Usher Raymond IV is a famous American singer and songwriter. He has the best music of his era and sold so many copies of his albums. Total eight episodes were released, and he won many awards in his career. Usher got Billboard Music Awards, eight Grammy Awards, and many others. Let’s talk about his biography.
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Early life and Education
Usher Raymond was born on 14th October 1978 in Texas, United States. He was raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee. His parents recognized his vocal talent at a very early age. Therefore, they were forced to join the local church at the age of nine in Chattanooga.
For Usher’s career, the family moved to Atlant, where Usher started recording professionally and making guest vocal appearances. He studied at North Springs High School.
Usher Height: 5’8″
Usher Weight:75 kg
Usher Date of Birth: October 14, 1978
Usher Age: 42 years old
Usher Nationality: American
Usher Horoscope: Libra
Usher Spouse/Girlfriend: Single Yet
Usher Profession: Singer, songwriter, dancer, actor
At the age of fifteen, he released his self-titled debut album. He was going through puberty and had lost his voice. The album did very well and reached on peaked at number 25 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and 67 at the US Billboard 200. The album was criticized because Usher sang about sex, and the public found it inappropriate. Usher graduated from high school and improved his skills to develop the next albums.
He released his second album in September 1997, and in this album, many hit singles, ‘Nice & Slow’ and ‘ You Make Me Wanna’ are included. Almost seven million copies sold out globally. Moreover, Usher made his acting debut in the American tv series Moesha and played the supporting roles.
This show became one of the most popular show on the UPN network. After that, Usher appeared in the science fiction horror film “ The Faculty” in 1998, which was his moderate commercial success.
The third album was released in 2001, and 210,000 copies sold out. The third album was at number four on the US Billboard 200. After three years, the album Confessions released in 2004. It was an instant hit and selling 1.1 million copies in the first week. This album won many awards.
His two albums, “Here I stand 2008” and “Raymond v Raymond” 2010, were hit. He played a role in the film “ In the Mix in 2005” and the lead role in the Broadway play “Chicago “ in 2006. In 2012, he released the seventh album, “ Looking 4 Myself.’ It was a huge success and found it on number one in the US Billboard 200.
In his hit singles, Climax, Scream, and Numb and the album got popular worldwide. In 2016, another album Hard II Love released that hit at number 5 in the US Billboard 200. Usher played a significant role in a biographical sports film, “Hands of Stone” in 2016.
Usher dated Chili in the 2000s, who was a member of an all-female TLC group. He married Tameka Foster in 2007, and they had two children. But they separated in 2009. His 11 years old stepson Kyle Flover got severe brain injury in a water accident.
According to reports, He had been riding on the inflatable tube on Lake Lanier in Atlanta, Georgia, and a jet ski struck him in the head, and he lost his conscious level. Doctors declared that her brain has been dead. Another tragedy happened when his son Usher got caught in a pool drain at the singer’s Atlanta home.
His son was with Usher’s aunt when the incident happened. Well, the child was admitted to a nearby hospital and survived his injuries. After that, Usher’s ex-wife Tameka Foster launched a legal battle against the custody of two children and said the singer cannot provide caregiving services to children.
However, the judge disagreed with Foster and allowed Usher to retain the custody of the children. In 2015, Usher married his longtime girlfriend and manager Grace Miguel. She is a top executive at Def Jam Records. But the couple announced the separation in 2018. Currently, he is dating Jenn Goicoechea since September 2020.
Usher’s Net worth
Usher is an American singer, producer, and actor and earning a handsome amount of money. The estimated net worth of Usher is $180 million. He is one of the best seller artists of all time. He is co-founder of Justin Bieber’s record company RBMG Records.