Usher recreates ‘You Make Me Wanna’ cover in honor of 25th anniversary

Usher recreated the cover of his single “You make me want to” amid the release of the album’s special 25thTh anniversary vinyl edition. The single’s photos may be decades apart, but they are timeless Usher looks largely unchanged.

The replay, posted to Instagram on Tuesday (September 20), captures him brooding in the same neon green ensemble he donned in the ’90s. Usher’s remake also follows the remake of his 1997 album cover to My way published last week.

“LaFace Records and Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment (SME), celebrate 25th anniversary of global superstar Usher’s iconic album, My way – the R&B masterpiece that catapulted him into the star-studded spotlight – with an extended edition of the original album, newly remastered versions of three tracks from the album, a mini-documentary and more on September 16, 2022,” a release from Legacy Recordings said.

“You Make Me Wanna” is one of three reconceptualized tracks on the vinyl, which was released on September 16. All three have been re-recorded by producer and drummer Ryan James Carr, who collaborated with Usher on his viral NPR Tiny Desk Concert.

My way was originally released in 1997 as Usher’s second studio album, when the singer was just 18. The album’s single “You Make Me Wanna” spent 47 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at No. 2. The album itself charted at No. 11 on the US Billboard’s Top 200 Albums of the Year.

Now boasting eight studio album titles under his belt, Usher is taking Las Vegas by storm with a Dolby Live residency, also titled after his second album.

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