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 >
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.
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
NBA legend Allen Iverson wants a new judge in his divorce case -- claiming the current judge unethically does legal favors for campaign contributors, and he's afraid she will screw him just… READ MORE >