Usher’s First Album 8701 Turns 20. #8701turns20 #Usher
Usher is trending on Twitter today. Already 10K people have tweeted about him. Are you wondering why? Well, the matter is, Usher released his first album called 8701 on 7 August, 2001. The album had hit singles including ‘U Don’t Have to Call’ and ‘U Got It Bad,’ and earned Usher 2 Grammy Awards. So, today is the 20th anniversary of Usher’s first album and music lovers are celebrating that.
Usher himself tweeted about the album turning 20 years old with the caption as follows, “Can’t believe it’s already been 20 years. #8701turns20“.
8701 is the third studio collection by American vocalist Usher; it was first delivered on August 7, 2001, by Arista Records. Recording was dealt with by a few makers including The Neptunes, Jermaine Dupri, Babyface, Kevin “She’kspere” Briggs, Mike City, Bryan Michael Cox, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.
Albeit proposed for an October 31, 2000, discharge under the title All About U, the collection was deferred various occasions, following the break of a few tracks onto the online music store Napster.
Usher thusly recorded new tracks and delivered the collection under the new title, 8701, which is gotten from Usher singing without precedent for his neighborhood church in 1987 and the collection’s delivery date of August 7, 2001 (8/7/01).
8701 takes motivation from numerous specialists, including Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and Michael Jackson. It follows the subject of Usher’s relationship experience, alongside the feelings of adoration and despair.
Usher advanced the collection by setting out on the supporting visit, Evolution 8701 Tour in 2002, to which it he acted in 44 shows across North America. He likewise showed up in TV programs, including Live! with Regis and Kelly and Total Request Live.
8701 delivered two Billboard Hot 100 number one singles – “U Remind Me” and “U Got It Bad” remained on top for four and five weeks, individually.
The collection appeared at number four on the US Billboard 200 graph, with 210,000 duplicates sold in its first week. 8701 has since been guaranteed 4x platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and has sold 8,000,000 duplicates worldwide starting at 2010.
8701 got commonly sure audits from pundits, who adulated Usher’s vocals and improvement as a craftsman, yet were conflicted towards a portion of the collection’s material. The collection procured Usher various honors, including two Grammy Awards, three Billboard Music Awards and a BET Award.