Recent off the heels of his Lovers & Pals Competition look, Usher’s new single “GLU” strikes to No. 10 on Billboard’s Grownup R&B Airplay chart. It’s his thirteenth high 10 hit on this chart.
It took simply seven weeks for Usher to succeed in the highest 10 along with his sticky new single, co-produced by Sean Garrett, Lil Jon, and The Avila Brothers, the second-fastest race to the highest ten amongst his final three singles.
“Dangerous Habits,” Usher’s twelfth high ten of his profession on this chart, broke into the highest 10 of the Grownup R&B Airplay chart in three weeks in October 2020. Lower than two months later, Usher achieved his sixth No. 1 single with the Pierre Medor and Lxrd Rossi-produced monitor.
In the meantime, Usher’s earlier 2020 single, “Don’t Waste My Time,” that includes Ella Mai, made its high ten entrance in 13 weeks. It topped the Grownup R&B chart for 2 weeks that June.
Final week, at No. 9, “GLU” gave Usher his thirty fourth high ten on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart. It’s now No. 8 on the time of publication.
That feat put Usher second behind Chris Brown for probably the most high 10s amongst male R&B acts on that listing, as Brown holds 53 to his credit score.
Usher matches his fifth-place complete on the chart above with Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj, each with 34.
Nonetheless with out an official video, Usher’s “GLU” hits new peaks on different Billboard charts, together with No. 19 on the Scorching R&B Songs chart; and No. 12 on the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart. The bed room jam beforehand debuted at No. 2 on Billboard’s R&B Digital Track Gross sales chart.
“GLU” has garnered over 3.1 million streams on Spotify because it was launched March 17 by way of the newly-minted Gamma label, based by government Larry Jackson.
In an April 2023 interview with Rated R&B, Garrett, one in every of Usher’s frequent and longtime collaborators, shared the artistic intent behind “GLU.”
“Writing the track didn’t take that lengthy, but it surely was vital to verify the title and the idea have been on level, and all of it went collectively,” Garrett defined when requested in regards to the songwriting length.
“The phrase ‘glue’ on this track is used as a double entendre. It’s horny. It’s a sticky factor, which we like, however on the similar time, the phrase ‘glue’ is about all of it being collectively. The connection otherwise you loving anyone and that glue is one thing that bond that you just construct with somebody. I believe it labored out.”
“GLU” is the lead single from Usher’s vastly anticipated ninth studio album, which has been within the works since 2019. The untitled report was initially titled Confessions 2, a sequel to his 2004 magnum opus. Nevertheless, in response to Usher in an August 2022 interview with USA Right now, that title pursuit was scrapped.
“It’s been an inspiration all through the method. Confessions was a profitable album and I rely down the times till I start to launch this. It’s coming actual quickly. I’ve truly completed it, and I’m now going via the method of sequencing it and naming it,” said Usher.
Developing for Usher is a excessive honor. He’ll be awarded an honorary Physician of Music diploma from Berklee School of Music throughout its 2023 graduation ceremony on Saturday, Could 13, at 10 a.m., at Boston College’s Agganis Area.
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