The 5 Best Moments On Usher’s ‘Confessions’

There’s a sermon-esque moment on “Truth Hurts,” where Usher yells: “I gotta testify!” It sums up the story of Confessions nicely. For men, this emotionally naked (albeit not exactly true-to-life) disc not only held up a mirror, but filled a hole. Grown-But-Not-Too-Grown-Man Usher, post-breakup with Chilli (from TLC and “U Got It Bad” fame), spilled curds of truth mixed with pimp remorse and had every dude screaming, “Yeah!” With Jermaine Dupri’s primary production and storytelling, the pair crafted a diamond-selling R&B classic. Here, we recap its 10 peak moments.