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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 Sued  For Stealing Hit Song ... Allegedly

Usher
Sued For Stealing Hit Song ... Allegedly

Someone caught up with Usher ... and sued him for allegedly stealing a huge hit.Three guys claim they wrote a song, "Caught Up" back in 2002.   It's about a man lost in love.  Usher… READ MORE >

Usher vs. Tameka -- If You Won't See Me ... I'll See You In Court

Usher vs. Tameka
If You Won't See Me... I'll See You In Court

Usher's ex-wife, Tameka, wants a judge to punish him for being a lousy dad who does whatever the hell he pleases with their kids and makes her life a living hell ... this according to court… READ MORE >

- 351 days ago
Usher's Son -- Out of the Hospital and Bouncing Back

Usher's Son
Out of the Hospital and Bouncing Back

Usher's son is out of the hospital and sporting a huge bandage on his arm ... after nearly drowning last week -- and the kid's already jumping back into some hardcore playing.5-year-old Usher… READ MORE >

- 406 days ago
Usher's Son -- Hero Speaks Out ... 'Thank God I Was There'

Usher's Son
Hero Speaks Out 'Thank God I Was There'

The man who saved Usher's 5-year-old son from drowning has the humble hero thing down pat -- telling TMZ it was all just part of his job ... which was really supposed to be installing a new home… READ MORE >

- 406 days ago
Usher's Son -- Recovering ... Chillin' Out Maxin, Relaxin' All Cool

Usher's Son
Recovering Chillin' Out Maxin, Relaxin' All Cool

Usher's 5-year-old son is recovering well after his tragic pool accident earlier this week ... and doing what every recovering sick kid in the hospital does ... watching "The Fresh Prince of Bel… READ MORE >

- 409 days ago
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 >

- 409 days ago
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 >

- 410 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 >

- 410 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 >

- 410 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 >

- 410 days ago

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