Who is Usher?
Usher Raymond IV, mostly known as Usher is a famous American Songwriter, singer, dancer and actor. He is a talented musician from his very childhood. He became famous in the late 90s when he released his second album “My Way” in 1997. But he released his debut album in 1994 entitles “Usher”. He topped the “Billboard Hot 100” with his “Nice & Slow” and “My Way”. “U Don’t Have to Call” – is the most popular song among his top 3 songs. It sold worldwide 8 million copies. Usher won his 1st two Grammy Award for 2 consecutive years in 2002 and 2003 as the “Best Male R&B Vocal performances”.
Usher Net Worth:
According to the renowned celebrity magazine, Usher won the net worth almost $180 million. He is considered as one of the richest musicians worldwide. He has earned huge for the sales of his studio albums worldwide. For an instance, his album “confession” which was released on 2004, sold almost 10 million copies only in the U.S. Till date Usher has sold 65 million records throughout the world. This is the reason why Usher is one of the best-selling musicians forever. He has programmed lots of successful world and regional tours starting from 1997. He has earned huge money from the ticket sells and other revenues. Also, he has taken part in some of the famous films and television concerts.
Usher Life History:
He was born in Dallas which was in Texas. Usher is the son of Jonetta Patton and Usher III. His father left his family when he was just 1 year old. He spent the most of his childhood time in Chattanooga. At the age of 9, he joined the youth choir of the local church in Chattanooga directed by her mother. Then his grandmother discovered his hidden talent for singing. To provide better openings and opportunities to Usher’s talent, his family then moved to Atlanta, Georgia. There he attended the “North Springs High School”.
Usher is known for:
Usher has started his musical career specifically from the late 90s. “You Make Me Wanna..” a song from his popular album “My Way” reached the top in the UK. He won the award for best male R&B singer at Soul Train Music Awards. During this time, he made his television debut with the TV series “Moesha”. In the following year, he also made his film debut with the film “The Faculty”.
“Confession” was the fourth studio album that gave him the desired fame and money. He won lots of awards for this album. MTV Europe Music Awards, American Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards and World Music Awards – these are the most honorable awards Usher has won.
He released “Raymond v. Raymond” in 2010. It topped the “Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Chart” for 2 consecutive weeks and also got the 31st place in the “Billboard Hot 100” chart.
“Looking 4 Myself” was released on 2012 and achieved positive reviews and appraisals from the audience and critics both.
Usher Political/Business Affiliation:
Apart from music, Usher is interested in other businesses also. He owns several restaurants. He also launched a fragrance range named “Usher He” and “Usher She” in 2008. In 2015, he became a co-writer for “Tidal” – a music streaming service along with other popular musicians.
Usher Bio Info
Full name: Usher Raymond IV
Born: 14 October 1978 (age 39 years), Dallas, Texas, United States
Height: 1.71 m
Spouse: Grace Miguel (m. 2015), Tameka Foster (m. 2007–2009)
Children: Naviyd Ely Raymond, Usher Raymond V
TV shows: The Voice, The Bold and the Beautiful, BET Honors 2015: Extras
Awards: Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Performance
- You can’t fake being a star. But you can also become a great personality. – Usher
- Success is about dedication. You may not be where you want to be or do what you want to do when you’re on the journey. But you’ve got to be willing to have vision and foresight that leads you to an incredible end. – Usher
- As a kid, looking at Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, New Edition, the Temptations, Motown, people who I felt were huge artists, they made me wanna do something.
- I guess we’re all kinda searching for a connection with something that’s relevant to our past and speaks to who we are, and maybe helps us make a connection to what we are, and where we come from. – Usher
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