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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 Stepson Dies After Jetski Accident

Usher
Stepson Dies After Jetski Accident

Usher's 11-year-old stepson has passed away this morning from injuries suffered in a tragic jetski accident in Georgia earlier this month ... TMZ has learned. According to our sources, Tameka is… READ MORE >

Usher's Stepson -- Family Can't Afford to Keep Him Alive Much Longer

Usher's Stepson
Family Can't Afford to Keep Him Alive Much Longer

Usher's ex-wife -- Tameka Raymond -- will be forced to take her 11-year-old son off life-support as early as next month, TMZ has learned, all because his insurance coverage is about to expire.… READ MORE >

- 643 days ago
Usher -- DJ Got Us Fallin' In ... a Lawsuit

Usher
DJ Got Us Fallin' In ... a Lawsuit

A DJ in Florida says Usher hijacked one of his tunes, laid down some lyrics, and put it on his album ... all without his permission, this according to a new lawsuit. Aubrey Davis -- known as DJ… READ MORE >

- 644 days ago
Usher Wants to Settle With Tameka Raymond in Wake of Jet Ski Tragedy

Usher
Wants to SETTLE With Ex In Wake of Jet Ski Tragedy

Usher has changed his tune and now wants to up his ante to settle his epic child support/custody war with Tameka Raymond after the jet ski accident that left his stepson Kyle brain dead ... TMZ… READ MORE >

- 646 days ago
Usher -- Alleged Stalker Hit with Restraining Order

Usher
Alleged Stalker Hit with Restraining Order

Finally, some good news for Usher ... a judge has finally issued a restraining order against the delusional woman who's been showing up to his Georgia home and claiming to be his wife. As TMZ… READ MORE >

- 649 days ago
Usher's Stepson Declared Brain Dead by Doctors After Jet Ski Accident

Usher's Stepson
Declared Brain Dead by Doctors

Usher's 11-year-old stepson has been declared brain dead by doctors following the accident Friday when he was struck by a jet ski ... TMZ has learned. According to our sources, Kyle Glover… READ MORE >

- 650 days ago
Usher's Stepson -- Investigation Into Accident Underway

Usher's Stepson
Investigation Into Accident Underway

The Department of Natural Resource in Atlanta is investigating the accident that left Kyle Glover, stepson of R&B star Usher in critical condition ... an investigation which could take months… READ MORE >

- 650 days ago
Usher's Stepson in Critical Condition After Jet Ski Accident

Usher's Stepson
In Critical Condition After Jet Ski Accident

Kyle Glover -- 11-year-old son of Usher's estranged wife Tameka Foster -- is in critical condition in an Atlanta hospital after he was struck by someone riding a jet ski ... TMZ has… READ MORE >

- 651 days ago
Usher 911 Call -- 'I Have a Trespasser at My Front Door'

Usher 911 Call
'I Have a Trespasser at My Front Door'

Usher Raymond personally called 911 to warn authorities about a delusional female fan who was trespassing at his Georgia home on June 24 ... and TMZ has obtained the 911 tape. During the call,… READ MORE >

- 655 days ago
Usher -- Ex Plans to Use Stalker Against Him in Custody Battle

Usher's Ex-Wife
Plans to Use Stalker Against Him In Custody Battle

Usher's alleged stalker is still causing him problems even after she's been hospitalized ... because his ex-wife plans on bringing her up in court to prove his kids are not safe with him ... TMZ… READ MORE >

- 657 days ago

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