Birth Name: 
Usher Raymond IV
pop, hip-hop, soul, R&B
Music Category: 
Best Known For: 

"Nice & Slow"
"Love in This Club"

Short bio: 

Usher is a singer-songwriter, dancer, philanthropist, businessman, 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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Submitted by akela (not verified) on

i just wanted to ask u if yur ever goin to come back to Guyana again ?

Submitted by Jermel Frazier (not verified) on

I know this time is hard for you....Believe me I feel your pain....Stay in encouraged even when your hurting mentality and emotionally.... Don't let the world beat you up... I know you feel like shit embarrassed but time will heal all wounds. I have the same condition but i learned to move on and keep my faith in God cause we all fall short.... Be bless man don't let the world beat you down...Cause the world dont live you only your love one's and God.

Submitted by Don (not verified) on

I am an old white guy (74) so it would be unusual for me to listen to your (fantastic) music. After watching you on the Voice and just watched you on carpool I had to tell you that you are a fantastic person. Cool is not a big enough word to describe who I perceive you to be. I wish you well. Keep blessing people!

Submitted by Nancy (not verified) on

I know fans suggest things all the time to you, but figured after everything that has been going on you should remake 'We are the world'. I saw the video with Michael Jackson, Kenny loggins, Willie Nelson, Tina Turner, etc. and I thought, that would be awesome to do a remake with newer artists (artists now a days) and who better to get it together than YOU!! You are such an inspiration to a lot of people and singers out there. You were a bigger fan of Michael Jackson than any other artist out there now. I have a few suggestions for singers!!! Pink, Justin Timberlake, Justin Bieber, Beyoncé, Blake Shelton, And others. I even thought about you performing at the Super Bowl this year as well. I don't know if they already have in mind who is going to perform but it would be awesome to bring back that song for people to see what truly matters in this world. Peace and love.

Submitted by Rina (not verified) on

I miss your presence your music come back real soon -#1

Submitted by La Toya (not verified) on

Hey!! Ima get straight to the point... do u still do the meet and greets? U have so many women that throw themselves at u... well, this time u may wanna throw urself at me.

Submitted by Elander Graham Jr. (not verified) on

Alright Mr. Usher

Let me start off by saying you make great music and you perform awesomely as well. I have had so many people come to me and tell me I look like you. It doesn’t surprise me at all to here it anymore. In 1997 was the first ever and I was like why are the girls thinking I look like Usher. Then later I found to realize they thought you was a great singer and of course my brother they thought you were cute! So almost my whole life man if a girl was interested in me they had a crush on you!! Haha

Again congratulations on staying on the top all these years!

Elander Graham Jr. Aka “ER”

Submitted by Yianni (not verified) on

Hey Usher, me and all my homies were vibin to “Scream” the other day whilst playing an intense round of table tennis. That shit slapped so hard. Dude, you seriously brought our hang-out sesh to a level elevated far beyond what it previously was. It got me wondering, where’d you go? I miss you. Yeah. OMG. DJ got us falling’ in Love. More. Damn, what a time to be alive. I’m sure you’re doing bigger and better things right now, but I’m not. I’m literally writing a fan mail letter to Usher. Listen, I’m a simple guy. I don’t ask for much. All I want is another banger to ping pong to. Please don’t let me and all my homies down. Thanks

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