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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 -- Jet Skier Found GUILTY In Stepson's Death

Usher
Jet Skier Found GUILTY In Stepson's Death

The verdict is in on the man accused of killing Usher's 11-year old stepson, Kile -- GUILTY.TMZ broke the story ... Jeffrey Hubbard was arrested last March for running over the boy with a jet ski… READ MORE >

Usher and Scooter Braun Mum On Justin Bieber

Usher, Scooter
Mum On Biebs

Usher and Scooter Braun had nothing to say as they arrived back on U.S. soil after spending time with Justin Bieber.Several photogs peppered both -- especially Usher -- with questions about what… READ MORE >

- 743 days ago
Justin Bieber -- No Worries in Panama ... No Matter What Usher Says

Justin Bieber
No Worries in Panama ... No Matter What Usher Says

Usher helped make Justin Bieber a superstar, but it's gonna be way harder to get his former protege back on the straight and narrow -- since Justin's yet to suffer any consequences for his… READ MORE >

- 744 days ago
Justin Bieber -- Usher in Panama for Save Justin Summit

Justin Bieber
Usher in Panama for Save Justin Summit

Usher has high-tailed it down to Panama to talk some sense into Justin Bieber ... TMZ has learned. Justin and his mentor posed for pics with a woman who appears to be a Panamanian Belieber (they… READ MORE >

- 745 days ago
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 >

- 824 days ago
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 >

- 857 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 >

- 911 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 >

- 912 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 >

- 915 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 >

- 915 days ago

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