Usher Raymond

Biography

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Usher Terrence Raymond IV (born October 14, 1978), who performs under the mononym Usher, is an American recording artist, dancer, and actor.He is considered around the world to be the reigning King of R&B   .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's success continued with his 2004 album Confessions, which has sold over ten million copies in the United States, and been certified diamond by the RIAA. Confessions has the highest first week sales for an R&B artist in history,  and sold over 20 million copies worldwide. It spawned a record breaking four consecutive Billboard Hot 100 number-one hits—"Yeah!", "Burn", "Confessions Part II", and "My Boo". Usher's 2008 album Here I Stand sold over 5 million copies worldwide, and its lead single "Love In This Club" peaked at number-one on the Billboard Hot 100.

On March 30, 2010, Usher released his sixth studio album Raymond v. Raymond, which became his third consecutive album to debut at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart.  It has been certified platinum by the RIAA and spawned another Billboard Hot 100 number-one hit "OMG". The song became his ninth number one in the United States, making him the first 2010s artist to collect number one singles in three consecutive decades, and only the fourth artist of all-time to achieve the feat. He later released an extended play and deluxe edition of "Raymond v. Raymond", entitled Versus, which debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 chart. Its lead single "DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love", achieved international success and has reached number-five on the Billboard Hot 100.

To date, Usher has certified sales of over 65 million records worldwide,  making him one of the Best selling music artists of all time. He has won numerous awards including seven Grammy Awards,  four World Music Awards, six American Music Awards, and nineteen Billboard Music Awards.  In 2008, Usher was ranked as the 21st most successful Hot 100 Singles Artist of all-time by Billboard magazine.  The RIAA ranks Usher as one of the best-selling artists in American music history, having sold over 23 million copies in the United States alone. Billboard Magazine ranked Usher the number one Hot 100 artist of the 2000s decade.  They also named him the second most successful artist of the 2000s decade, and his 2004 album Confessions was ranked as the top solo album and second most successful overall album of the last decade.  In November 2010, Billboard ranked Usher 6th on its list of the top 25 R&B/Hip-Hop artists of the past 25 years (1985–2010).  Usher has attained nine hot 100 number-one hits (all as a lead artist) and has attained sixteen hot 100 top-ten hits.  Aside from his musical career, he is regarded as a sex symbol. In 1998 People Magazine named him the sexiest R&B artist alive.  In 2010, Glamour Magazine named him one of the 50 sexiest men alive. Description above from the Wikipedia article Usher Raymond, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Usher Terrence Raymond IV (born October 14, 1978), who performs under the mononym Usher, is an American recording artist, dancer, and actor.He is considered around the world to be the reigning King of R&B   .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's success continued with his 2004 album Confessions, which has sold over ten million copies in the United States, and been certified diamond by the RIAA. Confessions has the highest first week sales for an R&B artist in history,  and sold over 20 million copies worldwide. It spawned a record breaking four consecutive Billboard Hot 100 number-one hits—"Yeah!", "Burn", "Confessions Part II", and "My Boo". Usher's 2008 album Here I Stand sold over 5 million copies worldwide, and its lead single "Love In This Club" peaked at number-one on the Billboard Hot 100.

On March 30, 2010, Usher released his sixth studio album Raymond v. Raymond, which became his third consecutive album to debut at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart.  It has been certified platinum by the RIAA and spawned another Billboard Hot 100 number-one hit "OMG". The song became his ninth number one in the United States, making him the first 2010s artist to collect number one singles in three consecutive decades, and only the fourth artist of all-time to achieve the feat. He later released an extended play and deluxe edition of "Raymond v. Raymond", entitled Versus, which debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 chart. Its lead single "DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love", achieved international success and has reached number-five on the Billboard Hot 100.

To date, Usher has certified sales of over 65 million records worldwide,  making him one of the Best selling music artists of all time. He has won numerous awards including seven Grammy Awards,  four World Music Awards, six American Music Awards, and nineteen Billboard Music Awards.  In 2008, Usher was ranked as the 21st most successful Hot 100 Singles Artist of all-time by Billboard magazine.  The RIAA ranks Usher as one of the best-selling artists in American music history, having sold over 23 million copies in the United States alone. Billboard Magazine ranked Usher the number one Hot 100 artist of the 2000s decade.  They also named him the second most successful artist of the 2000s decade, and his 2004 album Confessions was ranked as the top solo album and second most successful overall album of the last decade.  In November 2010, Billboard ranked Usher 6th on its list of the top 25 R&B/Hip-Hop artists of the past 25 years (1985–2010).  Usher has attained nine hot 100 number-one hits (all as a lead artist) and has attained sixteen hot 100 top-ten hits.  Aside from his musical career, he is regarded as a sex symbol. In 1998 People Magazine named him the sexiest R&B artist alive.  In 2010, Glamour Magazine named him one of the 50 sexiest men alive. Description above from the Wikipedia article Usher Raymond, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Personal Info

Gender -

Known Credits 52

Birthday 1978-10-14

Place of Birth Dallas, Texas, USA

Adult Actor False

Official Site http://www.ushernow.com/

Also Known As

  • Usher Raymond IV
  • Usher

Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 Hands of Stone as Sugar Ray Leonard
2016 Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping as Himself
2015 Sinatra 100: An All-Star Grammy Concert
2014 Muppets Most Wanted as The Usher
2014 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon(1 episode) as Himself
2013 Justin Bieber's Believe as Himself
2012 Usher - Amex Unstaged
2012 Singin' in the Rain: Raining on a New Generation
2011 Usher - Live from London as himself
2011 Nothing But The Beat The Movie as Himself
2011 The Voice(54 episodes) as Judge
2011 OK! TV(1 episode)
2011 Justin Bieber: Never Say Never as himself
2010 Killers as Kevin the Manager
2009 Live from Studio Five(1 episode)
2008 The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2008 as Usher Raymond
2005 In The Mix
2005 Dancing with the Stars(1 episode)
2005 Rhythm City Volume One: Caught Up as Himself
2005 One Night One Star: Usher Live as Himself
2005 The X Factor(1 episode)
2004 Genius. A Night for Ray Charles as Himself
2004 The X Factor (UK)(1 episode) as Himself
2003 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition(1 episode)
2003 Top of the Pops Saturday(1 episode)
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show(2 episodes)
2003 Celebrities Uncensored(1 episode)
2003 Punk'd(1 episode) as Himself
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live!(2 episodes)
2002 The Twilight Zone(1 episode)
2001 Texas Rangers as Randolph Douglas Scipio
2001 The Saturday Show(1 episode)
2000 106 & Park(1 episode)
2000 Soul Food(2 episodes)
2000 Geppetto as Ring Leader
1999 Light It Up as Lester Dewitt
1999 She's All That as Campus D.J.
1998 The Faculty as Gabe Santora
1998 The Famous Jett Jackson(1 episode)
1998 TRL(1 episode)
1997 The View(3 episodes)
1996 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch(1 episode) as The Love Doctor
1996 Promised Land(1 episode)
1996 7th Heaven(1 episode)
1996 Moesha(4 episodes)
1995 MADtv(1 episode)
1995 The Parent 'Hood(2 episodes)
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(2 episodes)
1993 GMTV(1 episode)
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno(2 episodes)
1983 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee(1 episode)
1971 Hey Hey It's Saturday(1 episode)

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