Raymond v. Raymond

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Raymond v. Raymond
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 26, 2010
(see release history)
GenreR&B, electropop
LabelLaFace, Jive
ProducerUsher (exec.), Jermaine Dupri, Bryan-Michael Cox, will.i.am, Zaytoven, Polow da Don, RedOne, Danja, The Runners, Jim Jonsin, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Bangladesh, Sean Garrett
Usher chronology
Here I Stand
Raymond v. Raymond
Singles from Raymond v. Raymond
  1. "Hey Daddy (Daddy's Home)"
    Released: December 8, 2009
  2. "Lil Freak"
    Released: March 2, 2010
  3. "OMG"
    Released: March 22, 2010
  4. "There Goes My Baby"
    Released: June 15, 2010
  5. "More"
    Released: November 22, 2010

Raymond v. Raymond is the sixth studio album by American singer Usher. It was released on March 26, 2010. Recording the album happened between 2008 and 2010. It was produced by Jermaine Dupri, The Runners, Ester Dean, Polow da Don, RedOne, Jim Jonsin, Danja, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Bangladesh, and Tricky Stewart.

The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. It sold 329,000 copies the first week. It sold over 1,000,000 copies in the United States. It was then certified platinum by the RIAA. This means that the album shipped 1,000,000 copies in the United States. Raymond v. Raymond released five singles. These include the hit single "Hey Daddy (Daddy's Home)", "Lil Freak", "There Goes My Baby", "OMG", and "More".

After the album was released, it was given mixed reviews from music critics. Many music critics did not like the lyrics and the themes of the songs. Others liked it. The album won several awards. It won a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. Usher went on his OMG Tour in 2011 to promote the album worldwide.

Track listing[change | change source]

Standard edition
No. TitleWriter(s)Producer(s) Length
1. "Monstar"  Usher Raymond IV, James Harris III, Terry Lewis, Bobby Ross Avila, Issiah J. Avila, Miguel Pimentel, Juan NajeraJimmy Jam & Terry Lewis 5:01
2. "Hey Daddy (Daddy's Home)"  Usher Raymond IV, Andrew Harr, Jermaine Jackson, Richard Butler, Jr.The Runners, Rico Love 3:44
3. "There Goes My Baby"  Richard Butler, Jr., James Scheffer, Frank Romano, Danny MorrisJim Jonsin, Rico Love 4:41
4. "Lil Freak" (featuring Nicki Minaj)Usher Raymond IV, Elvis Williams, Jamal Jones, Esther Dean, Onika Maraj[1]Polow da Don 3:54
5. "She Don't Know" (featuring Ludacris)Sean Garrett, Shondrae Crawford, Usher Raymond IV, Christopher Bridges, Ebo TaylorBangladesh, Sean Garrett 4:03
6. "OMG" (featuring will.i.am)William Adamswill.i.am 4:29
7. "Mars vs. Venus"  Usher Raymond IV, James Harris III, Terry Lewis, Bobby Ross Avila, Issiah J. Avila, Miguel PimentelJimmy Jam & Terry Lewis 4:22
8. "Pro Lover"  Usher Raymond IV, James Harris III, Terry Lewis, Bobby Ross Avila, Issiah J. Avila, Miguel PimentelJimmy Jam & Terry Lewis 5:02
9. "Foolin' Around"  Usher Raymond IV, Bryan-Michael Cox, Jermaine Dupri, Johntá AustinBryan-Michael Cox, Jermaine Dupri 4:11
10. "Papers"  Usher Raymond IV, Sean Garrett, Xavier Dotson, Alonzo MathisZaytoven, Sean Garrett 4:21
11. "So Many Girls" (additional vocals by Diddy)Usher Raymond IV, Nathaniel Hill, Richard Butler, Jr., Marcella AraicaDanja 4:36
12. "Guilty" (featuring T.I.)Esther Dean, Usher Raymond IV, Clifford Harris, Keith Thomas, Alexander "Prettyboifresh" Parhm, Jr.Prettyboifresh 3:44
13. "Okay"  James Lackey, Ryon LovettJames "JLack" Lackey 3:15
14. "Making Love (Into the Night)"  Richard Butler, Jr., James Scheffer, Danny Morris, Benny MardonesJim Jonsin, Rico Love 3:36

Personnel[change | change source]

Credits for Raymond v. Raymond from Allmusic.[2]

Charts[change | change source]

Release history[change | change source]

Region Date Deluxe Edition
Germany[16] March 26, 2010
United States[17] March 30, 2010 August 24, 2010[18]
Brazil[20] April 15, 2010
Japan[21] April 21, 2010
United Kingdom[22] April 26, 2010 September 20, 2010[23]

References[change | change source]

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