Usher

Hip hop music, Celebrity

1978 –

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Who is Usher?

Usher Raymond IV is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actor. Usually known by his first name only, Usher rose to fame in the late 1990s with the release of his second album My Way, which spawned his first Billboard Hot 100 number-one hit, "Nice & Slow". The album has been certified 6-times platinum by the RIAA. His follow-up album, 8701, produced the Billboard Hot 100 number one hits "U Remind Me" and "U Got It Bad". The album has been certified 4-times platinum by the RIAA.

Usher's 2004 album Confessions sold over 10 million copies in the United States, and has been certified diamond by the RIAA. Confessions has the highest first week sales for an R&B artist in history. It spawned four consecutive Billboard number-one hits—"Yeah!", "Burn", "Confessions Part II", and "My Boo". Usher's 2008 album Here I Stand sold over 5 million copies worldwide, and its lead single "Love in This Club" peaked at number-one on the Billboard Hot 100.

On March 30, 2010, Usher released his sixth studio album Raymond v. Raymond, which became his third consecutive album to debut at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart. It has been certified platinum by the RIAA, and spawned another Billboard Hot 100 number-one hit "OMG". The song became his ninth number one in the United States, making him the first 2010s artist to collect number one singles in three consecutive decades. He later released an extended play and deluxe edition of Raymond v. Raymond, entitled Versus, which debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 chart. Its lead single "DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love" reached number four on the Billboard Hot 100.

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Born
Oct 14, 1978
Dallas
Also known as
  • Usher Raymond IV
  • Usher -
  • Best of Usher
  • Usher Raymond IV
  • Usher Raymond
  • Usher 'Mr. Entertainment'
  • Usher Terry Raymond IV
  • Big Tyme
  • Usher Terrence Raymond IV
  • R. Usher
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Scientology
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • North Springs Charter School of Arts and Sciences
  • Haynes Bridge Middle School
Lived in
  • Chattanooga
  • Atlanta

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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