USHER Admits Being Upset “Confessions” Didn’t Win Grammy For Album Of The Year


The 14x-platinum masterpiece lost to a posthumous album by soul icon Ray Charles.

USHER has won eight Grammy Awards during his career. However, the R&B legend never took home the prestigious honor of Album Of The Year.

In particular, USHER’s Confessions lost the Album Of The Year award to Genius Loves Company by Ray Charles. The 45-year-old performer recently spoke about his fourth studio LP losing in that category.

“I didn’t win Album Of The Year that year, and I’m still a little like, ‘Damn.’ I don’t know if there’s been an album that has actually sold as many or been as influential as that album has been,” the vocalist told Apple Music’s Zane Lowe.

The Recording Industry Association of America certified Confessions as 14x-platinum on February 9 after the project reached diamond status (10 million units) in November 2008.

Confessions also held the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 album chart for nine weeks in 2004. USHER’s magnum opus did win the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album.

“Artists care [about winning Grammys],” USHER also admitted to Zane Lowe. “And I’m happy to see the progress that they are making, but it doesn’t change the fact that we have feelings and we have lived in a time where you’re supposed to be poised and conduct yourself in a certain manner.”

He continued, “But I think when you finally get to an age where you’re like, ‘Hey man, love it or hate it, this is how I feel,’ rather you choose to do something for history, not just for me or these young artists. That’s good. But do you do things for history? I did.”

USHER led this year’s Apple Music Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show in Paradise, Nevada. Before his headline-grabbing performance at the NFL championship game, he dropped the new Coming Home album on February 9.