Usher Raymond IV (born October 14, 1978) is an American singer, songwriter, actor, businessman, and dancer. 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. He released his self-titled debut album Usher (1994), and rose to fame in the late 1990s with the release of his second album My Way (1997). It spawned his first U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number-one single "Nice & Slow", and the top-two singles "You Make Me Wanna..." and "My Way". His third album, 8701 (2001), produced the number-one singles "U Remind Me" and "U Got It Bad", as well as the top-three single "U Don't Have to Call". It sold eight million copies worldwide and won his first two Grammy Awards as Best Male R&B Vocal Performance in 2002 and 2003.
|Full name at birth||
Usher Terrence Raymond IV
|Claim to fame||
huge radio hits such as “You Make Me Wanna...”, “Yeah!”, “OMG” and “Scream”
|Date of birth||
14 October 1978
|Place of birth||
Dallas, Texas, USA
Singer, songwriter, dancer, actor, businessman
5' 8½" (174 cm)
Los Angeles, California, USA
North Springs Charter High School
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