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  • Some of y'all may know Sisqo from Dru Hill. I didn't know about him until a few months ago but his first couple albums were really good. At the time Sisqo was rising, Usher was the main male R&B star tho. By the time Sisqo came onto the scene Usher had already released his super successful album My Way. Sisqo had his solo debut 2 years later with Unleash the Dragon.

    From what I can tell Usher was his closest competitor, and was always that one or two steps ahead. I also noticed Sisqo seemed very egotistical which people must not have liked about him.

    In one interview he said:

    Speaking to the New York Daily News, Sisqo claimed: “You think you’re the man, buddy. I’m the man. Usher cannot touch me. He ain’t even close.”
    He went on: “I want everyone to know that no R&B artist can touch my skill. To this day, nobody can outsing me. I will sing anybody under the table.”
    https://www.nme.com/news/music/sisqo-1381561

    It seems like right after this was when Usher's career really took off as he became the biggest star of the 2000s, while Sisqo faded very quickly.

  • More from that article:

    However, Sisqo‘s comments haven’t endeared him to music fans – his new Stateside single ‘Can I Live’ entered the US Billboard R&B and hiphop charts at Number 97. Many believe the source of Sisqo‘s arrogance stems from the success of last year’s ‘Thong Song’ smash from his ‘Unleash The Dragon’ solo debut, which shifted four million copies but didn’t win the coveted Grammy for Best Song.
    Usher released the second single, ‘U Remind Me’ from his forthcoming third solo album, ‘8701’ on Monday (June 25). Sisqo‘s new single, ‘Dance 4 Me’ will be released on July 2.
    U Remind Me ended up going #1 while Dance 4 Me never charted. I don't think any songs after charted either.

    Sisqo started off pretty big but his ego ended him. His 1999 album went 5x platinum, 2001 album platinum, 2015 album nowhere

  • sisqo was always some weird ass person with an ego trying to elevate himself higher than he actually was. he wasn't that amazing of a singer compared to usher, but he had hits no one can deny. anyway, after usher dropped 8701 it showed the difference in skill between the two

  • TBH, Sisqo was never close to Usher, in terms of anything lol

  • Thong Song > Usher’s discography

  • Teal_

    TBH, Sisqo was never close to Usher, in terms of anything lol

  • Teal_

    TBH, Sisqo was never close to Usher, in terms of anything lol

    Well Usher was making classics and outselling him BUT Sisqo had something if you compare, he tried. He started off strong then just fell

    My Way - 6x plat
    Unleash the Dragon - 5x plat
    8701 - 4x plat
    Return of Dragon - plat

    His 3rd album was Last Dragon in 2015. He seems to obsessed with Dragons

  • I just listened to Thong Song and my god this aged terribly. It's basically a meme. Why would you try and build a career off a song like that?

  • thebeast44

    I just listened to Thong Song and my god this aged terribly. It's basically a meme. Why would you try and build a career off a song like that?

    da f*** that song is the definition of classic
    you must be 14

  • Cody

    da f*** that song is the definition of classic
    you must be 14

    It just doesn't sound good to me. Maybe a lyrics change would have worked cuz the music isn't bad at all. Or maybe it's just not for me

  • Yes

  • Sisqo had potential, but he chose acting. Incomplete is one of the best R&B songs I ever heard tbh

  • Let

    Me

    See

    THAT

    THOOOONNNGGGGG

  • don't think usher had that much to do with sisqo's demise. he just faded. happens. he had been in the game 5 years by the time that second solo dropped. 2002 dru hill dropped another album, it was mid, then they disappeared. 5 albums in 6 years? that's a decent amount of work there. Got some classic songs

  • bot

    Thong Song > Usher’s discography

    This is fax

  • I never got why he was dropped after his second solo album which didn't even flop that hard. I guess labels were a lot less forgiving back then.

  • Vega

    I never got why he was dropped after his second solo album which didn't even flop that hard. I guess labels were a lot less forgiving back then.

    I think they put a few million into some music video for a song that flopped really badly (at least in comparison to expectations). Afterwards they just dropped him

  • OP just finding out about dru hill is pretty funny to me though.

    Artboard

    This just one of the best r&b songs

    Artboard

    They got some classics

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  • Tubig

    OP just finding out about dru hill is pretty funny to me though.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wPkC3DO_7Y

    This just one of the best r&b songs

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43XWafBLJIM

    They got some classics

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAnA6c7Jql4

    Lol I knew they existed, but didn't know their music

  • thebeast44

    Well Usher was making classics and outselling him BUT Sisqo had something if you compare, he tried. He started off strong then just fell

    My Way - 6x plat
    Unleash the Dragon - 5x plat
    8701 - 4x plat
    Return of Dragon - plat

    His 3rd album was Last Dragon in 2015. He seems to obsessed with Dragons

    mans is the long lost member of wu-tang apparently

  • Tubig

    OP just finding out about dru hill is pretty funny to me though.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wPkC3DO_7Y

    This just one of the best r&b songs

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43XWafBLJIM

    They got some classics

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAnA6c7Jql4

    just watched the never make a promise video again

    storyline for the video is dudes girlfriends father is molesting her

    did not remember that

  • Ginuwine was more of a competition to Usher than Sisqo

  • Sisqo's horrible 2nd album.ruined his solo career.

    He should've went back and did another Dru Hill.album in hindsight.

    But ego.

    Definitely Jam played a part by giving him his own imprint. Too much control too soon. That 2nd album was really weak.

  • Every time my girl goes to sleep b4 me "We're not making love no moreeeee"

  • Cuz invented silver hair tho

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