Usher's 'Confessions' Hits Ten Million Album Sales In US

7 July 2012, 08:58 | Updated: 7 July 2012, 11:38

The 'Climax' singer's fourth studio album makes history as it reaches new landmark.

Usher's album 'Confessions' has this week surpassed the ten million milestone mark in the US for copies sold.

The R&B star's fourth studio record, which produced such hit singles as 'Burn' and 'Yeah!', becomes the 19th album to hit sales of over ten million since 1991 when SoundScan first started collating data.

The last album to achieve a similar feat was by rapper Eminem with 'The Eminem Show' in 2002.

Usher's 2004 record debuted on the US Billboard chart at the number one spot and his recent seventh studio album 'Looking After Myself' also achieved the same status when it was released this year.

The top selling album since 1991 is from rock group Metallica with the self-titled record nothing in the region of 15.79 million copies sold.

The Beatles, Britney Spears and Backstreet Boys also all feature in the list.

Back in March this year, Usher jokingly told fans to stop buying Adele's '21' because he feared his total album sales in a year record [with 'Confessions'] would be eclipsed by the British singer.

You can view a picture of Usher playing with his sons in Malibu this week below: (Picture: Splash)

"No actually, I love her. Unfortunately, she's the closest to breaking my record for the last ten years. So now guys, don't go and buy that album right now," he confessed.

Meanwhile, Usher will be heading back to the UK in September for the opening night of the iTunes Festival 2012.

The month long series of gigs will also see the likes of One Direction, Ed Sheeran and Jessie J all take to the stage at the Roundhouse in Camden, London.