My Wayby Usher
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/a>/i>… See more details below
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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Performance CreditsUsher 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 CreditsBabyface 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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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''?
A GREAT ALBUM
Tell the woman that she is pretty and sexy too.
i love all of these songs...........
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!!!!!!
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!!!!!!!!!