Usher's 'Raymond' album out Dec. 21

'Papers' single is No. 32 on the Billboard Hot 100

Jive is announcing that Usher's new album, "Raymond V. Raymond," is being released Dec. 21. The set's lead single, "Papers," is No. 2 this week on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and No. 32 on the Hot 100.

Usher's last album, 2008's "Here I Stand," has sold 1.2 million units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. His biggest-selling album to date is 2004's "Confessions," which stands at 9.7 million units.