PLANTATION, Fla., Feb. 06, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Alliance Entertainment Holding Corporation (Nasdaq: AENT), a global distributor and wholesaler specializing in music, movies, video games, electronics, arcades, toys, and collectibles, today proudly announced a dynamic start to 2024 for its Independent Music distribution arm, AMPED Distribution, with the launch of the physical release of the highly anticipated album “Coming Home” by pop and R&B sensation USHER on February 9, 2024.

USHER recently appeared on an episode of Shannon Sharpe’s weekly YouTube podcast Club Shay Shay that has garnered more than 2.2 million views to date. Adding to the lead up he revealed the track listing on the album which features collaborations with Latto, The-Dream, H.E.R., and Pheelz as well as a remix track from Jung Kook (BTS) and USHER.

“Coming Home” is being released via mega, a music collective founded by L.A. Reid and USHER in partnership with gamma. The album was mainly recorded in Atlanta, GA with many of Atlanta’s hottest producers including Sean Garrett, Lil John, The Avila Brothers, Mel & Mus, Tricky Stewart, Rico Love, The-Dream, Jermaine Dupri, and D Mile, among many others. This strategic release ensures availability in brick-and-mortar stores just in time for the Friday street-date, preceding the Super Bowl LVIII halftime show from the mega-star on February 11, 2024.

AMPED Distribution is hitting all the right notes in 2024, and we’re thrilled to be part of this exciting venture,” remarked Jeff Walker, CEO and CFO of Alliance Entertainment. “As the excitement builds for USHER’s Super Bowl Halftime Show, AMPED Distribution ensures that fans can experience the magic of ‘Coming Home’ both in-store and online. The collaboration between Alliance Entertainment, AMPED Distribution, and USHER promises a memorable musical journey for fans worldwide.”

Dean Tabaac, Head of AMPED, added, “We are privileged to be collaborating with mega/gamma/Vydia to bring multiple versions of USHER’s ‘Coming Home’ in CD and vinyl LP formats to prominent retailers such as Amazon, Walmart, Barnes & Noble, indie Retail, Pop Market,, Urban Outfitters and more. USHER’s track ‘Good Good’ featuring 21 Savage and Summer Walker has surged to #13 on Top 40 radio, showcasing the artist’s current radio success. With USHER’s rising radio success, upcoming TV appearances, and the highly anticipated Super Bowl performance, we are well-prepared to deliver this blockbuster record release to both brick-and-mortar and e-commerce retailers.”