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It is hard to resist your body from moving and grooving when you hear Usher’s songs. He is considered to be the best-selling artist of the contemporary era. In the United States itself, Usher has sold a total of 23.8 million albums and 38.2 million digital songs.
To date, he has sold eight studio albums and has won numerous awards. He was born on October 14, 1978, in Dallas, United States. He is also a businessman apart from being an actor and a singer. The new organization “New Look” was founded by Usher to provide young people with a new look at education”.
Height / Weight / Age
Usher is 173 cm tall and in feet inches, his height is 5’8”. He weighs 75 kg in Kilograms or 165 lbs in Pounds. His eye color was black and his hair color was dark brown. His body measurement is 54 inches chest, 33 inches waist, and biceps 15.5 inches. His voice type is leggero tenor. His ethnicity is African-American. He will turn 44 years old.
As of 2019, Usher has an estimated net worth of $180 million.
Education / Family
Though Usher was born in Dallas, he was raised and spent his young life in Chattanooga, Tennessee. His father left him in childhood; he grew up with his mother, stepfather, and half-brother. His singing ability was discovered by his grandmother when he was 9 years old.
Usher joined a singing group to enhance his skills in music. For greater opportunities, he moved to Atlanta with his family, where he attended North Springs High School for his education. His ethnicity is African-American.
Usher Raymond IV
|Nickname||Big Ush, Big Tyme, Mr. Entertainment|
|Birth Place||Dallas, Texas, U.S.|
|Date Of Birth||October 14, 1978|
|Height||In centimeters – 173 cm
In feet inches – 5’8”
|Weight||In kilograms – 75 kg
In pounds – 165 lbs
|Hair Color||Dark brown|
|Profession||Singer, songwriter. Actor, dancer, Businessman, Philanthropist, NBA owner|
|School||North Springs High School|
|Religion||Kabbala Judaism or Scientology|
|Home Town||Chattanooga, Tennessee
|Debut||Album – Usher (1994)
Movie – The Faculty (1998)
Moesha (4 episode)
|Fathers Name||Usher Raymond|
|Mothers Name||Jonetta Patton|
|Brother||James Lackey (Half-brother)|
Career / Fashion And Style
At the age of 15, he signed a contract with LaFace Records and released his self-titled album. Songs like “Nice & Slow” and “You make me wanna” debuted at number 15 on the Billboard 200.
He played a supporting role in the American TV series “Moesha” and made his acting debut. His major breakthrough was his album “Confessions” in 2004; this album received both critics and audience.
He has won numerous awards which include 18 Billboard Music Awards, 7 teen choice awards, 4 world music awards, and many more. He is also running many business ventures which are contributing to his net worth.
Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife and More
In 2015, he married Grace Miguel in Cuba. She was his second wife. From her first wife Tameka Foster, he has two sons.
Monica Arnold (1995)
Brandy Norwood (1998-1999)
Rozonda ‘Chilli’ Thomas
Melinda Santigo (2002)
Joy Bryant (2004)
Naomi Campbell (2004)
Eishia Brigtwell (2005)
Tameka Foster (2006-2009)
Grace Miguel (2009-present)
|Wife||Tameka Foster (2007-2009)
Grace Miguel (2015)
|Children||Sons – Usher V and Naviyd|
Here we are providing you a list of his favorite things.
|Favorite Book||Conversations with God|
|Favorite Movie||The Five Heartbeats|
|Favorite Perfume||His own fragrance line|
|Favorite Singers||Steve Wonders, Michael Jackson, R Kelly, Notorious Big|
Some Interesting Facts About Usher
- Usher turned into a vegetarian after his father’s death. He gave up eggs and dairy products.
- Under Usher’s minority ownership, ‘Cleveland Cavaliers’ won the 2016 NBA Championship.
- He was honored with the title of ‘Best-selling artists’ of all times by RIAA.
- Raymond-Braun Media Group is co-owned by Usher along with Scooter Braun.
- His media group discovered Justin Bieber.
- At the Lincoln Memorial, Usher sang ‘We are one: The Obama Inaugural Celebration’ along with Shakira and Steve Wonder.
- People Magazine named him the “Sexiest R&B Star” in 1998.
- In 2004, People Magazine named him the “Sexiest Man Alive”.
- ‘Usher Raymond Parkway’ road was named after Usher.
- For the Top 10 week, he was a contestant mentor on ‘The American Idol’.
- He owns “Roswell House” worth $3.3 million.
- Art collecting is his hobby.
- Michael Jackson, Steve Wonders, and Prince are his inspirations.
- In the animation movie ‘Geppert’, Usher was featured.
- On the ‘Michael Jackson’s: 30th Anniversary Special’ telecast, Usher got an opportunity to dance with the idol of Michael Jackson.
- When he was one year old, his father left home. Later, his mother and step-father raised him.
- His car collection includes Ferrari 458 Spider, Mercedes Benz A45 AMG, Matte Black CLS, and Mercedes Benz AMG.
- His bike collection includes Ducati Monster 1100 EVO motorbikes, Brawler GTC, and Ducati 848 Evo Superbike.
- He is popular for his stage presence and lives singing, which reflects his appreciation for Michael Jackson.
- He is also the co-owner of the music streaming service “Tidal”.