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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 & Tameka -- Battle Brewing Before Pool Accident

Usher & Tameka
Battle Brewing BEFORE Pool Accident

Usher and his ex-wife Tameka Raymond were on the brink of war BEFORE their son almost drowned in a pool ... and it was all over child support payments, TMZ has learned. Usher filed legal docs… READ MORE >

Usher Custody War -- Tameka Loses ... But Gets an Usher Hug

Usher Custody War
Tameka Loses But Gets an Usher Hug

After a bitterly contentious hearing and drama surrounding the near-death of their son, Usher showed an unbelievably classy move in court Friday -- hugging his ex-wife Tameka after the judge… READ MORE >

- 254 days ago
Usher & Tameka in Court -- Most Awkward Silence Ever ... MAKE IT STOP

Usher & Tameka in Court
Most Awkward Silence Ever MAKE IT STOP

If you don't believe that Usher and his ex-wife Tameka hate each other -- just watch this video ... if you can.Usher and Tameka are in court right now -- where their custody battle is set to go… READ MORE >

- 254 days ago
Usher -- Tameka Raymond Is a Bad Mom

Usher
My Ex-Wife Is a Bad Mom

Usher has denied every allegation his ex-wife has made in her motion to wrestle custody away from the singer in the wake of Usher Raymond V's nearly fatal pool accident -- he's even denied she's a… READ MORE >

- 254 days ago
Usher's Ex-Wife to Aunt -- Say It To My Face ... How'd My Son Nearly Die On Your Watch?

Usher's Ex-Wife to Aunt
Say It To My Face!!! How'd My Son Nearly Die On Your Watch?

Usher's ex-wife has one serious question before her emergency custody hearing today -- how the hell is it possible to let a 5-year-old nearly drown if you're supposed to be babysitting him? -- and… READ MORE >

- 254 days ago
Usher's Son -- First Photo After Horrific Pool Accident

Usher's Son
First Photo After Horrific Pool Accident

Usher's ex-wife is clearly trying to prove a point ... she's a caring mother who deserves custody of their sons -- after the eldest nearly drowned this week -- and this photo tells the… READ MORE >

- 255 days ago
Hero's Mom to Usher:  Drop a Beat At My Son's Wedding, Please!

Hero's Mom to Usher
Drop A Beat At My Son's Wedding, PLEASE!

Usher is publicly thanking the men who saved his son from drowning in a pool this week ... but the mother of one of the heroes wants Usher to show his gratitude in a different way -- by becoming a… READ MORE >

- 255 days ago
Usher's Son -- Smiling, Laughing, Eating After Near-Death Pool Accident

Usher's Son
Smiling, Laughing, Eating After Near-Death Pool Accident

Usher's 5-year-old son is showing miraculous signs of improvement after nearly drowning in a pool the other day -- in fact, we're told he's already sitting up in bed at the hospital, eating,… READ MORE >

- 256 days ago
Tameka Raymond -- Usher's Decisions Almost Killed Our Kid

Tameka Raymond
Usher's Decision Almost Killed Our Kid

Usher's ex-wife, Tameka Raymond, has filed legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- in which she blames the singer for the near-death pool accident that landed their 5-year-old in ICU.In the docs, Tameka… READ MORE >

- 256 days ago
Usher's Ex-Wife Tameka Raymond -- I Want Custody ... Our Kids Are In Danger

Usher's Ex-Wife
Our Kids Are In Danger I Want Custody

Usher's ex-wife has just filed legal docs asking for an emergency hearing later this week ... to wrestle child custody away from him, on grounds he's creating a dangerous environment ... TMZ has… READ MORE >

- 257 days ago

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