// Next time you blow by a street performer, you might want to make sure it's not Usher.The former "Voice" judge surprised a huge Venice crowd Monday, when he took off his mask to reveal… READ MORE >
Usher Terrence "Terry" Raymond IV (born October 14, 1978) who performs under the mononym Usher, known as The King of R&B, is an American recording artist, dancer, and actor.He rose to fame in the late 1990s with the release of his second album My Way, which spawned his first Billboard Hot 100 number-one hit, "Nice and Slow". His followup album 8701 (2001) produced the Billboard Hot 100 number-one hits "U Remind Me" and "U Got It Bad". Both albums sold over 8 million copies worldwide, establishing Usher as one of the biggest selling R&B artists of the 1990s. Usher was born in Dallas, Texas, the son of Jonetta Patton (née O'Neal) and Usher Raymond III. Usher spent the majority of his young life in Chattanooga: his father left the family when Usher was a year old. Usher grew up with his mother, then-stepfather, and half-brother, James Lackey, born in 1984. Directed by his mother, Usher joined the local church youth choir in Chattanooga, when he was nine years old; there, his grandmother discovered his ability to sing, although it was not until Usher joined a singing group that she considered he could sing professionally. In the belief that a bigger city would provide greater opportunities for showcasing his talent, Usher's family moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where there was a more conducive environment for beginning singers. While in Atlanta, Usher attended North Springs High School. Usher's father died of a heart attack on January 21, 2008.
Usher's ex-wife Tameka Foster has a short memory ... she's so happy for Usher and Grace Miguel she'd not only love for her kids to be at his wedding ... they can be in it."Nasty" is a… READ MORE >
The new Atlanta Hawks owner could be in a very tough spot ... having to pick one hip hop spokesman for his team out of all the music superstars in A-Town -- and he's not looking forward to… READ MORE >
LeBron James was welcomed back to Cleveland last night by a huge band of celebs -- including Justin Bieber, Michael Strahan and even Johnny Manziel.The Cavs lost in Bron's first game back with his… READ MORE >
August Alsina is getting back on the horse -- as in, the stage -- after severe seizures and a scary fall landed him in a hospital for nearly 2 weeks ... the singer thinks he's ready to go on… READ MORE >
Usher and Stevie Wonder performed Friday night at one of the most baller wedding parties of all time ... and the couple getting hitched wasn't even famous.It went down last night at the St. Regis… READ MORE >
Forget "U Don't Have to Call" ... Cleveland Cavaliers part-owner Usher says he's absolutely down to get on the phone with LeBron James if it will help the team sign the NBA… READ MORE >