- Name: Usher
- Age: 38 years old
- Height: 5ft 8in (173 cm)
- Occupation: Singer
- Net Worth: US $180 Million
- Status: Alive
Usher is an American R&B musician, dancer and actor. He’s won 8 Grammy Awards including 4 for “Best Male R&B Vocal Performance”. His studio albums include My Way (1997), 8701 (2001), Confessions (2004) and Looking 4 Myself (2012). He’s starred in films like In the Mix (2005) and Hands of Stone (2016). Usher Raymond IV was born on October 14, 1978 in Dallas, Texas. His parents were Jonetta Patton and Usher Raymond III. His father died of a heart attack in January 2008. He has a half-brother named James Lackey. Usher spent his early childhood in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The family eventually moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where he attended North Springs High School.
Usher started singing in his local church choir at the age of 6. He then joined and recorded several songs with the R&B group NuBeginnings. Their project, Keep Dreamin, was released in 1992. Usher was a contestant on ‘Star Search’ in 1991. He was 13 at the time. His performance landed him a recording contract with LaFace Records shortly after. At age 15, Usher’s self-titled debut album was released in August 1994. It was led by the singles “Can U Get Wit It”, “Think of You” and “The Many Ways”. His sophomore album, My Way, was released three years later on September 16, 1997. It was a mega hit with more than 8 million copies sold worldwide. It peaked at #4 on the Billboard 200 and was certified 6x Platinum by the RIAA. The album featured guest appearance from Lil Kim, Monica and Jermaine Dupri. The track listing includes “Nice & Slow” and “You Make Me Wanna?”.
Usher’s third album, 8701, was released by Arista Records in August 2001. It sold 210,000 copies during opening week. He won Grammy Awards for the singles “U Remind Me” and “U Don’t Have to Call”. His fourth and bestselling album, Confessions, was released in 2004. It topped charts in the the U.S., Canada and the U.K. It spawned the singles “Confessions Part II”, “Burn” and “Yeah!” featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris. The album picked up a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album. Usher was named ‘Artist of the Year’ at the 2004 Billboard Music Awards. In 2008, he co-founded RBMG Records alongside Scooter Braun. His other studio albums include Here I Stand (2008), Raymond v. Raymond (2010), Looking 4 Myself (2012) and Hard II Love (2016). Usher is one of the best-selling musician of all time. He’s sold upwards of 75 million records and won numerous awards. He was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2016.
Usher made his television debut in a 1997 episode of the UPN sitcom Moesha. His feature film debut came the following year in the sci-fi teen horror, The Faculty (1998). The film was directed by Robert Rodriguez and stars Elijah Wood. Usher starred as “Lester Dewitt” in Light It Up (1999) and as “Darrell” in In the Mix (2005). He portrayed Panamanian boxer “Roberto Duran” in the biographical sports film, Hands of Stone (2016). The film also stars Edgar Ramirez and Robert De Niro. Other film appearances include Texas Rangers (2001) with James Van Der Beek, and Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) with Justin Bieber. Usher performed Marvin Gaye’s single “Can I Get a Witness” for the television drama, American Dreams (2002). He was as a judge/coach on NBC’s The Voice (2013-14).
Usher is 5ft 8in tall and he’s of African-American descent. His net worth is estimated at $180 million. He’s a part owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team. He’s also endorsed brands like MasterCard, Samsung and Pepsi. Usher dated TLC singer Chilli from 2001 to 2003. He was later linked to models Naomi Campbell and Eishia Brightwell. In August 2007, he married wardrobe stylist ‘Tameka Foster’. The couple have two sons, Usher and Naviyd Ely. The marriage ended in divorce in November 2009. Usher married his longtime girlfriend and manager ‘Grace Miguel’ in September 2015. She has two children Leaf and Raiden.
In July 2017, Usher entered the spotlight after documents leaked online alleging that the singer has herpes. He reportedly paid a civil suit for $1.1 million to a woman (Maya Fox-Davis) he infected in 2012. Another woman came forward in 2017 and filed a $10 million lawsuit against him. The suit was increased to $20 million after she tested positive for herpes.
Usher Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki
- Birth Name: Usher Raymond IV
- Birthday: October 14, 1978
- How Old : Age: 38 years old
- Place of Birth: Dallas, Texas, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Libra
- How Tall : Height: 5ft 8in (173 cm)
- Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Dancer, Actor
- Years Active: 1991-present
- Net Worth & Salary: US $180 Million
- Marriage(s): Tameka Foster, Grace Miguel
- Death-O-Meter: Alive