Usher's New Year's resolution was to "let go of things" - but he probably didn't expect his new album to leak onto the internet.
Contactmusic reports Raymond Vs Raymond, the star's sixth album, surfaced online last week despite its release being scheduled for February in Europe and March in the US.
The singer had previously told Access Hollywood: "My New Year's resolution is just to let go of the things in the past and accept those things that are new."
He went on: "Everything that is taken from you, I choose to look at it like this, its just an opportunity or window for God to replace what is truly intended for you."
50 Cent suffered a similar blow at the end of last year when his new album Before I Self Destruct leaked a month before it was due out in November.