For all the Usher fans out there who have been eagerly awaiting the release of the seven-time Grammy winner's new album, Looking 4 Myself, MTV News has you covered: The R&B superstar will be offering fans a sneak peek of exclusive performance footage of his first two singles, "Climax" and "Scream," as well as the never-before-heard track "Twisted" produced by Pharrell during "MTV First: Usher."
This special event goes down Wednesday, May 16, at 7:54 p.m. ET on MTV, when the man himself, Usher Raymond, will be on hand to introduce the footage and the new single and will stick around for a meaty interview with MTV News' Sway Calloway to discuss his new album and more on MTV.com. Fans can submit questions via MTV.com or Twitter @MTVNews with the hashtag #MTVFirst or #AskUsher.
The performances featured in "MTV First: Usher" were shot exclusively by MTV News during a special album-listening experience with the [article id="1684028"]off-Broadway show "Fuerza Bruta"[/article] in New York City.
"I felt like the natural elements as well as the emotion of 'Fuerza Bruta' would definitely speak or be significant to some of the stories and I guess hopefully a connection [was there]," Usher told MTV News last month of tying the performance to his album. "When we began to explore different directions [for the performance like] maybe we use some of their music, maybe we use some of mine ... and before you knew it the idea came together."
Looking 4 Myself will be released June 12 and is available for pre-order now at select retailers in both standard and deluxe editions.
Don't miss "MTV First: Usher" on Wednesday, May 16, at 7:54 p.m. ET on MTV, followed by a lengthy interview with the singer on MTV.com!