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“My Boo” – Usher feat. Alicia Keys

The song ended up not making Confessions, because we didn’t have the person we wanted for the record on the record. Confessions became so big that they wanted to re-release the album and add some more songs. Usher called me asking what other songs we had. I mention “My Boo.” Then me, Mark Pitts and everybody said lets put Alicia on the song. We put Alicia on the song and it was instant. Alicia fell right in with the record. I had this whole concept in my mind that Usher and Alicia should do a whole album like Tammi Terrell and Marvin Gaye, but nobody got what I was saying. I was like “Y’all can make this one record and this could be the beginning of y’all making eight more songs. It’ll be a platinum album. And you ain’t got to go on tour. You ain’t gotta do nothing. Just shoot one video.” They didn’t get the concept. But that song went on to be another number-one song for her and Usher. It was crazy. For that record I just wanted Usher to be able to make more records than the type of records we were making. I wanted to give him a sample record that had a lot of love in it. We just had to find a way to make it work.”

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