Usher Raymond, who is an American singer popular for the numerous hits in the R&B genre, was born on 14th October 1978. Usher was born in one of the most populous cities in Texas, called Dallas. He has been established as one of the pioneer musicians of the decade of 2000s and this feat had come to him, especially after his 2004 album called, ‘Confessions’. This album had also listed his name in various lists of best-selling musicians of the decade.
Usher had spent his early years in the city of Chattanooga, which is a county seat in Tennessee. In the recent news, it has also been reported that Usher had performed with a fellow artist whom he has collaborated with many times, Ne-Yo. This duo had come together after a long time to perform at ‘Fanatics’ CEO’s star-studded ‘Fourth of July’ Party, which was held recently. They performed for the guests which included the likes of Jay Z, Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Beyonce, and Chaney Jones among others.
Usher Net Worth 2024
Usher had been put in classes to learn music and singing from the age of 12 when his mother had started to place him as a part of the local talent music competitions. His 2004 album was titled ‘Confessions’, placed him as one of the rare artists who was able to have singles which had charted on the Billboard Hot 100 boards, as number 1 singles in the early part of the 2000s. The album had been certified as ‘Diamond’ by the recording music industry representative organization, RIAA.
As per many recent reports, it has also been stated that the ‘Confessions (2004)’ artist has also been able to sell more than 23 million album copies and more than 38 million digital songs in the US till now. He has also been mentioned as one of the ‘biggest music-selling artists of all time’, as internationally the total number of copies sold of his music is more than 80 million worldwide. There have been various outlets in the media that are related to the music and entertainment industry that has called Usher the ‘King of R&B’.
Usher Bio & Earnings Overview
|Usher Raymond IV
|14th October 1978
|Singer, Songwriter, Actor & Dancer
|R&B & Hip Hop
|LaFace, RCA, RBMG, and Legacy
|North Springs High School
|Over 75 kg
|Over 180 million USD
Usher Early Life, Age & Family
Usher was born on 14th October 1978 with his birth name as mentioned in various articles as Usher Raymond IV. He was born in the third most populous city of Texas, called ‘Dallas’. He was born to Jonetta Patton, his mother, and to Usher Raymond III, his father. He had spent most of his childhood years in Tennessee. Usher’s father had left the family when he was a year old. This had led his mother and his stepfather James Lackey, to come together and raise him in the county seat of Tennessee, called Chattanooga. It was in this county that his mother had made him join one of the local church choir groups when he was 9 years old.
As a part of this group, it had become clear that Usher had a good singing ability and this was later confirmed by others when he had joined a local singing group at the same time. This decision had also shown that Usher’s ability to sing would get him better opportunities and for this purpose, the family had decided to move to the city of Atlanta. This city had also been one of the better cities for singers who were just beginning as artists in the US. He had attended the North Springs High School, while he was staying in Atlanta, Georgia.
Usher Career Beginnings & Breakthrough
At the age of 10, it was an opportunity for Usher when he joined an R&B local group which was called the ‘NuBeginnings’. This was followed by a local talent show in Atlanta, where he had met with A. J. Alexander. Alexander had been working as a bodyguard for another American singer, Bobby Brown, and this had led the way for Usher to be able to perform in parking lots and talent shows. At one of these shows, Alexander had invited Bryant Reid, a representative of LaFace Records to see the singer’s performance in a talent show ‘Star Search’.
This had been the much-awaited opportunity for Usher and he had signed a deal with LaFace at that time. To prepare for his debut album, Usher had to plead with the label as the label had been skeptical due to the changes his voice had been going through as puberty had hit him. Finally, on 30th August 1994, the label came out with the debut album of the artist titled ‘Usher’. The album had been able to reach number twenty-five and the album has sold about 500,000 copies now. He had his first number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100 after his second album ‘My Way’ had been released in 1997.
Usher Latest News & Songs
Usher has been most popular for his fourth album which was released in 2004 titled ‘Confessions’. The album had sold more than 20 million copies and four number 1 hit singles on Billboard Hot 100. In his career, Usher has collected over 9 singles which have been number one on the Billboard Hot 100. RIAA had certified the album as ‘Diamond’ after the estimations had suggested that the album had sold more than 20 million ‘Confessions’ copies worldwide. Usher has also been the winner of many awards such as the American Music Awards, MTV Europe Music Awards, World Music Awards, and two times the MTV Video Music Awards.
It has been reported in the recent news that in a recent show, which was organized by Usher at his Las Vegas house, the video clip showing Usher and actress Keke Palmer had been gaining rounds. In the video, Keke is shown to be wearing a black dress which has been covered by a black colored bodysuit underneath. The video had made Keke’s child’s father, Darius Jackson, comment on the video about her dress and this has been berated by the users as they saw Darius trying to shame Keke for her outfit.