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Usher Raymond

Usher Raymond
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Usher Raymond Biography

Usher Raymond IV (born October 14, 1978), is an American R&B/pop singer and actor who rose to fame in the mid-late 1990s. To date, he has sold approximately over 35 million albums worldwide and has won five Grammy Awards. Usher is also a part owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers National Basketball Association franchise.

Usher was born to Usher Raymond III and Jonetta Patton in Dallas, TX and spent the majority of his young life in Chattanooga . He is the godson of actor Ben Vereen. Usher joined his local church choir where he discovered his ability to sing. As early as junior high school, Usher successfully entered local talent shows imitating his idol Michael Jackson. As a pre-teen Usher was a member of a boy band, although his mother, (who was managing his career) later withdrew him from the group to concentrate on his solo work. Usher's family moved to Atlanta, Georgia, in the belief that the city would provide greater opportunities for showcasing his talent. While in Atlanta, Usher attended the Performing Arts Magnet North Springs High School, and participated in show choir. Read Full Bio >>


Usher Raymond Awards

YearAwardCategoryForResult
2013 Grammy Awards Best R&B Performance Won
2013 Kids' Choice Awards, USA Favorite Male Singer Nominated
2013 People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Male Artist Nominated
2012 Kids' Choice Awards, USA Favorite Male Singer Nominated
2011 Grammy Awards Best Contemporary R&B Album Won

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Usher Raymond Photos

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    Usher's New Look Foundation World Leadership Awards 2010

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    Usher's New Look Foundation World Leadership Awards 2010

  • Usher Raymond

    Usher's New Look Foundation World Leadership Awards 2010

  • Usher Raymond

    Usher's New Look Foundation World Leadership Awards 2010

  • Usher Raymond

    Usher's New Look Foundation World Leadership Awards 2010

  • Usher Raymond

    Usher's New Look Foundation World Leadership Awards 2010

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