by Usher


Five months after the release of Raymond V Raymond -- shortly after the album went platinum -- a deluxe edition containing a second disc was released. Containing eight songs and dubbed Versus, the second disc was also spun off as a separate release, sparing devout Usher fans from the irritation of buying Raymond V Raymond a second time. (Perhaps LaFace learned a lesson when they pulled that stunt with the deluxe edition of Confessions). With the addition of Raymond V Raymond's "There Goes My Baby," the number one R&B song at the time of release, the stand-alone Versus technically contains nine songs. It mostly resembles a batch of leftovers, though it also functioned as a momentum maintainer; two other songs, the Euro-pop club track "DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love" and the sleazed-up "Hot Tottie" (featuring a Jay-Z guest verse), were on the R&B chart before the disc was issued. For the most part, Versus falls in line with its parent release's mix of detached hedonism and pleading heartache.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/24/2010
Label: La Face
UPC: 0886977653520
catalogNumber: 776535

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Usher   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Bobby Ross Avila   Synthesizer,Bass,Guitar,Strings,Vocoder,fender rhodes
Charlie Bisharat   Strings
Jimmy Jam   Strings
Danny Morris   Keyboards
Evan Wilson   Strings
Benny Blanco   Drums,Keyboards
Lamar Edwards   Keyboards
Jim Jonsin   Keyboards
Dru Castro   Harp
Dwayne Nesmith   Keyboards
Lauren Evans   Background Vocals
Songa Lee   Strings
Rico Love   Vocals
Joel Pargman   Strings
Hot Sauce   Keyboards
Christine Wu   Strings
Frank Romano   Guitar
Lisa D. Dandlinger   Strings
Jennifer L. Heilig   Strings

Technical Credits

Leon Russell   Composer
Marc Benno   Composer
Bobby Ross Avila   Composer
Jimmy Jam   Producer
Terry Lewis   Composer,Producer
Danny Morris   Composer
James Harris   Composer
Mark Pitts   Executive Producer
Max Martin   Composer,Producer,Instrumentation
Usher Raymond   Composer,Executive Producer
James Scheffer   Composer
Benny Blanco   Programming
Shawn Carter   Composer
Emily Wright   Engineer
Jamal Jones   Composer
Stereotypes   Vocal Producer
Matt Marrin   Engineer
Rob Skipworth   Engineer
Jim Jonsin   Programming,Producer
Heather Bright   Composer
Lisa Rydell   Art Direction
Dwayne Nesmith   Composer,Programming,Producer
Alec Newell   Engineer
Avila Brothers   Producer
Rico Love   Composer,Producer
Tremaine "Six7" Williams   Engineer
Burna   Vocal Engineer
Savan Kotecha   Composer
Ester Dean   Composer
Shellback   Composer,Producer,Instrumentation
Aubry "Big Juice" Delaine   Engineer
Shawn Porter   Groomer
Jeremy "J Boogs" Levin   Remix Production Coordinator
Sam Holland   Engineer
Jeremy Reeves   Composer
Ray Romulus   Composer
Jonathan Yip   Composer
Ryon Lovett   Composer
James Wisner   Engineer
Josh Mosser   Engineer
Bernard Freeman   Composer
Armando C. Perez   Composer
Frank Romano   Composer
Jeremy Stevenson   Engineer
Polow da Don   Producer
Paul Dawson   Composer
Jay Stevenson   Composer,Engineer
Rob Marks   Engineer
Issiah J. Avila   Composer
Christopher Gholson   Composer,Programming,Producer
Aubry Delaine   Composer
Alexander "Prettyboifresh" Parhm   Composer,Producer
Keith Thomas   Composer
Jonnetta Patton   Artist Development
Ian Cross   Engineer

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Versus 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Graceling_forever More than 1 year ago
This CD is worth it. USher is a young, talented musician whos got it all- he can sing, dance, everthing! DJ Got US Falling In Love Again is probably the best along with Hot Tottie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago