The R&B superstar makes a date with his UK fans...

R&B superstar USHER RAYMOND has announced his first headlining live date in the UK on July 5.

Usher‘s live performance at London Hammersmith Apollo will precede the release of his third, and eagerly anticipated album, ‘8701’ which contains the Top Five hit, ‘Pop Ya Colla’ and the current club-cut, ‘U Remind Me’, which is out on June 25.

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‘8701’ was originally due for release back in December, but following changes to the album’s content, and Usher‘s revelation that Napster had unveiled tracks from the album against his wishes, he went back into the studio and has emerged with a renamed and revitalised set. Usher has promised fans he will reveal the meaning behind the album’s numeric name soon.

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