Capital: € 86 million
Age: 41
Born: 14/10/1978
Country of origin: United States of America
Source of wealth: Singer
Last updated: 2024

Short introduction

Usher is an American singer and actor.

Early life

Usher Raymond IV was born in southern Texas, United States. However, Usher spent most of his childhood in the state of Tennessee. His father Usher Raymond III. left the family when Usher was just one year old. He grew up with his mother, stepfather and half-brother. Usher showed great interest in music early on: at the age of nine he sang in the choir of the local church community. His grandmother quickly noticed her grandson’s talent. The family then decided to move to the big city of Atlanta because they were convinced that Usher had more opportunities to live out his talent in a larger city.


At just 13, Usher appeared on the casting show “Star Search” and was discovered by an employee of the record label “LaFace Records”. Usher came into contact with the well-known music producer LA Reid and got a record deal. His mother quit her job and acted as her son’s manager until 2007. In 1993 Usher released his first single, Call Me A Mack, which was the soundtrack for the film Poetic Justice. A year later his first album “Usher” followed. In 1997 his second album “My Way” was released. Two years later, Usher released a live album that was awarded gold in the United States. His record “8701” (2001), his fourth album “Confessions” (2004) and “Here I stand” (2008) were also crowned with great success. In 2010 Usher’s sixth album “Raymond vs. Raymond ”, six single releases made it into the top 40 single charts in the United States. The record “Looking 4 Myself”, Usher’s seventh album, was also a number one success. In addition to music, he also devoted himself to acting. In 1998 Usher made his debut in the sitcom “Moesha”. This was followed by various series and film roles, such as “The Faculty”, “Light It Up” and “Kiss & Kill”. Usher also appears as a producer. In 2002 the musician founded his own record label “US Records”.

Career highlights

The single “You Make Me Wanna” appeared on the album “My Way” and reached number 1 on the charts in Great Britain. The single “Nice & Slow” made it to the top of the US Billboard Hot 100. The album “My Way” sold seven million copies worldwide. The two hits “U Remind Me” and “U Got It Bad” from Usher’s third album “8701” topped the US charts for five weeks. He then won two Grammys for his top hits “U Remind Me” and “U don’t have to call”. The single “Yeah!”, In collaboration with hip-hop artists Ludacris and Lil Jon, was a huge success worldwide: In Germany, the single climbed to number 1 on the charts, in the United States Usher’s hit even held the top for 12 weeks . “Yeah!” is the most successful record in the USA from 2004. The album “Confessions” has sold 20 million copies and is the singer’s most successful album. In 2010 Usher’s new hit “OMG” made it to number 1, making it his ninth number one hit. During his career Usher has received numerous awards for his music, including four “American Music Awards” and three “World Music Awards”.

Famous quotes

“Success is to have confidence that they are developing something, even if it seems impossible.”

“Every day has a new way of doing better than you were yesterday.”

“Accept me as I am and try not to change. I know I’m not perfect and it’s fine with me. ”

“You have the strength to do everything better tomorrow.”

“Just because something doesn’t happen that you want doesn’t mean it never will.”

“Don’t let your past dictate your past.”

Amazing facts

In 2013 Usher was a jury member on the popular casting show “The Voice”. The successful musician also has his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


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