NO RUSH FOR USHER

'All About U''s release is postponed until August because the star has had to re-record all his songs...

USHER RAYMOND has postponed release of his new album ‘ALL ABOUT U’ until August, claiming that he had to re-record songs because they had been available on NAPSTER.

The album was originally due for release at

Christmas, but was postponed until January, then May and then July. But following Usher‘s concerns that material from the set, which was preceded by the UK Top Five smash `Pop Ya Collar’, was available on Napster, he returned to the recording studio to re-work the album.

It has just been announced that the album will now be released in August and will be now entitled ‘8701’. It has also been announced that Usher will reveal exactly what those digits means shortly.

The album will feature production by Usher Raymond, The Neptunes, Kelis‘ ground-breaking production team, who recently scored big with Mystikal‘s ‘Shake Ya Ass’ and Jay Z’s ‘Give It To Me (I Just Wanna Love U)’. They release their own album, ‘N*E*R*D’, and single ‘Lapdance’, shortly.

Janet Jackson‘s favourite producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis have also worked on the set, as has Jermaine Dupri, who wrote Usher‘s biggest hit to date, ‘U Make Me Wanna’. In the interim, ‘8701”s first single, ‘U Remind Me’, will be released Stateside by mid-May.