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Usher

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.

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Usher -- OMG, It's Me ... And I Got Solid Gold Moves

Usher
OMG, It's Me ... And I Got Solid Moves

// 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's Ex-Wife Tameka -- Congrats! My Kids Can Be In Your Wedding

Usher's Ex-Wife Tameka
Congrats! My Kids Can Be In Your Wedding

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 >

- 75 days ago
Usher -- Charges iPhone in Woman's Vagina [Pics]

Usher
Charges iPhone in Woman's Vagina [Pics]

Here's Usher charging his iPhone at Art Basel in Miami ... using a battery pack jammed inside of a woman's vagina. Usher paid $20 in exchange for 10 minutes of juice Wednesday night. A crowd… READ MORE >

- 117 days ago
Usher Sex Tape -- Hot Seller ... Out of Africa?

Usher Sex Tape
Hot Seller ... Out of Africa?

Usher and his ex-wife starred in their own sex tape -- which, like all sex tapes, was eventually stolen right out of his car. Now, a seller is shopping the ill-gotten homemade porn, but… READ MORE >

- 139 days ago
USHER -- Stolen Sex Tape on the Black Market

Usher
Stolen Sex Tape On the Black Market

Someone is shopping an Usher sex tape around town, and what the guy may or may not know ... it's stolen property that could land him in jail.TMZ broke the story ... someone broke into Usher's car… READ MORE >

- 139 days ago
Atlanta Hawks Owner John Rutherford Seydel -- T.I. vs. Usher ... If I Had to Choose One Ambassador

Atlanta Hawks Owner
T.I. vs. Usher If I Had to Choose One Ambassador

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 >

- 148 days ago
LeBron James -- Huge Stars Come Out for Cavs Opener ... Bieber, Manziel, Strahan

LeBron James
Huge Stars Out for Cavs Opener ... Bieber, Manziel, Strahan

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 >

- 151 days ago
August Alsina -- I'm Going Back on Tour ... After  3 Days in a Coma

August Alsina
I'm Ready to Go Back on Tour ... After 3 Days in a Coma

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 >

- 186 days ago
Usher, Stevie Wonder -- Sing at Baller Pre-Wedding Bash

Usher, Stevie Wonder
Sing at Baller Pre-Wedding Bash

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 >

- 241 days ago
Usher Wants LeBron James On Cleveland Caveliers -- Part-Owner Ready To Recruit

Usher
I'll Recruit LeBron If I Have To ... Says Cavs Part-Owner

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 >

- 266 days ago

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