The Numbers Are In! Usher’s ‘A’ Album Sold…

Published: Saturday 20th Oct 2018 by Sam

Usher sprung a surprise on the masses last week with the release of brand new album ‘A.’

A joint effort with producer Zaytoven, the project – his first since 2016’s ‘Hard II Love’ – was billed as a homage of sorts to his hometown of Atlanta.

Uniquely, little additional context was provided for the album nor was there any above the line promotion.

How did this factor into first week performance? Find out below…

Per Hits Daily Double, ‘A’ will open at #29 on the US album tally with the following figures…

[Sales Plus Streaming]
[Pure Sales]


Hardly blockbuster numbers, but we’re sensing this is a litmus test project. A calm before the more traditional storm.

After all, Ush hit the studio with the likes of Jermaine Dupri, Bryan Michael Cox, and Rico Love. And none of that material was present on ‘A.’

So surely something else is coming. Surely…?

Your thoughts?

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  1. #formulation October 20, 2018

    He had an album out? Wow, news to me…

    • Rasputia Latimore Is ANNOYED by trash demon FAKE JasMAN da gay TRaShMAN BEGGING to Eat Her Box and Impersonating Her Every Day October 21, 2018

      Unfortunately for him, he cannot make an album with only trap music and sell well. It should have been a mixture of classic usher style r&b and trap.

  2. Tino October 20, 2018

    It wasn’t an album, it was a collaboration project that was recorded in just 5 days.

    • Jasmine (The Original Princess) October 21, 2018

      Okay Usher lol. Flop.

  3. Ispeakfacts October 20, 2018

    ???‍♀️ why would he release an album without prior promotion! Had no clue he had a whole album out! I did know he had a single out bcuz I seen a video of Kelly Rowland listening to it bopping to it in her car… anyways… I just hate the state r&b music sales are in!

  4. Jasmine Da Bi Asian NOT Trashmine or TROLLmine??‍♀️??‍♀️B October 20, 2018

    It wasn’t an usher album it was an Usher/Zaytoven collaborative mini project.

  5. Jay Jay October 20, 2018

    I don’t care for sales these days…is the album good though?

    • Slave4u October 20, 2018

      Listen to it

    • XYZ October 20, 2018

      Nope. I stopped because I can’t with the zaytoven babyvoice intro. Worse than Khaled

  6. Slave4u October 20, 2018

    It’s actually a good EP! He did a great job creating songs that meshes well today’s melodic radio sound yet staying true to his aesthetic

  7. DanYiel Iman October 20, 2018

    He’s an artist that can put music out & his base I’ll eat it up!! I’m not a die hard usher fan but he makes good music!!

    • Fancy BISH October 20, 2018

      He makes GREAT music with Jermaine Dupri, Pharrell, Jimmy & Terry, Manuel Seal, Bryan C**, Babyface…..with the assistance and executive decisions of Antonio Marquis “LA” Reid….and that’s what’s SUP lol ? ?

  8. Kenhern October 20, 2018

    Damn he pulled Keyshia Cole type of numbers!

    • Detruth October 20, 2018

      Keyshia hasn’t even debuted that shade Usher ijs!

  9. eric October 20, 2018

    Usher has become an ordinary copycat, and he sounds dumb singing trap music.

  10. aJ October 20, 2018

    It’s over for Usher.

  11. Sena October 20, 2018

    I actually really like this project it’s a good project man ..he be coming back in 2019 I’m sure

  12. King of King’s October 20, 2018

    It was simply a mixtape type of album to tide fans over over to the real album drops. The music industry needs a makeover tho, cuz streaming truly has f***** up the charts. Ppl don’t buy albums anymore unless you’re white & the only albums that get heavy streams are rappers

  13. ElderQueer October 21, 2018

    His hometown is not Atlanta, he was born and raised in Tennessee

  14. Tessie October 21, 2018

    I did not hear or see any promotions about this album.

  15. Jeans October 21, 2018

    Didn’t know he had an album out

  16. The Wig Snatcher October 21, 2018

    There was virtually no marketing beyond his Instagram page. Something bigger is on the horizon. Plus, he has already outsold all the millennials in the game. Usher is good.

  17. Jackx October 21, 2018

    This ep been on repeat since it dropped, i love it ???

  18. s.a October 21, 2018

    This is not an album so chill. Its always been his strategy he tests his music direction before releasing an album. Just like ALL ABOUT U before 8701 remember? He then scraps the old project with new one ?. But one thing is sure his next album will be good .

  19. Caleb October 21, 2018

    This is hardly better than TLC’s Kickstarter album from 2017. ?

  20. Stan Police October 22, 2018

    We need to stop making excuses. If he’s on every song, this IS an album. That’s like saying The The Preachers Wife soundtrack or The Bodyguard wasn’t considered Whitney’s album, even though other artists were on it. He is the primary and this flopped hard. No promo- and even when it dropped out of no where, it flopped. We can’t just blame it on streaming either because how come no one streamed it? Where are the fans who are supposed to be supporting him? They were busy streaming something else. I love Usher, but fans claiming this isn’t his album will not be streaming his official when he drops either. #FACTS

    • Tyana Jones October 22, 2018

      Other thing is usher fans stop saying we need confessions usher back.

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