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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 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 >

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 >

- 834 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 >

- 841 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 >

- 847 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 >

- 849 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 >

- 852 days ago
Usher Resurrects Michael Jackson ... Through KARAOKE [VIDEO]

Usher
Resurrects MJ ... Through KARAOKE [VIDEO]

Where there is love, Usher will BE THERE -- or so he promised earlier this week at an L.A. bar ...  during a pretty incredible karaoke rendition of the Jackson 5's "I'll Be There" ... and it… READ MORE >

- 864 days ago
Judge to Usher -- Stepson's Death Will NOT Delay Custody Battle

Judge to Usher
Stepson's Death Will NOT Delay Custody Battle

The judge in the Usher/Tameka Raymond child custody case has refused to postpone the trial because Tameka's son died -- ruling the trial will resume as scheduled later this month.As TMZ first… READ MORE >

- 870 days ago
Usher's Ex-Wife -- His Sympathy for My Dead Son is 'BOGUS'

Usher's Ex-Wife
His Sympathy for My Dead Son is 'Bogus'

Usher didn't care about his ex-wife's dead son ... blew off his funeral ... and is only PRETENDING to be affected by the tragedy to court sympathy from the media and his fans ... this according to… READ MORE >

- 871 days ago
Usher's Stepson -- Laid to Rest

Usher's Stepson
Laid to Rest

Usher's 11-year-old stepson -- who tragically died last week after a jet ski accident -- has been laid to rest following his funeral today.As we reported, Kyle Glover -- the son of Usher's ex-wife… READ MORE >

- 877 days ago

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