Usher is an American singer, songwriter, dancer,
philanthropist, entrepreneur, and actor.
Usher was coach on NBC's
in the fourth season and returned again for season six.
Billboard named him the second most successful artist of the 2000s decade.
To date, he has sold over 65 million records worldwide, making him one of the best selling
music artists of all time.
Usher Raymond IV
October 14, 1978 ( age
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Chattanooga, Tennessee, then Atlanta, Georgia, when Usher was 12 years old.
5' 8½" (1.74 m)
North Springs High School in Sandy Springs, Georgia.
Tameka Foster (m. 2007-2009)
Naviyd Ely Raymond
Usher Raymond V
R&B, soul, pop, hip hop, dance
Singer, songwriter, actor, entrepreneur, dancer, philanthropist
Got his start:
singing when he was six years old, joining the local church choir at the behest of his mother; performing at a Star Search audition when record executive spotted him
Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas of the R&B group TLC.
Did You Know:
• He is the godson of actor Ben Vereen;
• He is the co-owner of the (NBA team) Cleveland Cavaliers.
• Usher is a vegan. He became a vegetarian shortly after the January 2008 death of his father,
Usher Raymond III, from a heart attack, and went vegan a few years later.
"Appearance is something you should definitely consider when you're going out. Have your girlfriend clip your nails or something like that."
"It is uncertain at this time how soon the export crisis will be resolved, ... With current world conditions, the import problem is far broader than hot-rolled products from three countries, and we continue to evaluate new trade cases against these and other nations covering a number of products."
"We are keenly aware that our shareholders are anxious to receive accurate financial information on the company, ... We have taken special measures to produce statements as quickly as possible."
"I'm 25 years old and I'm dealing with my responsibilities as a man and I'm not afraid to speak, to be realistic and talk about the issues men deal with in relationships. "
"Hard work truly does pay off! .. I started a long time ago in hopes that this day would come, where I could be recognized for my hard work on my abs."
Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Single ("You Make Me Wanna...").
Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance - Male ("U Remind Me").
Soul Train Award for Male R&B/Soul Album (8701).
BET Award for Best Male R&B Artist
3 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards for Top Artist, Top Male Artist, and Top Singles Artist.
2 Teen Choice Awards for Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Artist and Choice Love Song ("U Got It Bad").
Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance - Male for ("U Don't Have To Call").
2 BET Awards including Male R&B Artist of the Year and the Viewer's Choice Award ("Yeah").
Teen Choice Awards, for Choice Album, Choice R&B Artist, Choice R&B Track, and Choice Hook Up ("Yeah"),
2 MTV Video Music Awards for Best Male Video and Best Dance Video,
3 World Music Awards for Best Male Artist, Best R&B Artist, and Best Pop Male Artist
2 Source Awards for R&B/Rap Collaboration of the Year ("Yeah") and Male R&B Artist of the Year
4 American Music Awards for Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist, Favorite Soul/R&B Album, Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist, and Favorite Pop/Rock Album
3 Grammy Awards for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group ("My Boo" with Alicia Keys), Best Contemporary R&B Album (Confessions), and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration ("Yeah" with Ludacris and Lil Jon),
4 Soul Train Music Awards including Best R&B/Soul Single, Male ("Confessions, Part 2"), Best R&B/Soul Album, Male (Confessions), Best R&B/Soul Single, Group, Band or Duo ("My Boo" with Alicia Keys), and Best R&B/Soul or Rap Dance Cut ("Yeah").
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Male Artist
Kid's Choice Awards for Favorite Male Singer and for Favorite Song ("Burn").