Usher ‘Here I Stand’ BET Special

Published: Thursday 29th May 2008 by Sam

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Part 1: Moving Mountains, Here I Stand

BET aired an Usher ‘Here I Stand’ special to celebrate the release of the singer’s album earlier this week. The 29 year old performed select tracks from the record as well as an old favourite (‘Yeah’).

Part 2: Yeah, Love In This Club

Great performances.

In other Usher news, despite reports that ‘Here I Stand’ has been illegally downloaded more than half a million times, the singer is still on course to have one of the highest first-week sales so far this year with first day sales of 146,000 according Nielsen SoundScan. To get an idea of what the album is set to sell first week, one need not look further than Mariah Carey, whose ‘E=MC²’ LP sold 154,000 on its first day out, going on to shift 463,000 units by the week’s end back in April. Though the numbers are looking very promising, it’s a far cry from the 1.1 Million Usher’s last LP ‘Confessions’ sold first week. {Source}

 

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  1. La La Lemonn May 29, 2008

    WHILE I TRULY LOOK FORWARD TO THE HERE I STAND SPECIAL, PEOPLE REALLY NEED TO STOP COMPARING HIS CURRENT PROJECT TO CONFESSIONS. THAT ALBUM WAS SO LONG AGO. YES IT WAS HUGELY SUCCESSFUL, BUT DAMN, GIVE THIS ONE A CHANCE BEOFRE YOU SAY IT WON’T LIVE UP TO THE STANDARD. THIS ALBUM IS TOTALLY DIFFERENT, HE’S AT A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT PLACE IN HIS LIFE AS WELL AS HIS MUSIC SO CAN WE ALL JUST ENJOY HERE I STAND FOR wHAT IT IS?

  2. Anonymous May 29, 2008

    La la lemonn, you can still get your message across without having all caps you know. Anyways, Usher performances was great but for some reason I’m not feeling him anymore. I loved 8701 and thats been the end of my love for his music. Maybe I need to wait and listen to the whole album.

  3. Anonymous May 30, 2008

    If there were 500,000 illegal downloads of the cd, then he needs new legal counsel and a new label. Mariah’s people squashed illegal downloads the same day it leaked, so why couldn’t his people? On the upside, it means that his fanbase REALLY wanted this cd. Can’t wait to see the numbers for leagl sales.

  4. Anonymous August 24, 2008

    8701 was a great album, maybe the last good pne from him. the latest is boring. buying it will be a waste of money. i’ve got 2 8701’s

  5. Anonymous August 24, 2008

    8701 was a great album, maybe the last good pne from him. the latest is boring. buying it will be a waste of money. i’ve got 2 8701’s

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