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Usher Terry Raymond IV (born October 14, 1978) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor. He rose to fame in the late 1990s with the release of his second album My Way, which spawned his first U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number-one hit, "Nice & Slow". The album has been certified 6-times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). His follow-up album, 8701, produced the Billboard Hot 100 number one hits "U Remind Me" and "U Got It Bad".

Usher's 2004 album, Confessions, established him as one of the best-selling musical artist of the 2000s decade. It sold over 20 million copies worldwide, bolstered by its four consecutive Billboard Hot 100 number one hits — "Yeah!", "Burn", "Confessions Part II", and "My Boo" — and has been certified diamond by the RIAA. His follow-ups, Here I Stand (2008) and Raymond v. Raymond (2010), debuted atop the Billboard 200 and produced the Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles "Love in This Club" and "OMG". A follow-up EP, Versus, was released in July 2010 and produced the successful track "DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love". His seventh studio album, Looking 4 Myself (2012), contained a more dance-pop sound and experienced lower first week sales compared to his previous efforts.

The RIAA ranks Usher as one of the best-selling artists in American music history, having sold over 23 million copies in the United States alone. To date, he has sold over 65 million records worldwide. Usher has won numerous awards including eight Grammy Awards. At the end of 2009, Usher was named the number one Hot 100 artist of the 2000s decade. Billboard named him the second most successful artist of the 2000s decade, with his 2004 album Confessions being ranked as the top solo album of the 2000s decade. Billboard also placed Usher at number six on their list of Top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of the Past 25 Years.Usher has attained nine Hot 100 number-one hits (all as a lead artist) and has attained eighteen Hot 100 top-ten hits.

