Pop Ya Collar

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"Pop Ya Collar"
Usher - Pop Ya Collar - CD cover.jpg
Single by Usher
from the album  All About U and 8701 (International)
Released February 20, 2001 (2001-02-20)
Format CD, Maxi single
Recorded 2000
Genre R&B
Length 3:40
Label Arista
Songwriter(s) Usher, Kevin "Shekspere" Briggs and Kandi Burruss
Usher singles chronology
"My Way"
"Pop Ya Collar"
"U Remind Me"

"Pop Ya Collar" is a single by American recording artist Usher, released on February 20, 2001. It written by himself, Kevin "Shekspere" Briggs and Kandi Burruss. The song was produced for his third cancelled studio album All About U, the latter project was abandoned following the leak of the song and several other tracks onto online music store Napster, several months prior to its release of October 31, 2000. The song was instead later included onto some editions of his official third studio album 8701. It was released as a CD Single in the United States on February 20, 2001.

"Pop Ya Collar" achieved moderate chart success. It peaked at number 60 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, remaining on the chart for seven weeks. The song reached its highest position on the UK Singles Chart at number 2. "Pop Ya Collar" reached the top 40 in several other territories.


Usher had initially planned to release the album entitled All About U, as his third studio album on October 31, 2000. The album was to follow Usher's commercially successful and breakthrough 1997 album, My Way, which August 7, 2001 had sold over seven million copies.[1][2] On March 13, 2000, multiple tracks from the album had leaked on to online music store Napster several months prior to its release, including "T.T.P.", "U R the One" and "Pop Ya Collar".[1] Following the event, the album's release was delayed twice, on December 5, 2000 and July 17, 2001.[1] During the taping of MTV Icon Janet Jackson special, Usher explained that he returned to the studios to record new songs, stating "I didn't want that to be the way my record was remembered or the way I would present that to my fans" while adding that tracks that were available for download on the site were not going to be included on the new album.[1] With new tracks produced, the new album, under the title 8701, was released on July 1, 2001 by Arista Records.[3][4]


"Pop Ya Collar" was released from Usher's previously intended third studio album All About U as the first single. Following the song's leak on online music store Napster, along with several other tracks, it was added to some editions of 8701. Instead, "U Remind Me" was released as the first official single from Usher's 8701.[3] "Pop Ya Collar" was released as a CD single in the United States on February 20, 2001.[5] "Pop Ya Collar" was written by Usher, Kevin "Shekspere" Briggs and Kandi Burruss and produced by the former.[6]

Track listing

CD Single[5]

  1. "Pop Ya Collar" (Radio edit)
  2. "Pop Ya Collar" (G4orce Double Bass Flex)
  3. "Pop Ya Collar" (G4orce Jazz Step vocal)
  4. "Pop Ya Collar" (G4orce Bogle Dub)
  5. "My Way" (Remix) (with Jermaine Dupri)



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  2. ^ Hopwood, Christian (August 7, 2001). "Usher 8701 Review". BBC Music. BBC. Retrieved November 7, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Reid, Shaheem (April 18, 2001). "Usher Turns U Into 8701". MTV News. Viacom. Retrieved November 5, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Usher - 8701" (in Dutch). bol.com. Retrieved July 25, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Pop Ya Collar: Usher". Amazon.com. Retrieved August 24, 2013. 
  6. ^ 8701 (inlay cover). Usher. Arista Records. 2001. 
  7. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Usher – Pop Ya Collar". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Usher – Pop Ya Collar" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Usher – Pop Ya Collar" (in French). Ultratip.
  10. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Usher – Pop Ya Collar". GfK Entertainment Charts.
  11. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 10, 2001" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40
  12. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Usher – Pop Ya Collar" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  13. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  14. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Usher – Pop Ya Collar". Singles Top 100.
  15. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Usher – Pop Ya Collar". Swiss Singles Chart.
  16. ^ "Usher: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company.
  17. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  18. ^ "Usher Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved September 5, 2010.
  19. ^ "Usher Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved September 5, 2010.
  20. ^ "The Official UK Singles Chart 2001" (PDF). UKChartsPlus. Retrieved 21 May 2018. 

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