Usher Biography

Usher Raymond IV (born October 14, 1978), known mononymously as Usher, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and actor. He 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" spent three weeks 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. The RIAA ranks Usher as one of the best-selling artists in American music history, having sold over 23 million copies in the United States alone. To date, he has sold over 65 million records worldwide, making him one of the best selling music artists of all time. Usher has won numerous awards including eight Grammy Awards. At the end of 2009, Usher was named the number one Hot 100 artist of the 2000s decade. Billboard named him the second most successful artist of the 2000s decade, with his 2004 album Confessions being ranked as the top solo album of the 2000s decade. Billboard also placed Usher at number six on their list of Top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of the Past 25 Years. Usher has attained nine Hot 100 number-one hits (all as a lead artist) and has attained eighteen Hot 100 top-ten hits.

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Usher News

Usher's ex-wife handed an emergency custody meeting after son nearly drowns in Atlanta

Tameka Foster Raymond is now seeking full custody of five-year-old Usher Raymond V

  • Aug 8, 2013

Usher's five-year-old son nearly drowns while stuck in a pool drain

Boy was freed by contractors working on nearby property

  • Aug 7, 2013

Usher wins custody of two sons after court battle with ex-wife

The singer is awarded primary physical custody after a lengthy legal battle with Tameka Foster-Raymond

  • Aug 25, 2012

Usher's stepson dies two weeks after jet ski accident

11-year-old Kile Glover is removed from life support

  • Jul 22, 2012

Usher reveals he planned to record with Amy Winehouse before her death

Rapper says 'a few conversations took place' about the pair collaborating

  • Jun 13, 2012

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Yeah!

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Rick Ross feat. Usher "Touch N You"

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Usher Reviews

USHER featuring A$AP ROCKY - 'Hot Thing'

USHER featuring A$AP ROCKY - 'Hot Thing'

Usher benefits from A$AP's attitude

  • Jun 12, 2012

Usher feat. Diplo - 'Climax'

Jaw dropping results

  • Feb 21, 2012

Usher, 'Climax'

Leaked by Diplo, it's a surprising comeback from Mr Usher

  • Feb 15, 2012

Album Review: Usher - 'Raymond V Raymond' (RCA)

The R&B star's inner demons get the better of him

  • May 7, 2010

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