Global megastar and eight time Grammy Award winner USHER announces today that his highly-anticipated new album entitled HARD II LOVE (RCA Records) will be released on September 16th and is available for pre-order now. Fans who pre-order HARD II LOVE, will receive immediately two new album tracks “Missin U” and “Champions (from the Motion Picture Hands Of Stone),” starring Usher in the role of Sugar Ray Leonard which opens in theaters today. With the pre-order, fans will also receive Usher’s current hit singles “No Limit feat. Young Thug” and “Crash” instantly.CLICK HERE to listen “Missing U” and CLICK HERE to listen to “Champions.”
The album artwork revealed today was designed by Daniel Arsham, who also created the cover art for “Crash” and “No Limit feat. Young Thug.”
Usher has been ranked by the Recording Industry Assn. of America as one of the best-selling artists in American music history, having sold over 65 million albums worldwide. He has won numerous awards including 8 Grammy Awards and was named the #1 Hot 100 artist of the 2000s decade. Billboardnamed him the second most successful artist of the 2000s decade, with his career-propelling 2004 album “Confessions” being ranked as the top solo album of the 2000s decade. Usher has attained nine Hot 100 #1 hits (all as a lead artist) and 18 Hot 100 top-10 singles.
This year is proving to be a big year for Usher not only in music but also in film and his philanthropic endeavors. Usher can be seen starring in the role of boxer Sugar Ray Leonard in the film “Hands of Stone,” a biopic of boxer Roberto Duran played by Edgar Ramirez and co-stars Robert De Niro which opens in theaters today, August 26th.