Usher has become a staple in the music world, and for good reason. It's no easy task ranking the best Usher albums, since all of them are fire to some degree. Regardless, today, we'll be ranking the Dallas-born artist's catalog of studio albums from number eight to number one. Lo and behold, here are the best Usher albums in order.
The Best Usher Albums, Ranked
8. Looking 4 Myself (2012)
In 2012, Usher dropped off his album, Looking 4 Myself, and did not disappoint. The album featured "Scream" and "Climax," two of Usher's biggest hits, while also featuring some of the hottest acts out at the time: Rick Ross, Pharrell, A$AP Rocky, and Luke Steele.
7. My Way (1997)
In 1997, Usher dropped off his second studio album, My Way. This album was yet another major step forward for the legendary talent. It featured a lot of good music, however "You Make Me Wanna..." was a clear standout. The album featured only one artist: Monica. While this was a strong album, it pales in comparison to some of his other top work.
6. Hard II Love (2016)
Next up on our list is Hard II Love, Usher's 2016 album. His song "No Limit" with Young Thug was a clear standout, as well as his song with Future, "Rivals." The last song on the album, "Champions" with Rubén Blades was used in the motion picture Hands of Stone.
5. Usher (1994)
Nearly thirty years ago in 1994, Usher dropped off his debut album, Usher. Across fourteen songs, Usher showed the world what he was made of at the time, and it was just as impressive now as it was then. There wasn't a single feature on any of the fourteen songs, which proved to be a wise move for the debut.
4. Raymond v. Raymond (2010)
At number four on our list is Usher's 2010 album, Raymond v. Raymond. This album is one of Usher's best, though it may not have had what it takes to be number one on our list. Usher called upon an absolutely star-studded cast of characters for this album: Nicki Minaj, Ludacris, will.i.am, T.I., Pitbull, Jay-Z, Bun B, Justin Bieber, and benny blanco. Some of the top songs from this legendary project include "O.M.G." and "DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love."
3. Here I Stand (2008)
Next up on our list is Usher's 2008 album, Here I Stand. This monumental album featured Young Jeezy, Jay-Z, will.i.am, Beyoncé, and Lil Wayne. The two clear standout songs from this project are "Love In This Club" and "Love In This Club, Pt. II." This album takes the number three spot on our list largely thanks to the mega-hit song "Love In This Club."
2. 8701 (2001)
At the number two spot on our list is Usher's 2001 album, 8701. This album included fifteen songs and but one feature: P Diddy. Though Diddy made an appearance on the album, the most attention-grabbing tracks came from Usher himself. "U Remind Me" and "U Got It Bad" are the two clear standouts from the album.
1. Confessions (2004)
Here we are at the number one spot, with Usher's 2004 album Confessions. The features for this project were on point: Lil Jon, Ludacris, Jadakiss, Alicia Keys, Shyne, Twista, Kanye West, and Jermaine Dupri. Some of the highest performing songs include "Yeah!," "Confessions," "Confessions Part II," "Burn," and "Bad Girl." That's all for our list of the best Usher albums. Stay tuned for even more music stories from our team!