More (Usher song)

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"More"
Single by Usher
from the album Raymond v. Raymond
Released November 22, 2010
Format Digital download, CD single
Recorded Henson Studios
(Los Angeles, California)
Metropolis Studios
(London)
Genre Dance-pop, R&B (album version)
Electro house, Hi-NRG[1] (RedOne Jimmy Joker mix)
Length 3:49 (album version)
3:40 (RedOne Jimmy Joker mix)
Label LaFace, Jive
Writer(s) Bilal Hajji, Nadir Khayat, Charles Hinshaw Jr., Usher Raymond
Producer(s) RedOne
Usher singles chronology
"Lay You Down"
(2010)
"More"
(2010)
"Dirty Dancer"
(2011)

"More" is a song by American recording artist Usher taken from the deluxe edition of his Raymond v. Raymond album. It was written by Charles Hinshaw, Usher and RedOne, with the latter also producing the song. It was first released on March 16, 2010 through the US iTunes Store as the third promotional single in countdown to the album's release. Additionally it was featured as the iTunes-only bonus track on Raymond v. Raymond before later being included on the deluxe edition of the album, and his EP Versus. "More" was subsequently released as the album's fifth and final single. The single version was remixed by RedOne and Jimmy Joker, for a US release on November 22, 2010 and in the UK on December 13, 2010.

Background and release[edit]

Along with several other tracks, "More" was leaked onto the internet in October 2009.[2] The song was first released as a promotional single from Usher's sixth studio album, Raymond v. Raymond, through the United States on iTunes Store on March 16, 2010.[3] On December 2009, the song was used to promote the Body By Milk Got Noise? program, where two all-teen film crews created two videos for the song. Fans were then given the chance to watch both videos and vote for their favourite.[4] The song was later used to promote the 2010 NBA All-Star Game, with an exclusive music video Usher filmed with TNT.[5] The video was run on 600 Regal Cinemas on January 29, 2010.[5]

Following the album's release, "More" was included as an iTunes bonus track,[6] later being added to the second disk of the deluxe edition of Raymond v. Raymond.[7] On November 10, 2010 the official remix of the song leaked online,[8] and was released as the fifth and final single from Raymond v. Raymond on November 22, 2010 in the US, under the title "More" (RedOne Jimmy Joker Remix).[9] It was released in the United Kingdom on December 13, 2010 and in Germany on March 4, 2011.[10][11]

Chart performance[edit]

On the week ending April 13, 2010 "More" debuted at number seventy-six on the Billboard Hot 100; it stayed on the chart for one week. It re-entered the Hot 100 at number eighty-eight, and has since peaked at number fifteen.[12] By March 20, 2011, "More" had sold over one million digital copies in the US.[13] The song debuted on the UK Singles Chart at number eighty-nine, on the week ending May 8, 2010, and got knocked off the following week.[14] Six months after its initial release it re-entered the chart at number ninety-five.[14] It rose to number fifty-two the next week,[14] and in its third week entered the Top 40 at number thirty-three.[14] "More" topped the Canadian Hot 100 on the week ending January 27, 2011 selling 24,000 units.[15][16] In Australia, "More" debuted at number twenty-three on the ARIA Singles Chart on the week dated January 24, 2011.[17] It has since peaked at number seven.[17]

Music video and live performances[edit]

Usher performed the song before the tipping of the 2010 NBA All-Star Game in the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas on February 14, 2010.[5] A video of the Jimmy Joker Remix version of the song was released onto Usher's VEVO YouTube channel on March 4, 2011.[18] The video was directed by Damien Wasylki [va-silk'e] and features clips of the OMG Tour during a concert in Paris's Palais omnisports de Paris-Bercy.

Track listing[edit]

Credits and personnel[edit]

Source:[20][21]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[50] 2× Platinum 140,000^
Germany (BVMI)[51] Gold 150,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[52] Gold 7,500*
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[53] Platinum 30,000x

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

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format (Version) Label
United States March 16, 2010[3] Digital download (Album Version) LaFace, Jive Records
November 22, 2010[9] Digital download (Single Version)
United Kingdom[10] December 13, 2010 Digital download (Single Version), (Club Remixes EP) RCA Records, Sony Music
Germany March 4, 2011 CD single[11] Sony Music Entertainment

References[edit]

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