Usher’s Release Date is Not Budging

Contrary to several reports, Usher’s Raymond v. Raymond is still set to drop March 30.

Last week several media outlets reported that R&B singer, Usher’s upcoming album was pushed back indefinitely. The source—said to be one close to Usher’s Jive camp—supposedly revealed that the postponement was because Usher and his mother/manager, Jonetta Patton, severed ties and his label requested that he find new management before releasing his forthcoming project.

When VIBE asked one Jive representative of the possible delay, they said that they’re still “…operating on March 30 timeline.” However, they confirmed that the album track listing floating around the Internet is not official. Tracks are still being submitted and sequencing is not finished.

In addition, Usher used his Twitter account to express excitement for his album and its date last night. With about six weeks to go before it’s released, he tweeted, “Countdown to March 30th!!!”

Several cuts from Raymond v. Raymond have leaked. The album’s first official single and video, “Hey Daddy,” hit airwaves last month. It’s currently No. 56 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, rising from last week’s 72 spot. —Brad Wete