I guess the record sales and managerial direction of Benny Medina, had Usher wishing he didn't release his "Here I Stand" album. The singer recently revealed that he is working hard on his next album and is planning a early 2009 impact in the music world.
"I got big gifts and, at the top of the year, the gift back to my fans — another album. It’s the way I should have always done it. I multitask. There are so many other things that I do. You know, I have my philanthropic efforts. As an entrepreneur stepping out into other areas, I’ve always managed to keep myself busy in between. Well, this time I really wanted to focus on my music and really focus on a specific record. And then to get on tour. I don’t have a date yet [for my next tour], but there is some time in the middle of next year. You can expect something in the first quarter of next year in terms of music."
He also revealed some details about who and what he's working on in the studio:
"Ne-Yo is actually potentially gonna be a part of this project. On the last one we didn’t work together until the very end — hopefully we are gonna try and get together early. I’ll be working with some of the greatest in the game,...I plan on doing something very creative, working with a few different styles of producers. But it’s really about bringing the center people — who have been with me throughout the years — along with me on building this next album."