Looking 4 Myself

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Looking 4 Myself
Studio album by Usher
Released June 8, 2012 (2012-06-08)
(see release history)
Recorded 2011–12
Genre R&B, hip hop, pop, soul, electronic
Length 56:48
Label RCA
Producer Usher Raymond IV (exec.), Mark Pitts (exec.), Coup D'état (exec.), Rico Love, Diplo, Jim Jonsin, Pharrell, Danja, Salaam Remi, Swedish House Mafia, will.i.am, Alessandro Lindblad, Max Martin, Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso, Pierre Medor, Shellback, Klas Åhlund, Frank Romano, Axwell, Keith Harris
Usher chronology
Versus
(2010)
Looking 4 Myself
(2012)
Singles from Looking 4 Myself
  1. "Climax"
    Released: February 22, 2012 (2012-02-22)
  2. "Scream"
    Released: April 27, 2012 (2012-04-27)
  3. "Lemme See"
    Released: May 8, 2012 (2012-05-08)

Looking 4 Myself is the seventh studio album by American singer Usher. It was released on June 8, 2012. The album was released on RCA Records. The album was produced by Diplo, Rico Love, Jim Jonsin, Salaam Remi, Pharrell Williams and Max Martin. It features Rick Ross, Pharrell, Luke Steele, and A$AP Rocky as backing vocalist. The music on the album are "revolutionary pop". This was created by Usher in November 2011. He wants to produce a sound that is similar to the current era of music. This includes electronic, R&B, soul, hip hop, and pop.

The album released three singles. These includes "Climax", "Scream", and "Lemme See". The song "Climax" reached the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. However, it reached number one on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for ten weeks. The song "Scream" reached the top 10 on the Hot 100. Usher promoted the album. He done this by performing in the off-broadway show Fuerza Bruta: Look Up. He also performed the songs on the album at other shows and events including on Saturday Night Live, Good Morning America, and Capital FM Summer Time Ball.

After its release, the album was given positive reviews. Most reviews liked that the album had different music genres. Others did not like it. However, the album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. It sold 128,000 copies the first week. It then became Usher's fourth number one album. However, the sales of the first week were the lowest since Usher's My Way album (1997).

Track listing[change | change source]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Can't Stop Won't Stop"   Will Adams, Keith Harris, William M. Joel will.i.am, Harris 3:51
2. "Scream"   Max Martin, Shellback, Savan Kotecha, Usher Raymond IV Martin, Shellback 3:55
3. "Climax"   Raymond IV, Thomas Pentz, Ariel Rechtshaid, Sean "Redd Stylez" Fenton Diplo 3:53
4. "I Care for U"   Nathaniel Hills, Raymond IV, Eric Bellinger, Juan Najera, Kevin Cossom, Marcella Araica Danja 4:08
5. "Show Me"   Hills, Cossom, Raymond IV, Araica Danja 3:43
6. "Lemme See" (featuring Rick Ross) James Scheffer, Daniel Morris, Nickolas Marzouca, Raymond IV, Bellinger, Lundon "Da Bridge" Knighten, William Roberts Jim Jonsin, Mr. Morris 4:13
7. "Twisted" (featuring Pharrell) Raymond IV, Pharrell Williams Pharrell 3:43
8. "Dive"   Rico Love, James Scheffer, Morris, Frank Romano Jonsin, Love, Romano, Mr. Morris 3:47
9. "What Happened to U"   Raymond IV, Bellinger, Noah Shebib, Sidney Brown, Sean Combs, Reginald Ellis, Norman Glover, Carl Thompson, Christopher Wallace Shebib, Omen* 4:22
10. "Looking 4 Myself" (featuring Luke Steele) Love, Pierre Medor, Earl Hood, Eric Goudy II Love, Medor, Earl & E 4:12
11. "Numb"   Raymond IV, Klas Åhlund, Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso, Axel Hedfors, Alessandro Lindblad, Ryon Lovett, Terry Lewis Axwell, Angello, Ingrosso, Lindblad, Åhlund 3:46
12. "Lessons for the Lover"   Love, Medor, Hood, Goudy II Love, Medor, Earl & E 5:07
13. "Sins of My Father"   Salaam Remi, Love, Raymond IV, Lewis Remi, Love* 3:56
14. "Euphoria"   Raymond IV, Åhlund, Angello, Ingrosso, Hedfors, Lovett, Lewis, Najera Swedish House Mafia 4:20
Total length:
56:48

Personnel[change | change source]

Credits for Looking 4 Myself from Allmusic.[1]

Managerial

Performance credits

Visuals and imagery

Instruments

Technical and production

Chart performance[change | change source]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[2] 3
Australian Urban Albums Chart[3] 1
Austrian Albums Chart[2] 29
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)[2] 15
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia)[2] 24
Canadian Albums Chart[4] 7
Danish Albums Chart[2] 12
Dutch Albums Chart[2] 4
French Albums Chart[2] 20
German Albums Chart[2] 8
Irish Albums Chart[5] 11
Italian Albums Chart[6] 35
Japanese Albums Chart[7] 15
New Zealand Albums Chart[2] 11
Norwegian Albums Chart[2] 28
Scottish Albums Chart[8] 11
South African Albums Chart[9] 10
South Korean International Albums Chart[10] 56
Spanish Albums Chart[2] 42
Swiss Albums Chart[2] 5
Taiwanese Albums Chart[11] 7
UK Albums Chart[12] 3
UK R&B Chart[13] 1
US Billboard 200 1
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[4] 1

Release history[change | change source]

Region Date Format Label Edition(s)
Australia[14][15] June 8, 2012 CD, digital download Sony Music Entertainment Standard, deluxe
Germany[16][17]
Belgium[18][19] RCA Records
Ireland[20][21]
Netherlands[22][23]
New Zealand[24][25]
Austria[26] Digital download
Norway[27]
Finland[28] June 11, 2012
Portugal[29]
Sweden[30]
Denmark[31][32] CD, digital download
France[33][34]
United Kingdom[35][36]
Italy[37][38] June 12, 2012
United States[39][40]
Mexico[41] Digital download
Spain[42]
Canada[43][44] CD, digital download Sony Music Entertainment
Japan[45] June 13, 2012 CD Deluxe
Nigeria[46] June 29, 2012

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