Versus (EP)

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Versus
EP by Usher
Released August 24, 2010
Recorded 2008–10
Genre R&B, dance-pop
Length 37:51
Label LaFace, Jive
Producer Usher (exec.), Mark Pitts (exec.), Alexander "Prettyboifresh" Parhm, Jr., Max Martin, Shellback, Polow da Don, Rico Love, Dwayne Nesmith, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Jim Jonsin, Benny Blanco, Christopher "Drumma Boy" Gholson
Usher chronology
Raymond v. Raymond
(2010)
Versus
(2010)
Looking 4 Myself
(2012)
Singles from Versus
  1. "DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love"
    Released: June 25, 2010
  2. "Hot Tottie"
    Released: August 9, 2010
  3. "Lay You Down"
    Released: September 28, 2010

Versus is the first extended play by American singer Usher. It was released on August 24, 2010 on LaFace Records and Jive Records. It was produced by Polow da Don, Jim Jonsin, Rico Love, Drumma Boy, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Tha Cornaboyz and Max Martin. Versus was the "last chapter of Raymond v. Raymond". The songs talked about Usher being a single father.

The EP debuted at number four on the Billboard 200. It sold 46,000 copies the first week. It became Usher's sixth top-ten album in the United States. The album released two singles. These include "Hot Tottie" and "DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love". Versus reached the top-20 in Canada, top-30 in France, top-40 in Germany, Belgium, and on the Dutch Albums Chart. Many music critics did not like that album was a "pop" album. However, it was given most positive reviews.

Track listing[change | change source]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Love 'Em All"   Ester Dean, Usher Raymond, Keith Thomas, Alexander "Prettyboifresh" Parhm, Jr., Aubry Delaine, Jeremy "Jay" Stevenson Parhm, Jr. 3:48
2. "DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love" (featuring Pitbull) Max Martin, Shellback, Savan Kotecha, Armando C. Pérez Martin, Shellback 3:40
3. "Hot Tottie" (featuring Jay-Z) Raymond, Dean, Shawn Carter, Jamal Jones, Paul Dawson Polow da Don 4:59
4. "Lay You Down"   Rico Love, Raymond, Dwayne Nesmith Love, Nesmith 4:04
5. "Lingerie"   Raymond, James Harris III, Terry Lewis, Bobby Ross Avila, Issiah J. Avila Harris, Lewis 4:13
6. "There Goes My Baby"   Love, James Scheffer, Frank Romano, Danny Morris Jonsin, Love 4:43
7. "Get in My Car" (featuring Bun B) Raymond, Dean, Jones, Bernard Freeman Polow da Don 4:09
8. "Somebody to Love" (Remix) (with Justin Bieber) Justin Bieber, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus, Jonathan Yip, Heather Bright Benny Blanco 3:28
9. "Stranger"   Ryon Lovette, Raymond, Christopher "Drumma Boy" Gholson Drumma Boy 4:48

Personnel[change | change source]

Credits for Versus from Allmusic.[1]

Charts[change | change source]

Release history[change | change source]

Region Date
United States[7] August 24, 2010
Canada[8]
Germany[9] October 1, 2010
France[10] October 25, 2010
Brazil[11] November 15, 2010

References[change | change source]

  1. Credits: Versus. Allmusic. Retrieved on September 10, 2010.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Usher – Versus (EP) Ultratop 50. Hung Medien. Retrieved October 1, 2010
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Usher > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Retrieved September 10, 2010. 
  4. "Usher Versus(ep) Album Performance". aCharts.us. Retrieved September 28, 2010. 
  5. "Rihanna stormed the download charts" (in German). Media control. Retrieved October 15, 2010. 
  6. "Best of 2010 - Billboard Top 200". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 
  7. "Versus: Usher: Music". Amazon.com. 2009-09-09. Retrieved 2010-02-26. 
  8. "Versus: Usher: Music". Amazon.ca. Retrieved September 5, 2010. 
  9. "Versus: Usher: Amazon.de: Musik". Amazon.de. Retrieved September 5, 2010. 
  10. "Versus: Usher: Amazon.fr: Musique" (in French). Amazon.fr. Retrieved October 15, 2010. 
  11. "Versus - Usher (Brazil release date)" (in Portuguese). Livrariacultura.com.br. Retrieved November 12, 2010. 

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