Friday marks a special day for R&B music, for both Usher and Mariah Carey 25th anniversary of the release of two special albums. Usher celebrated her second studio album”My path“And Mariah celebrated her sixth studio album”Butterfly. “
Both artists, who have earned the title of legend, have special releases to celebrate these special milestones.
For Usher, she doesn’t just recreate”My pathThe album cover 25 years later, but he also released a 25th anniversary edition of the album, which includes three remastered tracks with Ryan James Carr, a vinyl anniversary pack, and a small documentary commemorating the project. judgment.
In a conversation with CombinationUsher shared what comes to mind when hearing the words “my way” and said,
“Legacy is all about time and possibility that has taken many years and memories of it… I am glad that in that time I have made bold decisions. [and] Don’t give up on my dream. [It was] of course it was my first time working with Jermaine Dupri. Working with him is something that always comes to mind. But the fact that we clicked the way we did, it comes to mind that maybe it was organic, maybe it was destined to happen. And [it’s] that’s amazing, because not only do we have a great relationship, but now we’re going to take the opportunity to do it again and reimagine it through some new ideas about music. But it’s a celebration, man; it’s really a memory that I hope that those of the past have a chance to recall and those who hear it for the first time also have a chance to know about my history and the history that both Jermaine Dupri and I have shared. yes. And everyone, by the way, who was part of the album. It’s not just Jermaine. It’s the Face. That’s the author of that album, right? It’s Teddy Riley. I’m just happy to look back on it and really excited.”
Mariah Carey also had a special release in honor of “Butterfly. “
She took to social media to announce the album’s big milestone, that she’s released new remixes, live performances, acapellas and a new version of the song “The Roof” ” featuring Brandy.
I poured in every word and every note on every song. 25 years later, it is still one of the proudest moments of my life and career. To celebrate # Butterfly25I’m releasing new remixes, live performances, acapells and a new version of “The Roof” with one and only @ 4everBrandy! pic.twitter.com/V0vrnZ9CgL
– Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) September 16, 2022
Mariah talked to Rolling Stone for the album’s anniversary, and she thought about the end of her marriage to Tommy Mottola, the inspiration for the 1997 masterpiece. She said,
“To have enough strength to get out of that is not an easy thing. So I put it all into the music.”
Roommate, what’s your favorite song from “My path,” and “Butterfly? “
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