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8 May 2012, 14:32 | Updated: 8 May 2012, 14:44
The 'OMG' star says releasing another record is similar to a fighter giving it his all in the ring.
Usher has compared the release of his new studio album 'Looking For Myself' to a boxer standing toe-to-toe with his opponent in the ring.
The 'Climax' singer told Billboard that in the creation of his seventh studio record he is "striving for greatness" and has made sure to give his all.
"It's all about striving for greatness and offering the best I have. It's no different than a boxer: Standing in front of the person trying to tear his head off, he has to give his all to make it out of that ring," he confessed.
The star is currently preparing for his role as Sugar Ray Leonard in the new boxing biopic Hands of Stone, which also features Gael Garcia Bernal and Robert De Niro.
The R&B star has already premiered two different sounds to the album including his latest single 'Scream' and recently told Capital that the album is "full of collaboration".
Usher will also be heading to Wembley Stadium this summer to perform at the Capital FM Summertime Ball 2012 alongside the likes of Coldplay, The Wanted and Katy Perry.