8701

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8701 is the third studio album by American singer Usher. It was released by Arista Records on August 7, 2001.

History[change | change source]

Recording the album took place in 2000 and 2001. The album debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 chart. It sold 210,000 copies the first week. In 18 weeks it sold 1,940,000 copies.

It has sold 4,700,000 copies in the United States. The album has sold over 8,000,000 copies worldwide. It was certified 4x Platinum by the RIAA. It reached number one on the UK Albums Chart and the Canadian Albums Chart. In Australia, it was certified 2x Platinum and Platinum by the BPI.

The album was given positive reviews from music critics.[1][2][3][4] Many liked Usher's "matured voice" and the instruments Usher used to record the songs.[5][6][7]

Track listing[change | change source]

US edition
No. TitleWriter(s)Producer Length
1. "Intro-Lude 8701"  Usher Raymond  0:44
2. "U Remind Me"  Anita McCloud, Edmund "Butler" ClementJimmy Jam & Terry Lewis 4:26
3. "I Don't Know" (featuring P. Diddy)Pharrell Williams, Daryton GossThe Neptunes 4:26
4. "Twork It Out"  Usher Raymond, James Harris III, Terry LewisJimmy Jam, Terry Lewis 4:42
5. "U Got It Bad"  Usher Raymond, Jermaine Dupri, Bryan-Michael CoxJermaine Dupri 4:07
6. "If I Want To"  Usher Raymond, Babyface, Jermaine Dupri, Bryan-Michael Cox, Christopher Wallace, Osten Harvey, Roger TroutmanBryan-Michael Cox 3:46
7. "I Can't Let U Go"  Usher Raymond, Jermaine Dupri, Bryan-Michael CoxBryan-Michael Cox 3:28
8. "U Don't Have to Call"  Pharrell WilliamsThe Neptunes 4:29
9. "Without U (Interlude)"  Usher Raymond  0:53
10. "Can U Help Me"  Usher Raymond, James Harris III, Terry LewisJimmy Jam, Terry Lewis 5:35
11. "How Do I Say"  Usher Raymond, James Harris III, Terry LewisJimmy Jam, Terry Lewis 5:39
12. "Hottest Thing"  Michael FlowersMike City 3:49
13. "Good Ol' Ghetto"  Usher Raymond, Jermaine Dupri, Bryan-Michael CoxJermaine Dupri 4:00
14. "U-Turn"  Usher Raymond, Jermaine Dupri, Bryan-Michael CoxJermaine Dupri 3:09
15. "U R the One"   Soulshock & Karlin 3:55

Personnel[change | change source]

Credits for 8701 from Allmusic.[8]

  • David Ashton – Assistant engineer
  • Producer, Instrumentation – Bryan-Michael Cox
  • Brian Garten – Engineer
  • Kevin Guarnieri – Engineer, Assistant Engineer
  • Performer – Puff Daddy
  • David Rideau – Engineer
  • Usher – Vocals

Charts[change | change source]

Release history[change | change source]

Region Date
United Kingdom[29] July 30, 2001
Germany[30]
United States[31] August 7, 2001
Canada[32]

References[change | change source]

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  3. Tyrangiel, Josh. Review: 8701. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved on November 7, 2010.
  4. O' Brien, Lucy. Review: 8701. NME. Retrieved on November 7, 2010.
  5. Leroy, Dan. Review: 8701. Yahoo! Music. Retrieved on November 7, 2010.
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  8. Credits: 8701. Allmusic. Retrieved on November 7, 2010.
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