Usher Brief Biography

Usher Raymond IV (born October 14, 1978) 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.

Usher News

• 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,' Santa puppets to go up for auction
• 'America's Got Talent' crowns Brandon Leake its Season 15 winner over Broken Roots
• 'The Voice' Battles recap: Rose Short and Jessie Lawrence steal the show, Gwen Stefani and Kelly Clarkson cry over Blake Shelton's kind words
• 'The Voice' Battle Round continues with Ricky Duran, Joana Martinez, Kyndal Inskeep and more advancing!

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