Usher Raymond IV is an American singer, songwriter, actor, businessman, and dancer. He rose to fame in the late 1990s with the release of his second album My Way. Usher has won numerous awards and accolades including eight Grammy Awards, 34 ASCAP Awards, nine Soul Train Music Awards, and eight American Music Awards. He has sold over 80 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
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Usher Raymond IV is an American singer, songwriter, actor, businessman, and dancer. He rose to fame in the late 1990s with the release of his second album My Way. Usher has won numerous awards and accolades including eight Grammy Awards, 34 ASCAP Awards, nine Soul Train Music Awards, and eight American Music Awards. He has sold 23. 8 million albums and 38. 2 million digital songs in the United States. Internationally, he has sold 80 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. Alongside a successful music career, Usher is also acclaimed for involvement in humanitarian causes and is the founder of Usher’s New Look foundation. He was born in Dallas, Texas, but raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee until moving to Atlanta, Georgia. His father left the family when Usher was a year old, and he grew up with his mother, then-stepfather, and half-brother James Lackey. Directed by Direct by Usher. 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, and released his third album, 8701, in 2002. He won his first two Grammy Awards as Best Male R&B Vocal Performance in 2002 and 2003. In 2010, Billboard placed him at number 6 on their list of Top 50 R&bHip-Hop Artists of the Past 25 Years.
In 2019, Billboard also placed him at number 14 on their \”Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists\” list. Usher has had TV and film appearances and seen inductions into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame and Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2018, he released A, a collaborative album with Zaytoven. He is the fifth-most awarded artist at the Billboard Music Awards with 18 awards. He owns the record label Raymond-Braun Media Group, a joint venture with talent manager Scooter Braun that includes Canadian singer Justin Bieber. His mother was a local church youth choir member, and Usher grew up in Chattanooga. He attended North Springs High School and North Springs Middle School. At age ten, he joined a singing group, which was organized by local music promoter Darryl Wheeler, which recorded ten songs with Usher in 1991. His first U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number-one single was “Nice & Slow” in 1992. His second album, My Way, sold over 20 million copies worldwide and was certified Diamond by the RIAA. He split from his manager and mother in 2007, and released the albums Here I Stand and Raymond v. Raymond, both of which debuted atop of the Billboard 200 chart and respectively produced the top-one singles “Love in This Club” and “OMG” The EP Versus produced top-five single “DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love” in 2014.