R+B star Usher has been forced to bring forward the release of his new album HERE I STAND due to popular demand. The Grammy winner's latest LP was due to hit stores in June (08), but, after scoring a U.S. number one with his Young Jeezy collaboration Love In This Club last month (Mar08), bosses at his record label Zomba have now decided to drop the disc on 27 May (08). According to a press release from the Jive subsidiary label, the move was initiated to "satiate" Usher's fans. Here I Stand is the Burn hitmaker's first release since 2004 smash Confessions.