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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'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 >

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 >

- 721 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 >

- 722 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 >

- 722 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 >

- 723 days ago
Usher's Son -- The Frantic 911 Call

Usher's Son
The Frantic 911 Call

TMZ has obtained the 911 call placed by Usher's aunt moments after the singer's 5-year-old son nearly drowned in a pool ... in which she begs the operator to send help ASAP.Usher's aunt Rena Oden… READ MORE >

- 723 days ago
Usher's Son Hospitalized in ICU After Pool Accident

Usher's Son
Hospitalized in ICU After Pool Accident

Usher's son Usher Raymond V is in the ICU at an Atlanta hospital after a serious accident in a residential pool Monday, TMZ has learned.Sources tell TMZ, the accident occurred yesterday just after… READ MORE >

- 723 days ago
Usher's Ex-Nanny Sues -- I Busted My Ass For You, You Owe Me

Usher's Ex-Nanny Sues
I Busted My Ass For You You Owe Me

10:00 PM PST -- A source connected with Usher tells TMZ ... this is a frivolous lawsuit and all the allegations made by the former nanny are completely false.Usher has secretly been stiffing the… READ MORE >

- 808 days ago
Usher -- Suspect Arrested in Stepson's Fatal Jet Ski Accident

Usher
Suspect Arrested in Stepson's Jet Ski Death

The jet ski operator who allegedly ran over Usher's stepson in a Georgia lake last summer -- killing the 11-year-old boy -- was arrested this morning ... TMZ has learned.Jeffrey Simon Hubbard was… READ MORE >

- 881 days ago
Usher -- Oops, My Pants Ripped ... In the Crotch!

Usher
Oops, My Pants Ripped ... In the Crotch!

While performing at the Inaugural Ball, Usher almost exposed one of his.The R&B singer had his very own Janet Jackson wardrobe malfunction and tore his pants in the crotch while on stage at… READ MORE >

- 916 days ago

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