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Usher

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Usher Basic Information

Stage Name: Usher, Big Ush, Mr. Entertainment, Big Tyme, King of RnB
Real Name: Usher Terry Raymond IV
Occupation: Singer
Date Of Birth/Age: 14 October 1978 (45 Years Old)
Place of Birth: Dallas, Texas
Gender: Male
Nationality: American
Marital Status: Divorced/In a Relationship
Education: North Springs High School, Atlanta
Height: 5Ft 8In
Net Worth: $180 Million

Usher Biography

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Usher Raymond IV was born in Dallas, Texas, on October 14, 1978. His parents were Tennessee residents Jonetta Patton and Usher Raymond III. In Chattanooga, Tennessee, he spent the majority of his formative years. When Usher was a year old, his father left the household. Usher was brought up by his mom, ex-stepdad, and half-brother James Lackey.

When he was nine, Usher joined the Chattanooga neighborhood church youth chorus led by his mother. But she didn’t believe he could sing professionally until he joined a group. Then, thinking that living in a bigger city would provide more opportunities for showcasing his talent, Usher’s family moved to Atlanta, Georgia. There, the environment was friendlier to emerging singers. He thus attended Atlanta’s North Springs High School.

He currently holds the Star Search record for the longest note sung by a child, with a duration of 12.1 seconds.

Family

Parents

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His parents are Jonetta Patton and Usher Raymond III though he is frequently referred to be Ben Vereen’s godson. Usher’s father left the family when he was just a year old. He shared his upbringing with his mother, stepfather, and half-brother. After abandoning her full-time office job, Usher’s mother, whom the singer regards as his best friend, oversaw the young star’s career. Usher Raymond III, Usher’s father, died of a heart attack on January 21, 2008.

Siblings

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Only James Lackey, his half-sibling born in 1984, is well-known to the media.

Children

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With his ex-wife Tameka Raymond, he has two sons, Usher Terry “Cinco” Raymond V and Naviyd Ely Raymond, born on November 26, 2007, and December 10, 2008, respectively. With Jenn Goicoechea, he has a daughter, Sovereign Bo Raymond, born on September 30, 2020. He also became a dad to Foster’s three kids from other relationships; Darrin Zo Banks, born on May 16, 1991, Ryan Carter Glover, Jr., born on September 2, 1999; and Kile Ishmael Glover, born March 29, 2001, and passed away on July 12, 2012.

Kile Glover, Usher’s former stepson, and Foster’s 11-year-old son, was injured by a personal watercraft on Lake Lanier the day before and was pronounced brain dead on July 8, 2012. Glover passed away on July 21, 2012, after having his life support turned off. Usher V, Usher’s eldest son, was admitted to the ICU on August 5, 2013, just over a year after becoming trapped in a drain while swimming in a pool at his father’s house.

The following day, Foster requested an emergency custody hearing in Fulton County Superior Court, asking for temporary primary custody and using Usher V’s “near-death accident” as proof of a deficiency in child care. The lawsuit was thrown out at the hearing on August 9, 2013, and Usher was given exclusive custody of their two sons.

Lifestyle

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Usher is one of the most successful musicians of the modern age, selling 23.8 million albums and 38.2 million digital tracks in the US alone. In addition, almost 75 million recordings have been sold worldwide under his name to date.

He was listed as the 10th most award-winning musician by “FUSE” magazine with eight studio albums. Usher has received numerous honors throughout his career, including eight Grammys, 18 Billboard Music Awards, nine Soul Train Music Awards, seven Teen Choice Awards, four BET Awards, four World Music Awards, three NAACP Image Awards, and two NRJ Music Awards. In addition, Billboard has ranked Usher as the second most successful artist of the 2000s.

