Mega platinum-selling singer Usher has already begun constructing ideas for his next album with a specific intention to give the release a more global feel.
According to Billboard, the R&B superstar plans to continue evolving as an artist as his following untitled project will aim to showcase his knowledge of fans’ likes and dislikes across the world as he prepares to create a universally appealing album.
“[It’s] all about adapting new musical styles in creating a unique blend between what I know works here in America and what I know will be appreciated worldwide,” he told Billboard. “I may go to France and do some work. I may go to London — Japan.”
Known for featuring major guest appearances like Ludacris, Alicia Keys, Young Jeezy plus tagging along hitmakers Jermaine Dupri, Lil’ Jon, Just Blaze and Bryan-Michael Cox, the Atlanta-based singer plans to experiment with a fresh cast.
“There’s a ton of artists I want to work with abroad,” he added. “I can’t give you specific [names] but I am interested in working with artists who are out of the range I’m accustomed to. I want to try new things.”
No release date or title have been given to the forthcoming album.
In related news, Usher recently announced the dates for his highly-anticipated nationwide “One Night Stand: Ladies Only” tour scheduled to hit the road next month.
According to Billboard, the singer is offering women the chance to get familiar with his more sensual side by dedicating 14 nights to them. The tour will take place in major cities including Atlantic City, New York, Washington, DC, Dallas, Detroit, Atlanta and Los Angeles.
“One Night Stand: Ladies Only” tour begins Sunday, November 2 and will run through Tuesday, November 25. Tickets are on sale now at ticketmaster.com
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