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"My Way" is a 1998 single from Usher's 1997 album of the same name. It features an uncredited rap and background vocals from Jermaine Dupri. Despite moderate airplay, the single sold well and reached #2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. Its rise to #1, however, was halted due to the success of the mega-hit "The Boy Is Mine" by Brandy and Monica, during its 13-week run atop the summit. Due to the disappointment of the "Nice and Slow" single in the U.K., "My Way" was not released as a single there. The song features in the Refrain part of the lyrics and the music of the song by Lil' Troy "Wanna Be a Baller" from his debut album "Sittin' Fat Down South" published officially one month before Usher's song. The music video was filmed and released in 1998 at a broken down garage with a dance competition.

"My Way"
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One of U.S. editions
Single by Usher
from the album My Way
ReleasedJune 30, 1998
Format
Recorded1996–1997
GenreR&B
Length3:34
LabelLaFace/Arista
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Jermaine Dupri
  • Manuel Seal
Usher singles chronology
"Nice & Slow"
(1998)
"My Way"
(1998)
"Pop Ya Collar"
(2001)


Contents

Track listingEdit

US Vinyl, 12"
  1. My Way [Remix W/J.D.] 3:37 Rap [Featuring] - Jermaine Dupri
  2. My Way [Remix Instrumental] 3:37
  3. My Way [Remix Acappella] 3:37 Rap [Featuring] - Jermaine Dupri
  4. My Way [Album Version] 3:38
  5. My Way [Instrumental] 3:36
  6. My Way [Acapella]

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[10] Platinum 1,400,000[9]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Usher – My Way". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  2. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Usher – My Way". GfK Entertainment Charts.
  3. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Usher – My Way" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  4. ^ "Charts.nz – Usher – My Way". Top 40 Singles.
  5. ^ "Usher Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "Usher Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard.
  7. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1998". Retrieved 2010-08-28.
  8. ^ Geoff Mayfield (December 25, 1999). 1999 The Year in Music Totally '90s: Diary of a Decade - The listing of Top Pop Albums of the '90s & Hot 100 Singles of the '90s. Billboard. Retrieved October 15, 2010.
  9. ^ "Best-Selling Records of 1998". Billboard. BPI Communications Inc. 111 (5): 75. January 30, 1999. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved May 31, 2015.
  10. ^ "American single certifications – Usher – My Way". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 

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