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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 -- 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 >

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 >

- 38 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 >

- 39 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 >

- 48 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 >

- 51 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 >

- 86 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 >

- 141 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 >

- 166 days ago
Usher -- Justin Bieber Made Bad Choices ... But He's No Racist

Usher
Justin Bieber Made Bad Choices ... But He's No Racist

Usher is finally speaking out about the videos that surfaced this month showing his protege Justin Bieber using the n-word ... and even though he wasn't happy, Usher says J.B. is no bigot.Usher… READ MORE >

- 197 days ago
Usher -- Pleads the 5th On Justin Bieber's Racist Joke

Usher
Pleads the 5th On Bieber's Racist Joke

Usher had the opportunity to join the growing list of BFOJBs who have leaped to Justin Bieber's defense ... but instead he bolted.Our photog spotted Ush yesterday in L.A. ... and of course asked… READ MORE >

- 201 days ago

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