Usher and wife Tameka Foster welcomed their second child, a boy. into the world on 10 December, 2008.
This is the second child for the couple, who already have a one-year-old boy named Usher Raymond V.
He has a younger brother named James Lackey, his birthday is July 26th, 1984. He usually goes by J. Lack and he helps produce music.
He swears his album, Confessions–which features songs about a painful breakup and infidelity–is not a reflection on his split with TLC member Rozonda Chilli Thomas.
He has three singles from his album Confessions in Billboard top 10, a feat only previously matched by British bands the Beatles and the Bee Gees.
Usher became the first artist in 34 years to top Billboard Hot 100 singles chart four times in a year.
He launched the first-ever celebrity debit card. The Usher's Debit MasterCard, is backed by the financial service group Bankfirst.
Usher says his mother is his best friend. He credits her for keeping him grounded. She continues to guide Usher's career as his manager today, a duty she assumed after quitting her full-time office job when deciding to move to Atlanta.
In 1998, he was the opening act for Janet Jackson's Velvet Rope Tour.
Usher's Favorites:
City: Atlanta, Georgia
Movie: The Five Heartbeats
Song: As We Lay by Shirley Murdock
Car: Bentley
Rapper: Notorious B.I.G.
Singers: Donny Hathoway, Stevie Wonder, R. Kelly, and Michael Jackson
Flower: Orchid Flowers
Proteam: Atlanta Hawks
Color: Yellow
Snacks: Strawberries, whipped cream, and chocolate
Usher volunteers for the Boys and Girls Club.
When Usher was 14 he was spotted at a talent show by a record executive from LaFace Records.
Usher has made a cologne and perfume line it is named after himself.
Barbra Walters named Usher one of the 10 most fascinating people of 2004.
In September 2007, Usher placed his Atlanta home in Country Club of the South on the market for an asking price of $1.95 million.
He criticizes TV's extreme makeover shows because people should learn to love who they are.
Has opened Camp New Look in Atlanta, a summer camp for minority youth designed to help prodigies-in-training realize their dreams.
He has black hair and brown eyes.
Usher has sold approximately 30 million albums worldwide.
He celebrated his 26th birthday in the "Rainbow Room" in the Rockafella Center. Among the guests at the party were Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs, Patti LaBelle, Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump, Naomi Campbell, Jay-Z, Jermaine Dupri, Pharrell Williams, and Mariah Carey.
His 5th album, Confessions sold over 1.1 million copies in its first week, the highest first-week total ever for an R&B album.
At 12.1 seconds, he holds the record on Star Search for the longest note sung by a child. He set the record in 1983.
In 1999, Usher was chosen as one of Teen People magazine's "21 Hottest Stars Under 21.
He won the 1997 Soul Train Award for Best R&B Single by a Male, for his song You Make Me Wanna.
Usher is good friends with R&B/Soul artist, Robin Thicke.
Due to a flu, he had to cancel all of his performances in the Broadway Musical Chicago in early 2006, but finally took over the role of "Billy Flynn" on August 22, receiving mixed critics.
He is the co-owner of a NBA team, the Cleveland Cavaliers.
He has been singing since he was six.
In 2006, was ranked #48 in the countdown for 100 Greatest Teen Stars.
Usher and wife Tameka welcomed a baby boy, Usher Raymond V on November 26, 2007 in Atlanta, GA.
He has a road named after him. It is called "Usher Raymond Parkway" and is located in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Usher is 5'11".
Usher married girlfriend Tameka Foster September 1, 2007 in Atlanta. It was Usher's first marriage, and Tameka's second.
Usher was crowned the 'Godson of Soul' by funk superstar James Brown, after the two danced together onstage at 2005 Grammy Awards.
On July 4th, 2006, Usher was pulled over by police for driving over the speed limit. He appeared in court on January 18, 2007, where the judge ordered him to perform 20 hours of community service and fined him $540.
Usher is a good friend of R&B singer Alicia Keys. They've known each other since he was 16.
Usher attended North Springs High School in Sandy Springs, Georgia.
Usher's vocal coach is Jan Smith.
U Remind Me reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B/Hip Hop charts, number 2 on the Rhythmic Top 40 chart, number 3 in Canada and the UK, and number 4 in Australia.
U Got It Bad reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B/Hip Hop charts, number 3 in Australia and number 5 in the UK.
U Don't Have To Call reached number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 3 on the US R&B chart.
Caught Up peaked at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100, and number 9 in the UK.
My Boo featuring R&B artist Alicia Keys, has reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was featured on a re-release/repackaged version of Confessions, giving him a total of 7 number 1 singles in the US.
Burn has reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and US R&B/Hip Hop charts as well as the Rhythmic Top 40 charts, and also topping the UK and Australian charts.
Usher worked with rapper Jermaine Dupri for his second album My Way.
Usher won a Grammy Award for "Best Male R&B Vocal" in the Grammy Awards of 2001 for U Remind Me off his 8701 album.
Usher’s My Way album is a tribute to Frank Sinatra.
Usher swept the 2004 Music Awards, by wining every award he was nominated for.
His first single when he first started singing was Think Of You.
He does 200 Sit-Ups a day to keep his six pack.
Usher's favortie candy is M&Ms and he likes to sort them by color before he eats them.
Usher gave a somewhat steamy interview about his sex life in the UK magazine Sky on June 2001. Many of the photos from that issue reached American magazines two years later.
In the movie In The Mix, all his tattoos are edited out. However in some photos you can still see them.
Usher tried out for a role on Sister, Sister, but messed up a line while on set.


90's Hits

My Way
Nice and Slow
You Make Me Wanna

Hip Hop/RNB

Hot Tottie (feat. Jay Z)
Lil' Freak (feat. Nicki Minaj)
OMG (feat. Will.I.Am)
There Goes My Baby


Good Kisser
I Don't Mind
I Don't Mind (feat. Juicy J)
Lemme See (feat. Rick Ross)
Yeah (feat. Lil Jon And Ludacris)
Yeah (feat. Lil' Jon and Ludacris)

Today's Hits

Caught Up
Confessions Part II
DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love (feat. Pitbull)
Love In This Club
You don't have to call
You got it bad
You make me wanna
You remind me

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