R&B Singer

Usher Raymond IV is an American R&B singer. He was born in Dallas, Texas, but raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee, until moving to Atlanta, Georgia. At the age of 12, his mother put him in local singing competitions before catching the attention of a music A&R from LaFace Records.

Full Name
Usher Raymond IV
Oct 14, 1978
5′ 8″
Net Worth


Usher Raymond IV was born on October 14, 1978, in Dallas, Texas. He is an American R&B singer, songwriter and actor. His parents are Jonetta Patton and Usher Raymond III. During his early years he lived in Chattanooga, Tennessee with his mother and stepfather before moving to Atlanta, Georgia where he attended North Springs High School.

Usher's musical career started when he was just nine years old singing in the church choir. He soon joined a local band called NuBeginnings where he sang lead vocals and served as the group's frontman. At the age of 14, Usher signed a contract with LaFace Records and released his debut album at 15 titled "Usher". The album produced several hit singles including "Think of You" and "You Make Me Wanna...” which both went platinum.

Usher continued to release music throughout the 2000s including albums such as "8701" (2001), “Confessions” (2004) and “Raymond V Raymond” (2010). He has gone on to collaborate with some of the biggest names in music including Alicia Keys, Pitbull, Justin Bieber and more. He has also starred in films such as “Honey” (2003) and “In the Mix” (2005).

Throughout his career Usher has earned numerous awards including 8 Grammy Awards out of 17 nominations in categories such as Best Male R&B Performance, Best R&B Album and more. He has also been named Billboard's Top Male Artist for four consecutive years from 2005-2008. Usher is one of the most successful artists of all time having sold over 65 million albums worldwide making him one of only two male solo artists to have achieved this feat since 2000.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1978</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Usher is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On October 14, 1978, Usher Raymond IV was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1993</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Debut Album Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Usher releases his self titled debut album at the age of 15.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1994</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">First Grammy Nomination</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Usher earns his first Grammy nomination for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for his single "Think of You".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1997</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Grammy Award Wins</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Usher wins two Grammy Awards for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Album.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2001</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Marriage to Tameka Foster</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Usher marries stylist Tameka Foster and the couple have two sons together.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2004</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Diamond Selling Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Usher's fourth studio album Confessions is released and goes on to sell over 10 million copies in the United States, earning a diamond certification.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2012</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Las Vegas Residency Show</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Usher begins his residency show at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Great Performer</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Usher is an amazing performer who has been entertaining audiences for decades. His electrifying stage presence and powerful vocals have earned him countless awards and accolades, including multiple Grammy Awards.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's Innovative</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Usher is constantly pushing the boundaries of music by incorporating different styles and genres in his work. He is always looking for innovative ways to express himself, creating music that resonates with everyone.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's Charitable</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Usher uses his platform to give back to his community. He has founded several charities over the years and works hard to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Usher is a Multi-Platinum Recording Artist</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Usher has released seven albums and sold over 65 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> First Male R&B Artist to Reach No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Usher was the first male R&B artist to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with his single "Yeah!" in 2004.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Eight Time Grammy Award Winner</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Usher has won a total of eight Grammy Awards, including Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for four consecutive years from 2002 to 2005.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Founded His Own Record Label</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2004, Usher founded his own record label, US Records, and has since signed several other successful artists such as Justin Bieber and Chris Brown.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Accomplished Actor</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Usher has acted in several movies, including "The Faculty" (1998), "She's All That" (1999) and "In the Mix" (2005). He also had a recurring role in the TV series "Glee" (2011-2012).</p></div>


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