The R&B star is to sign copies of his new album at a central London record store next week...

R&B star USHER is to give fans a rare opportunity to meet him at a signing session in LONDON.

The star is confirmed to appear at the Virgin Megastore on Piccadilly Circus from midday on July 9, where he will sign copies of his new album, ‘8701’, which is released the same day.

Store representatives will be hoping there will be no repeat of the scenes in January, when the star was forced to pull out of an instore appearance at a London clothes shop after staff decided they “could not guarantee” his safety when more fans than were expected turned up to see him perform his single ‘Pop Ya Collar’.

Usher is already in the UK, and is due to play a one-off London show this evening (July 5) at the Hammersmith Apollo.