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June 2012 is the month of the URBAN TAKE-OVER. See who’s releasing albums this month..
USHER: Seven–time Grammy Award winner Usher will release his eagerly anticipated new album LOOKING FOR MYSELF on June 11th. Usher’s worked with a host of top-notch collaborators on the new album, including Salaam Remi, Diplo, Rico Love, Jim Jonsin, and Max Martin, among others. To Usher Raymond, LOOKING 4 MYSELF represents the next stage in his own coming of age; it’s a project he could not have undertaken until this phase in his life. “As a young artist, you live vicariously through others until you have your own experiences,” he says. “Younger artists might have to go through just doing one thing, like how Picasso had his blue period. But as you grow older, you become able to articulate yourself better and know what works for you. “So this album is not a monochromatic thing—certain songs were specifically intended to get certain things out, different tones and emotions. And as an artist, that brought out the best in me.”
R KELLY: Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter and producer R. KELLY, will release his 11th studio album, Write Me Back, on June 25TH . Write Me Back is the follow up to 2010’s critically acclaimed Love Letter, which celebrated the music of the 50s and 60s. The new album represents the natural progression of Kelly’s musical time machine, recalling the sultry and seductive sounds associated with such icons as Barry White, Marvin Gaye and Teddy Pendergrass, among others. Like its Love Letter predecessor, Write Me Back is also a celebration of love.
CHRIS BROWN: Multi-platinum selling superstar CHRIS BROWN will release his highly anticipated new album FORTUNE on JULY 2nd. The album features the hits “Turn Up The Music”, “Sweet Love”, “Strip” featuring Kevin McCall and newly released single “Don’t Wake Me Up”. Brown’s chart-topping success comes as no surprise as his critically-acclaimed album F.A.M.E. has garnered 3 Grammy Awards nominations including Best R&B Album, and Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance for his hit single “Look At Me Now.” – We may also receive merch from New York, but will keep you posted.