He’s married. He’s a father. So is it any wonder R&B star Usher Raymond sounds a little more mellow on his fifth album, Here I Stand?
Thankfully, friends like Jay-Z and Will.i.am arrive to kick things up with album highlights like "Best Thing" and "What's Your Name," respectively.
And even if this follow-up to 2004's multiplatinum Confessions skews heavily toward the slow jams, the 29-year-old singer delivers one of the summer's sexiest singles in the chart-topping "Love in This Club."
Now dry yourself off and check out what else is coming out this week.