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With his first album since 2001's Grammy-winning 8701, contemporary R&B star Usher has his work cut out for him. The heartthrob proves he's up to the challenge by kicking off his fourth disc with the crunked-up single "Yeah!," propelled by cameos from Dirty South hip-hop brethren Lil Jon and Ludacris. And while there are plenty more upbeat club tracks, including the Michael Jackson–reminiscent "Take Your Hand," Confessions isn't all about the good times. As the title suggests, on several songs Usher comes clean about many facets of his personal life, including past indiscretions "Confessions Part II", his painful breakup with longtime girlfriend Chilli of TLC ...
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Barnes & Noble - Tracy E. Hopkins
With his first album since 2001's Grammy-winning 8701, contemporary R&B star Usher has his work cut out for him. The heartthrob proves he's up to the challenge by kicking off his fourth disc with the crunked-up single "Yeah!," propelled by cameos from Dirty South hip-hop brethren Lil Jon and Ludacris. And while there are plenty more upbeat club tracks, including the Michael Jackson–reminiscent "Take Your Hand," Confessions isn't all about the good times. As the title suggests, on several songs Usher comes clean about many facets of his personal life, including past indiscretions "Confessions Part II", his painful breakup with longtime girlfriend Chilli of TLC "Burn", and having the karmic tables turned by a female player "Caught Up". Elsewhere, it's clear that the smooth, falsetto-prone crooner's primary goal is merely to seduce his already enraptured female fans with sexy mid-tempo tracks like the quiet-storm jam "Can You Handle It?," the funky, guitar-led "Bad Girl," and the X-rated "That's What It's Made For." By tackling more adult subject matter with each of his albums, Usher has successfully transitioned from cute teenybopper to bona fide adult hottie -- a feat his idol Jacko never quite accomplished. And although airing his dirty laundry and then putting out an APB for all bad girls to come out and play sounds a bit contradictory, that's exactly the kind of trifling behavior that makes this abs-a-licious bad boy all the more irresistible.
Rolling Stone - Laura Sinagra
The Lil Jon-produced kickoff, "Yeah," creates sensual panic by combining Usher's jumpy attacks with Jon's sublime, frayed beats.
Entertainment Weekly - Jem Aswad
At a time when male R&B icons are in short supply, Usher is just what we need. And he's got the pipes to match his perfect abs. (B+)
Blender - Jon Caramanica
"Yeah!", the lead single, is probably the scariest record -- in a good way -- he's ever made, and it's the first song of any note to mate mainstream R&B and menacing Southern crunk.

At a time when male R&B icons are in short supply, Usher is just what we need. And he's got the pipes to match his perfect abs. (B+)
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/23/2004
  • Label: La Face
  • UPC: 828765214124
  • Catalog Number: 52141

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (0:46)
  2. 2 Yeah! - Ludacris (4:10)
  3. 3 Throwback (4:01)
  4. 4 Confessions (Interlude) (1:15)
  5. 5 Confessions, Pt. 2 (3:49)
  6. 6 Burn (4:15)
  7. 7 Caught Up (3:44)
  8. 8 Superstar (Interlude) (1:04)
  9. 9 Superstar (3:28)
  10. 10 Truth Hurts (3:51)
  11. 11 Simple Things (4:57)
  12. 12 Bad Girl (4:21)
  13. 13 That's What It's Made For (4:37)
  14. 14 Can U Handle It? (5:45)
  15. 15 Do It to Me (3:53)
  16. 16 Take Your Hand (3:03)
  17. 17 Follow Me (3:31)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Usher Primary Artist
Bobby Ross Avila Guitar, Piano, scratching, Strings, Keyboards, Background Vocals, Wurlitzer, Moog Bass
Larry Cox Keyboards
Sandy Garrett Background Vocals
Jimmy Jam fender rhodes
LaMarquis Mark Jefferson Bass
Ken Lewis Guitar
Jonathon "Lil' Jon" Smith Background Vocals
Usher Raymond Background Vocals
James "Big Jim" Wright Bass, Wurlitzer
Iz Bass, Guitar, Percussion, scratching, Drums, Keyboards, Moog Bass
Darcy Aldridge Background Vocals
L-Roc Keyboards
E Bass Guitar
Paula Patton Background Vocals
Patrice "ButtaPhly" Stewart Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Bobby Ross Avila Composer, Producer, drum programming
Lamont Dozier Composer
Jermaine Dupri Composer, Producer
Brian Frye Engineer
Sandy Garrett Vocal Producer
Eddie Holland Composer
Brian Holland Composer
Leon Huff Composer
Willie Hutch Composer
Jimmy Jam Producer
LaMarquis Mark Jefferson Composer
Terry Lewis Composer, Producer
Gene McFadden Composer
James Phillips Composer
Herb Powers Mastering
Ryan Toby Composer, Vocal Producer
Ken Lewis Engineer
James Harris Composer
Valdez Brantley Producer
Jonathon "Lil' Jon" Smith Producer
Usher Raymond Composer, Producer, Executive Producer
Jan Smith Vocal Producer, Vocal Coach
Andre Harris Composer, Producer
James "Big Jim" Wright Producer
Dante E. Barton Composer, Engineer
Iz Producer
Thicke Composer
Robert Daniels Composer
James Gass Composer
Richard Wylie Composer
John Horesco IV Engineer
Just Blaze Producer
Jonathan Smith Composer
Vidal Davis Composer, Producer
Rich Harrison Composer, Producer, Instrumentation
Ryan West Engineer
Donnie Scantz Engineer
Bryan-Michael Cox Composer, Producer
Jason Boyd Composer, Vocal Producer
Matt Marrin Engineer
Robin Thicke Producer, Instrumentation
Mark Vinten Engineer
The Trak Starz Engineer
Kevin "KD" Davis Engineer
Robert "Rob" McDowell Composer
James Lackey Producer
Aaron Spears Producer
Arthur "Buddy" Strong Producer
Sean Garrett Composer
Johnny "Natural" Najara Producer
Christopher Bridges Composer
Ian Cross Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Very Interesting and Dispointing

