Usher , by his full name Usher Raymond IV >>>, born October 14, 1978 in Dallas, Texas, is an RnB singer, dancer, lyricist and American actor . It became popular in the late 1990s, with the release in 1997 of his second album, My Way , which allows him, the following year , to get the first place in Hot 100, and with the second single from this album, Nice and Slow . The singles U Remind Me and U Got It Bad , drawn from his third album 8701, also reached the top spot in the 2001 Hot 100 "Billboard ." These two albums, sold over eight million copies around the world as of 2014, make Usher one of the greatest RnB / rock singers of the 1990s.
The success of Usher continues at the end of 2004 with the album "Confessions" , sold to more than ten million copies in the United States, and certified diamond disc by the RIAA>. Confessions is the most profitable RnB album in the first week of release, sold over 20 million copies across the world. world>. In 2004, he also recorded a record four titles in Billboard Hot 100 with Yeah! , Burn , Confessions Part. II and My Boo . In 2008, his fifth album Here I Stand is sold to more than five million copies worldwide> and his first single Love in This Club is number one in Billboard Hot 100>.
On June 11, 2012, Usher releases his seventh album, Looking 4 Myself , the fourth consecutive album ranked number one in Billboard 200 when it came out. Despite average sales in the bins, this album sees the birth of interesting titles such as Climax , Scream , Lemma See , Numb, Dive < / span> or Twisted concocted by Pharrell Williams.
Usher Raymond IV was born in Dallas, Texas,> son of Jonetta Patton (nee O'Neal) from Tennessee and Usher Raymond III >>>. Usher spends most of his youth in Chattanooga, Tennessee: his father leaves the family when Usher is only a year old. Usher grew up alongside his mother, then his future mother-in-law, his future father-in-law, and his half-brother, James Lackey (born in 1984). Guided by her mother, Usher joins a local choir in a Christian church in Chattanooga at the age of nine; here, his grandmother discovers his talent for singing. In the hope of taking advantage of this talent elsewhere, Usher's family moves to Atlanta, Georgia, a more suitable environment to start a professional career in singing. In Atlanta, Usher is studying at North Springs High School. Usher's father dies of heart attack 21 January 2008>.