My Way

My Way

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by Usher
     
 

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Usher proved that he had a strong, soulful voice with his self-titled debut, but he fulfilled his potential on his second record, My Way. What makes Usher distinctive from his urban loverman peers is the fact that he doesn't oversing; he simply delivers his songs soulfully. Unfortunately, he falls prey to uneven material, just like any of…  See more details below

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Usher proved that he had a strong, soulful voice with his self-titled debut, but he fulfilled his potential on his second record, My Way. What makes Usher distinctive from his urban loverman peers is the fact that he doesn't oversing; he simply delivers his songs soulfully. Unfortunately, he falls prey to uneven material, just like any of his peers, but there are more strong songs on My Way than many contemporary R&B albums from the late '80s. Both Jermaine Dupri and Babyface contribute seamless productions and fine songs; respectively, "You Make Me Wanna..." and "Bedtime" are their best ballad contributions. Even if the ballads are usually seductive and romantic, cuts like the funky "Just Like Me," which features a cameo from Lil' Kim, might make you wish Usher didn't play it cool all of the time. And while it's refreshing to hear a hip-hop/urban R&B album clock in at a reasonable running time, it would have been nice if the tenth track was something other than a remix of "You Make Me Wanna..." Nevertheless, it's a strong second effort that showcases Usher at his best.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/16/1997
Label:
Imports
UPC:
0730082604321
catalogNumber:
5003039

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Usher   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Babyface   Bass,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Shanice   Background Vocals
Trey Lorenz   Background Vocals
Trina Broussard   Background Vocals
Jermaine Dupri   Background Vocals
Nathan East   Bass
Monica   Background Vocals,Track Performer
Greg Phillinganes   Piano
Manuel Seal   Background Vocals,Track Performer
Lil' Kim   Vocals
Jagged Edge   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Babyface   Producer,Executive Producer,drum programming
Jermaine Dupri   Producer,Executive Producer
Manny Marroquin   Engineer
L.A. Reid   Executive Producer
Manuel Seal   Producer
Phil Tan   Engineer
Sprague Williams   Producer
Serban Ghenea   Engineer
George Meyers   Engineer
Rob Williams   Engineer
Paul Boutin   Engineer
Randy Walker   MIDI Programming
D.L. Warfield   Art Direction
John Hayes   Engineer
John Hanes   Engineer

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My Way 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this album is bussin and you know whatever song or album that usher brings out will be off the chain and his songs are still played today on the radio ''NOW WHAT''?
Guest More than 1 year ago
A GREAT ALBUM
Guest More than 1 year ago
Tell the woman that she is pretty and sexy too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i love all of these songs...........
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is Usher;s first best selling of all time! The music is tight and his voice is defining R&B with his vocals. This CD will always be a favorite of 1997!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
hey boo u did it i will always love u 4 life baby! i was so happy that i got to meet u in la and even speak to u when we wentto the mall together it was so fun and i really enjoyed it i loved it peace honey and don't forget u will always be my boo!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago