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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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Allen Iverson to Judge -- Don't Screw Me Like You Screwed Usher's Wife

Allen Iverson to Judge
Don't Screw Me Like You Screwed Usher's Wife

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 >

Usher to Ex-Wife Tameka Raymond -- Time's Up! I'm Selling the Mansion for $3.2 Million

Usher to Ex-Wife
Time's Up! I'm Selling the Mansion

Usher is finally making good on his threats to evict ex-wife Tameka Raymond from the house she still calls home ... officially listing his Georgia mansion for a cool $3.2 million. Usher bought the… READ MORE >

- 678 days ago
Tameka Raymond Sued -- Landlord Says She's In the Hole $50k

Tameka Raymond Sued
Landlord Says She's In the Hole $50k

More bad news for Tameka Raymond ... first Usher made it clear he's gonna evict her from his mansion ... now TMZ has learned her OTHER landlord -- from a small business she owns -- is… READ MORE >

- 694 days ago
Usher to Ex-Wife Tameka Raymond -- Get Outta My House!

Usher to Ex-Wife
Get Outta My House!

Usher wants to make it clear to his ex-wife ... the days of freeloading are OVER -- because TMZ has learned, he plans to sell the mansion she currently calls home. Sources close to the couple… READ MORE >

- 721 days ago
Usher's Ex-Wife -- Shut Down By Custody Judge -- Again

Usher's Ex-Wife
Shut Down By Custody Judge ... Again

Usher's ex-wife Tameka Raymond just lost ANOTHER round in her custody battle with the singer ... the judge shot down her request for a retrial ... but Tameka's not giving up.As TMZ first reported,… READ MORE >

- 736 days ago
Usher to Ex-Wife -- YOU LOST THE KIDS ... Get Over It

Usher to Ex-Wife
YOU LOST THE KIDS ... Get Over It

Usher is firing back at his ex-wife in their bitter custody dispute -- claiming her "vile" attempts to regain custody of their children are an insult to the justice system.As we reported, Usher… READ MORE >

- 743 days ago
Usher's Ex-Wife Files Motion for Retrial in Custody Battle

Usher's Ex-Wife
Appeals Custody Ruling I Got Screwed

Usher's ex-wife Tameka Raymond is making good on her promise to fight a court order stripping her of child custody of their two children.We broke the story ... Tameka lost an arduous custody… READ MORE >

- 750 days ago
Tameka Raymond -- I Will Appeal The Custody Decision

Tameka Raymond
I Will Appeal The Custody Decision

Usher's ex-wife Tameka Raymond is PISSED over her recent loss in court and believes the ruling could be the result of a biased judge ... so she's gearing up to file an appeal, TMZ has learned. TMZ… READ MORE >

- 756 days ago
Usher Raymond's Ex-Wife LOSES CUSTODY WAR

Usher Raymond's Ex-Wife
LOSES CUSTODY WAR

Usher's ex-wife Tameka Raymond just lost in the former couple's bitter custody battle -- TMZ has learned, a judge has awarded Usher primary custody of their two sons.It's a shocking development --… READ MORE >

- 758 days ago
Usher -- Held in Contempt for Canceling Ex's Saks Card

Usher
Held in Contempt For Canceling Ex's Saks Card

Usher just got bitch-slapped in court -- a judge has ordered him to REOPEN his ex-wife's Saks Fifth Avenue credit card in his name ... after the singer closed the account last year.The closed Saks… READ MORE >

- 761 days ago

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