Usher is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his landmark sophomore album, My Way, in a major…way. The R&B icon has reissued the album with a special 25th-anniversary edition.
The expanded edition includes all the original songs from My Way, plus reimagined versions of three tracks: “My Way (Ryan James Carr Remake),” “Nice & Slow (Ryan James Carr Remake)” and “You Make Me Wanna… (Ryan James Carr Remake).”
Usher previewed alternative tracks during his Tiny Desk concert in June.
Today (Sept. 16) at 7 p.m. ET, Usher will premiere his 25 Years My Way mini-documentary on his YouTube channel. The Dolapo Sangokoya-directed doc will feature interviews with Usher, Jermaine Dupri and Ryan James Carr.
It will also include behind-the-scenes footage of the making of the reimagined tracks, as well as never-before-seen archival footage of Usher from the album’s era.
My Way was released on Sept. 16, 1997, on LaFace Records. It debuted at No. 15 on the Billboard 200 chart and later peaked at No. 4.
The album earned Usher his first chart-topper on the Billboard Hot 100, “Nice & Slow.” The lead single “You Make Me Wanna…” and the title track both peaked at No. 2 on the Hot 100. All three singles were co-written by Usher, Jermaine Dupri and Manuel Seal.