Usher

  • Birth Name: Usher Terry Raymond IV
  • Birth Place: Dallas, Texas, United States
  • Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Actor
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  • Mother was the choir director of St. Elmo's Missionary Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN.
  • Was part of the preteen singing group Nu Beginning, which released the 1992 album Keep Dreamin'.
  • At age 13, he was spotted by a LaFace A&R scout at a Star Search competition.
  • Released his first single, "Call Me a Mack" from the Poetic Justice soundtrack, at age 14 and made his solo debut album the next year.
  • Three singles from his 2004 CD Confessions—"Yeah!" with Lil' Jon and Ludacris, "Burn" and "Confessions Part II"—made the Top 10 in the same week.
  • Became a part owner of the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers in 2005.
  • Involved in various charity efforts, including the Hurricane Katrina relief concert, and his own organization, New Look, which aims to provide young people with a new perspective on life through education and hands-on experiences.

Awards

  • 2004, Grammy — Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: Winner
  • 2005, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Combined Forces: Winner
  • 2002, Grammy — Best Male R&B Vocal Performance: Winner
  • 2011, People's Choice Awards — Favorite R&B Artist: Winner
  • 2005, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Male Musical Performer: Winner
  • 2012, Grammy — Best R&B Performance: Winner
  • 2004, Grammy — Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals: Winner
  • 2001, Grammy — Best Male R&B Vocal Performance: Winner
  • 2010, Grammy — Best Male R&B Vocal Performance: Winner
  • 2010, Grammy — Best Contemporary R&B Album: Winner
  • 2004, Grammy — Best Contemporary R&B Album: Winner

Relationships

  • Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas — Ex-significant Other
  • Usher Raymond III — Father
  • Grace Miguel — Wife (separated)
  • James Lackey — Half Brother
  • Jonetta Patton — Mother
  • Ben Vereen — Godparent
  • Tameka Raymond — Ex-wife
  • Naviyd Ely Raymond — Son
  • Usher Raymond V — Son
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