In September 1997, he released his second studio album. The album “My Way,” which featured popular songs like “Nice & Slow” and “You Make Me Want,” started on the Billboard 200 at number 15 and later peaked at number 4. Almost 7 million copies were sold globally. He was Chosen as one of Teen People magazine’s “21 Hottest Stars Under 21” in 1999.
He released his third album, “8701,” in 2001. The record did well, selling over 210,000 copies in its first week. In the US Billboard 200, it reached its highest point at position four. Both critics and listeners praised his fourth album, “Confessions,” released in 2004. Despite the album’s immediate success—it sold 1.1 million copies in its first week—it also sparked speculations regarding Usher’s relationship. Yet, Usher received numerous accolades for the album.
His following two albums, ‘Here I stand’ (2008) and ‘Raymond v Raymond’ (2010), were successful, each selling over a million copies.
In 2012, he issued his seventh album, “Looking 4 Me.” Like all of his prior works, it was a major commercial success and peaked at No. 1 on the US Billboard 200. In addition, the album reached the top ten in several other countries and became extremely famous in the US because of smashing singles like “Climax,” “Scream,” and “Numb.”
2016 saw the release of “Hard II Love,” his most recent album. The album, like all of his earlier works, became a hit with singles like “No Limit,” “Crash,” and “Missing U,” and it peaked at number five on the US Billboard 200. Again, like most of his earlier works, it was a big commercial success. Similarly, Billboard 200 was ranked number five.

Usher collaborated with Sankofa in October 2015, a group addressing social injustice disproportionately affecting the marginalized, the oppressed, and the neglected. Usher and Harry Belafonte, the founder of Sankofa and a former civil rights activist, moderated a discussion titled “Breaking the Chains of Social Injustice” on October 23, 2015, at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan. They discussed activism and popular culture.

During this panel, he released his song video “Chains,” which features Nas and Bibi Bourelly. Images of Trayvon Martin, Rekia Boyd, Sean Bell, Marlon Brown, Ramarley Graham, Amadou Diallo, Caesar Cruz, and other recent victims of police violence are used in the music video intended to address the causes of social injustice.

In the meantime, Usher debuted in one of the many supporting roles in the American TV series Moesha. The program rose to prominence on the UPN network. Moreover, he appeared in the 1998 sci-fi horror movie “The Faculty.” Unfortunately, the movie had a mediocre level of commercial success. He also performed the character of a disc jockey in the 2005 film “In the Mix” and the lead role in the Broadway play “Chicago” in 2006. On VH1’s list of the 100 sexiest artists, he was placed 47th. On September 7, 2016, he was presented with a Star for Recording on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6201 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
Usher, also engaged in some business endeavors, is a co-owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball franchise and the record company US Records. Usher is a successful businessman in addition to being a musician. The squad has seen considerable success under his leadership, and in addition to Central Division and Eastern Conference titles, it also won the Championship in 2016.
He shares ownership of the Tidal music streaming business with several other musicians. He also collaborates with Yoobi, a well-known supplier of school supplies. Usher, Universal Music Group, Steve Stoute, Evolution Media, Jon Jashni, Charles King, and other parties spent $6 million in Mass Appeal Magazine, it was revealed on March 6, 2017.

On April 2, 2019, $8 million was invested in the catering company “Hungry” by Usher, Jay-Z, Walter Robb, Seth Goldman, Ndamukong Suh, and others. A startup Hungry connects regional cooks with businesses searching for event and commercial catering. Usher’s mother, Jonetta Patton’s company J’s Kitchen Culinary Incubator, teamed up with the catering service.

Usher is renowned for his charitable endeavors as well. After Hurricane Katrina, he started Project Restart to aid hundreds of impacted families. Also, he established the nonprofit organization “Usher’s New Look,” which works to enhance the lives of underprivileged kids.

Usher was chosen from a group of 33 candidates to represent the Presidential Committee for Arts and Humanities of the United States of America in Cuba to deepen links between the two nations’ cultures. A U.S. government cultural trip to Cuba occurred from April 18–21, 2016, less than a month after President Obama’s historic visit. The President characterized his visit as reaching out a friendly hand to the Cuban people. This delegation, which includes some of the most eminent writers, musicians, artists, and leaders in the arts and culture from the United States, will carry on the country’s long-standing partnership with Cuba.

