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Usher Usher (real name Usher Raymond IV) was born on October 14, 1978 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. He is a famous American R&B and pop singer, dancer and actor.

Biography and Career :

He was discovered in a competition of talents in Atlanta, when he was 14. He signed a contract with the co-fonder of La Face, L. A. Reid, to enter a gospel-chorus. He made his debut in 1994 with the album "Usher", being helped by Sean "Puffy" Combs. He was awarded with the Golden Disc with his first single "Think of You".

In 1995 he appeared in a commercial for Coca- Cola. He was a singer of the group Black Men United for the single "You will know". After finishing high school, Usher launched on the market his second album "My Way" in 1997.

He wrote six plays being helped by Jermaine Dupri, Babyface and Combs. "You Make Me Wanna" brought Usher the double Platinum Disc to did "Nice 2 Slow" and "My Way". "Nice 2 Slow" became his first single to be on the first place in the tops for eight weeks.

Meantime, Usher became an actor, been casted in the horror spoof "The Faculty". In 1999 he starred in a drama of the city high school students: "Light it up".

In 1999 Usher recorded a concert called "Live". About the end of the year 2000, he came back with his 3rd album "All About Li". Now, he turned into a real R&B star.

In 2004, the artist released "Yeah" with Ludacris and Lil Jon. Another big strike took the tops: "Confessions". Along his career, Usher had collaborations with Alicia Keys, Beyonce, P Diddy, Ludacris, Lil Jon and other great names in the industry of music.

Trivia :

- He was sentenced to community service for speeding.
- He made his big-screen debut as a leading man with the romantic comedy "In the Mix".
- He was crowned the 'Godson of Soul' by funk superstar James Brown, after the two danced together onstage at 2005 Grammy Awards.
- Height: 5' 11"
- He has a younger brother, James.
- His mother, Jonetta Patton, is also his manager.
- His father is Usher Raymond III.

Quotes :

- "Down time is not the name of the game."

- "I learned how music works dealing with Jermaine Dupri, and I learned how image works dealing with Puff Daddy."

- "I'm a flamboyant type of guy, a cooler version of Liberace."

- "Lucy Liu, give me a call. Jennifer Lopez, we can dance meringue. Halle Berry, I understand. I will listen to you!"

Discography :

- Usher - August 30, 1994
- My Way - September 16, 1997
- Live - March 23, 1999
- 8701 - August 7, 2001
- Confessions - March 23, 2004.

Filmography :

- The Ballad of Walter Holmes (2007)
- In the Mix (2005)
- "Saturday Night Live" (1 episode, 2004)
- "Soul Food" (1 episode, 2003)
- "7th Heaven" (1 episode, 2002)
- "American Dreams" (1 episode, 2002)
- "The Twilight Zone" (1 episode, 2002)
- "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" (1 episode, 2002)
- Texas Rangers (2001)
- "The Famous Jett Jackson" (1 episode, 2000)
- Geppetto (2000) (TV)
- Light It Up (1999)
- "Moesha" (4 episodes, 1997-1999)
- "Promised Land" (1 episode, 1999)
- She's All That (1999)
- "The Bold and the Beautiful" (1987) TV Series (unknown episodes, 1998)
- The Faculty (1998).

Music Videos :

- 1993: "Call Me A Mack"
- 1994: "Can U Get Wit It"
- 1995: "The Many Ways"
- 1995: "Think Of You"
- 1997: "You Make Me Wanna"
- 1997: "Nice & Slow"
- 1998: "My Way"
- 2000: "Pop Ya Collar"
- 2001: "U Remind Me"
- 2001: "U Got It Bad"
- 2002: "U Don't Have To Call"
- 2002: "U-Turn"
- 2004: "Yeah"
- 2004: "Burn"
- 2004: "Confessions Part II"
- 2004: "My Boo"
- 2005: "Caught Up"
- 2005: "Red Light"
- 2005: "Seduction".
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Usher News
Usher seeks separation from wife (June 15, 2009)
Adam Lambert Meets Madonna (June 17, 2009)
Usher Reveals New Album Title (May 21, 2009)
Usher Is Officially Single (November 11, 2009)
Usher denies he got engaged and he will have a child (April 30, 2010)
Usher might work with Britney Spears (October 19, 2010)
Usher wants to work with Amy Winehouse (November 12, 2010)
Usher is a big fan of Michael Jackson (February 21, 2011)

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Date Added: 03 July '10

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