Don't Waste My Time (Usher song)

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"Don't Waste My Time"
Usher Don't Waste My Time Single Art.jpg
Single by Usher featuring Ella Mai
ReleasedDecember 13, 2019 (2019-12-13)
FormatDigital download
Usher singles chronology
"Come Thru"
"Don't Waste My Time"
Ella Mai singles chronology
"Put It All on Me"
"Don't Waste My Time"

"Don't Waste My Time" is a song by American singer Usher. It features vocals from British singer-songwriter Ella Mai. It samples the 90's hit song “I Like the Way (The Kissing Game)” by Hi-Five. The song was first uploaded to SoundCloud on November 19, 2019, although it was officially released by RCA Records on December 13, 2019 to online music stores and streaming services. "Don't Waste My Time" serves as the lead single for his forthcoming ninth studio album. The song was written by Usher, Ella Mai, Vedo, Jermaine Dupri, Bryan Michael-Cox, while production was handled by the latter two.

Background and Release[edit]

Usher has been in the studio working on the sequel to Confessions.[1] In March 2019, he posted a picture of himself in the studio next to a whiteboard with the words “Confessions 2” and a blurred out tracklisting. The following day Jermaine Dupri, who produced the original Confessions went live on Instagram and previewed new music. This is following his last collaborative album A, with Zaytoven. YouKnowIGotSoul exclusively premiere 'Don't Waste My Time" through SoundCloud.[2] It was released for digital download on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and online streaming services, Tidal, Apple Music, Spotify, and YouTube on December 13, 2019.

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Tidal.[3]

  • Usher – vocals, lyrics
  • Ella Mai – vocals, lyrics
  • Jermaine Dupri – lyrics, production, mixing engineer
  • Bryan-Michael Cox – lyrics, production
  • Wilbard "VEDO" McCoy III – lyrics
  • Christopher Allen Jones – lyrics
  • Colin Leonard – mastering engineer
  • Bill Zimmerman – assistant engineer
  • Phil Tan – mixing engineer