The wait is finally over — that is, if you're a Tidal subscriber.
Originally scheduled to arrive on Friday (September 16) via RCA Records, Usher's long-awaited new album, Hard II Love, is now available for stream on Tidal . Preceded by the singles "No Limit" (w/ Young Thug), "Crash," and "Rivals" (w/ Future), this marks the R&B singer's first full-length album since 2012's Looking 4 Myself.
Since the 2012 release, Usher has been hard at work on the follow-up. Rollout for the album began in 2014 with the singles "Good Kisser," "She Came to Give It To You" (w/ Nicki Minaj), and "I Don't Mind" (w/ Juicy J). On August of that year, the singer kicked things up a notch by announcing the "UR Experience" tour in support of the eighth-studio album, which was to called UR. By October 2014, he scrapped plans for the release. "The album isn’t scheduled anymore. I’ve basically taken it back. I’m taking my time with it," he told Billboard that year.
"At the end of the day, all of this is just about having fun. You get in the studio [and] go with how you feel." In January 2016, things picked up again when the singer announced the oft-delayed project would be titled, Flawed. Plans were once again changed last month, when he swapped Flawed for Hard II Love and declared a September 16 release to assure fans it was actually arriving.
Now, here we are, with Usher's long-awaited 15-track album for all to hear. Stream Hard II Love album in its entirety below.
The new album arrives as the singer recently received a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame and a much talked about role in the film, "Hands of Stone."