along with a photo of them.

J.D. has worked with Usher since the beginning on his career and produced some of his biggest hits including “U Got It Bad,” “Burn,” and “You Make Me Wanna…” But he was noticeably absent from his last project, 2012’s Looking 4 Myself.

Usher recently performed with Cincinnati rock band The Afghan Whigs at SXSW and has been inspired by indie acts. “It’s gonna be frickin’ out of here,” he told The FADER of his upcoming album. “Space and sky is what it will be. If you look up, it’s everything you could imagine.”

Last month, he released the Diplo-produced “Go Missin'” to commemorate the one-year anniversary of his Grammy-winning single “Climax.”