Live (album)

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Live album by
ReleasedMarch 23, 1999
RecordedOctober 15–16, 1998, Chattanooga, Tennessee
ProducerUsher Raymond, Jermaine Dupri, Babyface
Usher chronology
My Way
Live 8701

Live is a live album by American singer Usher. It was recorded on October 15 and 16, 1998 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. It was released on March 23, 1999 on LaFace Records. The album was released in audio-only and video versions. It was released because Usher's last album My Way was released in 1997. Live was filling the gap between his albums.

Live was given mixed to negative reviews. Many critics did not like the "poor live sound" of Usher's voice. Live reached number 73 on the Billboard 200. It also reached number 30 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. On the Top Music Videos chart, Live reached number 3. The album has sold over 200,000 copies in the United States. Both the audio ans video versions were gold by the RIAA. This means that 500,000 copies of the album were shipped in the United States.

Track listing[change | change source]

No. TitleWriter(s) Length
1. "My Way"  Jermaine Dupri, Manuel Seal, Usher 3:36
2. "Think of You"  Donell Jones, Faith Evans, Usher 2:15
3. "Come Back"  Joe Cocker, Dupri, Seal, Chris Stainton, Usher 2:14
4. "Just Like Me" (featuring Lil' Kim)Dupri, Lil' Kim, Seal 3:24
5. "Don't Be Cruel" (Intro)Babyface, L.A. Reid, Darryl Simmons 1:04
6. "Every Little Step"  Babyface, Reid 1:53
7. "Rock Wit'cha"  Babyface, Reid 1:41
8. "Roni"  Babyface 1:55
9. "Pianolude"    3:32
10. "I Need Love"  Robert Ervin, Bobby Erving, Steve Ettinger, LL Cool J, Darryl Pierce, David Pierce, Dwayne Simon, James Todd Smith 0:32
11. "Tender Love"  Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis 1:13
12. "Bedtime"  Babyface 7:06
13. "Nice & Slow"  Brian Casey, Dupri, Seal, Usher 6:30
14. "You Make Me Wanna..."  Dupri, Seal, Usher 5:48
15. "My Way" (JD's Remix)Dupri, Seal, Usher 3:38
16. "Nice & Slow" (B-Rock's Basement Mix)Dupri, Seal, Usher 4:03
17. "You Make Me Wanna..." (Tuff & Jam Dance Mix)Dupri, Seal, Usher 6:45

Charts and certifications[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Live – Usher". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Archived from the original on February 21, 2011. Retrieved June 3, 2011.