After loads of late '90s success, the R&B singer was about to set himself up for a flop with the never released LP, All About U. It leaked to negative reception in late 2000, and when its expected 2001 release date came around, the project was canceled. Usher went back into the and returned with the quadruple-platinum 8701 later that year and diamond-selling follow-up Confessions, in 2004.