*Just four months after releasing his new album “Raymond V. Raymond,” Usher is concocting a new album project of eight new songs scheduled for releas next month.

Titled “Versus,” the album will be available on Aug. 24 as both a stand-alone project as well as part of a new special deluxe version of “Raymond V. Raymond,” which was released in March. That album includes the recent No. 1 pop song “OMG.”

Usher follows in the footsteps of Lady Gaga, who released “The Fame Monster” as a separate disc and also as a deluxe version of “The Fame” after the success of that album.