Since 2004, Usher and MasterCard have collaborated, and the two organizations jointly introduced the Usher Debit MasterCard. To fund the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa, Raymond and Belvedere Vodka joined in 2009 to launch the Product (Red) campaign. Serena Williams, Usain Bolt, and other celebrities joined forces with Usher and Pepsi in 2015 for The New Pepsi Challenge. The company introduced its first NFTs and collector bottles in 2022 after Usher and Rémy Martin partnered. Remy Martin Cognac Fine Champagne was advertised on television with Usher as the star.

Ex-wives

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Usher, the American singer and actor, has been romantically involved with several accomplished women, including Rozonda Thomas, a singer, actor, and songwriter, and Naomi Campbell, a British supermodel and actress. In 2007, he married Tameka Foster, who had worked as his stylist, and they have two sons together. However, Usher filed for divorce in 2009. In 2015, he tied the knot with his manager and partner, Grace Miguel, while on vacation in Cuba. Sadly, Usher and Miguel recently filed for divorce in Georgia on December 28.

Girlfriend

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He reportedly dates Jenn Goicoechea, a music executive with whom they already have a child. On September 29, 2021, Usher and Goicoecha welcomed their second child together.

Net Worth

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Usher has been said to be worth an estimated $180 million.

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Usher owns a fantastic collection of automobiles which includes a 2013 Ducati Monster 1100 EVO Motorbike worth $13,000, a 2012 Ducati 848 EVO Superbike for $15,000, a 2018 Ford Mustang GT for $40,000, a 2016 Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG worth $50,000, 2014 Matte Black Mercedes-Benz CLS worth $70,000, 2015 Mercedes-Benz AMG worth $80,000, 2019 Cadillac Escalade of $100,000, 2009 Ferrari 458 Spider of $280,000, and a 2004 Porsche Carrera GT worth $450,000.

House

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He owns a luxurious mansion in Rosewell, Georgia, and a futuristic home near the Mercedes-Benz stadium. He also had a Spanish-style estate on Hollywood’s Sunset Strip. The Mansion is in the South Country Club, a gated golf club. It is a three-story, individually designed Mansion that is 10,000 square feet in size. The house was initially constructed in 1988, but numerous renovations have occurred since then. As a result, there are large open-plan living, dining, and kitchen areas, seven bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and various more particular rooms. In addition, the property has many amenities, including a climate-controlled treehouse and a customized sauna area.

Record Label

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Usher joined the NuBeginnings, a local R&B quintet led by local music promoter Darryl Wheeler when he was ten. In 1991, Usher collaborated with the group on ten songs, but the resulting album, Nubeginning With Usher Raymond IV, was only distributed locally and through mail order. Patton, however, took him out because, in her words, it was a “terrible experience.” As a result, hip-O Records re-released the album nationwide in April 2002.

When Usher was only fifteen, he released his self-titled debut album after signing a recording deal with LaFace Records. The record went well and reached number 25 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and 167 on the US Billboard 200, although he was going through puberty and had almost lost his voice. Usher’s sex-related songs on the album, which the public felt were inappropriate coming from someone so young, was the reason the record was attacked. In 2002, Usher established the eponymous record company US Records. The label was a division of Sony BMG-distributed Clive Davis’s J Records.
Since then, he has maintained connections with Sony-owned labels Arista Records, RCA, Legacy Records, Jive Records, and the Raymond Braun Media Group, which he founded in partnership with Justin Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun.

Usher received the esteemed Candle Award from Morehouse College on February 18, 2017, at the 29th annual “A Candle in the Dark Gala,” recognizing his charitable work and musical achievements. The Candle Award recognizes winners who have excelled in various fields, including business, education, entertainment, and sports. Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Quincy Jones, Berry Gordy, and Smokey Robinson were previous honorees at the “Candle in the Dark.”

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