    When I heard Yeah i was like, oh wow what a great hip hop song, then i heard confessions and burn. I was so psyched to the the cd, then all usher would talk about is about "doing it with somebody special" and how it was done. Very turned off.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    His best yet

    This was Usher's best album ever. This could have possibly been his most personal album as well. The most popular song on his album was a club banger, and summer anthem all over. But the most personal and the best song on the album would probably be "Confessions", it is a song that alot of people could relate to especially young men. It is a song that explains to his girl that he is having a baby by another woman tha he was with onthe side. It is amazing how he can make a song about something so real, and make so great. I would put this near the top of the list of one of his best songs ever.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    great cd great title

    it is a slick album it has great songs some of the best ever

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Every song is good!

    This is my favorite CD, because every song is tight!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    USHER IS FINALLY AWESOME

    usher did really good with this album and his 3 singles, confessions, yeah, and burn. hes been on the top for the hit lists lately. i only gave it 4 stars because most of the music is the same the whole way through the album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Usher's Best Music

    Confessions Is One Of His Best Songs!!! He Sat It Off At The BET Awards. He Got Down!! Go Ahead With Ya Bad Self!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Usher and My Confessions!

    MAN, WHAT CAN I SAY. THIS IS A TIGHT CD. HE IS A GREAT ARTIST! I LIKE THE VIDEO YEAH! BECAUSE I LIKE THE ATOWN STOMP. TIGHT DANCE USHER!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    GREAT GREAT GREAT

    I have loved Usher since the begining and yet again he did another great album. How can you not enjoy listening to an album that talks about love, losing a loved one and having a good time. And plus he knoes how to keep it real!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Confessions

    This is a great Cd. The music is tight as a record filled with elements of R&B,hiphop,jazz,and some Prince funk. This CD is the best in 2004!!!!!!!!! Go Usher !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    U gotta have this CD!!!!!!

    I luv Yeah and Burn those r the best songs EVER this is such a good CD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Usher's the new, hott thing!!

    Usher is the most versatile artist on the charts right now. He can sing, dance, and did I mention he has ABS!! Usher is the latest R&B superstar and the BIGGEST heart throb!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Usher is the Bomb!

    I love this cd, it has the best song in the world on it, "Yeah!". I love that song so much and I love Usher, you are the best rap singer ever!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Usher is AMAZING

    Usher is a wonderful artist. He has so much potential in his singing and dancing. His album Confessions is self-explanatory I believe it comes from his heart. I Love you Usher you will always have me as a FAN. Keep doing your thing you have come along way.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Bought This CD On The First Day

    As soon as I heard Yeah on 100.3 The Beat I knew I had to get the cd. All of the songs on the cd are good. My favorite song is Confessions Part II!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The best!!

    This is his best CD yet!! I've listened to it so much, that if it was a tape, it would've popped by now. I like all of the songs. You don't have to skip a few tracks like on others. Listen to it straight through and you'll be mad that it ended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    TRUE CONFESSIONS

    THE ALBUM IS HOT 1.1 MILLION COPIES SOLD IN THE FIRST WEEK OFF OF THE HEAT OF YEAH PROVES USHER BELONGS IN THE MUSIC BUISSNESS PLUS THIS CD IS THE HIGHEST DEBUT FOR R&B ARTIST SO I GIVE MAD RESPECT TO USHER AND BURN I AM PRETTY SURE EVERYONE CAN RELATE TO THAT SONG

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    disappointing

    The hooks are too repetitive, even for hip-hop, and the lyrics are incredibly immature. Even in the liner notes it's obvious that Usher is way too impressed with himself...there's no humilty in his lyrics thus it's hard to enjoy some of the catchiness of (just) some of the songs. His voice is still as beautiful as ever though.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    a GREAT listen from beginning to end

    The tracks on this cd, take you all over the place...a full spectrum of emotions. It's not too often when you can pop a cd in, and listen to it from beginning to end. AND, enjoy every minute of it. 3 single-worthy tracks: obviously YEAH, BURN and BAD GIRL, and the "fillers" send you off in melodic bliss too!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not that good

    the only good song on the album is porobaly yeah and burn thats prety much it. all the other songs aint as good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Yesssssssssssssssssssss

    R. Kelly may have the "R" in R&B but Usher is NOT short-stopping with the "u" in Blues. This whole cd is raw. He put his business on the street which in some aspects I'm thinking "What'd he go and do that for?" but in others, I understand why he told the story before the media could get ahold of it and mess it ALL up. His voice is SICK!!!!!!!!! I have all of his cds but this one is the best of them all. He was hitting some high notes that i didn't even know were in his system. I was just excited to hear him sing. I could feel his voice in my heart...remember when Beyonce said "yes" real loud on one of her new songs? His whole album is like that! Superb. I never knew he was so funny until 106 & Park. The man can dance, he's funny, he's adorable, he's sexy, and he can SANG!

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